My female pup Vixen has become old enough to spend about half the day in the large day run. Here’s a photo of her. Vixen is out of Sherling’s Meg and Sherling’s Jack.
I recently purchased a commercial lure coursing system from Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing. The quality of the equipment was apparent from the moment I opened the box. This system is built to last. Here’s a video of two of my English Shepherd dogs enjoying the system.
My girl Vixen (UKC P969-673 Sherling’s Stone Cold Vixen) got her Embark DNA lab work back today. Vixen was found to be free of the breed-relevant conditions tested for by Embark. Xen’s dam is Sherling’s Meg (UKC P858-816). On her bottom line, she goes back through Meg to Raulston’s Roxie Foley, Foley’s Dixie Bell Patton, … Read more
Here on Roanoke Creek Ranch, there are usually three opportunities per day for goat dog training. The early morning feeding Mid-morning open range rumination Late afternoon open range rumination Generally, the youngest member of the goat dog team comes along for early morning feeding. The interaction is safe, and the pup/young dog gets face time … Read more
Sugar is the most valuable tool on my ranch. She is what I’ve come to call a three tool goat dog. I’ve spoken previously about Sugar’s ability to help me move my goats from pasture to pasture. I’ve also written about Sugar’s ability to hold a goat while we’re in the catch pen so we … Read more
…..Okay all English Shepherd owners it is time to think about and make reservations for the 3rd annual English Shepherd Roundup held at Four Paws Kingdom (new owners) in Rutherfordton North Carolina. https://4pawskingdom.com/ It will be the last weekend in October. The 29th, 30th, and 31st. It fills up very quickly so make your reservations … Read more
The orchard grass in the goat pasture was getting nibbled down a bit low. I felt it best to let the goats out of their confinement to ruminate freely around the ranch. With Sugar in season, it fell to Liberty to help me manage the herd for a few hours today while they were out. … Read more
From Caroline Betts, proprietor of MTF – “I am so happy to welcome all the new puppy owners to our Middle Tree family. You are always welcome to bring the puppy for a visit or join us in our classes or just for playing in the fields. The farm gate is always open and please … Read more