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The Complete Shetland Sheepdog (Book of the Breed S) Hardcover – Dec 1998


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ringpress Books Ltd (Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860541305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860541308
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 19.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 953,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Complete Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog takes its name from its native home — the Shetland Isles, off the north–east coast of Scotland. Dogs resembling miniature collies were used to drive sheep back into the hills when they broke through the stone walls which protected the ‘toons’ or crofts of the islanders. Working over rough terrain and exposed to the full force of the Atlantic gales, the Sheltie or ‘toonie dog’ developed into a tough, agile dog with a long, weather–resistant coat. Today, the Sheltie is highly–prized as a glamorous show dog and a loving companion. In this highly comprehensive book of the breed, the author gives the benefit of her unparalleled expertise to offer detailed advice and information on all aspects of caring for a Shetland Sheepdog. Starting with choosing a puppy, she outlines the puppy′s requirements in terms of diet and exercise, and gives an overall picture of the needs of an adult dog. There is guidance on coat care and presentation in the show ring, as well as an in–depth analysis of the breed standard. For the specialist, there is a section on breeding and whelping a litter. Illustrated with more than 100 colour and black and white photographs, this is an essential reference for all Sheltie fans. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Over 32,000 Shetland Sheepdogs were registered by the AKC in 1997 and this tells you what an enduring favorite this hard–charging herding dog is. This loving tribute to the "Sheltie" shows all the reasons for its great popularity and covers every essential of care, training and competition and a great deal more. The Standard is meticulously reviewed and a profusion of beautiful black and white and color photos grace the excellent, world–class text—a pure delight for every fan of the breed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Mcbride on 9 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book was very informative about the actual background of the Shetland Sheepdog, as well as giving tips on owning one. There are lots of lovely pictures and sound advice on what to do if you are considering owning a Sheltie, already own one, are considering breeding or showing it, etc. An all-round interesting book!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jan. 2002
Format: Hardcover
A good book for anyone considering owning a shetland sheepdog or already has one. Very comprehensive and informative on all aspects of caring for this beautiful breed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Robinson on 28 April 2009
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great book and good service. Best Sheltie book I have. In fact i've ordered another one for my daughter.
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By Mary O'Sullivan on 21 Sept. 2013
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A lovely informative book on this wonderful breed. I have just bought my first Sheltie and this book has been very helpful.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
best book for casual sheltie owner 11 Mar. 2000
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Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for someone who has or is going to have a companion (as opposed to show dogs). Tells you everything you need to know in an incredibly readable style, tons of color and black and white pictures of shelties, and full of useful information. There's an interesting section comparing the British and US standards for the breed (the author is British). If someone is looking for more information on Shelties this is the book to get. The only unreadable section is the part covering important North American bloodlines, which is written by someone else, and immediately bogs down in breeder-speak. The best sheltie book I've read so far.
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Beautiful guide 22 Aug. 2010
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for anyone who intends or plans to own a sheltie, this is a beautiful guide to the breed. The pictures are lovely, showcasing many different kinds of shelties. I myself own a blue merle, a tri, and a white faced, blue eyed but tri towards the back sheltie. The author writes in a breezy, friendly, "English" flair that I'm familiar with, having attended British schools overseas. Lovely book. You will not be dissapointed.
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