jacket: "Man loves dog and Dog loves Man, or that is what most
so-called dog-owners fondly imagine. But, is there not a possibility
that Dog has been pulling Man's leg for centuries? So-called dog owners
thing they are taking their dogs for a walk, when it is often more
likely that the dogs are taking them for a ride. The master-mind may
well be at the collar end of the lead.
This is the theme of John Tickner's latest
book - Tickner's Dog House - and it is an invaluable guide to all those
whose lives are mixed up with dogs of all kinds, from those who are
still working as Hounds and Gundogs and Sheepdogs down to dogs which
were originaly invented to do some work but have been clever enough to
become pets and avoid living in any sort of Dog House.