Lad: A Dog  (1919) 
by Albert Payson Terhune

The correct title of this work is Lad: A Dog. For technical reasons a colon cannot be used in the title.

This work comprises twelve short stories first published in magazines. The novel is loosely based on the life of Terhune's real-life rough collie, Lad. Born in 1902, the real-life Lad was an unregistered collie of unknown lineage originally owned by Terhune's father. Lad's death in 1918 was mourned by many of the story's fans, particularly children.

Author’s DedicationEdit

My book is dedicated
To The Memory Of
Thoroughbred in body and soul



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.

This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.