RussRuss has turned into the most fantastic working dog. He is so enthusiastic, and loves to work. He is naturally kind to the sheep, but will nose bite if necessary. I can leave him in the pens and he only pushes the sheep up when I ask, spending the rest of the time relaxing and is not fazed by all the sheep staring at him!
Russ helping out in the pens at Weaning time.
Russ as a puppy.....
I saw Russ's father Max on a video on the Lyndhurst kelpie site, and I was very impressed.
I then went to the NSA Sheep South show, and Kevin was there with Max doing a couple of demos.
I also saw Russ's mother Izzy in action and one thing led to another.....
I brought this one home with me.
Funnily enough, his two brothers have both gone to homes with shepherds that I trial alongside down here in the south. We will be able to compare notes as they grow up!
After a week I took Russ to watch the pens of sheep while we were footbathing. He looked like he wanted a piece of the action so I let him have a little go!
Pedigree coming soon....