|Many dog owners
appreciate the intelligence of mans best friend but the bond between
the hill shepherd and his border collie is truly astounding. Working
long hours in difficult, sometimes extreme conditions can lead to
a partnership so strong that unbelievable feats can be achieved.
are like people in that each has its own character and excels at
different skills. The aim of the hill shepherd is to get the perfect
all-rounder, a strong wide running dog which can gather sheep for
hours off the miles of rugged moorland then competently handle large
flocks of ewes and lambs and finally single out individual problem
animals from the rest of the flock and assist the shepherd to catch
and treat them.
To own and train a dog like this is truly a life enriching experience,
a partnership based on mutual trust and dedication.