Tag Archive: droving dogs

Working Wild Bison: The Ultimate Challenge

Bison management problems had developed during the late 1970’s and 80’s in various national parks throughout the western United States. Part of the problem was tourist liability. Tourists don’t think of this huge,… Continue reading

International Sheep Dog News, March/April 2011

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Borderlines, February/March 2011

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Stockdog Training

A well-trained stockdog is among the most disciplined of all working dogs. An Australian Cattle Dog driving steers acrossthe wide-open plains, a Kelpie jumping over the backs of tightly packed sheep in a… Continue reading

Western Horseman Magazine Book Review – October 2010

Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the… Continue reading

Sheep-Herding Machine

            See also:   https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/urban-herding-dogs/     To learn more about herding dogs and stockdog training please refer to the book, Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well… Continue reading

Cane da Pastore di Oropa

            Cane da Pastore d’Oropa Also known as: Cane da Pastore d’Oropa, Shepherd Dog of Oropa, Cane Pastore Biellese,  Biella Shepherd Origin: Northern Italy / Italian Alps Height at shoulder: 23.5 inches (60 cm) Weight:… Continue reading

Geese

Geese spend the greater part of the day foraging for food, which is primarily obtained by grazing.  They are effective weeders because they like grasses better than most broadleaf plants. Geese are environmentally friendly and eat slugs,… Continue reading

Shiloh Shepherd

Shiloh Shepherd Origin: United States Height at shoulder: 26–30 inches (66–72 cm) Weight: 80–160 pounds (36–73 kg) Coat: Short and smooth, or plush and long Color: Shades of sable, black or white Ears:… Continue reading

Just a Stockdog Story

Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the… Continue reading

Practice Makes Perfect

To reach excellence in stockdog training takes repetition. It doesn’t happen over night. Mastering the fundamental skills requires practice until each one becomes natural and fluent. Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical… Continue reading

Last Year’s Pups

Last Year’s Pups By Ernie Hartnagle – 1974 Last year’s pups are working now Getting static from mother cow. And some others earn their keep Movin’ baby lambs and sheep. Copyright © 2010… Continue reading

Reanna

The Border Collie pictured above is Reanna, a great working ranch dog. She taught me to step back (instead of toward her) to widen her outrun. Her sire was Fleetwood, one of our working ranch dogs and her dam… Continue reading

Water Dogs in Herding

Trivia: During the 17th and 18th Centuries, curly coated dogs (water dogs and herding dogs) were commonly referred to as poodles. The exceptionally intelligent Poodle with ancestral ties to the Barbet and to corded herding dogs… Continue reading