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by Donald McCaig award-winning author of Jacob's Ladder and Canaan


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I've read "Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men" twice in print and once on CD. McCaig is often lyrical.

McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication. Traveling the countryside to competitions and farms, meeting shepherds and trainers, McCaig introduces us to unforgettable animal and human characters. I've read "Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men" twice in print and once on CD. I'll happily read anything that has the power of song on a flat page of text.

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Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob's Ladder, Rhett Butler's People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.

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According to a Scottish saying, "There is no good flock without a good shepherd, and there is no good shepherd without a good dog." Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia. McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication. Traveling the countryside, to competitions and farms, meeting shepherds and trainers, McCaig introduces us to unforgettable animal and human characters. A must for dog lovers, and anyone interested in the relationship between animals and humans.

Comments: (7)

Talvinl
Donald McCaig has a very keen eye for people and dogs with a clear but entertaining way of sharing what he sees. I have read a couple of his "dog books". They are not the typical tear jerk treacle that can be satisfying in a different way but a more real life perspective of dogs and their people that interact with them.

This book focuses on working dogs and the life that goes on around them.

I think I will read some of his other genre books.

Jay
Era
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any dog person or person looking for an emersion into something new. However, if you have any interest in border collies, sheepdog trials, or the people, history, and geography of Scotland then I would HIGHLY recommend this book. It is a descriptive and crisply written travel adventure focused on the world of sheepdog trials in the US and mostly in Scotland. There are many interesting characters, both human and dog. I appreciate the details about the dogs and their amazing abilities as it gives them the respect they deserve. Also, the role of the sheep and sheepdogs in Scottish history was very interesting. As the author points out, sheepdog trials involve man, dog, and sheep and anything can happen. If you plan to visit Scotland, read this book and you might find yourself wanting to go to a sheepdog trial which appear to be plentiful during the summer. As others have commented, I would have liked to know more about what became of Pip and Gael, but did not feel that was a shortcoming for the book.
Washington
I bought this book to read more background information on the traditional life of a border collie, as my border collie has more to do with chasing balls and climbing on agility equipment than herding sheep.

The book tells some amazing stories, about shepherds, about dogs, and about shepherds and dogs. The relationship between shepherd and dog in Scotland seems to range from impersonal and utilitarian at times, to warm and familial at others. Without a doubt, these dogs are there to work, not to be pets or "man's best friend", but at the end of the day, they are still cherished by their owners.

If you already have a border collie, you likely already realize that they are among the most magnificent animals on the planet; if you don't, this book will show you the way.
snowball
Good read for the Border Collie owner interested in knowing more about the breed, including their history. Also gives insight into the culture surrounding sheepherding competition in Great Britain. I found it interesting, informative and his writing style is most enjoyable.
Kerdana
As we follow this unique man and talented writer on his hunt through Scotland for his own border collie, the intricacies of the border collie 'culture' take one in. The story is warm and fascinating enough to have lured me to border collie trials. Mr. McCaig happened to act as 'emcee' at my first one. He explained carefully and humorously the steps being taken in the field as the dogs went about gathering in their sheep, and saw to it that even the rawest novice got the picture. "Nops Hope" and "Nops Trials" are two of his fictions and so well worth following up with after this one .
Best West
A great story if you love Border Collies and herding dogs...they are very special and have herding hard wired into their brains, as they are the smartest dogs in all of dogdom.
Fohuginn
Okay, bad pun, but I couldn't resist. I have both traveled thru Scotland, shared a lot of my life with 4 border collies or BC mixes, and spent some time with trials, and I very much enjoyed this book. I had read one other book by him (Border Collies and the AKC) and didn't think it very well written, but this book was a much better read, and the story was told quite well. I think people would learn a lot about the true nature of border collies just from reading this book - perhaps reading it ought to be prerequisite for adopting or purchasing one...
When Mr McCaig writes about dogs, and especially when I don't understand him, I believe him. Always having collies of one kind or another, I love the insight he teaches. Photos of the actual dogs are a rare treat.
Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching Through Scotland For A Border Collie download epub
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Author: Donald McCaig award-winning author of Jacob's Ladder and Canaan
ISBN: 1599210592
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Lyons Press (July 1, 2007)
Pages: 240 pages