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A list of our blogs since January 2010. Compact List

I’m in trouble again . . .

Chihuahua Alfie with a border collie puppy
This is me telling a border collie puppy, who's wears the trousers around here! No I don't mean the picture - that was taken in April 2007 when I first arrived here. When you're so much smaller than the other ... Read more

Who said Chihuahuas aren’t tough?

Chihuahua x Papillon and Chihuahua dogs in the snow
Chihuahua x Papillon Chester (left) and Chihuahua Alfie, enjoying themselves in the January snow. I thought you'd like to see this picture of Chester and me in the snow today - and not a dog coat in sight! We both ... Read more

Elitist? . . Me?

I can’t believe it, but I’m getting complaints. I’m accused of elitism. It’s not elitism, it’s called noblesse oblige - we Chihuahuas have responsibilities. Chihuahuas are born to be adored leaders, firm but fair (ish). Collies, Kelpies, Huntaways and Corgis, ... Read more

Sheepdog in the making.

Border collie sheepdog Jill produced a litter of puppies last night
Mog may only be very young, compared to some of the sheepdogs, but she’s already started work (well, nursery) and Andy’s extremely proud of her. She can’t do much at the moment, but that’s not because she doesn’t want to ... Read more

It’s not that I mind puppies . . .

While I write this, Chester is sitting on the window ledge, watching the dogs in the yard and shouting out encouragement or disapproval as the occasion demands. Mainly disapproval. I know I said we’d have puppies in January, but it ... Read more

And as though border collies weren’t enough . . .

Great Dane Lily
Lily the Great Dane There are two other dogs here that aren’t sheepdogs. Lily is a Great Dope (I mean, Great Dane) and Eris is a half-Deerhound lurcher. Eris (whose name is borrowed from the Greek goddess for strife and ... Read more

As if we don’t have enough collies around the place already!

Rough coated black and white border collie bitch Connie, looking at the camera with her tongue out!
Rough coated black and white border collie bitch Connie, looking at the camera with her tongue out! A nice man, who trains dogs for sheepdog trials, drove all the way from Powys a few days ago with some dogs for ... Read more

Female border collies causing chaos as usual!

The yard has been in chaos all weekend. Some of the girls have come into season (apparently that’s what happens when females live together in a group) and they can’t play with the other dogs out in the field. Don’t ... Read more

I’m a chihuahua, get me out of here!

Alfie the chihuahua sitting upright, regally looking into the distance
Alfie just knows he's as good as any dog! I think it’s time to put the record straight. The Border collies around here are getting the impression that they’re somehow important. Just to explain things, I’m a Chihuahua called Alfie, ... Read more

Training area? What training area?

Photo of a group of sheepdogs drinking icy water in the snow
Thirsty work this! Another picture showing the state of our sheepdog training area!It will be some weeks before we can start training again, so those of you who are hoping to attend training courses, please keep in touch with the ... Read more

Dogs just wanna have fun!

Photo of Border Collie Sheepdogs playing on a frosty field
The sheep may not be enjoying the winter weather but the dogs certainly are. Eli and Connie (see photo) have been having a great time playing together recently ... Read more

SHEEPDOG TRAINING SUSPENDED !

Photo of sheep standing around in a snow covered field with a large oak tree behind them.
Sheep stand waiting for some food. They cannot get to the grass when it's covered with snow. Sadly, we must suspend all sheepdog training for the near future. We have been snow-bound for a week now and more snow is ... Read more

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