Churhmount Working Sheepdogs Blog

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You can ask or answer questions in the comments. Churchmount Working Sheepdogs is for sharing experiences of owning, training and breeding sheepdogs. Just another way of learning and sharing an interest in sheepdogs with others in the community.

 

Listen to a 91 year old hill farmer describe Wicklow cheviots from 40 year ago
16
Apr

Listen to a 91 year old hill farmer describe Wicklow cheviots from 40 year ago

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When she started snorting at me this morning, I was reminded of a conversation we had with Jim Nolan in Glenmalure. Wicklow Cheviot ewes mightn’t be what they used to be but this lady made me laugh this morning, her instinctive reaction is lovely to see

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Dr Viola Hebeler
31
Mar

Dr Viola Hebeler

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In this interview Viola explains how she got started with working sheepdogs, the traits she looks for in a dog, where she gets her dogs from and the type of training facilities she uses.

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Part 2 [audio] In conversation with Serge Van Der Zweep
03
Mar

Part 2 [audio] In conversation with Serge Van Der Zweep

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In part 2 of this interview Serge explains how most of his dogs started out as pups that he either bought in, or bred, to find the working attributes that he was attracted to.

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[audio] In conversation with Serge Van Der Zweep
13
Feb

[audio] In conversation with Serge Van Der Zweep

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I asked Serge if he would mind giving me some insight into how he got started, which handlers influenced him the most, what advice would he give an open handler and how he prepares for a World Sheepdog Trial Final.

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[audio] In conversation with John McCullough about this year's International
20
Jan

[audio] In conversation with John McCullough about this year's International

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I asked John if our course this year would be as good as England was last year. John said why don't you come up and have a look and see what you think? So that's what I did over Christmas. While I was there I asked John for a few of his thoughts. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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[audio] In conversation with Neil Gillon
16
Jan

[audio] In conversation with Neil Gillon

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The fact that the Hill Trial was postponed meant that on the Sunday myself and John Heffernan were delivering a bitch to Scotland, we also got to meet up with Neil for a chat and run a dog in his trial.

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