Whether you regard it as a photographic exposition, an amusing objet d'art, or a shepherd's delight packed with visual and texual breed information, this is a unique gift book destined to adorn coffee tables around the globe.
This stunning collection of portraits shows sheep as you've never seen them before. Featuring commissioned studio photography of champion breeds styled to perfection prior to competition, the animals showcased here are works of ovine art. Beautiful color portraits of 42 different breeds from around the globe are accompanied by graphic charts containing all the essential breed information.
There's also a potted history of sheep, plus reportage photography of the behind-the-scenes primping and preening at the agricultural shows, to document the care lavished on prizewinning sheep as well as the nail-biting judging process.
Kathryn Dun is honorary secretary for the Sheep Veterinary Society. She qualified as a vet at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1992. She returned to the school in 1994 and works there as a farm vet in the farm animal teaching practice. While on duty there in 1997, she assisted with the delivery of Dolly, the famous cloned sheep. Kathryn helps show her familys North Country Cheviots and Scotch Mules at numerous events, including the Royal Highland Show.