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(Grand Forks Herald)   Sheep dog that could not herd sheep now herds senior citizens   (grandforks.com) divider line 31
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2003-04-21 02:30:37 PM
Sheep dog that refused to herd COWS sounds smart to me. He was waiting for sheep. Also, how do sheep dogs get to sleep at night if they spend all day counting sheep?
 
2003-04-21 02:32:21 PM
 
2003-04-21 03:15:50 PM
 
2003-04-21 03:42:10 PM
My friend has a Australian sheep dog named Shiela that herds her kids while they play outside. It's really amazing to watch. Kids move towards the road, Shiela goes wide and runs them back into the yard.
 
2003-04-21 05:11:42 PM
"No. I'm here to get my nails clipped."
 
2003-04-21 05:12:05 PM
Photo.shop.

I must see a herd of elderly, walkers and all, being run around by a dog. I must.
 
2003-04-21 05:13:25 PM
I'd like to get myself a senior citizen. I heard they make good pets.
 
2003-04-21 05:14:12 PM
I heard that the herd was filled with Mexicans..so they would be Senor seniors.
 
2003-04-21 05:14:53 PM
Now, whenever the caretakers find shiat on the floor, at least the old people can blame it on the dog.
 
2003-04-21 05:18:40 PM
My friend's Australian Sheepdog used to herd us as we got off the bus. We had to wak about 50 yards across some grass, and this dog would race around us in circles until we were all grouped together.

It's freaky when you don't notice it until it's already happened.

BAAAAAA!!!!
 
2003-04-21 05:19:18 PM
Piyoko - I had the same thought after seeing RagingLeonard's pic above, but couldn't find a source pic of a herd of elderly walking.
 
2003-04-21 05:21:59 PM
That's right, keep em away from the cars, that's a good boy.
 
2003-04-21 05:24:42 PM
JennyBean
My friend has a Australian sheep dog...


They really are the coolest and smartest dog.
 
2003-04-21 05:26:26 PM
RagingLeonard

That's a pretty Border Collie at work. I owned a couple as a kid. Great dogs. Endless hyper energy.
 
2003-04-21 05:26:44 PM
We have a shetland sheepdog, AKA Sheltie.

It has some strange hangups:
Barks at Motorcycles and Semis (in motion!)
Barks when I sneeze, but not when I cough
Barks when my wife coughs, but not when she sneezes
Barks when we use the aluminum foil or plastic wrap roll
Barks at aircraft
Barks when we let the phone ring more than 3 times before answering.
Gets really pi**ed off if we leave the house without her...
When we let her out in the morning, takes off out the back door like a guided missile.

Anyone else have wierd sheltie behavior?
 
2003-04-21 05:33:09 PM
When I was but a tiny terror, my dad got us a blue heeler / shepherd mix. Kind of a weird looking dog, and he was a bit hyper in the head, but a good help on the ranch we lived on. He would help my dad cut cattle, he was a natural at it. He just started helping once and was always welcome as he seemed to get a lot of joy from cutting (seperating from the herd) the bulls out.

That was his downfall though, he got nailed in the noggin a couple times too many by hereford steers kicking at him.
 
2003-04-21 05:42:36 PM
I've got an Australian Shepard puppy. Anyone know where I can buy some doggie downers?
 
2003-04-21 05:51:51 PM
Smegma - here. sfw
 
2003-04-21 06:09:48 PM
JennyBean
My friend has a Australian sheep dog named Shiela that herds her kids while they play outside. It's really amazing to watch. Kids move towards the road, Shiela goes wide and runs them back into the yard.

My family had a border collie that would do the same for my brother, sister and I while we played in the front yard. I barely remember it, though, cause I was so young (the youngest of three). I really wish my parents had taken pictures of that. It's neat to hear about your friend's dog doing the same... this is the first time I've heard of another dog doing that.
 
2003-04-21 06:12:31 PM
Brazil

Australian Sheperd = smart, cool, will herd anything
Border Collie = smarter, cooler, will so herd
anything
Rhodesian Ridgeback = hard to train, but cool, chases
anything within sight (and they see for a good mile)

Malinois = Smartest Coolest.
 
2003-04-21 06:46:45 PM
Staffordshire Bull - Best. Breed. Ever.
 
2003-04-21 06:50:48 PM
Soylent Green is Sheeple!
 
2003-04-21 06:51:04 PM
No pics of Babe or Lassie?
 
2003-04-21 06:57:43 PM
I feel I must chime in for the poor underrated Sheltie... My sister has a couple of them, they herd her daycare kids into a knot if the kids pay attention. Mostly the kids just holler "HUSH" and the dogs go and lie in the shade for a few minutes. Try that with a Border Collie and you'll be in for an afternoon's work...
 
2003-04-21 07:12:17 PM
LionHound
Malinois = Smartest Coolest.


They do look cool. Have you owned all the breeds you listed? What did you use the Malinois for?
 
2003-04-21 07:12:47 PM
Big deal. I'd be more impressed if they had cowboys riding herd on the seniors. "Git along ol' man! Sid, where's the branding iron?" :)
 
2003-04-21 07:18:13 PM
This is possibly the most boring article i have ever read on fark.
 
2003-04-21 08:16:52 PM
04-21-03 07:18:13 PM Manfish
This is possibly the most boring article i have ever read on fark.



Cat person.











;)
 
2003-04-21 08:20:01 PM
why are you all talking about dog breeding?
 
2003-04-21 11:59:16 PM
My friend has a Australian sheep dog named Shiela that herds her kids while they play outside. It's really amazing to watch. Kids move towards the road, Shiela goes wide and runs them back into the yard.

My family had a border collie that would do the same for my brother, sister and I while we played in the front yard. I barely remember it, though, cause I was so young (the youngest of three). I really wish my parents had taken pictures of that. It's neat to hear about your friend's dog doing the same... this is the first time I've heard of another dog doing that.


Dogs are cool my friend had a collie in P.e.i and was just like that even though i was swimming and having fun she kept dragging me out of the water even though i wasnt introuble . kinda cool yet annyoing at the same time
 
2003-04-22 12:19:03 AM
hehe you're right, too...
 
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