A COLLIE who lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.Eight-year-old working collie, Peggy, lost her hearing and could no longer communicate.(Image: RSPCA) Peggy was trained to work without hearing voice commands.
Lola licked Ronnie when they brought him into the house (Picture: Ellen McCrone SWNS) Lola helped to bring Ronnie back to health (Picture: Ellen McCrone SWNS) Ronnie the lamb and Lola the labrador (Picture: Ellen McCrone SWNS)‘So Lola has grown up around lambs as she’s only two.
Farmers are warning that attacks on livestock by dogs are reaching “epidemic proportions” as they brace themselves for a surge in dog attacks heading into peak lambing season.The start of lambing season has been fraught for farmer Gordon Wyeth due to attacks on his sheep by pet dogs.
Rather than asking people to “keep dogs under effective control” it should require people to keep their dogs on leads near livestock.“It needs to be properly funded and properly promoted with TV ads in the same way as we’re seeing the Covid ads,” he added.
“We started the reading program a few years ago with two goats, Marieke and Michaela,” says Ahern.Veterinarian and behavioural expert Dr Emma Hughes says the Edgar’s Mission reading program might be unique in Australia, at least for livestock and farmed animals.
The pet dog was shot dead by a farmer who said it attacked one of his sheep (Picture: Kerri Malley / SWNS)A dog owner has claimed a sheep farmer ‘smiled at her’ after shooting her pet in the face.
The National Sheep Dog Trial Championships have been running in Canberra for 77 years.Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Eighty-six-year-old Laurie Slater has two dogs competing in the top 20.
Archie on the farm (Picture: Ebony Hewitt)‘Archie would almost be my pick if I had to choose – he is small and has very fast little legs which means he can get around the sheep with ease and speed.
‘My love for the Hungarian sheepdog, otherwise known as the Komodor breed, began when I was a little girl,’ explained Gintare.She’s a big fan of the water (Picture: Caters)And the sheepdog loves a good swim, which can be quite the sight when her dreads hit the water.
As the Kennel Club warns the old English sheepdog faces extinction, consider rehoming if you are looking for a new best friend – whatever its ancestry.
Old English Sheepdogs are facing a brush with extinction (Image: GETTY)Old English sheepdog puppy registrations have hit historic lows, with just 98 recorded in the first three months of this year - a 16 percent drop over the same time in 2018.