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  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143779926
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

Amazing Aussie Dogs




True Blue tales of clever and courageous canines.

Some say Australia was built on the sheep’s back, but it’s just as true to say our nation was built in the dog kennel – after all, it was the dogs that were rounding up the sheep.
Australians love their dogs – we’re home to more than 4 million pet pooches – and they love us right back. These are the stories of some of our most remarkable canine companions, embodying the spirit of hard work, mateship and larrikinism.
Dogs like DJ the border collie, who survived for days after falling into floodwater near Lismore. Kimmy the kelpie, who sold for a record-breaking amount at a working-dog auction. Basil the Rottweiler, who defied the misconceptions about his breed and saved a drowning child. And Lexi the Jack Russell terrier, who learned to ‘drive’ a ute through the paddocks on her farm.
Our faithful four-legged friends save us from peril, inspire works of art and offer unwavering loyalty. In Amazing Aussie Dogs, Laura Greaves brings to life these inspirational true stories of our homegrown heroes.

  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143779926
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Laura Greaves

Laura Greaves is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and proud ‘crazy dog lady’. She has spent more than twenty years writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world . She is the author of the collections Incredible Dog Journeys, Dogs with Jobs, The Rescuers, Miracle Mutts, Extraordinary Old Dogs, A Dog's Best Friend, the children’s book Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs, as well as three romantic comedy novels, Be My Baby, The Ex-Factor and Two Weeks ’Til Christmas, all of which feature an extensive supporting cast of cheeky canines. She has twice won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Rio Award, which recognises the best book about a dog that has impacted a human’s life in a profoundly positive way.

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