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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Alpine Publications; 3rd edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157779074X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577790747
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's easily one of the best books we have ever seen. It is incredibly complete, with information ranging from the history of the breed to working and training the stock dog. Also included are chapters on basic training, competing in conformation show and working trials, and genetics, breeding concepts, and reproduction. The book is also liberally illustrated with great photos.
Author Jeanne Joy Hartnagle grew up working Aussies on a Colorado ranch, and she has been a breeder and trainer of these dogs most of her life." - The Western Horseman, December 1985

"This book is nicely written; I highly recommend it." - Job Michael Evans, Dog World, July 1986

"All About Aussies" - It really is!  The book covers everything from whelping to caring for the arthritic aging Aussie.  It's All About Aussies, and it's magnificent! We highly recommend it. - J. R. Russell, National Stock Dog Magazine, Fall 1985

"The ultimate reference for new owners, exhibitors, and breeders of Australian Shepherds" --BJ McKinney, Alpine Publications

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This book is a must for every owner or prospective owner of an Australian Shepherd.

Customer Reviews

Very informative book.
Janet G Startzman
This is a very informative book about the Australian Shepherd breed.
JoAnne Nordgran
All About Aussies is a very comprehensive book.
W. Dietrich

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By john everett on October 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The information in this book is vital to enjoying life with your Aussie. This book has helped our family through the purchasing, raising and breeding of our Aussies. Whenever our dogs have been sick, hurt, trained or bred... this book was open. All of the experiences we have had were discussed in detail throughout this book. When we have questions the first thing asked is, "What does "The Book" say?".
We recently had an emergency of our favorite Aussie going through extremely hard labor which was complicated by a very large, breech stillborn. We had this book open the entire time. There were pictures and desciptions of exactly what we were going through! My wife was able to deliver every puppy in the backseat of our car while we rushed to the emergency vet hospital. The first was stillborn, the rest survived. She had to resuscitate each one and was able to save the rest of the litter thanks to the guidance and information in this book!
If not for this book we may have lost the entire litter as well as their mother. This book is priceless. There aren't enough stars to give this book or it's author!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you want to know anything about Aussies, this is it. There are numerous books out there, but Mrs. Hartnagle-Taylor's is the book to have. While it is a little pricey, it contains everything you'll need. Grooming tips, first-aid, training, genetics, disease information, aussie specifics, chapters on aging, children, if you want to know it, AAA can tell you.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Kristin T. Horowitz on May 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you are going to buy one book on this breed, this is the one. Covers everything you've ever wanted to know. Genetics, training, working, indepth standard analysis, breeding, has photos of past and current greats. A masterpiece.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Truly out of all the Aussie books I have gotten my hands on...this truly is one of the best out there. Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor truly understands and loves this breed. You not only learn what Aussies are all about but how to show, herd, and care for them as well. A definate must for anyone who has or wants an Aussie.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2004
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The Hartnagles have been breeding aussies for a very long time so I'm very glad that a family member took the time to write this book. This book is a necessity for anyone that is thinking about getting an aussie. It is a must have for all of my puppy buyers. It makes everyone happy- those that just specialize in one discipline or those with versatile aussies. Great resource!!!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 1999
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This book is very informative and has many educational sections as well as great pictures. The chapter on Genetics is a must read for any breeder!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Truth Be Told on July 15, 2005
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Unbiased author. Google the whole family and you'll learn that they are the widely acknowledged Aussie experts! Sad that mini-size aussie haters would have you believe otherwise just to advance their personal vendettas. Think it speaks volumes that they chose to be anonymous? Read the book and you'll see for yourself.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Laurian L. Jaramillo on July 18, 2005
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What a wonderfully informative book. This book is a must for anyone that wants to really know about Aussies. I hope that people considering purchasing this book won't take the negative reviews that I've seen seriously. They are politically motivated and have nothing to do with the quality and wonderful information in this book.
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Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor was born and raised in in the West. She is from an old pioneer family that traveled to Colorado in covered wagons when it was still a territory. Jeanne Joy is the third of four generations to enjoy a lifetime association with stockdogs. Hartnagle did contract herding work for a number of years. Her experience has taken her on assignment with the Department of Interior to work wild bison bulls with her Australian Shepherds as well as with the United States Department of Agriculture to gather livestock for various inspections. Jeanne trains dogs for practical work and has titled her Aussies in all areas of competition. She has also been in the top ten at the ASCA National Stockdog Finals. Success in training and competitions eventually led to invitations to exhibit her stock-savvy dogs at various livestock events, fairs, and rodeos including the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado and the Amazing World of Dogs at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. Jeanne Joy also performed at the Livestock Expo in Tepatitlan, Guadalajara, by invitation from the Governor of Jalisco, Mexico. She has judged the European Championships at the Continental Sheepdog Trials in Germany as well as presented training seminars all across North America and Europe.

Jeanne is uniquely qualified to talk about stockdogs and has written for numerous publications such as the Western Horseman Magazine, American Cowboy Magazine and The Cattleman, she has authored several books, including All About Aussies: The Australian Shepherd from A to Z, Stockdog Savvy, and Greasepaint Matadors: The Unsung Heroes of Rodeo. All About Aussies, now in its Fourth Edition was nominated for a Dog Writer's Award, and now we have Stockdog Savvy. Additionally, Jeanne is featured in the stockdog training series, Herding I, II, III by Canine Training Systems.

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