Grooming by Coat Type


Bouvier, Giant Schnauzer, Picardy ShepherdDense, hard, wiry, weatherproof Body coat kept short with longer leg and beard; coat must be plucked or hand-strippedCurly or Corded: Bergamasco, Puli, Pumi, Spanish Water DogLong, clumping cords; weatherproof, sheds less but tangles easilyCords need special care; can be trimmed (not shaved)Medium or ModerateAustralian Shepherd, English Shepherd, Mudi, Smooth-Faced Pyrenean Shepherd1–3 inches (2.5–7.6 cm) long, straight or wavy; repels dirtWeekly brushing and a monthly thorough groomingLong and ShaggyBearded Collie, Briard, Old English Sheepdog, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, SchapendoesLong soft hair; beautiful but prone to matting and collecting dirt and debrisNeed regular grooming, especially during shedding seasonProfuseIcelandic Sheepdog, Finnish/Swedish Lapphund, Rough Collie, Samoyed, Shetland SheepdogStraight, coarse guard hairs over a short, dense undercoatRequire considerable grooming; shed profuselyShort and Dense Beauceron, Canaan Dog, German Shepherd Dog, Smooth Collie, Swedish Vallhund, Welsh CorgiHarsh, straight guard hairs and short, dense, water-resistant undercoatSheds profusely; needs regular groomingSmooth and SlickAppenzeller, Belgian Malinois, Catahoula, Entlebucher, KelpieShort, straight hairs that lie close to the bodyA damp cloth or mitt to wipe away dead hair

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For care and training the herding dog please refer to the book, Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor. Stockdog Savvy  is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the real world or for competition, this is the book for you. Almost 300 pages illustrated with diagrams and how-to photographs galore!

Stockdog Savvy  also gives trainers, clinicians and judges an overview of many different herding dogs and types of livestock. It is the quintessential guide to owning, training, trialing, working or caring for your stockdog.

Additionally, people who don’t have access to livestock can teach all the basic herding commands through play training. Herding skills taught in a game format are fun activities to keep dogs in the city mentally and physically fit.

The Table of Contents:

Frontispiece: Just a Stockdog Story
Preface
Foreword by Ernie Hartnagle
Introduction
1 – HERDING DOGS
2 – WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HERDING DOG
3 – PREPARING YOUR PUPPY
4 – LAYING THE FOUNDATION
5 – GETTING STARTED
6 – INTRODUCING A DOG TO STOCK
7 – MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DOG’S TALENT
8 – DEVELOPING A USEFUL DOG
9 – THE OUTRUN
10 – DRIVING SKILLS
11 – BALANCE AND PENNING
12 – FOCUS ON SORTING
13 – BOUNDARY TRAINING FOR TENDING DOGS
14 – BASIC STOCKMANSHIP
15 – WORKING LARGE FLOCKS AND HERDS
16 – THE RANCH DOG
17– TRAINING ANIMALS
18 – POULTRY
19 – SHEEP
20 – GOATS
21 – CATTLE
22 – KEEPING LIVESTOCK
23 – THE TRIAL DOG
24 – TRIAL PROGRAMS
25 – WHAT JUDGES LOOK FOR
26 – OTHER ELEMENTS OF WORKING STOCKDOGS
Appendix -– BREED PROFILES

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