Both the Parson and Jack Russell Terriers are outdoor-loving adventurers who need daily exercise to keep out of mischief. This handbook discusses ways to entertain and train them, and also provides advice on feeding, healthcare, grooming both coat types, and more. Titles in Barron's popular series of Pet Handbooks present comprehensive information and helpful advice from breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts. These photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, health care, and where applicable, grooming and training. Barron's Pet Handbooks resemble Barron's alternate series, the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals, but the Handbooks have a larger page count and contain more detailed information, advice, and instruction. Color photos throughout.
From the Inside Flap (back cover)
The information you need to raise happy, healthy Parson and Jack Russell Terriers
Facts, advice, and fascinating insights tell you all you need to know about
Training and grooming
Bonding with your dog
Breed information and much more
Filled with full-color photos
D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. has written 34 books and hundreds of magazine and scientific articles about dogs. She writes the monthly Breeder's Notebook column for Dog World magazine and the bi-monthly Nutrition column for the AKC Gazette. Her dog writing awards include the Dog Writer's Association of America Maxwell Award (eight times), the AKC Canine Health Foundation Award (twice), the Eukanuba Canine Health Award (twice), and the DWAA Denlinger Award. Her best-known book is Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. She has also written two children's books about dogs.
Caroline holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University, with research interests in canine behavior, senses, genetics and neuropsychology. She has taught college classes in psychology, behavioral genetics, animal senses, and animal learning, among others. She has served as a canine consultant to the FAA and has served on the AKC Canine Health Foundation President's Council. She has appeared on television and radio shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation and Australia's Breakfast Radio. She has been quoted in Newsweek magazine and USA Today.
On a practical level, Caroline has lived with dogs all of her life, and has competed in dog events since 1975. She is the only person to have owned Best in Show, Best in Field, High in Trial (obedience), and High in Trial (agility) salukis, and they were all owner-handled. Her dogs have included nationally ranked #1 show and #1 obedience salukis, and top-10 lure-coursing, agility, rally and racing salukis.