The Working Whippet
The Working Whippet is devoted to the breeding, training and preparation of the whippet for work in the field. Beginning with an introduction to the breed, its origins, role and importance in the past and today, the book then moves into practical tips on what to look for in a puppy, caring for the puppy, feeding, and worming, as well as early training, teaching skills for the field, working by day and night, care of the working dog, and selecting a stud dog, whelping, and rearing a litter. The Working Whippet contains valuable advice not only for owners of whippets, but also all running dogs.
Reviews for The Working Whippet
The invaluable information and useful tips which fill this book can equally be applied to lurchers as to purebred Whippets, and can only have been learnt by lots of practical experience with dogs… one of the most comprehensive books on the training of a specialist rabbit catching dog on the market. It’s worth every penny and deserves a spot on any lurcher man’s bookshelf
All you need to know about rabbit control the fast and natural way… former gamekeeper Helen Hansell has brought together everything you need to know about these dogs including advice on choosing a puppy, training them for work both at day and night, as well as a very useful chapter on breeding the dogs… If you’ve got a rabbit problem, this is the book for you.
Good value for money and worthy of a place on the shelf of any rabbit hunter.
Earth Dog Running Dog
This invaluable guide is illustrated in colour throughout and chapters include an introduction to the breed, what to look for in a puppy, feeding, working, teaching skills needed in the field and care of the working dog.