Sheepdog training breeding book cover

Working Sheep Dogs – A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling


Colour photographs, illustrations
280 pages, 248 x 170 mm
Publisher: Landlinks Press

Paperback – 2007
ISBN: 9780643093430



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Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner.

The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive.

Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.

  • A unique detailed breakdown and analysis of the instincts and traits of the working dog, and the differences between breeds
  • A comprehensive analysis of the principles behind training dogs and handling stock
  • Many new or little-known training tips that allow dogs to be trained in a much shorter time and more effectively
  • The only current and detailed analysis of sheep dog trials and their judging methods, and how the trials’ shortcomings can be improved in order to assist in breeding better practical working dogs

Additional information

Weight 800 g
Dimensions 246 × 15 × 171 mm