The New Complete Lurcher

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Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853109928

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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The New Complete Lurcher covers all you could possibly need to know about this increasingly popular type of dog that many find hard to define.

The Lurcher

A Complete Guide

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Author: Jon Hutcheon

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269768

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Packed full of practical information and useful tips, this complete guide covers all aspects of owning a lurcher. Particular emphasis is placed on training and working the dog effectively.

Tales of a Rat-Hunting Man

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Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9780953364879

Category: Ferreting

Page: 140

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Rogues and Running Dogs

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Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9780952851066

Category:

Page: 142

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Plummer's reminiscences of his early lurchers and the men that bred them, of poaching, coursing and dog-fighting, with his views on the different crosses used in breeding lurchers. "An excellent book about lurchers and their raffish owners." (Shooting Times).

In Pursuit of Coney

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Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9780953364886

Category:

Page: 186

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Merle

The Start of Dynasty

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Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9780953364848

Category: Dog trainers

Page: 140

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The background, breeding and life of Plummer's most famous lurcher.

The House Lurcher

Care, Rearing and Training at Home

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Author: Jackie Drakeford

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Now fully updated Ideal for owners of pet lurchers and domestic greyhounds, including rescue greyhounds With the tips and training techniques in this book, owners of pet lurchers and domestic greyhounds can learn how to live happily with their dogs at home and in public. In particular, they will learn how to establish a sound recall so that their lurcher can be exercised with confidence off the lead. All aspects of owning and training lurchers are covered in detail.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

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Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

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A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

Lurchers as Pets

A Guide to Care and Understanding

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Author: Carol Baby

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979122

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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A beautifully illustrated guide to keeping lurchers as pets, whether owning your dog from a puppy or adopting through a rescue charity. With detailed information on all aspects of care and practical advice on ownership throughout, Lurchers as Pets is essential reading for anyone considering owning a lurcher, or wanting to better understand and care for their dog. Further topics covered include puppy care and rescue lurchers; diet, grooming and health; socialization and play; training - recall, retrieve, muzzle training and basic commands; problem solving and behavioural issues and finally, responsible lurcher ownership including legal requirements. Comprehensively illustrated with 116 colour photographs by Liz Rodgers.

Ferreting

An Essential Guide

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Author: Simon Whitehead

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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During the last twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in the rabbit population and this development has, in turn, been accompanied by a renaissance in ferreting. The appearance of an up to date, informative and instructional guide to this traditional form of rabbit control is therefore timely, and will be welcomed by those with an interest in country pursuits.Ferreting - An Essential Guide contains all the vital information you require in order to work ferrets successfully to catch rabbits using tried and tested traditional methods. It is based on the author's considerable practical experience, gained over many years, of ferreting both professionally and for sport.Outlines how to acquire, care for, and manage ferrets; examines how to effectively work a team of ferrets; discusses in detail netting, digging and the role of the ferreter's dog; analyses the behaviour and characteristics of rabbits, their feeding habits, and how their warrens are constructed and laid out; considers the essential equipment that is required in order to catch rabbits efficiently; analyses the latest electronic ferret finder sets and how they can be used. Written by an experienced professional ferreter and countryman. Ferreting is experiencing a renaissance, with more ferreters practising their art throughout the country. This up to date, informative and instructional guide will be welcomed by those who already work with ferrets, or who are on the point of taking up ferreting. Brimming with practical advice and tips, it is based on the author's considerable practical experience. Beautifully illustrated with over 124 colour photographs and 9 diagrams. Simon Whitehead is a professional ferreter, author and regular contributor to country sport magazines.

Running Dog Maintenance

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Author: Penny Taylor

Publisher: Skycat Publications

ISBN: 0956702902

Category: Dogs

Page: 226

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Lurchers and sighthounds have seen a huge rise in popularity over the past 40 years, and where once the lurcher was the shadowy, unseen tool of the poacher, it now enjoys a more legitimate role as a modern day pest control aid, as well as being valued as a companion and family pet. The pure sighthound breeds have always had their aficionados, whether as workers, pets or show and racing dogs; this book is written with all running dogs in mind, the term by which the author refers to lurchers and sighthounds alike in this book. Running dogs are athletes, which need committed care and understanding if they are to remain sound and healthy in their work, and the author has drawn upon her many years’ experience with working lurchers in order to compile a useful reference book for fellow owners. Written in a down to earth style this manual explains how to rear, feed and prepare the running dog for a healthy life, whether that involves strenuous work, competition or as a companion animal; how to avoid injury where possible and how to recognise specific types of injury when they do occur; how to treat them yourself and when to see the vet.

The Complete Saluki

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Author: Diana Allan,Ken Allan

Publisher: Ringpress Books Limited

ISBN: 9781860541957

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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The definitive list of breed books, written by internationally-famed experts for serious dog people. Although most of the authors are British, the list has true trans-Atlantic appeal, and several titles have won coveted awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America. These include Bullmastiffs Today (Breed Book of the Year 1996/97), The Complete Rhodesian Ridgeback, The Complete Saluki, and Great Danes Today. A number of these titles were previously available in the U.S. through Howell Book House. Complete Border Collie sold 14,000 for Howell from March 1995 to December 2000. Still regarded as the best book on the subject.

Tales from the Field

Lurchers and Terriers

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Author: Penny Taylor

Publisher: Skycat Publications

ISBN: 0956702929

Category:

Page: 190

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“My life revolves around my lurchers and terriers, and the work they do in the field. This book is a compilation of hunting tales about the dogs to whom I owe so much; it recalls events which took place before the ban, as well as those of more recent years. It examines the close relationship I have with my dogs; their successes and failures, and the disasters which sometimes befall those who try their utmost each and every time they pursue their quarry. This book is dedicated to working dogs the world over.”

City of Bohane

A Novel

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Author: Kevin Barry

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970435

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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* Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award in the First Novel category * A blazingly original, wildly stylish, and pulpy debut novel "City of Bohane, the extraordinary first novel by the Irish writer Kevin Barry, is full of marvels. They are all literary marvels, of course: marvels of language, invention, surprise. Savage brutality is here, but so is laughter. And humanity. And the abiding ache of tragedy." —Pete Hamill, The New York Times Book Review (front page) Forty or so years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the North Rises, and the eerie bogs of the Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say Hartnett's old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight.

Stickmaking

The Complete Guide

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Author: Charlie Walker

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 178500414X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Sticks are essentially practical aides but are also works of art that often become integral to the owner. They have to be strong and reliable, but are beautiful too. This essential book covers all these qualities - it explains the traditional principles and methods of stickmaking, but also celebrates the designs and ideas behind these creations. Written by an award-winning stickmaker, it provides a full acount of this age-old craft. Topics covered include materials, equipment and tools required to make a variety of sticks from timber, antler and horn; stick types and shapes; preparing timber to make handles and shanks; straightening shanks; making joints and exhibiting and competing. This new book will be an inspiration for all stickmakers, both new and old and will be of great interest to countryside enthusiasts, shepherds, farmers, woodworkers and working dogs owners. Superbly illustrated with 349 colour photographs.

The Working Whippet

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Author: Helen Hansell

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890673

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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The Working Whippet is devoted to the breeding, training and preparation of the whippet for work in the field. This is the only whippet book to deal in any depth with training and working. A practical training manual covering everything from puppy to fully trained dog.

The Marches

A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

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Author: Rory Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544105796

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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“An unforgettable tale.” — National Geographic In The Places in Between Rory Stewart walked some of the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he travels with his eighty-nine-year-old father—a comical, wily, courageous, and infuriating former British intelligence officer—along the border they call home. On Stewart’s four-hundred-mile walk across a magnificent natural landscape, he sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing projects, in hostels and farmhouses. With every fresh encounter—from an Afghanistan veteran based on Hadrian’s Wall to a shepherd who still counts his flock in sixth-century words—Stewart uncovers more about the forgotten peoples and languages of a vanished country, now crushed between England and Scotland. Stewart and his father are drawn into unsettling reflections on landscape, their parallel careers in the bygone British Empire and Iraq, and the past, present, and uncertain future of the United Kingdom. And as the end approaches, the elder Stewart’s stubborn charm transforms this chronicle of nations into a fierce, exuberant encounter between a father and a son. This is a profound reflection on family, landscape, and history by a powerful and original writer. “The miracle of The Marches is not so much the treks Stewart describes, pulling in all possible relevant history, as the monument that emerges to his beloved father.” — New York Times Book Review

The Perfect Dog

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Author: Dr Roger Mugford

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600627810

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Expert animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford separates the dog care facts from the fiction and teaches you how to care for your pet in a simple, organic and rewarding way. Dr Mugford debunks the myths surrounding dog care in this radical new book that reacts to many modern canine theories. This book explains how your dog is unique. He explains: it's OK to treat your dog as a child your dog isn't the descendant of a wolf, so you don't need to assume the role of pack leader. It also provides you with a practical instruction on the best way to train and raise a happy and healthy dog, based on the most recent research and Dr Mugford's own tried and tested methods. Forget what you've read and seen about dog care, The Mugford Method is the new and definitive approach to raising your pet.