Author, pet expert and dog trainer
The Australian Shepherd, Champion of Versatility
By Liz Palika
The Australian Shepherd, Champion of Versatility was originally published in 1995. It received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike, and in the following year won a coveted Maxwell Award as Best Breed Book in the annual Dog Writers Association of America writing competition. It was also awarded Honorable Mention in the San Diego Book Writers competition.
In 1995, Australian Shepherds had not yet been recognized by the American kennel Club and were registered primarily through the Australian Shepherd Club of America or one of the various stock dog registries.
Although the cover of this book is different, this is the original award-winning text without any revisions. The only changes consist of this foreword and updated appendices. The Australian Shepherd, Champion of Versatility does contain some breed history, but is not a book filled with the breed “begats”; other books do that quite well. Instead, this book is for those people who love the breed and for those considering adding an Aussie to their family.
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