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rdfs:label
  • The Rancher
rdfs:comment
  • The Rancher is a pale-haired older longpaw with pale fur on his face, and crinkled, sun beaten skin in Alpha's Tale. He is a tough longpaw who is quicker than he appears, training Alpha with a long pole. He is known for leading his Longpaw Fangs and maintaining a ranch that includes hens, horses and sheep and as the Alpha of the Longpaw Fangs Pack. His training is strict, using a metal choking leash or collar to make an unwilling dog obey, giving a treat if done properly.
dcterms:subject
speaker a
  • Dog
speaker b
  • Zorro
quote a
  • I'm not one of you.
quote b
  • You will be. The Rancher wants it, so that's what will happen.
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Appearances
  • Alpha's Tale
Status
  • Unknown
Past
  • Unknown
Name
  • Rancher
Dead
  • N/A
Speaker
  • Dog's thoughts on the Longpaw Fangs and the Rancher
  • Calamity to Dog about the Rancher
  • Calamity to Dog on the Rancher
  • Calamity to Wolf about the Rancher and her Pack
  • Dog seeing the Rancher for the first time
  • Dog's thinking about the Rancher
  • Dog's thoughts on the Rancher
  • Narrator on the Rancher
Species
  • Human
Alive
  • Alpha's Tale
Names
  • Alpha: Rancher/Alpha
Rank
  • Alpha
Description
  • Zorro about the Rancher
Current
  • Longpaw Fangs
Page Number
  • 50
  • 51
  • 65
  • 67
  • 69
  • 70
  • 72
  • 88
  • 89
Breed
  • Longpaw
Family
  • Unknown
Gender
  • Male
Source
Quote
  • This is my family. The Rancher. Sundance and Zorro and Belle. Whatever else they are, they're my Pack.
  • When [Dog] followed the longpaw out into the meadow for his training, it was as if they'd been working together for many moons instead of just one. The Rancher gave a command, and Dog's body obeyed it.
  • Would it be so bad to work for the Rancher, to do his bidding and hear his voice praise Dog for a job well done? To be appreciated by a strong Alpha? I'd like to please the Rancher.
  • [The Rancher's eyes] were crinkled in the longpaw's sun-beaten skin, and there was a sharp intelligent light in them. Dog's hide tightened and his leg muscles shivered. Something about the Rancher told him that escape from this place was not going to be easy.
  • The Rancher is your Alpha now, Wolf. Just accept that, and do as he tells you. The sooner you learn it, the sooner the collar will stop squeezing you.
  • And it was strange, but somewhere deep in his bones he began to feel a tug at the sound of the Rancher's voice. He struggled against the urge to respond, desperately trying to resist, to remind himself that he was a wild wolf... but without disobeying so that the Rancher would use the squeeze collar or give him another sharp tap across the muzzle with his stick.
  • [The barn door] wasn't latched or locked; the Rancher knew his dogs would never run away. He was their Alpha, wasn't he?
  • It was the Rancher who brought you in. He's the one who put the collar on you. And he must have a reason, because the Rancher doesn't keep anything he doesn't have a use for.
  • I won't take his stinking rewards. I hate him, and I hate his Fangs.
  • It was obvious to Dog that [the Fierce Dogs] really did see the Rancher as their Alpha. At the first sound of his voice, each dog would leap to obey, and when they'd done what he asked, he gave them a something fine-smelling from a pouch at his side.
ref
  • ''Alpha's Tale, page 34
abstract
  • The Rancher is a pale-haired older longpaw with pale fur on his face, and crinkled, sun beaten skin in Alpha's Tale. He is a tough longpaw who is quicker than he appears, training Alpha with a long pole. He is known for leading his Longpaw Fangs and maintaining a ranch that includes hens, horses and sheep and as the Alpha of the Longpaw Fangs Pack. His training is strict, using a metal choking leash or collar to make an unwilling dog obey, giving a treat if done properly.