Category: Our Dogs and Pups

  • Fifteen years ago these two changed our lives

    Fifteen years ago these two changed our lives

    Little did we know what was around the corner! This photo of Dot and Glen in the boot of Gill’s car, after a January training session, brought memories flooding back to us. Once Dot (left) and later Glen came along, our sheepdog training took on a much more serious and informed nature. Gill and I […]

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  • Sometimes I Really Miss Carew!

    Sometimes I Really Miss Carew!

    Since Carew left here, Kay’s hearing has deteriorated badly, and occasionally we’re stuck for a skilled dog It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly two years since Carew left here and to be honest, there have been a few occasions when I’ve wished she was still here. One such occasion was only a week or […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • All Safely Gathered in

    All Safely Gathered in

    Memories of Kay and Carew at Dean Farm on this day four years ago! Regular readers will know that we often gather sheep for our landlord John, at Dean Farm. This is a typical picture of Kay (left) and Carew keeping an eye on the sheep which they’ve just put safely into a building. Our […]

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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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