Archie continues his quest to become a national jumping champion and, unexpectedly, becomes a local hero too.
In this book, Archie and Louise catch a thief who has stolen books from Louise’s grandparents’ bookshop. Subsequently, they find out about the roles Airedale Terriers have played in the past, being police dogs, and messenger dogs in the First World War. They make new friends with Maggie and her guide dog Ivy. Such experiences make Archie question his role in life as a family pet and a jumping champion.
Meanwhile, Archie is training hard for his competitions. Rory, Louise’s brother, becomes involved with team agility classes, but just when preparations are going well, disaster strikes, and another training centre must be found urgently. The new location is already known to Archie and holds bad memories for him. Archie realises that he must overcome his fears and move on if he wishes to achieve his dream.
The opposition becomes more challenging as the national finals get nearer. When the competition day arrives, old rivals meet up, and a new team appears. Can his team beat them? Then Archie goes head-to-head with the new team leader in the individual jumping competition.
Life is never easy. All Archie can do is try his best and hope that will be good enough. Surely, fame is just a jump away!
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