They have different personalities, but Maddie and Mew are in full agreement when it comes to sheep
The Girls have attained the great age of five months and the honeymoon's over, so far as playing in the field is concerned.
When the dogs move out into the field the sheep (generally) retreat to a far corner, where they can watch the proceedings without attracting undue attention. Until now.
The sheep still head for their corner, but Mew and Maddie know exactly where they are, and undue attention is precisely what they have in mind.
Luckily, both puppies will come back when we call them. It isn't a problem if we're vigilant, but we're only fallible humans, and Mew and Maddie are experts at recognising and exploiting an opportunity.
Of course, when this happens there's no point in getting cross (it's our fault, after all). We have to welcome the girls back and let them know how pleased we are, while making a mental note to pay more attention in future.
In everyone's defence, however, I don't think that we, or they, are entirely to blame.
If a Chihuahua shouts: "Last one to the sheep's a pussy cat!" it's a matter of collie honour to take him up on it!
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CLOVIS - bred for work, but bored by sheep! Clovis is SOLD (subject to his 30 day trial) 161114
Clovis was born here on April 3rd 2016.
His parents are both working dogs with excellent trialling pedigrees but, despite some early promise, Clovis has decided against working sheep for a living. He will, however, make a lovely pet for an active home.
Clovis is well socialised with people and other dogs (including Chihuahuas) and loves to be involved with whatever we're doing.
He currently lives in an outside pen, but he's eager to please and will be easy to house train if you want him to live indoors.
Please email, using the Contact Us link at the top of the page, if you'd like more details or if you'd like to come and see the dogs.
Our puppies are bred with sheep and cattle working in mind, but temperament is just as important to us. Clovis is a delightful character - obedient, affectionate and companionable.
He is microchipped, vaccinated, and International Sheep Dog Society registered. Clovis is SOLD (subject to his 30 day trial) 161114.