As a new owner of an ACD pup, I felt that I needed to know more information about the breed as a whole so that I could obtain insight on how to deal with my dog. This book was very informative and gave a good description of the ACD. I feel now that I better know how to handle my dog, but also how to make him the happiest. It gave great ideas on how to spend quality time with your dog using activites that they enjoy. I feel that our bond has definitely improved after reading this book. Read the book, get ready for some fun, and by all means go buy a can of tennis balls.
Hardcover: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 8.58 x 5.51
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0876054467; (April 1998)
Narelle has done a wonderful job with this book, updating the older version with new photos and relevant information. The book is filled with wonderful pictures of many Australian Cattle Dogs and puppies and shows them herding, playing, sleeping, in the show ring, and doing agility and obedience work. I particularly love the picture of a wonderful blue cattledog named Darcy sleeping on the couch with one of her owners, Rick Williams, on page 130! Although Australian Cattle Dogs are not a breed for everyone because of their high energy level and high intellengence coupled with the need to herd things, the book gives a well-rounded view of the breed. Really a fun book and highly reccomended!
Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 8.83 x 5.82
Publisher: TFH Publications; ISBN: 0793828082; (December 1999)
This book is aimed at the person who owns or plans to own an Australian Cattle Dog as a household pet and companion. It thoroughly covers all aspects of care and training necessary for ACDs living in those circumstances. The book does not purport itself as a training book for professional livestock owner. Those who use this book as a companion guide find it fits the bill beautifully--Richard G. Beauchamp, author.
Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 7.87 x 6.51
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series; ISBN: 0812098544; (May 1997)
Christain has combined history and personal experience to bring the public a better understanding of this Australian breed of stockdog. Filled with never before seen photos and an impressive list of references this book is a" must have" for Australian Cattle Dog enthusiasts. The 15 chapters in the book take you from history of the breed through the versatility of the breed to "Cattle Dog Firsts." An impressive list of great dogs.
Christain covers breeding, health, and showing in both conformation and herding. To say this is a complete book on the Australian Cattle Dog would put it lightly. A pat on the back for Kathy Christain, author of THE AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
Paperback: 272 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.72 x 9.04 x 6.08
Publisher: Doral Publishing; ISBN: 0944875653; (June 15, 2001)