Invariably the farmer’s best friend, the faithful farm dog is a beloved fixture of rural American life: rounding up the cattle, bringing home the stray lamb, minding the children, hopping into the pickup for a ride into town. Here are the purebred shepherds and collies hard at workand at playin the fields; and here are the heart-stealing mongrels and mutts that no farming family can do without. Alongside these delightful pictures that capture the farm dog at his-or her-trusty best are words, now humorous, now heartfelt, that aptly convey the essential place of the dog in the heart of America’s heartland.
About the Author
Norvia Behling's photographs have appeared thousands of times in books, magazines, and calendars. She has been capturing the unique qualities of her subjects for 25 years. She divides her time between Wisconsin and Florida. Norvia is married with one daughter.