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.

 

audio - Alasdair MacRae in conversation (Part 2)
09
Jul

audio - Alasdair MacRae in conversation (Part 2)

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Alasdair talks about training sheepdogs to single and what singling can tell him about a working sheepdog. I think this has been one of my favourite conversations to date and I hope you find as much food for thought as I did.

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Dafydd Davies
29
Jun

Dafydd Davies

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Dafydd is a great character and when he was telling me about his business I thought it would be a pity not to share his interesting occupation, so we agreed to turn on the video on the phone and capture some of it.

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audio - Alasdair Macrae in conversation (Part 1)
09
Jun

audio - Alasdair Macrae in conversation (Part 1)

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Alasdair Macrae gave some of his opinion on singling sheep in a newsletter I read and I allowed that I hadn't really heard anyone talk this way on the subject before. He was really hitting the nail on the head. I asked Alasdair if he would do an interview

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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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