Lad, a champion thoroughbred collie, is more than a family pet. He is a self-sacrificing guardian of home and family, utterly devoted to Master and Mistress. He is also a patient teacher, a loyal friend, and a courageous protector and playmate of children. Everything about Lad sets him apart.
Set in the early 1900s, each chapter is based on a true story about Lad's life, told through the eyes of his loving Master and author of the book, Albert Payson Terhune. Join Lad in the moving tales of his adventures, tragedies, and triumphs and grow to love Lad, a "thoroughbred in body and soul."