Man's Best Friend: A Celebration of New Zealand Dogs
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders. We enjoy their company, admire their hard work on the farm, or guiding and protecting us, and we even have 'Dog' as one of our national icons. Here is a gift book especially for New Zealand dog lovers, bringing together a heart-warming collection of New Zealand dogs, from past to the present. There are famous dogs, working dogs, police dogs, and show dogs and odd dogs complete the selection. Flick through the pages to see the dog run and fetch the ball! The story of our canine companions through entertaining and informative photographs from the past to the present. Dogs are seen in all their variety, from pampered pedigree pets to well-loved but naughty mongrels. There are heroic dogs like little George who received posthumous awards for saving the the lives of a group of children, celebrity dogs like Paddy the Wanderer, and soldiers' dogs like No.1 Dog Major. Working dogs have their own place, with police and guide dogs, hunters and sniffers and our very own breeds of sheep dog ...Accompanied by engaging captions from historian David Filer, the images provide a unique perspective on the special relationship between us and our beloved canine friends.
David Filer has been involved in telling stories about New Zealand's history for more than 30 years. He has written three previous books, and worked as a researcher and writer on television history series and individual documentaries. He and his wife Kate (and their dog Mabel) live in Wellington.