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  • Cammen Kay – our unsung hero?

    Lovely portrait photo of Kay in the snow

    Quietly in the background, with no fuss or bluster, we didn’t always give Kay her due! When we bought Kay, at about one year old, our intention was to train her but not, necessarily, to keep her forever. Yet I think Kay is probably the only dog we haven’t ever suggested we could sell. When […]

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  • Scary Place 2 (The Sequel)

    Kay shows her daughter Jet how to get sheep out of a Spooky Black Hole! Watch the VIDEO below! There was quite a strong response on social media when we posted a picture of a rather nervous looking Jet outside a dark hovel which was full of sheep. Jet was contemplating the task of going […]

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  • All Safely Gathered in

    Photo of Kay (lying down on the left) and Carew (standing) keeping an eye on the sheep they have just put into some buildings

    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!

    Photo of three herding sheepdogs walking up on a group of 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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  • Kay – always there, giving her best

    Closup of Kay looking quizzical

    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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  • Dogs aren’t the only ones who can learn

    Closeup of a group of speckle-faced sheep

    Our sheep have become experts at avoiding pressure Our sheepdog training course yesterday was a great demonstration of just how clever sheep can be. Many people think sheep are very stupid, because to us, they seem to do some really silly things, but anyone who really knows about sheep has a lot more respect for […]

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  • Pic of the day: Post “Storm Imogen”

    Australian Kelpie sheepdog puppy, looking stylish

    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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