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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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Mrs James said she believes the black-and-white sheepdog must have somehow persuaded good Samaritans to feed him on his way home, as he didn't appear to be malnourished.
While it's galling to many gun owners, especially those of us with a natural inclination toward being sheepdogs, the multiple layers of risk that are inherent in any shooting situation stack the deck against playing the hero unless there is no other alternative.
After Quinn masterfully herded an errant sheep, the audience burst into applause, and the little sheepdog turned ham.
TEENAGE handler Rhion Owen kept good company as he battled to a very respectable fifth place in this year's Glynllifon sheepdog trials.
Over the weekend crowds enjoyed watching sheepdogs in action.
He's recognised as the world's top sheepdog handler, and is used to his incredible winning dogs being caught on camera.
Milos first came across Welsh sheepdogs during a visit to the 2009 Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells.
A SHEEPDOG and his trainer have found a novel way to practise their skills -by rounding up flocks of ducks.
YOUNG and novice sheepdog handlers are being urged to have a crack at a series of trials being run specially for newcomers.
Cats were described as confident, laid-back and successful, while sheepdogs were said to be conscientious but cautious.
FARMERS are dumping sheepdogs because of financial hardship in the industry, an animal welfare group said yesterday.