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The Total Australian Shepherd:
Beyond The Beginning
by Carol Ann Hartnagle & Ernest Hartnagle
is the first and only book
of its kind. It is authored by Carol Ann Hartnagle and Ernest Hartnagle, two
well-known, highly respected authorities who have a lifetime association with
Australian Shepherds from the beginning of the breed’s formation.
History - They did not research the breed from
a book, nor was it their mission to offer a reasonable explanation of the
breed’s history. They followed a line of investigation. The work is thoroughly
documented and richly illustrated with many never before published photographs.
They link the present to the past and put faces with the names.
Character - Written descriptions of personality
are brought to life with interesting anecdotes and photographs illustrating the
true temperament of the Breed. Early owners including Fletcher Wood recount
stories about the Wood’s Jay and Dandy, and Jay Sisler reveals the training
techniques he used to teach Stub and Shorty and so many more.
Jay Sisler with John, Joker Greta and Silver
Photo Courtesy Jay Sisler / Larry
Jay Sisler jumping rope with Stub and Shorty.
Photo Courtesy Floyd McCall 1954
Breeding - The reader will also learn about the
philosophies of foundation breeders such as Dr. Weldon T. Heard who developed
the famous Flintridge bloodlines and others who give insight about their
successful breeding programs and dogs.
It bridges the past genetic studies to the new
nomenclature and the latest research with the most current medical information.
The breeding chapter is designed to empower breeders with information they need
to build better, healthy bloodlines.
Genetics - The Genetic Chapter was written
specifically for The Total Australian Shepherd by the late,
world-renowned geneticist George A. Padgett, DVM, and author of Control of
Canine Genetic Diseases.
Judging Synopsis - The Judging Synopsis is a
wealth of information conveyed from a lifetime experience working and judging
the breed. It will answer many questions owners have about the structural
differences between working and show bloodlines. Readers will learn about the
sprinting and trotting drive trains in an outstanding presentation of structure
Whether you simply own and love an Australian
Shepherd or are deeply involved in breeding and competing, this book is a must
have for every Aussie owner.
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