Australian Shepherds

Australian Shepherds

by Tammy Gagne
     
 

A gift for herding and an intelligent personality make the Australian Shepherd a remarkable dog breed. Learn about this breed’s history, its characteristics, and the care involved when you make one of these active dogs your pet.See more details below

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Overview

A gift for herding and an intelligent personality make the Australian Shepherd a remarkable dog breed. Learn about this breed’s history, its characteristics, and the care involved when you make one of these active dogs your pet.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
Australian Shepherds, part of the "All About Dogs" series from Capstone Press's Edge Books imprint, is designed to aid children in the process of selecting and caring for a new dog, as well as provide basic historical information about the breed. Beginning with the chapter entitled "Active Aussies" the book describes, through photos and scattered colorful paragraphs with lime green backgrounds, what an Australian Shepherd looks like, how it acts, and details the ways it makes an active family pet. Three chapters follow including "Australian Shepherd History," "Beauty and Brains," and "Caring for an Australian Shepherd." The "Active Aussies" chapter includes a subchapter entitled "Is an Aussie Right for You?" which describes the breed's need for a great deal of exercise, companionship, and training. The "Australian Shepherd History" chapter details the breed's origins in the Basque region between Spain and France. Australian shepherds work with ranchers to herd animals like cattle, according to the History chapter. The "Beauty and Brains" chapter details the breed's many colors and patterns; distinct temperament; and dog shows and events in which they excel. A ten-word glossary contains several words specifically related to the Australian Shepherd including hip dysplasia. The "Read More Internet Site" chapters offer opportunities for further study and research and may require assistance. The Managing Editor of The Australian Shepherd Journal was a consultant on the book's production. Reviewer: Debra Lampert-Rudman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429633642
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
All about Dogs Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
986,281
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Tammy Gagne has written more than 100 books for both adults and children. She lives in northern New England with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals.

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