Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education

Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education

by Jones, Bill Eppridge
     
 

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It’s the playfulness of the Labrador retriever—perhaps even more than its eagerness to please and learn—that made Robert F. Jones an owner and enthusiast of the breed for nearly forty years. While most upland bird hunters prefer a surefire pointing breed, Jones delights in the existential rhythm of working in the fields with a good flushing dog.

Overview

It’s the playfulness of the Labrador retriever—perhaps even more than its eagerness to please and learn—that made Robert F. Jones an owner and enthusiast of the breed for nearly forty years. While most upland bird hunters prefer a surefire pointing breed, Jones delights in the existential rhythm of working in the fields with a good flushing dog. Upland Passage features Luke, a black Lab who’s nearing retirement age. He’s been an invaluable companion in both the field and at home. But Jones realizes it’s time to train a replacement. That’s when he decides to get Jake, a wriggling yellow Lab puppy. The training of Jake by Jones and Luke and the pup’s coming of age is the subject in photos and prose of this charming, irresistible book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374194444
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
69
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Robert F. Jones was one of the foremost outdoor writers in America. He was also a novelist of great prowess. His thirteen books include the novels: Blood Sport, The Buffalo Runners, Deadville, and The Run to Gitche Gumee, and his nonfiction includes: Hunter in My Heart and Dancers in the Sunset Sky. He is an American literary treasure.

Bill Eppridge has been a contact photographer with Sports Illustrated since 1974 and was a staff photographer for Life until it ceased publication. He has covered everything from political campaigns to African wildlife.

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