Huntaway


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Huntaway

a type of dog found in New Zealand, where they use barking sheepdog breeds or types to round up sheep and return them to the hills; that is the dogs drive sheep away from the shepherd, instead of the customary activity of bringing them to the herder. There is not a recognized breed for the purpose; most are Airedale crossbreds.
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The rare four-year-old New Zealand Huntaway was stolen by raiders from Watling Street Farm in Lilbourne, near Rugby, leaving Mr Atkin without any help to bring in his 600-strong flock.
The 49 puppies and kittens included 10 West Highland Terriers, nine Jack Russells, eight Cocker Spaniels, seven Labradors, five King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, two German Shepherds, two Maltese Terriers, a Border Collie, a Griffon, a Shitzu, a Huntaway, a Lhasa Apso and a Bassett Hound which Walsh reclaimed, saying it belonged to his son.
The four-year-old New Zealand huntaway has been stolen from Watling Street Farm in Lilbourne, near Rugby, leaving Mr Atkin without any help to bring in his 600-strong flock.