Here are some pictures of one of the couples who goes herding out at the farm with their Corgi and Aussie!
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There are my friends’ dogs who go herding out at the farm. From first to last, there is…
Ohren the German Shepherd mix (his name is the German word for “ears”), Cait the Rough Collie, Foxy the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Sally the Rough Collie, Carmen the Border Collie, Layla the German Shepherd, Strider the German Shepherd, and Rusty the Australian Shepherd. And soon you’ll see a cattle dog in the mix!
Pictures from the farm today. We spent about 5 hours on the farm today, herding and doing some farm chores. It was a ton of fun, and Sam and I made lots of progress today! I managed to walk around the field with the goats without Sam diving in and causing an explosion, which is her favorite part about herding. Sam is a lot like me; impatient and easily stressed. But we worked through to the end and did some very good things!
A few pictures from today’s herding sessions. An Australian Shepherd named Rusty and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Foxy. This was my first time meeting this couple. I enjoyed watching their dogs!
Here a few more pictures from the herding clinic I went to yesterday. There’s an Australian Shepherd working sheep in a field, and then three Border Collies working sheep in the round pen.
Helo and Brandi had a blast chasing each other in the backyard this morning. This is the only way I can get Brandi to go potty. Otherwise she stands on the front porch and stares at me.
If I’m going to get a purebred dog, it must come from an exceptional breeder. One who does all the necessary health screenings, and has titled parents (since I’m looking into working lines). I still have yet to decide on the breed (between Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, or Border Collie - I’ve totally ruled out Kelpies, Collies, etc.). I’m really leaning towards Aussie. I would love an ACD, as it has been a dream of mine to someday have my own purebred ACD, but I fear another headstrong dog is not what Sam and Helo need right now. I’ve never really been a big Border Collie fan but I have recently fallen in love with a few BC’s and I absolutely, hands down, love their working style from what I’ve seen thus far.
I’ve been looking for Aussie breeders in the West, where there are more working lines to choose from, but I can already see that I will be putting a lot into this investment. Most of the Australian Shepherd puppies I’ve come across so far have been a grand or more, and that doesn’t include travel or shipping expenses. But I also have to remind myself that most of the Aussies I’ve found online are bred for show or sport. I’m not looking for a show Aussie, even though I really do fancy their thick coats… I want to wait until the herding clinic in January (since I will have the opportunity to observe other breeds working at top performance) before I ask my instructor for breeder recommendations.
Hey everyone, meet Brandi! This is Motley’s little sister who is staying with us for a couple of weeks. Brandi is such a sweet girl. I’m excited to have her spend Christmas with us!
I spent most of yesterday curled up on the couch with the dogs at my feet watching the UK version of Being Human. I skipped out on the Christmas party they hosted at work. It was my day off and I was feeling a bit lazy. I didn’t want to leave the house at all! Then I realized I should have gone anyway to at least take pictures of the event. Oh well, it’s too late now! I’m finishing up some laundry this morning, and then after work, Motley’s mom will be coming by to drop off Brandi for a couple of weeks. It’s too bad Motley isn’t staying, too. But I’m still excited to have an Aussie in the house for the holidays!
Motley’s mom texted me today to see if I was going to be around for the holidays. Since I’m working on Christmas Day, I’ll definitely be here. She’s flying out to California to be with her family so I’ll be watching over Motley and Brandi for about two and a half weeks! I’m pretty excited. She’s also interested in bringing the girls out to the farm one day to see how they do with the livestock. I think she’d really enjoy herding with the girls!