Our Dogs

We have at present four Border Collies, Fly, Peg, Jan & Dolly and our young Labrador, Florence. We lost our elderly Labrador, Esther, last year at the ripe old age of 14. She leaves behind our Border Collie, Fly, who is at the same age & still plodding on.

As mentioned before, we only began keeping sheep so that we could train Fly for sheepdog trialling. We continued this pastime for many years, travelling all over the country & bought our other part trained dogs in for this purpose.

For the last three years we haven’t competed at any trials after unexpectedly losing Cim, our most successful trialling dog, at the early age of eight, four years ago.

Occasionally, we are invited to judge at trials but our spare time is now spent in the full time hobby of keeping, breeding & showing these special primitive breeds. This work is made so much easier with the help of our dogs. In fact, we couldn’t do it without them.