Harford Logan has spent a lifetime working and winning trials with his Border Collies but ask him what's so special about them and he's likely to look somewhere in the middle distance and eventually reply, "Well, now, that's hard to put into a few words." And that's why he's written this book - an uplifting tale of one man's love of life in the country, the characters he has met along the way and the dog to which he owes it all - the Border Collie. Harford's respect for his dogs shines through as we are introduced to some of his most remarkable collies and he explains what a true handler-dog relationship is all about. He shares his own personal approach to finding and recognising a great Border Collie and then becoming the trainer and handler which a dog of that quality deserves. But you'll find more than just tips and tactics on owning and training a dog in this book. From the first page you're drawn into a richly entertaining world where sheepdog trials, and the countryside they take place in, are the backdrop to some serious fun. Once you've read this book you'll see both Border Collies and the role of the shepherd in a whole new light.