A Different Working Breed

We showed you yesterday some Siberians (and others) doing some pulling. Today, we feature a very different working breed. Though I know very little about herding dogs, I thought this demonstration at the Winterfest was fascinating:


And, by the way, so did this Siberian fan:

Siberian Fan

12 Comments

  1. Steve & Kat on January 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t understand why that dog wasn’t jumping all over the sheep and howling and such. Maybe he/she just wasn’t feeling good that day.

    Kat

  2. Thor and Marco Polo on January 24, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    WOO WOO

    Mom says BC are crazy – who would want to chase Sheep?

    Hugs
    Thor and Marco Polo

  3. da boys, Cosmos & Juneau on January 22, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    That was great watchin the doggie herding – a true workin doggie!!!

    -da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

  4. Four Musketeers on January 22, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    BOL ! The last picture is so cute !

  5. The OP Pack on January 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Maybe Biloxi is on to something – they use border collies here to keep those pesky and dirty geese away from the pedestrians at one of OP’s largest employers.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  6. Biloxi on January 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Woo Woo and Haroooo!
    Wese takin’ notes on dis stuff. Dis will help us round up dem sneaky shquirrels. Maybe wese can enlist da help of dem Border Collies. Get’em ta do da job for us.
    I’s think dat husky wanted to show dem Border Collies what he could really do.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Biloxi

  7. Ozzie on January 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Border Collie, Schmorder Collie!

    Try pulling 2000 pounds with a pack of REALLY anxious fuzzies…not that I have ever done it.

  8. The Army of Four on January 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Hee hee hee! Team Husky could be right…… 🙂
    Love,
    Ammy

  9. Team Husky on January 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I LOVE the photo os the Sibe – great shot!

    A message for Ammy ~ We at Team Husky think that the listening to the bipeds part wouldn’t be your main problem…..it would be those JAWS OF STEEL!!!

    Team Husky

  10. Kodak on January 22, 2009 at 10:44 am

    That sibe was so excited to go play with those sheep! Those Border Collies are very smart, but I think I could still outrun him.

    Hugs, Kodak

  11. The Army of Four on January 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    WOW! Aren’t Border Collies awesome!?!? I would love to herd sheeps like that. I don’t think I’d be real good at the “listening to what the bipeds tell you to do” part, though.
    Thanks for sharing that video!!!
    Love,
    Ammy

  12. Khyra on January 22, 2009 at 5:50 am

    I think the other Sibes watching are thinking and saying ‘hey, I khould do that’!

    Mom and I grinned at the woman holding hers throughout the demonstration!

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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