Sighthounds - Their Form, Their Function and Their Future is not another manual covering nutrition, training, breeding, care and maintenance; rather, it is a celebration of the cursorial hunting dogs, those using speed and sight to hunt for man's cooking pot for over three millennia. Meticulously researched, it covers both British and foreign breeds, including some that are hardly known, covering their sporting past and arguing strongly for a sporting future for them.
Colonel David Hancock MBE has studied dogs for over half a century in more than twenty countries. In 2009 he won the annual awared of the Dog Writers' Association of America. He has written the breed standards for several emergent breeds and has advised TV production companies on recent documentaries on dogs. David is the author of nine previous book on dogs, and over 750 articles published in national and international newspapers.