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The sections on veterinary care and tools alone will save most people more money than the cost of this book, while the tips on digging, locator collars, skunk toxic shock, and handling quarry at the end of a dig, may save you more than money.
book is about working
terriers, but if you show, breed or judge any
type of terrier, you will find this book an eye-opener. Chapter One, for example, explains why (and how)
the development of
dog shows resulted in the elevation of linked structural
characteristics that have resulted in breed after terrier
breed disappearing from the working field, while Chapter
Four explains what is really required in a good working
Chapter 1: A Quick Sweep of European Terrier History
Enter the Dog . First Movements From France . Malthus,
Darwin, and the Enclosure Movement . Jack Russell and the
First Working Terriers . Classy People and Their Classy
Dogs . The Rise of Animal Rights Rhetoric . Early
Organized Terrier Work . The RSPCAs New Cause .
Foolish Youth . Bulldozers and "The Ban"
Our Founding Terrier . Shooting Out the Land . Crowded
Cities . Popular Pets . Hook and Bullet Conservation .
Early American Working Terriers . The American Working
Terrier Association . The Jack Russell Terrier Club of
America . The American Kennel Club Embraces the Jack
Russell . The United Kennel Club Earthwork Program . A
Few Small Working Dogs in a Very Big Country
The Geography of American Terrier Work . The
Rise of American Hedgerows . Groundhog Life and Habitat .
Raccoon Life and Habitat . Red Fox Life and Habitat .
Gray Fox Life and Habitat . Opossum Life and Habitat .
American Badger Life & Habitat . A Few Notes on Dens
and Burrows . Comparing Apples and Eggs
Fantasy Diggers . A Proper
Dog . Span Quarry Before Buying Dogs . Reality Comes to the Rally . A
Useful Dog . The Size of American Working Terriers . What
is a Puddin? . Balancing Points . A Question of Breed .
Locating the Right Dog
Under Six Months . Six to 10 Months . Long Tunnel
Construction & Training . Using Quarry . Putting It
All Together . Explode the Code Within . The Pull and
Picking the Right Shovel . Making Your Shovel More Useful
. Digging Bars . Posthole Diggers . Making a Two-Piece
Shovel . The Digging Spoon or Bertha . Deben and Other
Types of Terrier Locators . Preparing the Mark I Deben
Collar and Box . Snare Poles, Coon Tongs and Fox Nets .
Tie Outs . Eyewash Bottles . Yoho and Scraper . Scale,
Tape and Camera . Belt Bags, Knife, Flashlight, Saw .
Machete . A Small First Aid Kit . Water Bottles . How to
Carry It All
Getting and Keeping Farm Permissions . Walking the Land .
A Day in the Field . Dogs on the Ground . How to Use a
Deben Box and Collar . How to Dig a Hole . Handling Live
Quarry . Dispatch . The End of the Day
Chronic Problems . Critical Problems . A Complete Vet Kit
for Truck or Car . How to Glue a Wound . Antibiotics for
Working Dogs . Skunk Toxic Shock . Reducing Skunk Stink .
Fleas, Ticks and Mange . Ring Worm . Ear Mites
Sections: A Brief Chronology of John Russell and Arthur Heinemann . A Brief History of the Working Border Terrier . A Brief History of the Jagt or German Hunt Terrier . A Brief History of the Patterale Terrier . Summary Data on the Size of American Working Terriers . A Quick Survey of Ten Common Canine Diseases . Vaccines for Less . How to Release a Dog from a Conibear Trap . A Fox Year: The Vulpine Calendar of Life . Scat Identification for the North American Working Terrier Enthusiast . Track Identification for the North American Working Terrier Enthusiast. A Visual Field Guide to Fox Dens . Twenty Common Mistakes & Regrets.
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