Category: Our Dogs and Pups

  • Border Collie Sheepdogs Come in Assorted Colours!

    Border Collie Sheepdogs Come in Assorted Colours!

    We love coloured dogs and we’ve had a few over the years! Yesterday’s post about so-called mis-marked puppies sparked a lot of response, mostly on Facebook and Twitter. One of the questions we were asked was whether we train Merle or Red and White dogs. Yes, we’ve trained quite a number over the years, but […]

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  • How do you feel about mis-marked puppies?

    How do you feel about mis-marked puppies?

    We love coloured dogs and we’ve had a few over the years! Yesterday’s post about so-called mis-marked puppies sparked a lot of response, mostly on Facebook and Twitter. There’s nothing unusual about this. We’ve noticed over the years that some people strongly dislike unusual markings on dogs. I can remember once when we had a […]

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  • Kay – always there, giving her best

    Kay – always there, giving her best

    If we’ve had any success in the sheepdog training sphere, we owe much of it to Kay. Kay’s taught us such a lot over the years. She’s one of those dog that somehow just knows what needs to be done, and despite not being in the first flush of youth, and being partially deaf, she’s […]

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  • Andy’s First Dog, Dot

    Andy’s First Dog, Dot

    Fifteen years ago today. This is little Dot, the herding dog that changed my life! She features in our Sheepdog Training Article (written in 2003). We had a lot of fun with Dot. In the early stages of her training I very nearly returned Dot to her breeder because she wasn’t doing the things I […]

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  • Cooling off in the pond on a hot day!

    Cooling off in the pond on a hot day!

    Puppy Faye and the dogs don’t like it too hot Three years ago today, the weather was unexpectedly hot – just as it is in the UK today. Unlike today though, we’d just had a spell of really heavy rain, and our (normally dried up) pond had some water in it for a change, so […]

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  • It’s our bed so we’ll sleep in it!

    It’s our bed so we’ll sleep in it!

    Dog beds are for sleeping in – whichever way up they happen to be! This time last year, these pups weren’t put off by their bed being propped against the wall to dry. They just climbed in and went to sleep as though nothing had happened. Go to the original blog and photos.

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  • Meet the Sheepdogs (from Five Years Ago)

    Meet the Sheepdogs (from Five Years Ago)

    Some of our working sheepdogs at rest We thought you’d like to see this picture of some of the dogs taking a break from playing. The picture was taken on this day five years ago (20th May 2012).

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  • The Girls are growing fast

    The Girls are growing fast

    They have different personalities, but Maddie and Mew are in full agreement when it comes to sheep The Girls have attained the great age of five months and the honeymoon’s over, so far as playing in the field is concerned. When the dogs move out into the field the sheep (generally) retreat to a far […]

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