I have raised and trained Border Collies for livestock work for over 30 years, and for 10 years did it for a living. Here are some pics of the last three. There are very few pictures of the earlier ones.
Nell and me doing a demonstration in CT. This was taken about 20 years ago.
Nell cooling off while sorting sheep on a hot day.
Nell rode in the truck for a while, but Kate has ridden since the age of 8wks.
This is here favorite place whenever we stopped. When I retired, she had ridden over a million miles.
Kate working ducks.
Kate cooling off
Kate is a great dog and the perfect truckin' dog, and she will work livestock, but isn't the greatest at it.
I missed having a good working dog, even though I no longer have any livestock, I often visit friends that do.
I no longer compete in field trials, but wanted a good usin' dog. Thus Molly came along. She rode with us in the truck for about
3 years, but she may be the best stock dog I've ever had, and I have had some really good ones.
Kate and Molly in the truck
Molly on snow at a truckstop in PA.
Molly and me moving a flock of sheep last summer.
Kate and Molly are now enjoying being retired with mumsywumsy and me, and soon as the bus is finished we'll be off on some new adventures.
I wish there were pictures of the older dogs, but there are very few, and none of them working.
I did find a picture of my very first Border Collie, Mac taken the night we brought him home.
It was not staged, little did we know how he would change our lives.