Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

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Would a section on sheepdogs be useful?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:57 pm

Yes
28
97%
No
1
3%
 
Total votes: 29

Bill Fosher
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Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Bill Fosher » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:55 pm

By which I mean Border collies and the like -- herding dogs. I don't want to get too far into discussion about competition and training for it, or the culture surrounding sheepdogs, because it seems that the other two forums on the subject cover those areas just fine. But I do sense that they lack the workaday sense of training for getting a job done that so many shepherds need. Personally, I couldn't do my job without my dogs, but I'm not interested necessarily in how to compete in sheepdog trials.

Anyone have any feelings on this, one way or the other?
Bill Fosher
Westmoreland, NH

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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Margo Hanson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:57 am

That's exactly what I need. I just want my dog to be able to help me move my sheep and hold them away from a gate. That's a far cry from training for competing in trials. Thanks.
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Lana Rowley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:27 pm

A place for working dogs would be nice... without the frufru pet owners or the bully/ hollier than thou condescending jerks......

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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby kelpiegirl » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:36 pm

I think it would be great Bill! Focusing on farm work would be great.
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Bill Fosher » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:27 pm

You mean I wouldn't be able to post there, Lana?
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Lana Rowley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:29 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Bill Fosher » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:26 am

Okay, at the moment the poll is running 20 to 1 in favor of the new section. I think we can safely say it will be added. I'm considering a bit of an overhaul to the way the forum is structured, and when I get that all figured out I will add it.
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Laura L. » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:27 pm

Gosh Lana, I don't know if I'd be able to post then either! :lol: I've been trying to make up for my transgressions on other boards lately. I've been trying to think nice thoughts before I post.
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Island Shepherd » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:31 pm

I just completed a 4 day marathon gathering sheep in terrain and conditions that would have been nearly impossible without my little black and white bitch. I like to hear a good working dog story such as Lana's horseback adventures in the Oregon backcounty. Like her I have no use for bs, egos, and inordinant collie worship.

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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Kensmuir » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 am

Hey Bill - as Admin for the Working Stockdog Forum, I just want you to know that I think it would be a great idea for you to add working dogs to this forum. You reach a lot of working folks that could use a good dog, and providing a place for them to talk about it here is a great idea.
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Re: Considering adding a section on sheepdogs

Postby Looking4ewes » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:58 am

Sure, Bill. I welcome the chance to talk about my fur-babies. Where can I post pics? :lol:
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