Page 1 of 14 Which will prove easier to train, and which will make the better sheepdog in the end, Australian Kelpie Red or Border Collie Mossie? Working Kelpie sheepdogs are now in common use throughout the UK and there’s a healthy debate over which makes the best sheepdog. To shed some light on the… Continue reading Kelpie v Collie (1) Sheepdog Training Comparison
Kay was just amazing during our sheepdog training course yesterday I’ve trained quite a number of sheepdogs over the years, and sometimes, I think I’ve seen just about everything but Kay was just amazing during our sheepdog training course yesterday. Not only did she work all day with just an hour for lunch but for… Continue reading Wonder Dog Kay!
Was May supposed to be this hot? We just ‘enjoyed’ a few days of exceptionally hot weather for the time of year. May is normally one of my favourite months but the past week has been seriously hot and I have to admit, I’m not good in hot weather. The dogs and sheep don’t relish it… Continue reading Phew! It’s So Hot!
Last week I had my first attempt at shearing sheep. I’ve watched sheep being sheared many times before but never actually had a go. I invested in some good quality Hauptner electric shears last year, with the intention of doing our own shearing in 2010. As you can imagine, sheep which are kept primarily to… Continue reading Sheep Shearing By Numbers.
Yesterday was such a lovely day! There are snowdrops in the garden and some of the buds on the shrubs are just beginning to grow. It’s still very early, of course (there was heavy snow in the south east yesterday) and things can still get very cold indeed, but every day the days get longer… Continue reading Do I detect a hint of spring?