We are delighted to report that a number of Beardies attending at the weekend showed convincing herding aptitude.
A total of eleven dogs reached the exacting requirements set by the Swedish Bearded Collies Club's testing programme and will in due course receive their score sheets and certificates.
Notably four of our passes (two dogs and two bitches) came from one litter - very impressive . Photographs and a full report will appear on the website in due course, and it is also hoped that a DVD of the weekend's activities will be produced before too long, a massive task for our cameraman Hugh but watch this space!
Thanks to Carl Borgstrom our trainer, and also to Jackie (and Bob!) who generously provided a superb venue, delicious food, and some wonderfully patient sheep for us all to learn on.
We were so lucky with the weather and everybody seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves - which made all the hard work and planning so very worthwhile.
Above: Some of the Sunday afternoon dogs and handlers enjoying a walk together between training sessions - more photos on the "May Herding Photos" page