Video: Lynyrd Herding Sheep

Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Pet Photos' started by ChRotties, May 30, 2009.

  1. ChRotties

    ChRotties New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For those that didn't know, or have never seen a Rottweiler herd before, here is a video of Lynyrd taken in April during a training session on sheep.

    YouTube - CH Bernkastel's CallMe Th' Breeze PT RN herding sheep


    He currently has one leg on AKC started-A course sheep and one leg on started A course ducks :) He also has one leg in ASCA on started sheep. Hopefully, I will have duck video soon!


    Enjoy.
     
  2. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    AL
    With Rotties, is it natural instinct for them to herd? Or is it trained?

    Neat video :)
     
  3. wow, Robin, he is just outstanding. What a nice calm steady worker. I am not sure which I enjoyed more, watching the herding, or watching that beautiful dog move so smoothly and effortlessly doing his job. :D
     
  4. It is natural, Lizmo. Every one I have ever taken to stock was on it instantly. The control is trained, of course, but I don't think you can train herding.
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    30,965
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    a lot
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Home Page:
    My uncle used to be a big time rancher (he worked in OK and then at King ranch) and his choice for working cattle was always a rottweiler. Eventually he ended up with ACDs but I remember watching his rottie work. She was very impressive. You don't see them doing stockwork often anymore. I wish you saw that more.

    Very cool!
     
  6. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    AL
    I wasn't sure. I'm used to seeing Border Collies or Aussies work, and I couldn't tell with the Rottie since it's so different. :eek: I'm just now getting used to GSD working, which to my very newbie eye, looks alot like a Rottie working.
     
  7. ChRotties

    ChRotties New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, everyone and Red..I could watch him move all day..and watch him work!

    He's really come along this year...finally decided that ducks are fun!

    Keep paws crossed: we have two days of AKC herding trials coming up the weekend of June 20, sheepies and duckies. Hopefully also going for RA title this summer too :)
     
  8. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,779
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    8 dogs and 6 horses.
    Location:
    Ontario
    Home Page:
    Wow that is awesome... I have never seen a Rottie work like that!! Its great to see people doing so much with their dogs.
     
  9. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,145
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    EXquisite!
     
  10. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    64,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'll echo all the comments !! ....and and fascinating !!
     
  11. ChRotties

    ChRotties New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, Grammy.

    Wish I had a video of yesterday's work session. Lynyrd had a "stare down" with a ewe that didn't want to leave the feed pan...then decided he WAS the boss and went to join the others LOL

    He was so proud of himself after that, strutted around going, "YEAH! I am THE dog!".. It was hysterical!
     
  12. oc_spirit

    oc_spirit Snow Girl

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    5,634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Home Page:
    Thats so cool!!!! Good job with him :)
     

Share This Page