The Border Terrier: Your Essential Guide From Puppy To Senior Dog

The Border Terrier: Your Essential Guide From Puppy To Senior Dog

by Betty Judge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910488188
Publisher: Pet Book Publishing Company Limited
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

This book is edited by breed specialist Betty Judge, with chapters provided by a hand-picked team of contributors

Table of Contents

1 Getting to Know Border Terriers 6

A breed apart

Physical characteristics

Exercise requirements

Temperament

Border Terrier sounds

Instinctive/inherited behaviour

Trailiability

Getting on with children

Living with other dogs/pets

Hunting, shooting and fishing

Assistance dogs: An ideal home

2 The First Border Terriers 22

Origins

A working terrier

Terrier bloodlines

Debate and controversy

Breed recognition

Early winners

Breed record holders

The Border Terrier in America

Current status

3 A Border Terrier for Your Lifestyle 36

Holidays

Finance

Male or female?

Colour

More than one?

Companion dogs

Show dogs

Finding a breeder

Visiting a breeder

Health checks

Helpline

Last thoughts

4 The New Arrival 52

Dog-proofing your home

In the garden

Buying equipment

Finding a vet

Collecting your puppy

Meeting the family

The first night

House training

First lessons

5 The Best of Care 70

Feeding issues

So where do we begin?

Basic guidelines

A well-balanced diet

Choosing a diet

Changing needs

Dental health

Feeding regimes

Fat dogs

Grooming your Border Terrier

Exercise

Playtime with a purpose

Caring for an older dog

Saving goodbye

Summing up

6 Training and Socialisation 90

The family pack (Your role; How to be a good leader; Understanding your Border Terrier

Giving rewards (Top treats)

How do dogs learn? (The clicker revolution; Be positive)

Getting started (Introducing a clicker; Training exercises)

Socialisation (Ideas for socialisation)

Training clubs

The adolescent Border Terrier

Problem behaviour (Barking; Chasing; Resource guarding; Separation anxiety; Aggression)

New Challenges (Good Citizen Scheme; Showing; Competitive obedience; Agility; Working trials; Flyball; Dancing with dogs)

Summing up

7 The Perfect Border Terrier 118

Becoming a Champion

Interpreting the Breed Standard

General appearance

Characteristics and temperament

Head and skull

Eyes

Ears

Mouth

Neck

Forequarters

Body

Hindquarters

Feet

Tail

Gait and movement

Coat

Colour

Size

Faults

Summing up

Striving for perfection

8 Happy and Healthy 132

Routine health care (Vaccination; Parasites)

A-Z of common ailments

Breed-specific health issues

Complementary therapies

Conclusion

Appendices

I The contributors 147

II Useful addresses 148

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