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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Do people sell trained herding dogs?

I know you can buy trained schutzhund dogs!

Sorry if this sounds like an ad, but I'm trying to help a friend.

She's looking for a trained dog to herd sheep. Problem is, I have absolutely no idea how to go about helping her find one. Has to be 100% with young kids, other farm animals etc.

Do people ever sell them? Where should she start looking?

She's in Southern Ontario, BTW, if that helps.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 12:51 PM
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You can try contacting Woolagon Farms ( My Website ). They may know someone.. or at least will be able to point you in the right direction.

Renee and Steve are great people and VERY knowledgeable. Definitely contact them.

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Thanks so much!
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No problem.

I have 2 other contacts but not sure where in ON you are.... ?

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She's an hour north of Guelph, said she'd travel just about anywhere in Ontario, but would like to stay north of the border.

She just told me, she'll consider buying a younger dog and having someone train it.

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What type of herding, and what's the timeline?
Our HGH (large flock/tending) trainer may have an opening for a board and after our trial this fall, but the training takes a long time and it's not cheap.

Otherwise - I'd think trained, herding GSD would be very hard to find. There just aren't many doing the work.

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Yeah, that's what I figured, seeing as they are so hard to find.

There's different types of herding? LOL Can you expand on that so I can tell her what she needs to look for, or what questions to ask?

I think her best bet is to buy a young dog and train it up.
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This might explain the different styles of herding.
Herding Style is Not a Fashion Statement

GSD's were intended to be tending dogs - they CAN work in other styles, but may not be the best fit for the job. It really depends on your friend's situation. I'd think it would be possible to find a trained Border Collie, but much harder to find a GSD that is trained.
Most people herding with GSD's train their own dogs, for their breeding program and/or as their hobby - they don't train GSD's to sell, there really isn't a market for them. You'd have to buy a pup or young dog and either have it trained, or train it yourself.

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She's not stuck on GSD's I just thought I'd ask because of the Herding forum here.

Thank you for the link, that will hopefully help her!
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