Essential if the dog is going to gather sheep over long distances on rugged ground
To use on their own initiative appropriate when working a long distance (and maybe out of sight) from the handler
Good Even Temprement
To cope with every eventuality
To develop and reach a high standard.
Bek has developed as a capable hill and trial dog. She has great method, very honest and reliable. High drive and has turned in to a great thinker.
She along with her mother Molly team up together in work.
They are a big attraction as part of the demonstration team.
Bek is out of Molly and by R. B Henderson"s Skid.
Gwen is a great character, she is sharp and responsive and with her work ethic is well on her way to been one of my top dogs of the future.
She is tough but responsive to command. She has her fathers willingness to please and great temperament and her mothers toughness and determination.
Gwen came 2nd in the LL&P nursery league 2022 and went on to be 5th at the Scottish Nursery final.
She brings personality to my demonstration team.
Gwen and Jiggs are out of Molly by Kep.
Kep is a great all round dog and has a solid temperament. He has a great outrun, can think on his feet but is very willing to please. He effortlessly sails over fences as if they are not there, making tricky jobs look easy. He is great at assisting me to count sheep and is one of my main work dogs, competition dogs plus part of my demonstration team.
His sire is R B Henderson Skid and his mother was by Ricky Hutchinson"s Sweep.
Jiggs came 5th in the LL&P nursery league then went on to be 8th in the Scottish Nursery Final 2022. He is still age for next years nursery trials.
He is an exceptional hill dog with a lot of promise for competition .Following in the footsteps of his Mother Molly and Grandfather Ban.
Jiggs is standing up to the challenges of working the hills and is quickly becoming one of my main work dogs along with part of my demonstration team.
Both Jiggs and Gwen are out of Molly and by Kep.
Sid and Molly
Molly and Sid are great workers and have tremendous drive for working on hill ground. They shepherd sheep everyday and make difficult jobs look easy.
Both are part of my demonstration team. I won the Scottish National Brace Championships with litter-mates Sid and Molly in August 2017.
Sid and Molly were sired by Ban, one half of the well-known and very successful brace team with Mac.
Sid and Molly won Julie her sixth Scottish Brace Championship (she also won this championship in 1991 and 1992 with Bess and Nell who were also Reserve International Champions in 1992; and in 2005 with Tess and Fly.
Ban - Lanark, Lothian and Peebles Nursery League winner 2011 Scottish National Singles Champion 2014
Sid and Molly were home-bred by Julie out of Ban (see above) and Kim (represented Scotland at the World Trial in 2011).
Ban also won the Scottish National Singles Championship in 2014.
Mac and Ban won the International Brace Championship in 2016 and 2013 and the Scottish National in 2012 and 2013.
Mac and Ban
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: -
Lanark, Lothian and Peebles Nursery League winner 2011
Scottish National Singles Champion 2014
Lanark, Lothian and Peebles Nursery League winner 2010
Inter League Nursery Final -runner up
Scottish Team member -reserve 2011
Scottish Team member 2015
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
Supreme Run - 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.
Mac Preparing to Shed Sheep
Mac at Work
Ban at Work