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T h e Wo r l d o f

Sheepdogs




Published by Kinloch Publishing A Division of Kinloch Sheepdogs Š 2009 Kinloch Sheepdogs www.kinlochsheepdogs.com


T h e Wo r l d o f

Sheepdogs

By Angie Driscoll Published by Kinloch Publishing


Published by Kinloch Publishing A Division of Kinloch Sheepdogs

Copyright © 2009 Kinloch Sheepdogs www.kinlochsheepdogs.com All Rights Reserved

No part of this book may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photcopying, microfilming recording or otherwise without written permission from the Publisher. ISBN 978-0-9561696-0-0

The publishers would like to gratefully thank the following people for their kind permission to reproduce the photographs in this book: Front Cover, p 18-19: © Karin Mattsson, Norway p 8: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 22: © Inge Savenije, Netherlands p 23-25: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 28, 29: © Vickie Close, U.S.A. P 30, 31, 38, 39: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 40: © PiperAnne Worcester, U.S.A. p 41:© Faansie and Elmarie Basson, South Africa p 43, 44, 45: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 54: © Karin Mattsson, Norway p 55, 57: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 68, 69: © Lisa Hansson, Sweden p 72, 73: © Hans van Weel, Netherlands p 79: © Viola Hebeler, Germany p 84, 85: © Guillaume Josien, France p 88, 89: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 102,103: © Amanda Milliken, Canada p 108,109: © Joachim Homm, Germany p 110, 111: © Irene Thompson, South Africa p 126, 130: © Joachim Homm, Germany All other photographs © Kinloch Sheepdogs

Designed, written and produced by Angie Driscoll Printed and bound by Gomer Press, Llandysul, Wales, UK For more information, visit www.kinlochsheepdogs.com


For my Grandparents, Marie and Bob Cotton


Foreword

71

Maria Amodei and Cato (USA)

Acknowledgements

75

Sandra von Erlach and Jess (Switzerland)

Introduction Contents

The World of Sheepdogs

Aled Owen and Roy (Wales)

Bobby Dalziel and Joe (Scotland)

Karin Mattsson and Sammie (Norway) James McGee and Becca (Ireland) 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69

Serge van der Zweep and Jim (Netherlands) Mosse Magnusson and Roy (Sweden) Jim Cropper and Dan (England) Scott Glen and Pleat (Canada)

Patricia Gisquet and Toy (France) Alasdair MacRae and Nap (USA)

Jim Wilson and Tweed (New Zealand) Meirion Jones and Joe (Wales)

Johann Beeli and Jess (Switzerland)

Faansie Basson and Jill (South Africa) Jaran Knive and Eddie (Norway)

Anne Krüger and Spax (Germany)

Bernard Arends and Maccas (Australia) Ken White and Chide (New Zealand) Kevin Evans and Mirk (Wales)

Eyðstein Jensen and Nap (Faroe Islands)

73 77 79 81 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99

101 103 105 107 109 111 113 115 117

Jo Agnar Hansen and Tika (Norway)

121

Jessika Bodo and Jack (Germany)

127

Tony Ottesen and Bob (Denmark)

Seamus Gallagher and Glen (Ireland) Joris Broes and Zjell (Belgium) Luca Fini and Mela (Italy)

Stuart Davidson and Jim (Scotland)

Lisa Hansson and Bwlch Hjalmar (Sweden)

125 128 129 131 133 135

Ellen van der Zweep and Tweed (Netherlands) Nigel Watkins and Floss (Wales)

Viola Hebeler and Duke (Germany)

Kelvin Broad and Blade (New Zealand) Jed Watson and Eryri Rock (England) Pascal Bourdon and Smile (France) Gethin Jones and Eira (Wales)

Paul Wellemans and Zep (Belgium)

Ruedi von Niederhäusern and Flack (Switzerland) Kjeld Nattestad and Snøgg (Faroe Islands)

Richard Millichap and Taddymoor Cap (Wales) Lotta Oredsson and Trasan (Sweden) Aidan Gallagher and Bill (Ireland)

Michael Longton and Monty (England) Amanda Milliken and Bart (Canada) Ron Snoeck and Nell (Netherlands) Patrick Palmieri and Shanie (Italy)

Erik Holmgaard and Joe (Denmark)

Ragni Pretorius and Mick (South Africa) Tom Lawrenson and Spot (England) Tom Wilson and Sly (USA)

Chloe Cropper and Roy (England)

Major Multi-National Trial Winners World Champions 2002-2008

International Supreme Champions 1906-2008 Continental Champions 1985-2008

Scandinavian Champions 1998-2008

USBCHA National Champions 1979-2008 Index

Glossary

About the Author

Left Photo: Jaran Knive’s Taddymoor Milly (Norway)


For over forty-five years, Jim Cropper from Lancashire, England, has been demonstrating his mastery of sheepdog handling. With his unparalleled accomplishments, he is undoubtedly one of the most talented handlers of all time. Jim got Lassie, his first border collie when he was fourteen years old. In 1964 he ran in his first trial with a dog named Rex and placed second. On their next outing, they won and Jim has been winning ever since. Since first competing at the International in 1968, he has gone on to represent England over thirty times in that grand event. While Supreme and World Championships still elude him, Jim has been within a whisker of both. In 1973 Jim finished Reserve Supreme Champion with Clyde, but went on that year to win the first of three International Brace Championships (1973 Clyde and Fleet; 2005 Alf and Dan; 2008 Dan and Fleet). He won the English National in 1986 with Cap. In World Trial competition, Jim and Sid finished as Reserve World Champions in 2002, one point behind Aled Owen and Ben. Jim was also tenth that year with Mac. He was fifth with Sid in the 2005 World Trial Final.

Dan is one of Jim’s most accomplished dogs. He has won two International Brace Championships, one English Brace Championship, been Reserve English National Champion (2008), was third in the 2007 English National, and, in a career that is far from over, he already has a long list of Open wins to his credit.

DAN (ISDS 258392), Dog, B & W, Smooth, D.O.B. 30 November 2001 Parents

Sid 244412 J.Cropper 2005 WorldF 5 2005 WorldSF 1 2005 WorldQ 6 2002 WorldCh 2 2002 E.Nat 7

Grand-Parents G. G-Parents

Bwlch Hemp 201604 C.S.Rundle

Ben 129820 A.Owen 1985 IntSu 3 1991 IntSu 4

Dell 172782 Mrs.B.Jones

Š ISDS

G.G. G-Parents

G.G.G.G-Parents

Rhaiadr Zac 94341, Miss A.Edwards

Rex 78894, A.Jones Rhaiadr Fly 81521, E.Humphreys Moss 84044, S.Jones Meg 71772, W.T.Williams Glen 92091, H.G.Jones

Fan 102412, R.Williams

Bwlch Taff 113243 C.S.Jones Bwlch Bracken 74660, Mrs.B.Jones 1982 IntSu 2, 1981 W.Nat 1

Ben 73508, R.Wood Jen 124917, D.J.Rees Dilwyn Lad 100895, J.R.Thomas Jos 152124, J.R.Thomas 1988 E.Nat 4 Dell 136052, R.C.Barwell Craig 212955 Bwlch Taff 113243, Miss C.S.Jones, J.G.Grant Rhosfa Jill 183614, 1982 IntSu 2 J.G.Grant Gypsy 130307, D.J.Rees Dryden Joe 104626, R.Dalziel, 1986 S.Nat 1 Laddie 160443, J.Dixon Joy 185629 Chriss 101746, R.Neill J.G.Grant Glen 143941, J.F.McRobert, 1990 IntSu 3 Mey 167928, J.G.Grant Nell 157613, J.F.McRobert Glen 75630 R.Fortune York 127630 J. Paterson Glen 168524 1983 S.Nat 3, 1984 S.Nat 4 Dot 99192, T.M.Hutchinson W.T.A.Goligher Moss 103923, J.J.Templeton MBE, 1997 W.Nat 2 1979 IntSu 2 Di 137205, J.H.Porteous 1997 W.Dr 1 Lassie 80703, D.L.Porteous Jim 125956, J.Brady Kelly 159648, W.T.A.Goligher Judy 128986, L.Kelly Jet 178683 S.Gibson Sweep 127047, Wm.J.McGoldrick Nan 170569, W.T.A.Goligher Bute 153154, W.C.Hemphill Jim 125233, A.Bradley Cap 185676 Fleet 135475, J.Palmer Gael 96527, D.France J.Palmer 1995 IntSu 7 Don 108889, J.R.Thomas, 1982 IntSu 5 Tess 161020, R.A.Shepherd 1995 E.Nat 6 Meg 130497, J.N.Wheaton Nap 175718, C.A.Smart Craig 191917, G.Pringle Dot 162411, C.A.Smart Tib 210707 W.M.Buchanan Taff 140712, C.Scott Meg 190395, J.W.Nesbit Shell 174677, J.Dickinson

Bonny 136053, W.A.L.Prothero

Jet 226549 L.N.Watkins

Joe 205312 K.Gibson Gail 251180 S.Richards

Joy 231169 J.Palmer

Major Trial Accomplishments 2nd English National 2008 1st International Brace 2008 1st Longshaw Double Gather Championship 2008 1st Sutton Hall Farm Championship 2008 1st Little Thorn Edge Championship 2008 3rd English National 2007 1st Perrydale Farm Double Gather Championship 2007 1st Little Thorn Edge Championship 2007 3rd English Brace 2006 6th International Supreme 2005 1st International Brace 2005 1st English Brace 2005 5th International Qualification 2005


Aled Owen’s Roy (Wales)


Heikki Teittinen’s Peppi (Finland)


Handlers Page Amodei, Maria ..................... 71 Arends, Bernard................... 47 Basson, Faansie ................... 41 Beeli, Johann....................... 39 Bodo, Jessika ...................... 59 Bourdon, Pascal................... 85 Broad, Kelvin....................... 81 Broes, Joris ......................... 63 Cropper, Chloe..................... 117 Cropper, Jim........................ 27 Dalziel, Bobby...................... 17 Davidson, Stuart.................. 67 Evans, Kevin....................... 51 Fini, Luca............................ 65 Gallagher, Aidan................... 99 Gallagher, Seamus............... 61 Gisquet, Patricia.................. 31 Glen, Scott.......................... 29 Hansen, Jo Agnar................. 55 Hansson, Lisa...................... 69 Hebeler, Viola...................... 79 Holmgaard, Erik................... 109 Jensen, Eyðstein.................. 53 Jones, Gethin...................... 87 Jones, Meirion..................... 37 Knive, Jaran........................ 43 Krüger, Anne ....................... 45 Lawrenson, Tom................... 113 Longton, Michael.................. 101 MacRae, Alasdair.................. 33 Magnusson, Mosse ............... 25 Mattsson, Karin................... 19 McGee, James..................... 21 Millichap, Richard................. 95 Milliken, Amanda................. 103 Nattestad, Kjeld................... 93 Oredsson, Lotta................... 97 Ottesen, Tony...................... 57 Owen, Aled......................... 15 Palmieri, Patrick................... 107 Pretorius, Ragni................... 111 Snoeck, Ron........................ 105 van der Zweep, Ellen............ 73

van der Zweep, Serge........... 23 von Erlach, Sandra............... 75 von Niederhäusern, Ruedi..... 91 Watkins, Nigel..................... 77 Watson, Jed........................ 83 Wellemans, Paul.................. 89 White, Ken.......................... 49 Wilson, Jim......................... 35 Wilson, Tom........................ 115

Dogs Bart ................................... 103 Becca................................. 21 Bill..................................... 99 Blade ................................. 81 Bob.................................... 57 Bwlch Hjalmar..................... 69 Cato................................... 71 Chide................................. 49 Dan.................................... 27 Duke.................................. 79 Eddie................................. 43 Eira.................................... 87 Eryri Rock........................... 83 Flack.................................. 91 Floss.................................. 77 Glen................................... 61 Jack................................... 59 Jess ................................... 39, 75 Jill...................................... 41 Jim.................................... 23, 67 Joe .................................... 17, 37, 109 Maccas............................... 47 Mela................................... 65 Mick................................... 111 Mirk................................... 51 Monty................................. 101 Nap.................................... 33, 53 Nell.................................... 105 Pleat .................................. 29 Roy.................................... 15, 25, 117 Sammie.............................. 19 Shanie................................ 107

Sly.................................. 115 Smile............................... 85 Snøgg.............................. 93 Spax................................45 Spot ................................113 Taddymoor Cap................. 95 Tika................................. 55 Toy.................................. 31 Trasan ............................. 97 Tweed.............................. 35, 73 Zep................................. 89 Zjell ................................ 63 Countries Australia.......................... 47 Belgium........................... 63, Canada............................ 29, Denmark.......................... 57, England........................... 27, Faroe Islands.................... 53, France............................. 31, Germany.......................... 45, Ireland............................. 21, Italy................................ 65, Netherlands...................... 23, New Zealand.....................35, Norway............................ 19, Scotland.......................... 17, South Africa..................... 41, Sweden............................ 25, Switzerland...................... 39, United States.................... 33, Wales.............................. 15,

89 103 109 83, 101, 113, 117 93 85 59, 79 61, 99 107 73, 105 49, 81 43, 55 67 111 69, 97 75, 91 71, 115 37, 51, 77, 87, 95


Bobby Dalziel’s Spot (Scotland)


Angie Driscoll was born in England and raised in New Zealand where, as a child, she was fascinated by the goings on at her grandparents’ farms, especially the interactions among people, working dogs and sheep. She left New Zealand to pursue a doctorate in International Marketing in Canada and was well on her way in a successful “big city” career as a marketing and communications specialist in Canada when her past caught up with her: As a hobby and distraction from her corporate work, she purchased a sheep farm in Alberta and began raising purebred Dorset, Suffolk, Katahadin and South African Dorper sheep. The herd kept growing and soon, like any good sheep farmer, she needed dogs to help manage the flock. It wasn't long before the sheepdogs with their discipline, intelligence and loyalty became Angie’s prime focus. In 2006, she and her husband, Kelvin Broad, sold the livestock, farm and all their possessions, left the corporate world behind, and headed to the UK with the hope of one day competing with her dogs. She wanted to watch and learn from some of the best handlers in the World, and more importantly, improve her shepherding skills. After spending some time shepherding on a large hill farm in Scotland, Angie ventured onto the trial fields at the end of 2007 for her first full season of trialling. Never too far away from her crook, whistle and dogs is her camera. Captivated by the athleticism, unbridled enthusiasm, and sheer beauty of sheepdogs, Angie strives to capture these qualities on 'film'. Whether in small, local trials or in World Trials, Angie can be seen camera in hand looking for that special image to share.

As webmeistress for the 2008 World Sheep Dog Trial in Llandeilo, Wales, Angie had an ideal opportunity to communicate her passion for sheepdogs, and her admiration for top handlers the world over, through the internet. She now shares this admiration through The World of Sheepdogs. The World of Sheepdogs is her first book.


Published by Kinloch Publishing A Division of Kinloch Sheepdogs Š 2009 Kinloch Sheepdogs www.kinlochsheepdogs.com

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