Eminent dogs, dangerous men

by Donald McCaig

Publisher: HarperPerennial in New York, NY

Written in English
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StatementDonald McCaig
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p. :
Number of Pages212
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Open LibraryOL24390596M
ISBN 100060981148
ISBN 109780060981143
OCLC/WorldCa26373118

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Essays on rural life by NPR commentator McCaig (Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men, ; Nop's Trials, , etc.). McCaig's historical piece about the remote Virginia region where he lives and why he gave up Manhattan is unfocused and gets the book off to an uncertain start. Nor do the two-page essays, written for radio, and the longer essays, created for publications such as . Early life and education. McCaig was born in Butte, Montana and served in the United States Marine Corps for two years. He received a BA in philosophy from Montana State University in and subsequently completed postgraduate studies in shepherding and sheepdogs.. Career. He had a brief but successful career on New York's Madison Avenue before moving to a . Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Seeking Through Scotland for a Border Collie; Rhett Butler's People; Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War; Man Who Made the Devil Glad; Eminent Dogs.   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/5(3).

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Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia.

McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication/5(56). Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is an exploration of the dedication it takes for frequently laconic enthusiasts to breed, train, and sometimes part with their remarkable Border Collies.

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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.

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Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men describes his journey to find a second dog for his farm. The first couple of chapters are an introduction to sheepdogs, sheepmen, and the sheepherding trials where both men and dogs show their skill – or lack of skill.

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This book focuses on working dogs and the life that goes on around them. I think I will read some of his other genre books. Jay. One person found this helpful Plus, it's a good read.

I've read "Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men" twice in print and once on CD. McCaig is often lyrical. I'll happily read anything that has the power of song on a flat /5(48). Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia.

McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication/5(). Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching Through Scotland for a Border Collie (English Edition) eBook: McCaig, Donald: : Tienda Kindle/5(45). Genre/Form: Anecdotes Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: McCaig, Donald.

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"EMINENT DOGS, DANGEROUS MEN" By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. The Virginia rancher and author of the talking-dog saga Nop's Trials () sniffs around the world of the border collie.

McCaig's border collie (a.k.a. sheep dog), Pip, is ripe for pasture, so the author heads to Scotland to find. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is a hymn of praise to working border collies and their shepherds.

The 'eminent dogs' are those collies which achieve miracles at sheepdog trials, and the 'dangerous men' are their handlers, shepherds who, like border collies, work 'because', because when you are working, you become whole, and for a short while after.

Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia.

McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication/5(4). Get this from a library. Eminent dogs, dangerous men. [Donald McCaig; Nelson Runger] -- American sheep farmer Donald McCaig goes to Scotland in search of the perfect sheepdog.

How McCaig finally finds his "wee bonny Gael" is a story of determination and faith. Eminent dogs, dangerous men. [Donald McCaig] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create # Large type books\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. In "Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men," Mr. McCaig sets out from his farm in Appalachian Virginia to become even more civilized. He goes to Scotland in search of an ideal border collie for sheep herding. Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men is the story of Donald McCaig's search through rural Scotland for just the right sheepdog to bring back to his farm in West Virginia.

McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication.Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching through Scotland for a Border Collie by Donald McCaig avg rating — ratings — published — 14 editions.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.