Sighthounds: Their Form, Their Function and Their Future

Sighthounds: Their Form, Their Function and Their Future

by David Hancock
     
 

Sighthounds: Their Form, Their Function and Their Future is not another manual covering nutrition, training, breeding, care, and maintenance; rather, it is a celebration of the cursorial hunting dogs, those using speed and sight to hunt for man's cooking pot for over three millennia. Meticulously researched, it covers both British and foreign breeds

Overview

Sighthounds: Their Form, Their Function and Their Future is not another manual covering nutrition, training, breeding, care, and maintenance; rather, it is a celebration of the cursorial hunting dogs, those using speed and sight to hunt for man's cooking pot for over three millennia. Meticulously researched, it covers both British and foreign breeds, including some that are hardly known, covering their sporting past and arguing strongly for a sporting future for them. David Hancock challenges those who claim these dogs hunt solely by sight, describing their subtle use of scent and stressing their quite remarkable hearing as a hunting tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847973924
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Hancock has studied dogs for more than half a century in more than 20 countries. In 2009 he won the annual award of the Dog Writers' Association of America. He has written the breed standards for several emergent breeds and has advised TV production companies on recent documentaries on dogs. David is the author of nine previous book on dogs, and more than 750 articles published in national and international newspapers.

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