herdcentral Posted December 2, 2011 Report Share Posted December 2, 2011 Hi, well after a pretty eventful lambing where everything that could go wrong did, I finally thought I would post a clip of my young BC Drift working with the ewes I have in the home paddock. They had never been worked by a dog untill several months ago when I had to catch lambs etc and it was chaos with the ewes being pretty protective and aggressive. Drift was the only one of my 3 dogs that could do anything with them and he withstood plenty of charging and ewes scattering in all directions. There is also a bottlefed lamb among them and the ones with rope around their necks are so that I can grab them more easily in the yards as they had a few problems. Anyway he now has them sorted although you can see from the vid that one ewe is always giving trouble, she always has been a troublesome ewe, very flighty and always charging. He has always been a very full on dog and is quite a handful but at age 2 he really is becoming a very useful dog. He has a wonderful cast and will also keep casting out till he has all the sheep if they are scattered. He surprised me the other day by bringing one little group to me and then going back out to muster another group in another section of the paddock and putting them altogether. None of the ewes come naturally to me unlike my whethers that run to my knees, the ewes and lambs are not into that at all and would rather be elswhere. He has always been a hot head but I feel like he really is becoming a very useful dog and I dont really have to give him too many commands. We are both very novice as is proably eveident, but I love working with him and he loves every opportunity to work sheep. I use my other dogs on my easier whethers but he is my ewe and lamb dog. I am about to get quite a few more ewes (also never seen a dog) shortly so that will be another challenge for him. I shot the vid myself so had to leave Drift to his own devices Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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