Category: Our Sheepdogs at Work

  • 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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  • 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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  • Bronwen – arguably our best sheepdog ever!

    Bronwen – arguably our best sheepdog ever!

    At Dean Farm today, Bronwen worked supremely well Knowing she can be somewhat “trigger happy” when it comes disciplining an errant sheep, I really didn’t expect Bronwen to be a serious contender for being our best herding sheepdog ever, but her recent performances have been superb. She still needs watching in a stressful situation, but […]

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  • Carew Shows How to Pen Sheep!

    Carew shows how to pen some reluctant sheep We came across this short clip from a couple of years ago, and thought we’d share it with you. Notice that the task is much more difficult because Carew’s pushing the sheep into the pen on her own. Penning sheep is far easier for the dog if […]

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  • Bronwen excels under pressure at Dean Farm

    Bronwen excels under pressure at Dean Farm

    Working with sheep today was wet and extremely muddy, but Kay and Bronwen got the work done in style We had a very busy day gathering sheep today. First, we moved a bunch of ewes along the lane to a new field, where they joined another flock and put them through the race for ultrasound […]

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  • Bronwen Rises to Kay’s Challenge

    Bronwen Rises to Kay’s Challenge

    Not to be outdone by Kay’s improved performance yesterday, Bronwen took charge of today’s gather and was outstanding Until now I’ve left the bulk of sheep gathering to Kay because Bronwen had a habit of cutting in and bringing only part of the flock at a time. She’d go back for more if commanded, but […]

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