It's the playfulness of the Labrador retriever - perhaps even more than its eagerness to please and learn - that has made Robert F. Jones an owner and enthusiast of the breed for nearly thirty years. While most upland bird hunters prefer a surefire pointing breed, Jones delights in the existential rhythm of working the fields with a good flushing dog - it's the spontaneity and the teamwork, not the number of kills, that mark the spirit of the hunt for him. During the past eleven years, Luke, a black Lab who's nearing ...

Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education 1997, Noonday Press

ISBN-13: 9780374525026

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Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education 1992, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374194444