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Australian Terrier: A Comprehensive Owner's Guide

by Muriel P. Lee

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159378290X, Hardcover)

This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Australian Terrier serves as a complete introduction to Australia’s best-kept secret. One of Australia’s five indigenous purebred dogs, the Australian Terrier ranks high among the world’s working terriers and naturally excels as a fun, devoted family dog. Terrier breed authority, Muriel P. Lee provides an insightful chapter on the breed’s history Down Under and its development in the States as well as engaging chapters on the characteristics and the breed standard, encapsulating all of the virtues of this happy terrier breed with the hard-bitten, rugged appearance. She offers sound advice about which owners are best suited to own the Australian Terrier, based on the breed’s temperament and requirements.

New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with energy and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the game and ready Aussie will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered terrier in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare written by Harvard vet Dr. Lowell Ackerman provides detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as toxic plants, bloat, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

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One of Australia's best-kept secrets, the Australian Terrier ranks among the world's most loyal working terrier breeds. The country boasts five indigenous pure-bred dogs, and its pride in the Australian Terrier dates back to the nineteenth century. As both a game earthdog and a devoted family dog, the breed thrives, able to balance its friendly, happy nature with its hard-bitten and rugged appearance. Few breeds of dog can compete with the Australian Terrier's soundness, even disposition and extroverted character. Written by terrier expert and breeder, Muriel P Lee, this book provides insightful chapters on the breed's history, characteristics and temperament, the breed standards as well as puppy selection, house-training, obedience and showing. Dr Lowell Ackermann, well-known Harvard lecturer and veterinary author, has provided an excellent up-to-date chapter on preventative healthcare that advises owners on selecting a qualified veterinarian, controlling parasites, vaccinations and infectious diseases and more.… (more)

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