HERDING GALLERY (2)
More wonderful pictures of Beardies in action.......
We now have such a large collection that the majority in future will be posted on our designated herding site which can be found at www.spanglefish.com/HerdingBeardies together with more information about our herding activities.
Thanks to Jacqui Emerson for taking on the project!
Diva behind three stragglers moving up the paddock at a nice easy pace
Same exercise, different dog. These two Beardies have both learned to keep their distance and not push the sheep too hard
A challenge for Diva
Diva meeting a challenge from some rather stubborn sheep who decided they weren't going to move away from her. We were delighted to see her gently but firmly continuing to push them...
.....Until finally the sheep gave in to pressure from the dog and began to move freely again. Well done Diva!
We have a sheepdog!
Diva moving the sheep away from the corner of the paddock, something which she has always done well. Her confident manner here is every inch the sheepdog, a lovely pose I think!
Diva learning to "balance"
An interesting picture showing Diva instinctively working in the right place to "balance" the sheep. They were tending to drift towards the right and the comfort of their friends so she needed to hold them firmly on course with her parallel positioning and body language
This 9 year old passed a herding aptitude test with ease despite being on lifelong medication for Addison's - well done!
Gillie with Liz about to encounter the sheep at The Glebe
Getting them off the fence
Gillie had no problem with this exercise, which can sometimes be the downfall of novice sheepdogs
Diva November 07
Working at her favoured relaxed trot
Speedy when necessary
Here Diva shifts up a gear to keep control of the stragglers - something we are pleased to see as she is normally so laid-back when working
Large flock, large field
Taken December 2007 on a typical cold frosty North Yorkshire morning