This comprehensive manual covers everything readers need to know about working Bedlingtons. Diverse subjects are covered including using these working terriers as gun dogs, for tracking wounded game, lamping, ferreting and for rabbit hawking. The book discusses comparisons of working dogs, pure show types and show dogs that work, whilst exploring the viability of the Bedlington terrier as a base line for producing the working lurcher and other types of out-crossing. The book covers accurate reference to the law as it stands today and gives examples of pre-ban hunting in the UK and abroad. This is not a breed manual and does not cover dog health, or how to breed puppies. But if you want to know about great working Bedlingtons, past and present, then this book is the very next best thing to being out there in the field yourself.
John Glover has a great love for the countryside and has spent a lifetime hunting rabbits and other vermin and fishing the local canals and lakes in North Warwickshire. Through his breeding programmes he has been a major contributor to improving the working Bedlington, with particular emphasis to prey drive and good coats. He has judged many other breeds, including working Whippets, Lurchers and various working terriers. John has been a prolific writer of articles for over twenty years, having written for the local and sporting press covering many subjects including angling, ferreting, ratting, falconry, trapping, shooting and most breeds of working terrier and running dog.