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  • And as though border collies weren’t enough . . .

    There are two other dogs here that aren’t sheepdogs. Lily is a Great Dope (I mean, Great Dane) and Eris is a half-Deerhound lurcher. Eris (whose name is borrowed from the Greek goddess for strife and dischord – and I’m not surprised) thinks it’s funny to follow me about, ruffling my fur and pretending to… Read more

  • As if we don’t have enough collies around the place already!

    As if we don’t have enough collies around the place already!

    There are too many Border Collie sheepdogs around here, for my liking. A nice man, who trains farm dogs for sheepdog trials, drove all the way from Powys a few days ago. What’s more, he brought some Border Collies (yawn) for Andy to see. They seemed to spend the afternoon chasing sheep into pens and… Read more

  • Female border collies causing chaos as usual!

    Female border collies causing chaos as usual!

    As usual, it’s the female border collies causing chaos here… The yard has been in chaos all weekend. Some of the girls have come into season (apparently that’s what happens when females live together in a group) and they can’t play with the other dogs out in the field. Don’t they make a fuss when… Read more

  • I’m a chihuahua, get me out of here!

    Alfie the pedigree chihuahua – our token sheepdog! I think it’s time to put the record straight. The Border Collies around here are getting the impression that they’re somehow important. Just to explain things, I’m a Chihuahua called Alfie, and with my friend, Chester (a Papillon/Chihuahua cross – I prefer to think of him as… Read more

  • Training area? What training area?

    Another picture showing the state of our sheepdog training area!It will be some weeks before we can start training again, so those of you who are hoping to attend training courses, please keep in touch with the blog for the latest news.Meanwhile, please let us have your feedback on the website, and if you have… Read more



    Sadly, our current sheepdog training courses must be suspended because of recent bad weather. It has been snowing heavily and we have been snow-bound for a week. There is no sign of a thaw either. In fact, more snow is forecast over the next few days. In addition to this, because the ground here is… Read more

  • Welcome to the Sheepdog Blog!

    Welcome to the Sheepdog Blog!

    The Working Sheepdog Website blog has been bringing news, as well as sheepdog training advice and articles to farmers, shepherds and would-be sheepdog trials competitors since January 2010. We’re proud of our service to sheepdog trainers Since creating the original blog page, we no longer offer sheepdog training courses. Instead, we created over seventy excellent… Read more