His Dog

Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 109 reviews)

Albert Payson Terhune, perhaps best known for his book Lad, a Dog (later turned into a popular movie), was also a breeder of collies and a journalist. Some of his collie lines survive to this day.

His Dog is a story about Link Ferris who finds an injured dog on his way home one evening. Knowing nothing about dogs, Link nurses the dog back to health and the two form a bond such as only can be formed between human and canine. Unable to locate the collie's owner, Link christens his dog 'Chum' who becomes invaluable in tending to the daily needs of his meager farm.

Unknown to Ferris however, Chum's original owners have been looking for their lost collie, and the story finds Link torn between that which he knows is morally right and his love for what he believes has become his dog. (Summary by Roger Melin) (3 hr 11 min)


1 - The Derelict 49:30 Read by Roger Melin
2 - The Battle 46:48 Read by Roger Melin
3 - The Ordeal 50:36 Read by Roger Melin
4 - The Choice 44:30 Read by Roger Melin


(4 stars)

things happen the way animals can change the lives of humans. what happens when we have to choose between the love of a human and the love of an animal

(5 stars)

Mr. Melin brings the story alive through his reading. Dogs are loyal to death, and all they have is us. Here is a story of a dog's unrelenting love that gave a lone man a new start in life, which brought him out of habits that were bound to destroy his future. Thank you, Roger for this wonderful rendition, I love the way you read, wish I could tell you that in person. Living in Asia now, your reading brings me closer to my home in California.


(5 stars)

A very predictable, but nice story. Is there ever a story about a Collie, where the dog isn't a hero? Thanks for reminding me of the other book, Lad, A Dog, which was a book from my childhood.

(5 stars)

If you like dogs this is a great old school story. Hats off to the narrator he did a great job, reminds me of John Wayne lol. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

(5 stars)

I love it! it is written well and very heart warming. The narrator makes the words come a live with the way he reads the story.


(4.5 stars)

A real love story is this trianglle--man, wife, and his/her/their dog.. Terhune and Melin, a winning combo.

a classic tale of unconditional love

(4 stars)

He has captured the spirit of the working collies but revealed the many failures of human nature.

(5 stars)

A story of the power of a dog’s love and loyalty to transform. If you love dogs, you will enjoy this one.