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By Adam Henson

‘For me, the bond i've got with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is invaluable. i understand how very fortunate I, and hundreds of thousands of different shepherds and farmers, are to have those terribly vivid, enthusiastic canines at our aspect. yet we, who paintings the land and our flocks, aren't the single beneficiaries of the intense 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 buddy. Sheepdogs are available various 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 tremendously committed 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 extreme dating among guy and puppy. starting by means of introducing us to the canine who've been devoted partners to the Henson relatives through the years, Adam is going directly to discover the effect made via the UK’s toughest operating breeds. From conventional herding canines and gundogs – reminiscent of the Labrador’s he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who stay 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 an immense debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.

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