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Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching through Scotland for a Border…

de Donald McCaig

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The bestselling author of Nop's Trials presents the true story of his search for the perfect sheepdog In April of 1988, Donald McCaig traveled to Scotland to buy a young, well-bred female sheepdog to raise and train for use on his three-hundred-acre Virginia farm. He knew exactly what he wanted: a Scottish border collie, considered the best sheepdog in the world because the breed is hardworking, smart, strong, and fast, with unique personalities. McCaig attends dog trials and meets numerous trainers, fellow shepherds, and top handlers before he finally finds Gael. From his heartfelt prayers that Gael will pass her eye exam to his faithful sheepdog Pip's reaction to the new bitch on the farm, Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men chronicles McCaig's journey through the Scottish highlands, where border collies have been bred since the seventeenth century, and illuminates the ennobling bond between humans and dogs. This ebook contains sixteen pages of photos.… (més)
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All in all, I enjoyed this book. It is well written and has a great deal of information on the border collie breed. I was a little disappointed that after all the time and adventure that went into finding his dog, he spent almost no time developing her as his working dog. As a child I had a border collie as a pet that was rescued out of a shelter. They are a remarkable breed and McCaig does them justice. He presents a wonderful picture of the people who are tied to the land, sheep and dogs as well. ( )
  Whiskey3pa | Aug 29, 2018 |
There is something about a man and his dog and the lengths he will go to find the best. Author McCaig traveled about Scotland looking for the best sheep dog he could buy with limited funds. The author provides a local perspective on owners and their sheep herding dogs as they compete in field trials and a lucrative Scottish market for the best in show. ( )
  bemislibrary | May 14, 2016 |
Extremely well-written, but a lot different than what I expected. Very realistic and interesting account of searching in Scotland for a border collie to take back to his sheep farm in West Virginia, with a lot of material especially about sheep trials. Not romantic, very respectful. But, in the middle of this realistic account, there is an unexpected puzzling segment about a fictional discussion with a dog in heaven that still befuddles me. And while I especially liked the first part -- the search for the dog--i wasn't as enthralled with the second part, where the author returns to Scotland to view more sheep trials. It would have been more interesting to discuss how Gael--the dog for which he went through so much effort to find-- fared back in the states and was trained. I learned a lot, but found it a little disjointed and somewhat scattered. ( )
  NellieMc | Mar 28, 2010 |
Donald McCaig, author of the 1984 Best Seller, Nop's Trials, proves once again, with Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men that he can write, and write engagingly. When he realizes that his 8-year-old Border Collie, Pip, is slowing down, McCaig decides to "make a pilgrimage" to Scotland for another dog. He takes off for three months, leaving his understanding wife in charge of the farm. In recounting his saga, McCaig manages to express all the feelings of insecurity any of us have ever felt on a trip to the homeland of the breed of dog that has so thoroughly won our hearts and entered our imaginations. He yearns for confirmation from his mentors. He interprets reserve as rejection. He feels he's made a fool of himself and is embarrased at being conspicuous as an American.

For the sheepdog zealot, this book is enormously captivating. Here are all our heros, canine and human, living and gone. If you sense I have mixed feelings about this book, you would be correct. I found the particularly consistent errors in the names of Scottish towns distracting at best. Perhaps later editions corrected this. More importantly, I was rather taken aback by McCaig's rough handling of the personalities in his book. The British shepherds and farmers, sheepdog handlers and trainers, that appear in Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men are not just characters in a book. These are real, living, breathing people. Some of them are famous in the sheepdog trialing world and are people to whom we have often looked to for guidance in sheepdog matters. We possibly already know many of the things McCaig tells us about them, but I can't help feeling that by exposing their emotional baggage in print for all to see, he is pandering to prurient interests and perhaps betraying the hospitality they have shown him. For me, this takes away any positive feelings I may have had reading the book. ( )
  shepdog | Jan 15, 2009 |
This is the moving story of one farmer's search for a border collie to complete the man, dog, sheep trinity. McCaig's experiences at his own farm in Virginia and his travels to Scotland and the sheepdog trials there reveal the crusty, lovable characters of dogs and men. Black and White photographs enhance the reading experience. ( )
  swanroad | Jun 10, 2006 |
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The bestselling author of Nop's Trials presents the true story of his search for the perfect sheepdog In April of 1988, Donald McCaig traveled to Scotland to buy a young, well-bred female sheepdog to raise and train for use on his three-hundred-acre Virginia farm. He knew exactly what he wanted: a Scottish border collie, considered the best sheepdog in the world because the breed is hardworking, smart, strong, and fast, with unique personalities. McCaig attends dog trials and meets numerous trainers, fellow shepherds, and top handlers before he finally finds Gael. From his heartfelt prayers that Gael will pass her eye exam to his faithful sheepdog Pip's reaction to the new bitch on the farm, Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men chronicles McCaig's journey through the Scottish highlands, where border collies have been bred since the seventeenth century, and illuminates the ennobling bond between humans and dogs. This ebook contains sixteen pages of photos.

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