The Working Lurcher begins with the basic standards required in a lurcher about to start work and describes the different quarry species and traditional methods of bringing each to hand, as well as the types of lurcher best suited to each task. The author describes her own hunting experiences in detail to give a full picture of the animal at work. The Working Lurcher is a celebration of the traditional skills before the introduction of the hunting ban in the United Kingdom.
Jackie Drakeford is a widely-respected author of dog-care titles, and she writes for a number of countryside publications. She is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor and Behaviourist and and is also a founding member of GEM Ferret Care Group. She lives in Sussex, England.