Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

Deaf sheepdog forced to retire learns sign language to continue herding animals

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.

Labrador and lamb she nursed back to health now share an amazing bond

Labrador and lamb she nursed back to health now share an amazing bond

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.

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

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.

Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 75 pounds of wool

Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 75 pounds of wool

A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 75 pounds - nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo - after being shorn for the first time in years.

Dog attacks on livestock increased in lockdown, say farmers

Dog attacks on livestock increased in lockdown, say farmers

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.

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

“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.

Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

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.

Corgi lands job as farm’s sheepdog

Corgi lands job as farm’s sheepdog

Daphne takes it upon herself to herd the sheep most days, and absolutely loves being outside and hard at work with the other dogs.

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

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.

Standard poodle named Siba wins Westminster best in show

Standard poodle named Siba wins Westminster best in show

Daniel the golden retriever put up a good fight in the Westminster Dog Show, finishing in the top seven.A Whippet named Bourbon won best reserve in show during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

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.

Hungarian sheepdog who looks like a mop is a social media star

Hungarian sheepdog who looks like a mop is a social media star

‘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.

Why it's time to stop buying pedigree dogs

Why it's time to stop buying pedigree dogs

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.

Dulux dog faces brush with extinction as numbers plummet to historic lows

Dulux dog faces brush with extinction as numbers plummet to historic lows

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.