Cruft's is the most famous dog show in Britain, if not the world. But how do dogs (and their owners) get there? And how difficult, strange, funny, and even slightly unbelievable, is the road to Supreme Champion? Now, Carolyn Mentieth follows five hopeful hounds and their owners from Cruft's 2009, through a year of preparation to reach the Holy Grail - the 2010 show...What a truly remarkable selection of canines (and humans) they are! Meet a toy poodle, and her outrageously camp handler, "the Vidal Sassoon of the doggie world"; a rare Dandie Dinmont terrier and his paparazzi photographer owner, who wins the "most looks like his Dog" contest hands-down; Disco the Chinese Water Dog and her owner, the reigning British Heelwork to Music champions; a blunt and tactless Northern breeder of Lowland Sheepdogs; and Jo-Ann and her Staffordshire Bull Terrier - a thankfully well-behaved and civilised animal from a dog-breeding world of tattoos and beer. This is a book to appeal both to those who already love dogs, and those who have no interest in them but every interest in the truly fascinating and amazing creatures called human beings. Who will get to the Show - and will they win?
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd