Category: Pic of the Day

  • Too Many Puppies in One Bed!

    Too Many Puppies in One Bed!

    Lots of memories, but was it really six years ago today? We couldn’t resist showing you this photo of a whole bunch of puppies crowded into one bed! There are lots of fond memories here for us – and it’s a lovely picture too! The pair at the front left are Dulcie (tricolour) and Gloria, […]

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  • Is it wise to buy more than one puppy?

    Is it wise to buy more than one puppy?

    The short answer is “no – it’s a bad idea”. From time to time, people ask if they can buy more than one puppy from us. It’s very rare that we say yes. When you buy a puppy or even a trained sheepdog, it’s very important that the new dog ‘bonds’ with you as quickly […]

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  • Jet Joins the Dean Farm Set!

    Jet Joins the Dean Farm Set!

    Jet’s right on the ball with her first gather at Dean Farm With her mother Kay being out of action because she’s “in season” at the moment (Kay’s one of those females who’s work is sometimes affected by her seasons) it seemed like a good time to let young Jet try her paw at some […]

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  • Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Kelpie Molly earns her wings!

    Despite having little training to date, Molly’s reached basic Sheepdog Status! Sheepdog training sessions have been somewhat few and far between here recently, because we’ve been busy updating the sheepdog training tutorials as well as working on the website. So after a really good session with Scylla today, I thought it was high time Molly […]

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  • Big Fella in the Rain!

    Big Fella in the Rain!

    Ezra looking the part as he shelters from the rain Out with the dogs a few days ago, Gill and I took shelter under our big oak tree as the light rain became heavy. The dogs joined us under there, and as I had the camera with me, I used the opportunity to take some […]

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  • Farewell to Bronwen (her talent was wasted here)!

    Farewell to Bronwen (her talent was wasted here)!

    Bronwen’s gone to a new home in Gloucestershire where she’ll have a much larger flock of sheep to look after Training and selling sheepdogs is all very well, but, when it comes to selling a dog that you’re very fond of, it can be an extremely difficult decision. For a long time we felt that […]

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  • Wow! Kelpie Molly gets our ‘Man of the Match’ Award!

    Wow! Kelpie Molly gets our ‘Man of the Match’ Award!

    It’s taken a while, but Molly’s showing real commitment and keeping her sheep together very well If you’ve read our Kelpie vs Collie blog, you’ll know that we’ve had our ups and downs with Kelpies over the years, and I’ve personally been on the receiving end of some bitter comments from enthusiasts for what I […]

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  • A Surprise Turnout to Move a Few Sheep!

    A Surprise Turnout to Move a Few Sheep!

    Scylla and Ezra join Kay’s fun! We only have five acres of land here (about two hectares) and at the moment there are just twelve sheep on it. (More sheep coming soon). Because the land is where we exercise the dogs twice a day for their recreation, we need to be careful that the dogs […]

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