When Farmer Buzzard’s collie, Kay, has four puppies, he doesn’t know what to do. Three are fine puppies, which he can sell, but the fourth is the ugliest puppy ever. No one wants to buy him and, as he grows, it becomes clear he’ll never make a sheepdog – and he certainly isn’t house-trained!

Poor Smasher is always getting into trouble, but it’s not his fault! How was he supposed to know it was wrong to chase those chickens?

Farmer Buzzard is too kind-hearted to get rid of Smasher, and eventually, when a burglar calls, the big dog has a chance to prove his worth.

This audiobook is read by the legendary Bernard Cribbins. Listen to a sample below:

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