Category: Our Dogs and Pups

  • Pic of the Day – Eric’s finding his place

    Pic of the Day – Eric’s finding his place

    AND his name! It turns out that the Chihuahua, formerly known as Emrys, is actually called Eric. Eric’s been with us for a week now, and is starting to find his place within the pack. I’d assumed that Eric’s “pack” would be the existing small dogs, Alfie and Chester, but Eric’s clearly aiming higher than […]

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  • Pic of the day – Puppies! Hurrah!

    We’re delighted that one of our favourite collies, Isla, has produced a litter of seven fabulous puppies. Of course we’re just assuming, at the moment, that they’ll be fabulous, but with Isla for a mother, and a father like Ezra, what else could they possibly be? The puppies, four girls and three boys, were born […]

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  • Happy sheepdog, happy shepherd & vice versa

    Smooth coated, but no smooth operator, Max is the focus of our next tutorial. In 2011 we bought a dog who’s since become famous (or infamous) in our household. We expected Max to be a problem, that was why we chose him, but he tested our resolve on more than one occasion! We know, from […]

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  • Three Years Ago Today!

    Three Years Ago Today!

    As we await the coming storms, remember March 2013 As we bask in glorious sunshine today it’s hard to imagine there are some unpleasant storms approaching the UK. I was looking through some old photos recently and came across some which I took on this day (March 25th) in 2013. We don’t expect (or want) […]

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  • The End of an Era – Mel

    The End of an Era – Mel

    So sad to report that Mel died yesterday One day I’ll write a page in memory of Mel. She’s probably the greatest sheepdog we’ve ever had the privilege to know and work with. Mel’s daughter Carew was far easier to control around sheep, and was definitely easier to stop (I couldn’t actually get Mel to […]

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  • Pic of the day – Catching up

    Pic of the day – Catching up

    Life’s slowly returning to normal after a trying month There’s been a distinct lack of news here in recent weeks, due to our domestic ‘flu epidemic (if two makes an epidemic). Luckily we weren’t ill at the same time, but for some weeks we’ve been operating with a skeleton staff, first Andy and then me, […]

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  • Pics of the day: The morning run

    Pics of the day: The morning run

    A random selection of sheepdogs, out and about If a fox were to carry a Frisbee, then it would look like this. I say “if”, but we’re pretty sure that foxes do carry the dog toys out of the field sometimes. We’ve found long-lost soft toys a couple of fields away – and extremely pungent! […]

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  • Pic of the day: Post “Storm Imogen”

    Pic of the day: Post “Storm Imogen”

    After five days in Storm Imogen’s clutches… …the dogs are enjoying some watery sunshine, and Tucker’s looking stylish. We’ve had a wet and windy few days, in common with most of the UK of course. Although we still made sure that the dogs had their usual exercise sessions, it always seems unfair to bring the […]

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