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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CAUGHT: Dublin bound stowaways discovered by officers stationed in Calais, northern France, using Ben, left, a three-year-old Huntaway Cross body detection dog, as they checked vehicles bound for Dover
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.
With his production company Huntaway Films coproducing, Sam gets to turn the tables and crack the whip on his crew.
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.
When European settlers in the New World and other outposts began creating new varieties around the 18th century, they were not exercising their fancy but blending the structure and behavior of existing breeds to suit new conditions: thus the Newfoundland and Chesapeake Bay retrievers and such distinctively British legacies as the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the New Zealand Huntaway.
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.