Category: Kelpie vs Collie Training

  • Kelpie v Collie (8) Lack of Dedication & Inconsistency

    Page 8 of 14 – go to page 1 Red’s capable, but can’t really be bothered I’m sorry if this isn’t what you Kelpie fans want to hear, but I’m being absolutely honest here. Yep – he’s a great character.Yep – he’s a joy to have around.Yep – he’s (usually) very obedient.Yep – he can […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (7) Red’s Promising, Mossie’s Unbelievable!

    Page 7 of 14 – go to page 1 An amazing little dog At just over five months of age, Red’s really taken us by surprise. This picture shows him circling his sheep a couple of days ago. (Click the image for a larger version). We’ve taken him to sheep a few times and to […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (6) Red Shows Determination

    Page 6 of 14 – go to page 1 Red’s five months old now. The changes in him are noticeable almost daily. Although he’s very active and would apparently play all day, he’s curiously obedient. Where collies may have to be told several times, it seems Red learns immediately. When corrected, he’ll sometimes look thoughtful […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (5) Growing Up & Starting Work

    Page 5 of 14 – go to page 1 Red’s film star look Red’s certainly not shy when it comes to posing for the camera. (Click the image for a larger version). What a well behaved little chap he is. Apart from a passion for being heard, Red’s no trouble at all. He’s eager to […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (4) Finding their Feet and Growing!

    Page 4 of 14 – go to page 1 Red keeps improving Red’s finding his feet now. He’s mixing with all the dogs and is not afraid of any of them despite some quite rough playing. At last he’s trotting happily into his pen (rather than having to be carried in every time) and when […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (3) Red & Mossie’s Progress

    Page 3 of 14 – go to page 1 Red’s progress This picture will tell you how Red’s settling in! He’s playing with Mossie who is ten weeks older, and much larger. Red was never going to be short of confidence but his first few days here were naturally cautious. Now, he’s quite full of […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (2) Red and Mossie’s Training So Far…

    Kelpie v Collie (2) Red and Mossie’s Training So Far…

    Page 2 of 14 – go to page 1 Red’s work We dont normally allow a pup of Red’s age to go near sheep because a threatening sheep can permanently ruin a dog’s confidence, but when we collected Red, he’d already been to sheep. The farmer (Meirion) demonstrated this as you’ll see from the picture, […]

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  • Kelpie v Collie (1) Sheepdog Training Comparison

    Kelpie v Collie (1) Sheepdog Training Comparison

    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 […]

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