Through the woods and across the pastures Herding in C. Florida. Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature (A full American Herding Breed Feature will come later in 2019) Black Prong Equestrian Center spreads across the Goethe State Forest in North Central Florida. Despite changing ownership, the Herding Trials are among the states most popular and show no sign of diminishing as we saw at the American Herding Breed Association event in April 2019. Herding stays strong in Fl
A beautiful Friday in Florida kicks off the March gathering of herding dogs. Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature Near perfect weather welcomed the first day of the three day Mid-Florida AKC Herding Trials in March 2019. Though I couldn't attend the whole event, I was able to head to Acorn Acres for the first day of early birds taking on the Mintzer families cattle and those always tricky ducks!
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The Heart of Florida Herding Category: Competition What they were born to do! When people think of Florida, grassy fields and open pastures are not what typically comes to mind. The state is perceived as either beach or swamps. The reality is the heart of the state is mostly fields and woods from midway down the state the I-4 freeway crosses east to west, and much of the state up the center to the 1-10 is another side of the "Sunshine State". With cattle and sheep ranches sca
2018 AKC Nationals shows a new AKC and its people are as wonderful as their dogs. Though the American Kennel Club (AKC) was founded in 1884 and has presented dog shows since anyone alive can remember, the AKC National Championship started in 2001 and the new “Millenia” saw a new AKC. Evolution of the AKC Sports and “All Breed” programs to include a much more diverse and inclusive membership has paid dividends and was clear at the 2018 event in Orlando, Florida. Fans, owners,
Herding is alive and well in C. Florida countryside… We recently had the opportunity to visit the Herding Trial held at Penn Y Caerau Farm in Lady Lake, Florida. The experience was beyond our highest hopes and we met a truly enjoyable, active community of Herding Dog trainers, handlers and owners from all around the state. sheepdog
A dog of a breed suitable for guarding and herding sheep. Oxford English Dictionary - Definitions. The Herding Trials are almost a callback