The Border Collie

The Border Collie

by Tracy Libby
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The Border Collie by Tracy Libby

Discover a whole new world of dogs with these revolutionary breed-specific guides. Develop a greater understanding of this instinctive and energetic dog, known the world over as an excellenet worker and herder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793843923
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Series: Terra-Nova
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,229,609
File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

History of the Border Collie     5
Border Collies in History
Border Collies in the Border Country
The Border Collie in America
How the Border Collie Got His Name
The Controversy: Herding Dog Versus Show Dog
Characteristics of the Border Collie     17
Introduction of a Standard
Breed Type
Characteristics of the Border Collie
Border Collies as Pets
Preparing for Your Border Collie     45
Puppy or Adult?
Male or Female?
Finding the Border Collie of Your Dreams
The Paper Trail
Preparing Your Home
Doggie Essentials
Traveling With Your Border Collie
When You Can't Take Your Border Collie With You
Feeding Your Border Collie     71
The Basics
What to Feed Your Border Collie
Storing Dog Food
Scheduled Feeding Vs. Free-feeding
Age-appropriate Feeding
Nutritional Supplements
Other Problems Around Food
Grooming Your Border Collie     93
Getting Your Border Collie Used to Grooming
Anal Gland Care
Dental Care
Ear Care
Eye Care
Nail Care
Training and Behavior of Your Border Collie     109
Behavior Types
Crate Training
Training Your Border Collie
Basic Obedience
Teaching the Commands
Leash Training
Problem Behaviors
Seeking Professional Help
Advanced Training and Activities for Your Border Collie     155
Organized Competitions
Other Fun Sports for You and Your Border Collie
Canine Careers
Health of YourBorder Collie     171
Choosing a Veterinarian
Preventative Care for Your Border Collie
Spaying and Neutering-Why it's a Good Idea
Health Issues in the Border Collie
Common Canine Health Problems
Dealing With Parasites
Skin Problems
First Aid and Emergency Care
The Senior Border Collie
Saying Goodbye
Breed Standards     198
Resources     201
Index     204

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Border Collie 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the roleplaying children here: The reviews section is NOT for roleplaying. There are plenty of other sites on the internet designated specifically for that purpose. I know the RP "reviews" are old, but they can still be seen. That being said, I found this book to be a very useful guide, aside from the parts that seemed like advertisements for Nylabone products. I would definitely recommend it to owners new to the world of Border collies.
doctorfred More than 1 year ago
Covers everything you need to know about your Border Collie.
K_C_K More than 1 year ago
Good information for beginning dog owners. Great photos and illustrations. Fun and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I guess I'm not needed." Eclipse murmurs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Um no. I told Cougarpool I liked her but she decided she liked you so...I dont really want to be involved." Tigerpelt said irritably. "I came here to be lefr alone, not have you two in my face." He murmmered before walking away
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Curls up and moves until she and her new sister Fernpaw are touching