About this book: "There is no doubt that terriers invented themselves,
even before the Middle Ages, and not only do they intent to stay but
also insist upon making it clear that they regard themselves as Top
Dog, above all other dogs and herefore above Man, too.
In his new book, John Tickner, himself owned by a
terrier for many
years, deals with all aspects of terriers - their strong personalities,
their sportsmanship, their sense of humour and above all, their ability
to do whatever is best for terriers. "
Humorous illustrations by the author make this book even
tear on top front of jacket.
From his chapter on Working
Terriers:"Unlike most humans, most terriers enjoy being working animals
but most of all they enjoy choosing their own work.
Centuries of being in the family business have developed an instinct
for preferring to work underground, usually in other animals houses,
and digging holes, often in other people's gardens."