Have a niece who lived on the outskirts of Karratha. She saw the Red Dog story as a romanticised version of the truth. Apparently it was not the nicest dog to have around, but hey, it's only a story, isn't it?
I don't have a favourite dog book because I get so attached to the dog's in the memoir/story that I am devastated when they die. I read Marley and Me up the chapter where they had to put him down and I have never finished the book as I'd be crying for, like, ever!