Sound and systematic advice on hunting with lurchers with many anecdotes of the author's varied experiences. A graceful stablemate for more blood-spattered works such as Darcy's Extreme Lurcherwork and Running Dog Addiction. "A passion for working lurchers has been the driving force behind this book. With many of their traditional skills now difficult to uphold within the law, there is the risk of losing honest experience of what lies at the heart of this tremendously versatile working dog. The author writes from the perspective of one who really has seen it and done it in all its glorious diversity, and has clearly loved every minute... fascinating details and tales taken from Jackie Drakeford's own days and nights of hunting with lurchers from the south coast to the northernmost tip of Scotland... this book allows us to look over the author's shoulder and watch lurchers prowling around buries, working through thickets or stretched out at full pelt across open landscape." Chapters include: Firm foundations - basic standards and experience; The rabbiter's dog - ferrets, nets, lamps and hedgerows; The foxing lurcher - by day and night; The hare-coursing lurcher - competitive and pot-filling; The King's deer - history of the venison provider; Miscellaneous fur and feather - small vermin and gamebirds; Running dogs of Australia and America - kangaroos and coyotes.