Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Fast Move Or I'm Gone

19 Comments:

Blogger Rosie said...

very cool. I love to watch a good dog work.

December 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger melody_cir said...

Wonderful. Takes me back 50 years, when our Twinkle was herding the cows (and geese)

December 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

The Flock goes Rock and Roll!! How great is that?

December 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Ok so I've never seen that kind of footage, what an amazing dog! But I'm full of questions, is there something wrong with the sheep that the Shepard took on the 4 wheeler? Is the dog trying to pull the sheep with his teeth to get him going in the right direction or is he giving the sheep a warning or ...? Where are they? It's so beautiful! I am in awe of such cooperative work, animals are so completely overlooked in our modern culture, it's such a loss.

December 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Started my morning off perfectly. There's nothing like watching an animal do exactly what it was put on the earth to and enjoy it completely. Thanks!

December 15, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I could watch that all day. What a dog. And I was wondering the same thing, Kate. I guess he's loading them into trucks? Or maybe vaccinations? Very fun to watch and the music was perfect.

December 15, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Looks like the UK, and the sheep probablyy needed to be treated/medicated and was cut from the flock to have something done (hoof trimming, antiobiotics, etc). A bite on the face is called a "grip" and it's also known as an honest bite, since the sheep see it coming. It's used when a ewe is either fighting the dog or won't move otherwise, rare, but dramatic!

December 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger georgie said...

I must update my Christmas wish list, instead of gift cards will ask for a farm by the sea, sheep, ATV and collie.
Thanks for the great video Jenna.

December 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Awesome. :) Good workin' dog there...

December 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
OpenID meatbagz said...

that is just flat out AWESOME! there is nothing cooler than a good ole workin' dog.

December 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

Jenna,
Never saw anything like this before!!! It's very entertaining, & just another reason to read the terrific
CAF blog!!!
I've stopped shouting; but as we age we do need to see things in larger print!!!
Ronnie a very happy x seat weaver!!!
http://www.chaircaningdirectory.com

December 15, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger 2houndnight said...

Wow that's powerful suff....

December 15, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger 2houndnight said...

Wow....that's powerful stuff...'nuff said

December 15, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Wow...That dog is intense! My dad hunts with beagles, and I always loved watching them do what they were born to do. I believe I love watching hearding dogs more though, as all animals end up alive when it's all said and done.

December 15, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Bit too grippy, and not rare at all in some breeds like Tervs and GSDs.

December 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
OpenID outdoors1968 said...

Very neat! It makes it easier to understand the dog's motions / mannerisms etc the way the vid was portrayed.

I'm no sheepherder, but it seemed that the ewe earned the "honest bite" when she challenged "the boss" the way she did...........

I grew up around hunting beagles, much like Debi metioned, and those buggers sure did do "their thing" wonderfully - something about their baying when on a trail that really strikes someplace deep down in one's soul......

Next dog for me will be another english setter - another specialist breed that is incredible at what they're bred to do.

December 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Wow! What a dog!
and the camera shots are amazing. Great match to the music.
Loved it! Thanks!

December 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

So amazing! Loved the close up footage.

December 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Love it!

December 16, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

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