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  • Watch Dulcie Working at Dean Farm Early Today

    Herding sheepdog Dulcie controlling a yard crowded with sheep

    Follow Dulcie as she gathers a flock of sheep in the open field, and then takes them to the farm, where she guides them through the ‘sorting race’ so that the lambs which are ready for market can be ‘drafted out’. Dulcie works quickly and calmly as she brings the flock from the field into […]

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  • Dulcie’s First Gather in Over Three Months

    Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we’ve been confined to working the dogs at Kings Green, so today’s outing to Dean Farm was very welcome – and Dulcie didn’t disappoint us! On a glorious June morning, Dulcie gathered the sheep effortlessly. Her outrun has improved considerably since we last visited Dean Farm. Here, she’s moving the flock […]

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  • Jet Joins the Dean Farm Set!

    Trainee sheep and cattle herding dog Jet, calmly holding a dozen sheep in the corner of a yard

    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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  • “They’re Behind You”!

    Photo of herding sheepdog Mo looking towards the camera. Behind her are two lambs.

    Little Mo doesn’t realise the lambs are behind her! Two years ago today we were helping Ian and Ruth Morris to gather sheep at Middle Hill Farm in Shropshire when I saw Mo looking very pleased with herself and not realising that two lambs were standing immediately behind her. As it happened, it didn’t matter […]

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