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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Picture Worth A Thousands Words

On Saturday May 18th, Linda Howie took her son of BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIC, ADC, SGDC to a herding instinct test and this absolutely beautiful photograph was captured during his run by Erika.


Magennis Sea To Skye HIC
(CKC pointed)

This picture has so many components to it from the woolly sheep, to their fuzzy kids sticking with their mothers, the green spring grass, clear blue skies -  but for the sheltie - the fact of his general outline in his stance, there is the air calmness, yet alert, and showing nobility as he oversees this flock of sheep as he waits for the lambs to settle.  Needless to say, Sam passed his Herding Instinct Test with the best possibly score!  Working quietly, gathering well, responsive, adjusted position, kept stock together, to name a few on his score card.

If you wish to learn more on what is tested for you can go here .... ASSA Herding

Congrats Linda on a great run with Sam!  Sam was bred by Eileen Seirup of Magennis, NY, USA.


Helen May 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM  

Nice article at the ASSA link. Keltic had loose eye while Beckett had a medium eye and I wondered if one was better than the other. I guess it's just a style.

Doesn't Linda spell Sky with an "e" like in the Isle of Skye.

Shelamo Shelties May 24, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

Yes, a style Helen - rechecked Sam's last conformation entry and yes with an 'e', now fixed. Thanks!


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