Tag Archive: herding breed

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

Get Your Ducks In A Row

Trivia: Ducks are natural foragers. They eat insects, slugs and snails as well as fruits and tender grass, but they are not grazers like geese are. The light weight breeds are active birds. Medium… 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

Stockdog Terminology – An Observation

The use of the word, “draw” to describe flocking instinct or herd behavior – the naturally occurring behavior of livestock (when a single animal or small group is separated from a herd or… 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

Lewis Ellsworth Pence

While growing up – it was not unusual to see someone send an Australian Shepherd ½ mile away or more to gather a group of animals from a pasture and bring them into the… 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

Sheep Ranching on the Open Range

In the 1940s, Perry Olson, a Colorado rancher ran 10,000 (ten thousand) head of sheep on Taylor Grazing in the mountains near my Uncle Frank’s ranch— the IK Bar Ranch—at what is now… 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