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Shepherds and their Dogs

Author, journalist and small-holder John Bezzant brings together a charming mixture of folk history and countryside tales in this heart-warming account of that remarkable working partnership: shepherds and their dogs.

He weaves in tales of their remarkable courage, devotion and endurance as these clever animals interact with their masters to achieve some unbelievable feats.

Bezzant covers the sheepdog at war, stories of some of the most famous sheepdogs in history, drovers and their dogs, some outstanding shepherds, how they train their dogs, bizarre shepherding incidents and the shepherds’ seasons.

The book is fully illustrated with evocative black and white photographs.
A touching, informative and anecdotal account.


Author: John Bezzant
ISBN: 978 1 906122 37 9
Published: September 2011
Format: 216 x 138 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 192
90 black & white photographs
Price: £14.99

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Shepherds and their Dogs



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Press reviews

Reviewed in International Sheep Dog News in November 2011

'For all who admire and respect the sheepdog, this is a fascinating and rewarding read.'

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Reviewed in Freedom of Spirit Magazine in January 2012

'Once picked up, you will keep on to the end and each page will make you wonder about what it must have been like to spend day after day just one man and one dog alone with nature... An absolutely brilliant read.'

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