A Farmer and His Dog by Adam Henson

By Adam Henson

‘For me, the bond i've got with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is useful. i understand how very fortunate I, and hundreds of thousands of alternative shepherds and farmers, are to have those terribly vivid, enthusiastic canine at our part. yet we, who paintings the land and our flocks, aren't the single beneficiaries of the extreme dating among guy and puppy …’

In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the original dating among a farmer and his such a lot dependable good friend. Sheepdogs are available a number of sizes and shapes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a far off relative of the dingo). not just are they necessary to the working of a farm, yet also they are fiercely clever and incredibly dedicated partners, having developed over millennia to make the make the paintings of a shepherd possible.

But it's not simply the farmer operating the land who advantages from the intense dating among guy and puppy. starting via introducing us to the canine who've been devoted partners to the Henson relations through the years, Adam is going directly to discover the effect made via the UK’s toughest operating breeds. From conventional herding canine and gundogs – reminiscent of the Labrador’s he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who reside with him now – to the help canine, sniffer canines or even seek and rescue canines, whose tales have strengthened Adam’s trust that we people owe a big debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.

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