Many incredible dogs have lived at the National Trust places and still do in Britain. This delightful book, ‘Dogs of the National Trust’ by Amy Fleden tells their stories, from faithful Gelert immortalised in stone at Beddgelert and the celebrated Spaniels bred at Clumber Park, to the tiny Pekingese inhabiting Ightham Mote’s enormous stone-built kennel – originally built to house Dido the St Bernard.

Discover the dogs at the side of some of Britain’s greatest figures, such as Churchill’s Poodle Rufus, Agatha Christie’s beloved ‘dog in a thousand’ Peter and Thomas Hardy’s tyrannical Terrier Wessex, who delighted his master but terrorised guests.

You’ll also meet the canine colleagues who live and work at National Trust places today.  Whether herding sheep, guarding historical homes or greeting guests, these faithful dogs continue the legacy of man’s best friend to this day.

Quote from ‘Dogs of the National Trust’ book

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.