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.
For every owner of this versatile little terrier from Down Under, this new colourful volume promises to be a welcome addition to the home library and a resource that can be relied upon for years to come.