Border Terrier: Breed Lover's Guide

Border Terrier: Breed Lover's Guide

by Lorie Long

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Border Terrier: Breed Lover's Guide by Lorie Long

The Border Terrier, ranked #82 in dog registrations by the AKC, is an intelligent and independent little canine. Originally bred to hunt foxes and other small game, these working dogs are often adventurous and very energetic. With all newly authored text from an expert on Border Terriers, this book provides the most up-to-date information on the breed, including feeding, training methods, and proper grooming techniques for maintaining their unique wiry coat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793841813
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Breedlover's Guide
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 805,948
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lorie Long has been raising and training purebred dogs for more than 25 years. A member of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), she has written The Siberian Husky and also has written extensively for the Whole Dog Journal. She has been published in Dog World magazine and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Lorie lives in Union Hall, Virginia, with her Border Terriers and teaches training classes.

Table of Contents

1 History of the Border Terrier 4

Early History of the Border Terrier, The Border Terrier in England, The Border Terrier in the United States

2 Characteristics of Your Border Terrier 16

Physical Characteristics, Living With a Border Terrier

3 Supplies for Your Border Terrier 30

Automobile Safety Restraint, Bed(s), Collar, Crate, Digging Zone, Exercise Pen and/or Puppy Playpen, Food and Water Bowls, Gates, Grooming Supplies, Head Halter and No-PullWalking Harness, Identification and Location Devices, Leash, Toys, Yard Fence

4 Feeding Your Border Terrier 42

Achieving a Balanced Diet, Commercial Dog Foods, Non-Commercial Dog Foods, Feeding Schedules, Obesity

5 Grooming Your Border Terrier 56

Grooming Supplies, Coat and Skin Care, Nail Care, Ear Care, Eye Care, Dental Care

6 Training Your Border Terrier 70

Your Basic Training Program, Positive Training, Socialization, Crate Training, Housetraining, Basic Obedience Signals

7 Solving Problems With Your Borer Terrier 88

Barking (Excessive), Chewing and Destructiveness, Digging, Jumping Up, Nipping

8 Activities With Your Border Terrier 102

Traveling With Your Border Terrier, Sports and Activities

9 Health of Your Border Terrier 118

Finding a Veterinarian, The Annual Wellness Checkup, Vaccinations, Breed-Specific Illnesses, General Illnesses, Alternative Therapies, Senior Dogs

Resources 136

Index 140

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