Dogs of the Shepherds: A Review of the Pastoral Breeds

Crowood, 31 août 2014 - 240 pages
Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.

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The Pastoral Protectors
The Herding Breeds
The Working Format
Valuing the Dogs
The Future of the Pastoral
The Anatomyof the
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David Hancock has studied dogs for more than half a century in more than 20 countries. He is the author of 12 previous books on dogs, including "Gundogs," "Sighthounds," " "and "Sporting Terriers," and more than 750 articles publishing in national and international magazines. In 2009 he won the annual award of the Dog Writers' Association of America.

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