Shetland Sheepdog Breed Bible

Is There a Shetland Sheepdog in Your Future?  Whether you just purchased a Shetland Sheepdog or are planning to get one, this book will start you off on the right track. Canine expert and veterinarian, Dr. Sharon Vanderlip describes the Sheltie’s physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, with a special emphasis on the “mind of … Continue reading Shetland Sheepdog Breed Bible

Rabbits Pet Owners Manual

Dr. Vanderlip’s Rabbits Pet Owner’s Manual presents detailed advice on housing, proper nutrition, health care, grooming, play activities, training, behavior, history, and much more for your rabbit. This book is written for a wide audience, ranging form prospective and inexperienced pet owners, older children who are learning about responsible pet care, and experienced rabbit owners. … Continue reading Rabbits Pet Owners Manual

The Rat Pet Owner’s Manual

Dr. Vanderlip revised this latest edition of The Rat Pet Owner’s Manual, originally written by Carol Daly. Dr. Vanderlip updated the book and added lots of new information, tips, tables, and charts. The book highlights the rat’s high intelligence that makes it such an interesting pet. This fun book contains lots of information on rat … Continue reading The Rat Pet Owner’s Manual


African pygmy hedgehogs are fascinating and mysterious animals. Dr. Vanderlip’s new book is the most comprehensive and authoritative book available on the subject. It tells you everything you want to know about these tiny, spiny animals. Topics include natural history, health care, reproduction, nutrition, housing, and much, much more. Whether you own one pet hedgehog or are … Continue reading Hedgehogs

Shih Tzu: Dog Bible

Dr. Vanderlip’s newest Shih Tzu book is the first in a brand new Barron’s Breed Bible series for dog lovers and prospective dog purchasers. This hard cover book is filled with beautiful color photos. Dr. Vanderlip discusses the Shih Tzu breed in detail, with particular emphasis on understanding the breed’s behavior, personality, characteristics, and physical traits. Shih … Continue reading Shih Tzu: Dog Bible

Dwarf Hamsters

Dr. Vanderlip’s newly revised, second edition, Dwarf Hamster Pet Owners Manual (2015) is packed full of detailed information about  each of the four species of dwarf hamsters commonly kept as pets. This new book contains even more information than Dr. Vanderlip’s original Dwarf Hamsters Pet Owners Manual (1999), which has been widely acclaimed as the most accurate and authoritative book … Continue reading Dwarf Hamsters

Yorkshire Terriers

The diminutive Yorkshire Terrier is a spirited dog that has been a favorite, and often pampered, pet since the nineteenth century. Canine authority, Dr.Vanderlip, packs this wonderful book full of exciting, fun, and accurate information. Dr. Vanderlip’s book is a must-have for Yorkie lovers worldwide! This newly revised, second edition book was published in 2015 … Continue reading Yorkshire Terriers

The Pomeranian Handbook

The Pomeranian is a friendly, high-spirited, heavily-coated little dog that is a descendant of the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland. Canine expert, Dr. Vanderlip, provides  valuable, detailed information to help owners keep their Poms healthy and happy. Published 2007. 153 pages. This popular book sold old and is currently out of print, but you can still … Continue reading The Pomeranian Handbook

The Chinchilla Handbook

Native to South America, Chinchillas are best known for their soft, beautiful fur and gentle personality. Chinchillas are affectionate, have long life spans, and make wonderful pets. In this comprehensive handbook filled with beautiful photographs, Dr. Vanderlip provides Chinchilla enthusiasts with accurate and authoritative information on chinchilla traits, behavior, health, housing, feeding, breeding, genetics, and general care. … Continue reading The Chinchilla Handbook

1000 Dog Names

This delightful little book offers more than 1000 dog names listed alphabetically to match every dog’s character and personality. The book is entertaining and informative and enhanced with dozens of endearing color photos. Published 2005. 48 pages This very popular book has sold out, however, if you would like a new signed copy of the book, … Continue reading 1000 Dog Names

1000 Cat Names

Cats have very distinctive personalities and every kitten deserves a name to match its looks and character. One thousand names are presented in alphabetical order, along with dozens of wonderful kitten photos, in this entertaining and informative book.  Published 2005. 48 pages. This popular book has sold out, however, you can still purchase a new, signed … Continue reading 1000 Cat Names

The Shih Tzu Handbook

This wonderful book is packed with detailed advice on the care, training, grooming, diet, emergency care, and special health considerations of Shih Tzu. Topics include the history of the breed, selecting the right puppy, and preventive health care. Complete with beautiful color photos and instructive charts and tables, this newly revised, second edition, published in … Continue reading The Shih Tzu Handbook

The Guinea Pig Handbook

This outstanding guinea pig handbook is comprehensive, detailed, useful, and fun to read! From the fascinating chapter on the evolutionary history of the guinea pig (cavy), Dr. Vanderlip’s book delves into important aspects of guinea pig care, including nutrition, housing, medical conditions, handling, emergency care, behavior, and how to raise guinea pigs. Numerous beautiful color … Continue reading The Guinea Pig Handbook

Lhasa Apsos

Completely revised by Dr. Vanderlip, Lhasa Apsos is an excellent and entertaining book. It is filled with detailed advice on the care, training, grooming, emergency care, and special health considerations of Lhasa Apsos. Topics include the history of the breed, selecting the right puppy, and preventive health care. Complete with beautiful color photos, informative tables and charts, … Continue reading Lhasa Apsos

Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs are playful, intelligent rodents that are fun, but challenging, to keep as pets. Affectionate, but strong-willed and mischievous, Prairie Dogs are not for everyone. For those individuals who own or plan to own a Prairie Dog, Dr. Vanderlip’s authoritative and informative book is a treasure packed with valuable, accurate, up to date information, necessary … Continue reading Prairie Dogs

Scottish Terriers

The highly prized Scottish Terrier is one of the oldest dog breeds on earth. This book provides detailed information on where to buy a Scottish Terrier and how to feed, groom, train, and care for it. A description of the Scottish Terrier’s historical background and “terrier traits”, plus detailed advice, beautiful photographs, instructive line art, … Continue reading Scottish Terriers

Fox Terriers

Both smooth-haired and wire-haired Fox Terriers are discussed in detail in this wonderful book filled with advice on training, grooming, feeding, health care, and much more. Complete with numerous color photographs, anatomically accurate line art, and informative tables and charts. Published 2001. 95 pages. This popular book sold out and is now out-of-print, however, Dr. … Continue reading Fox Terriers


Degus are attractive, intelligent, fascinating, colonial rodents from South America. Degus also make wonderful pets! Until Dr. Vanderlip wrote this Degus book, pet owners could find very little accurate information about degus. Dr. Vanderlip’s research and personal experiences raising degus inspired her to write this book and to share her knowledge with pet owners. Dr. Vanderlip … Continue reading Degus


This is an outstanding, detailed book on the care, housing, health, nutrition, breeding and raising of fancy pet mice. The book is filled with beautiful color photographs, line art, tables, charts, and valuable information. Dr. Vanderlip provides advice to keep pet mice healthy. This is an excellent book for both beginners and experienced pet owners. … Continue reading Mice

The Collie: A Veterinary Reference for the Professional Breeeder

Published in 1984, this widely acclaimed book is considered by many to be the most authoritative and informative book ever written about the Collie breed. It quickly sold out after publication and is now a rare and valuable collector’s item. Fortunately, Dr. Vanderlip is working on a new Collie book with an anticipated release date of 2020. The new … Continue reading The Collie: A Veterinary Reference for the Professional Breeeder

Hundezucht: Therapie Genetik Fur Tierarzte Und Zuchter Am Beispiel Collie

Published in 1985, this Collie book sold out quickly after publication. It is out now of print and a rare collector’s item. A new, updated version of this book will be released in English in 2020.  Contact Dr. Vanderlip directly to inquire.