After the sale of Buck, his new owner was the Scotch Half breed. After that it was Charles, Hal, and Mercedes. The first owner, the Scotch Half breed wasn’t in the Yukon for gold, he delivered mail to the people that were looking for gold. He treats the dogs very good. He takes care of the dogs before himself. When it’s time for dinner, the dogs eat first then he does. He takes care of the dogs’ paws as well. He may push the dogs hard but after a long day he treats them well. The Scotches half breed sold Buck not too long after he got him. He sold him to amateurs Their names were Charles, Hal, and Mercedes. They had no idea what they were doing. They put everything onto the sled and that made it hard for the dogs to pull the sled. They wouldn’t take anything off the sled and they pushed the dogs too hard all day, everyday. Aftering pushing the dogs hard they didn’t take good care of the dogs. That was very hard for all the dogs. All the dogs who were getting tired slowly dying. Buck has one last owner, but the rest of the dogs stay where they are.John Thornton sees the amateurs that are harming the dogs. He sees that Charles is beating Buck. Thornton tells him not to beat Buck because Buck can’t do anything. Then Thornton cuts Buck out of his traces. John Thornton keeps Buck and the rest of the dogs stay with Charles. John Thornton is the best owner that Buck has had. John is caring and gentle with his dogs.He takes good care of his dogs, especially Buck. They have a special relationship with one another. Buck will do anything for John Thornton. The wild is calling Buck but he never goes too far because he remembers how great John Thornton is and goes back. John Thornton is the ideal master. He is the owner that all dogs would want.
Buck has had many different owners that treat him different everywhere he went. Out of all the owners that Buck has had John Thornton is his favorite. Sadly John Thornton is attacked and died. This happening leaves Buck to fend for himself. Buck seems lost until he finds the wolves. The wolves give him a test to see if he can make it with them and he passes the test. Buck is now on top once more. He had gone from king to a beaten dog. Then back to a king that runs with the wolves.