" 'Bess' was a Police Dog in the 1970s with the Kent County Constabulary in England, who was partnered with the author. She was a very distinctive looking German Shepherd Dog with non erect ears (Due to a shoulder operation affecting their carriage), who by all accounts was a very successful, well liked and respected Police Dog with a long active service.
The story is told from Bess' perspective with additional comments by the author where needed. The narrative is fast paced, informative, reflects the author's sense of humour, and does not become melancholy at the end when covering the demise of Bess, unlike some accounts of the lives of other dogs.
The book is well served by the author's personal photographs and copies of reports pertaining to Bess' work, which proves beyond measure that she was an outstanding Police Dog. The book also proves that she was partnered with an outstanding handler who carried on his success with dogs until his retirement. What a great combination...
As the book is set in Kent, I can identify with a lot of the places therein, such as the Medway Towns and Blue Bell Hill (Site of the famous Blue Bell Hill Ghost which Bess tried to track unsuccessfully, as described in the book), as I was born and brought up in that county.
If you like dogs, history and the thrill of a story well told, then please take a look at this book! "
Book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Signed by the author on the title page. Printed in 1992, first edition.