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A Supreme Stud dog

e A Supreme Stud ‘I’m giving you a bitch with a bloodline i think you’ll like’, he said. ‘Sure maybe she’ll be the one that will get you started again.’ This is what happened after my friend John Heffernan called me and told me to drop in to see him. The bitch John...

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Glyn Jones Bodfari

A Way of Life I think I must have liked the picture on the cover because when i bought the book, ‘A Way Of Life’ by Glyn Jones of Bodfari, I had neither sheep nor a dog. I was probably about 21 at that time and was more interested in drinking and socialising than...

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how I found my first sheepdog training mentor, Norman Deacon

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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Hill Sheepdog Trial in Wicklow, the first in over 25 years

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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2015 European Nursery Final

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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Do you know how much your dog might know?

  Finding a needle in a haystack - did you ever underestimate your dog? My brother Dermot has a part share on a hill in the Wicklow mountains. It forms one side of the Glenmalure valley, falling back over into the top of the mountain and into the other side, the...

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Who should you take training advice from?

If you're going to follow someone, make sure they know exactly what they are doing I was talking to Mick Crowe this morning (irishworkingsheepdogs.com) and I was telling him about a service pup I picked by my dog Bruce yesterday. There were nine in the litter and...

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Training sheepdogs using a round pen

Training sheepdogs using a round pen

Twelve short training sessions is almost like two weeks of sheepdog training condensed into 3 days and Tony said”you would be surprised how much they can learn in just a weekend!”.

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