sheepdog


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sheepdog

any of various breeds of dogs produced to help manage sheep flocks. Three general types, the herding breeds that bring sheep to the operator, e.g. Border collie, the huntaway breeds that move sheep ahead, e.g. kelpie, and the guarding types that protect the flock from predators, e.g. Komondor.
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Those of us who have a natural inclination toward being sheepdogs have some pretty significant disincentives to acting on those inclinations
6-8: International sheepdog trials, Redland Farm, near Bonvilston, Cardiff, CF5 6TQ.
SMART: Tony Meadows from Ainsdale Nature Reserve with 'trainee' sheepdog Molly
Philip Mellin, aged ten, with his four-year-old sheepdog Bracken
After Quinn masterfully herded an errant sheep, the audience burst into applause, and the little sheepdog turned ham.
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23: British Ironworks charity sheepdog trial, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry, SY11 4JH.
But Teg needs to be assessed by the Welsh Sheepdog Society to become an official sheepdog.
Alan said: "A sheepdog can go all day and cover a lot of ground.
It read: "This morning a Shetland Sheepdog, on the way from Ireland to the World Show in Milan, on the French side of the tunnel in Calais, he escaped from the people taking him over.
Emma, who is herself a former Kirkley Hall student, last year became the first female winner of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League in its 40-year history and has also represented England in the International Sheepdog Trials.
Emma Gray, who lives and works on a farm near Elsdon, has become the first female winner of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League since it was formed in 1976.