Meet Diva, a sheepdog with attitude!
The latest Dogs with Jobs introduces Diva, a wonderfully named sheepdog who has won multiple sheepdog trials, and who was one of 150 dogs competing over three days at the English National Sheepdog Trials in August in Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago.
Shepherd Cathy Cassie talks about Diva and her seven other sheepdogs, who work a large Cumbrian flock of “heavy” sheep – an expression that, in the sheepdog world, is code for uncooperative and even aggressive…
Presenter Kate Fairweather dropped in on her way back from holiday. Recorded on location amid the wind whistling on a rather bleak hillside in Yorkshire, it’s fascinating to hear about the astonishing level of precision demanded of a dog, over distance using whistle commands, to compete at this level.
More infromation from the International Sheep Dog Society
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