Jump to content
BC Boards
airbear

Paxton Valley Sheepdog Trial Part 2

Recommended Posts

Kyu on his drive:

DSC_8621.jpg

 

Looking majestic:

DSC_8726.jpg

 

Everyone leaning in:

DSC_8560.jpg

 

Spot finishing his drive:

DSC_8594.jpg

 

Just about there:

DSC_8591.jpg

 

Jana:

DSC_8733.jpg

 

Fur flying:

DSC_8732.jpg

 

Stretching it out:

DSC_8738.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Everyone leaning in:

DSC_8560.jpg

 

Ouch! Except for that last sheep! :D :rolleyes:

 

Wonderful pictures. The dogs AND the fields look stunning!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

stunning pictures, all. I do like the leaning in pic best, tho. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once agani, very interesting pictures. Wonderful.

 

Don`t you loose points during the trial when the dog makes so much herding power to the sheep?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once again, very interesting pictures. Wonderful.

 

Don`t you loose points during the trial when the dog makes so much herding power to the sheep?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Don`t you loose points during the trial when the dog makes so much herding power to the sheep?

Yes, the sheep aren't supposed to be running like that generally. In fact, we were told that anytime the sheep made dust (i.e. broke into a run) that points would be falling off. And these sheep were Barb crosses, who are very light. It was quite challenging to get a walking fetch, as they were coming downhill and pulling strong to exhaust on one side of the field. Ditto the first leg of the drive, as the panel was about 20 feet from the exhaust pen, and the sheep really pulled that way. Again, very challenging to hold that line without stalling out, or having the sheep retreat to the post.

 

That photo above was taken at the pen, and the sheep were trying to make a break around the back, while the dog was trying to prevent it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you very much for these informations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×