Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching Through Scotland for a Border Collie

Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching Through Scotland for a Border Collie

by Donald McCaig
     
 

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According to a Scottish saying, "There is no good flock without a good shepherd, and there is no good shepherd without a good dog." Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia. McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which

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According to a Scottish saying, "There is no good flock without a good shepherd, and there is no good shepherd without a good dog." Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia. McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication. Traveling the countryside, to competitions and farms, meeting shepherds and trainers, McCaig introduces us to unforgettable animal and human characters. A must for dog lovers, and anyone interested in the relationship between animals and humans.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Reading Mr. McCaig's book, you dream of owning a border collie. You have this dream that it will teach you the meaning of life."—The New York Times
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
This 'lively tragelogue-history' is 'rich in dog lore and by no means as poor as a study of human behavior.' -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210599
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
774,165
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Novelist Donald McCaig is the renowned author of Nop's Trials. He and his wife run a sheep farm in the mountains of western Virginia.

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