Julie breeds her sheepdogs to meet all the significant demands required of a good "hill dog". These are Stamina - essential if the dog is going to gather sheep over long distances on rugged ground Natural ability to use on their own initiative appropriate when working a long distance (and maybe out of sight) from the handler Good even temperament to cope with every eventuality Trainability to develop and reach a high standard. Strength and power that is needed to cope with all elements of sheep work.
Meet Ban and Mac. They are my main dog team in work and competition. Both dogs go back to R B Henderson's great dog Sweep (Supreme International Champion 1998 Trial accomplishments up to date: Ban Lanark, Lothian and Peebles Nursery League winner 2011 Scottish National Singles Champion 2014 Mac Lanark, Lothian and Peebles Nursery League winner 2010 Inter League Nursery Final -runner up Scottish Team member -reserve 2011 Scottish Team member 2015
Mac & Ban Scottish National Brace Champions 2012 Scottish National Brace Champions 2013 International Brace Champions 2013 Scottish National Brace team member 2014 Scottish National Brace team member 2016 International Brace Champions 2016
Mac preparing to shed sheep
Mac at work
Ban at work
Mac and Ban Supreme run at the 2016 International
After their Supreme win at the 2016 International Mac and Ban have both been retired from competition. It has been a formidable partnership and they have been a tremendous pair of dogs to work with teaching me so much about how dogs communicate with each other.
Second Team. Molly & Sid Dam: Julie Hill Kim Sire: Julie Hill Ban Ruby in the middle who teams up with Molly.
Liz My new addition to my pack by R B Henderson Skid
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I have been using Wonderdog original for a few years now. Not only do my dog's love it with lots of dry meat mixed through, but it keeps them in tremendous condition. It has improved stamina for long days working on the rough terrain here at Carcant.
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