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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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The 57-year-old was still on cloud nine after clinching a unique quadruple success when he was crowned the International Sheepdog Society's Supreme Champion following the competition in Dumfries in Scotland just a fortnight ago.
Kate bought Teg, her Welsh sheepdog, from Bronwen Tango, a former world champion fleece roller who now judges Royal Welsh shearing competitions.
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In the run-up to the contest, Emma has been getting in plenty of practice - by doing sheepdog displays using a flock of Indian Runner Ducks at Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth.
There are no age restrictions on the rest of the events, which are open to anyone new to sheepdog trialling.
The idea behind the Quack Pack came when I was asked to put on a display to promote sheepdogs and we decided to use a small bantam hen and six ducklings, rather than sheep.
One causes a sheepdog to close any gaps it sees between dispersing sheep.
They learned that the Williams family has four female Welsh sheepdogs and one male.
Sheepdog trials will take place on all three days, with classes including open class, double dogs, local, nursery and young handlers.
Owner Philip McGroarty, from Creevy, Co Donegal, said: "I have been rearing hens all my life and I've never encountered anything like this, but I'm sure they'll turn out to be normal sheepdogs.
Ben, a superbly bred 23-month-old black and white Border Collie dog related to trialling champions on both sides, was top call of the day when selling for 3,600 guineas (pounds 3,780) at the recent 2007 sale of working sheepdogs at Craven Cattle Marts' Skipton Auction Mart.