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  1. In both cases the answer is that there may be no rule against it but it would be frowned-upon.
  2. [coveringears] La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La[/coveringears]
  3. You know the sheep are tough when the good natured betting under the tent is "score or no score?"
  4. I'm sure that's the case. I haven't trialed out East. Outrun length can sometimes be unimportant, too. One of our best trials out here has a short outrun but it's in sagebrush and cactus on yearlings fresh off the mountain. It's about all I'd want in that scenario. http://sheepfestival.net/mediagallery/medi...070408221420275
  5. The shortest I've seen was around 300 yards and the longest was 800 or so. Typically I'd say 500 - 650.
  6. I stand humbly corrected. That you and your dog are having fun is the only important thing - sometimes I forget that part of stock work.
  7. You are roughly correct. My first thought, though, was "I wonder what that person would do if I were to grab her dog and hold it by a rear leg?" Can anyone imagine the outcry there would be here if I stated that I train my dogs not to grip (or whatever) by grabbing a rear leg and holding them in place. What sort of written spanking would I receive if I posted a photo of that? There's plenty wrong with the scenario presented in the photos, but I am most flummoxed by the rear leg thing. There's nothing wrong with keeping sheep solely for stock dog training but seeing them treated like toys pisses me off.
  8. In the third and fourth photos - are those optical illusions or is someone holding that sheep by a hind leg?
  9. We have put up a web site dedicated to the Kaycee Sheep Industry Festival and Kaycee Challenge Sheep Dog Trial to be held in Kaycee, Wyoming September 1st through 3rd: http://sheepfestival.net
  10. That's an old wive's tale. The only sure indicator is if the dog has more black pads than pink pads. The greater the ratio of black to pink, the greater the dog's ability. I know this to be fact because my best dog has one more black pad than my second-best dog and three more than my biscuit eater. I think dew claws play a part, too, but I have not done the same in-depth scientific analysis I did with pad color.
  11. AJ, I tried to contact you through PM but for some reason it does not appear to be going through. Please contact me through wyomingstockdog.com when you get a chance. Glenn
  12. I'm sure our dogs could clear that fence, too, if they really wanted, but ours is 4' max. and we have no problem even with sheep and horses and rabbits and antelope and a multitude of other enticing creatures clearly visible the bulk of the day.
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