This thoughtful and moving book looks at the life of a shepherd and of his dogs in the north of England. It covers many aspects of sheepdogs, including the history of the working dog, training from the puppy stage onwards, trials, breeding and the experiences of handlers both past and present. He believes it is one of the wonders of the world to see a good Border Collie working in harmony with his master.
Tony Iley has lived and worked in Northumberland for many years. A shepherd, as well as a talented musician and poet he has been competing at trials for over 30 years. He has judged trials in England, Scotland and the USA.