Great dogs we’ve known

  • Novice sheepdog trials champion – Glen – 238575

    Novice sheepdog trials champion – Glen – 238575

    A great Scottish Sheepdog – Davidston Glen (1998 – 2011) From a long line of champions Glen was bred by N G McEwan in Kincardine, Scotland, by Scottish Team member Davidston Cap 201111 (owned by Mary Caul) and out of Gael 192892 (N G McEwan). When he was a year old, Glen was sold to […]

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  • Denise Wilkinson’s dog agility star, Tia

    Denise Wilkinson’s dog agility star, Tia

    Our tribute to a remarkable agility dog . . . Denise Wilkinson’s “Tinker Tia” Dog Agility Grade 7 (Advanced) – ISDS 267931 When Denise Wilkinson collected her eight week old puppy from us, she told us she was going to make “Tinker Tia” into a Dog Agility Champion. Well, you know how it is, you […]

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  • A sheepdog to remember – Aled Owen’s Roy 200199

    This true sheepdog story is our tribute to Aled Owen’s (first) Roy ISDS 200199 Updated Wed 23rd Jan 2013 First posted here on August 1st 2003, A Dog to Remember appeared in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of International Sheepdog News and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author Austin Bennett. Aled Owen, double […]

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  • Derek Scrimgeour’s Ben – 220939

    Derek Scrimgeour’s Ben – 220939

    BEN was the Cornerstone of Killibrae Sheepdogs & star of Derek Scrimgeour’s Sheepdog Training Book: “Talking Sheepdogs” Before his retirement, Ben was a tremendous hill and trial dog – kind but very positive in his handling of the sheep. He was equally at home working on Derek’s Lonscale Farm near Keswick in Cumbria or at […]

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  • Cammen Kay – our unsung hero?

    Cammen Kay – our unsung hero?

    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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  • A Fine Sheep and Cattle Dog in the Making

    A Fine Sheep and Cattle Dog in the Making

    Introducing Dulcie – daughter of Bronwen – granddaughter of Mel The latest addition to our team of working dogs is Dulcie. She’s the daughter of Bronwen and Oliver. Bronwen was one of our best ever sheep and cattle dogs, and features in our “Bronwen and Scylla” tutorials where we compare the litter sisters Scylla (the […]

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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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  • The End of an Era – Mel

    The End of an Era – Mel

    So sad to report that Mel died yesterday One day I’ll write a page in memory of Mel. She’s probably the greatest sheepdog we’ve ever had the privilege to know and work with. Mel’s daughter Carew was far easier to control around sheep, and was definitely easier to stop (I couldn’t actually get Mel to […]

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