The Complete Shetland Sheepdog

The Complete Shetland Sheepdog The Complete Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog takes its name from its native homethe Shetland Isles off the north east coast of Scotland Dogs resembling miniature collies were used to drive sh

  • Title: The Complete Shetland Sheepdog
  • Author: Margaret Norman Sue Ann Bowling
  • ISBN: 9781860541308
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Complete Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog takes its name from its native homethe 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 forThe 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 than 100 colour and black and white photographs, this is an essential reference for all Sheltie fans.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 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.Author Biography Margaret Norman was given her first Shetland Sheepdog when she was eight years old and this was the start of her lifelong interest in the breed During her early teens she saved enough money from a holiday job to purchase a Sheltie bitch who was to found her own kennel Fiona of Bucknowle produced the first Francehill litter, and the kennel prefix was registered in 1953 The first home bred Champion was Ch Francehill Glamorous, and since then, Francehill has produced Champions than any other British present day kennel, including Champions in all three colours Margaret was first nominated as a committee member to the English Shetland Sheepdog Club at the age of 20, and she is currently the longest serving committee member of the club She judged Shelties at her debut Championship show at the age of 24, and has judged the breed at many countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Scandinavia, Kenya, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Eire.

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