Beginning with a narration of the life of Finn's mother, Tara, we hear about the Master and Mistress who own the wolfhounds. We are introduced to pastoral scenes, where roams in the country fields and woodlands are frequent. Rural England's rich landscape and lifestyle are an ideal environment for Finn to thrive, and the sensitivity and care of his owners ensure he can fulfill his duties as a companion.
Uniquely for a fiction of its era, Finn the Wolfhound demonstrates an authentic and believable scenario. The knowledge of the author is amply shown by his descriptions of the Wolfhound's courage and hunting prowess, and the caution of Finn's owners - who take care not to drive the dog too hard or take unnecessary risks - offer the reader lessons in proper canine care.
When A. J. Dawson wrote this book in 1908, it did much to bring attention to a breed of dog whose qualities of intelligence, reliability and affection were not as widely known as in the modern day. The Irish Wolfhound's essential nobility, encapsulated in Finn's honest observations of his owners and other humans, make this a heartwarming and worthy story certain to entertain all dog lovers.
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I am going to have to re-read this, because I have not read it since childhood. However, this was my all-time favorite book as a child. I remember reading it several times. So happy to have found it!!