Synopses & Reviews
Whether at rest, work, or play, or hamming it up for the camera, Jack Russell terriers cant help but be adorable. Originally bred as hunting dogs in 19th-century England, these days they spend more time chasing photo ops than foxes—at least in the world of photographer Andy Hughes, who spends his days canine-spotting across the UK and U.S. to document the intelligence, tenacity, and quirky personalities of these endearing animals. A somewhat embarrassing discovery—that Hughes had more photos of dogs than people—led him to celebrate his dogs-eye view of life, culminating in a trip to the Sunshine State Jack Russell Terrier Club Trials in Florida to capture the paws célèbre in motion. The playful and spontaneous shots in I, Jack Russell are accompanied by Hughess happy musings about the hounds that have him spellbound. Contributions by two renowned dog experts set the photos in context.
About the Author
Andy Hughes is a photographer whose works center on the environment. John Bradshaw is the author of the bestseller Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet and founder of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York City.