Here’s our adorable little Border Collie, Carly (HR Carleigh), when she was just a pup last spring. She has added so much sparkle to our lives over the past year, and is the smartest dog we’ve ever had. She’s loved learning and always tries to please us and do a perfect job with her lessons.
And here she is with Farmer Bob almost a year later, with breeder/trainer Brian Cash of HardRock Border Collies, and her sire, Neal.
Farmer Bob and I took her with us to Old McCaskill’s Farm for Shearing Day. She was such a good girl, and we were proud of the calm manner she displayed in spite of the crowds of adults and children enjoying the day on the farm.
Here is a picture of Brian and Neal doing a herding demo on that day. Yes, Border Collies do a great job herding ducks, too! Won’t that be a fun event to add to our own farm tours?
Here we are with Carly and Neal before we turned her over to Brian to take back with him to Gay, Georgia, for several months of herding training. I’ll be going down there eventually to be trained, too, so we can work together here on our farm. She’s going to be a big help to Farmer Bob and me. Since our flock numbers are up to 64 it sure will be nice to have a dog to work with us!
Update: Brian tells us that Carly is doing great!