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The National Sheepdog Finals, Part IV.

In my final post about my trip to the National Sheepdog Finals, I promised to say something about the sheep. (Here are links to earlier posts, parts III, II, I.) Before actually watching the trials, it hadn’t occurred to me … Continue reading

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Visit to the National Sheepdog Finals, Part III

Here are links to the earlier posts in this series, parts II, I. Like many sports, sheepdog trialing is rooted in native instincts and practices. The domestic dog Canis familiaris has been cooperating with human beings for at least 10,000 years. Given … Continue reading

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Visit to the National Sheepdog Finals, Part II

First of all, what I said in part I about being outsiders isn’t quite true. In fact, we were insiders because we shared with everyone else there the one crucial thing: an admiration of great dogs.  It’s impossible to watch a seasoned … Continue reading

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