About Alfie

Alfie sitting upright - looking regally into the distance
Alfie has his own ideas about the border collie sheepdogs that he has to tolerate at Kings Green Farm

Just to explain things, I’m a Chihuahua called Alfie, and I live with my friend, Chester (a Papillon/Chihuahua cross – I prefer to think of him as a mongrel).

It’s ME who keeps things together here at Kings Green Farm – the home of the Working Sheepdog website.

I really can’t see what all the fuss is about. Anyone who’s watched Andy’s training DVD [First Steps in Border Collie Sheepdog Training] will know that Chester and I can move sheep perfectly well and even bark at the same time.

Collies are so terribly earnest, don’t you think? All that rushing about and panting? If they’re not herding something, then they’re looking for things to retrieve or jump over or into. It’s so exhausting!

Gillian read me a description of the Chihuahua temperament; it included words like “self important” and “opinionated”. Now I don’t want you to get the wrong idea – I’d be the first to admit that we also have our faults – but if you’re looking for a dog with brains, who’ll chase sheep through mud and then climb into your handbag to dry off (and who isn’t?) a Chihuahua has to be the dog of choice.

At least a Chihuahua knows when to stop. Visit Alfie’s Blog.




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3 responses to “About Alfie”

  1. Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak avatar
    Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak

    Nice to read Alfie. Brings a big smile to my face. Have a nice day too.
    From Yvonne and Border Collies Choco and Kate.
    PS Sorry I do not have a Chihuahua, but I’m thinking about it.

    1. Andy avatar

      Hello Francois and Yvonne,
      Thanks for your comment. We’re glad you like Jack (and Alfie). Jack’s a great character as well as a good looking pup!
      Hopefully you will have seen the latest blog and pictures about Jack and Dash!

      1. Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak avatar
        Francois and Yvonne De Brucker-Hollyoak

        Yes, I have see Jack and Dash on the latest blog. Very nice and interesting to see these puppies fight/play. I am learning a lot, not only from your Blog but also from your DVD’s Sheepdog Training. I have at last conquered the whistle. Have a Montana, bought from your store and find it very easy to use. Follow your whistle instructions on DVD.
        Thanks again.
        Choco and Kate.

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