The Dogs That Made Australia

The Dogs That Made Australia 3

The Story of the Dogs That Brought About Australia's Transformation From Starving Colony To Modern Pastoral Power

by Guy Hull

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/06/2018

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RRP  $32.99 $25.78

Hunter. Worker. Legend. The untold story of the dog's role in building our nation.

Everyone knows Australia rode on the sheep's back.  But do they know just how much those sheep depended on the dog?  Working dogs made a huge contribution tothe success of the Australian wool and beef industries.

Indeed, they provided the means to feed a starving colony; guard fledgling colonial agricultural enterprises; and extend a sheep and beef industry that fed the world. Never has Australia had a workforce that asked for so little and yet produced so much.

The Dogs That Made Australia is a vividand meticulously researched history of Australia told through the story of the dingo, the dogs that were imported and bred here, and the humans who loved, feared and worked them.

Australasian & Pacific history
Paperback / softback
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HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Guy Hull

Guy Hull is a qualified and experienced dog behaviourist possessed of an encyclopaedic knowledge of dog breeds, crossbreeds and types; their histories and traits, as well as a passion for the historic and current role of the dog in Australian society.

Based in southern NSW, Guy has managed dog shelters and runs dog behaviour workshops. He rejects the label ‘dog whisperer', though that is how many people consider him.

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  • Full of information

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    The book was extremely interesting for me because I used to be A pedigree dog and cat breeder. However, I did find some parts a bit repetitive. If you can overlook that, it is a very good read.

  • Good history lesson

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    Provides a good bit of Australian history of humans as well as dogs - from the author's point of view. Slow reading for when I have nothing to do but still enjoyable otherwise.