Sporting Terriers - Their form, their function and their future
|INSIDE:||271 colour photographs|
This book is about sporting terriers, that much-loved, quintessentially British, quite admirable group of dogs, favoured for centuries by the more humble type of hunter. Sporting Terriers is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is a celebration of terriers' contribution to the sporting scene, an examination of their form, their function and their future in an increasingly urban society.
Painstakingly researched and brimming with information, it covers the emergent terrier breeds and foreign ones, as well as the long-established pedigree breeds of the show ring. If you do not want a book that merely lazily repeats all the old terrier breed myths and you are seeking something more challenging and thought-provoking, then this is the book for you.
David Hancock's earlier books have been highly praised and when reviewing one of his previous volumes, the revered working terrier expert, the late Brian Plummer described it as 'a masterpiece'.RRP: £19.95
"Never afraid to challenge accepted ideas, the author dissects received wisdom like a surgeon, showing us how incorrect material has become 'fact' due to some early writers simply quoting previous information without any direct experience of the terriers themselves.
The reader will find challenges in this work and the kind of disagreement that is inevitable when we discuss something for which we feel such passion. If you are new to terriers what an entry this book is; and if you have spent your lifetime with them, you will find much to explore and enjoy."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Working Dog & Ferret
"The research that went into this book cannot be faulted. There are literally hundreds of illustrations, not just of modern terrier breeds but also those that have disappeared in the mists of time."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Dog World