Story: Farm dogs

The short head and yard

The intensity of battle is evident as this heading dog intimidates the three sheep and moves them towards the yard. The handler can only wait and be ready to close the gate once the sheep are inside.

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Clive Dalton, 'Farm dogs - Traits and defects of working dogs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Clive Dalton, published 24 Nov 2008