Barossa dog whisperer's book a sell out

Tanunda's Norm Keast, the man behind the Coolies' dog shows, says he is humbled by the community's response to the release of his book.

Tanunda's Norm Keast, the man behind the Coolies' dog shows, says he is humbled by the community's response to the release of his book.

The Barossa community has left Tanunda's 96-year-old Norm Keast both humbled and pleased with the overwhelming response to his book 'The Boy and his Black Dog'.

The self-published autobiography has been flying out the door, across the state and interstate, since it was released to the public last week through the Barossa Herald in Nuriootpa.

As a result all copies have sold, with only those ordered over the phone and at the counter available in the office.

However, it's still good news as Norm is placing another order for those still keen to grab a copy.

Barossa's long-time identity is well-known for his attraction 'Norm's Coolies' which brought people from around the globe to his Tanunda property and entertained by his special breed of working dogs.

The book documents his life before his birth until today, highlighting his years of farming at Riverton and how he became a successful 'dog whisperer'.

"You cannot handle sheep very well without a good dog," he shares.

'The Boy and his Black Dog' is available for $15 and once available, will be sold through the Barossa Herald with details provided in print and online.

Those still to collect their ordered books can visit The Barossa Herald office, 1/16 Second Street, Nuriootpa or phone Michelle on 0476 816 078.