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These Dogs Work! No Welfare Checks for Them!!!
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Aug 7, 2013 19:02:20   #
owenseamus
 
Watch this video to the end. It gets really good! U will Love It!!!
Are these sheep dogs......they are so very smart!!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/18F_sIaimGM?rel=0
 
Aug 7, 2013 19:14:44   #
knitcrochetlover
 
owenseamus wrote:
Watch this video to the end. It gets really good! U will Love It!!!
Are these sheep dogs......they are so very smart!!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/18F_sIaimGM?rel=0


That made my day.
Aug 7, 2013 19:31:52   #
Dreamweaver
 
I'm saving that to show the grands.... WOW... (I'm probably wrong, but those might be Border Collies.)
Aug 7, 2013 19:34:21   #
Aisles (a regular here)
 
They are indeed Border Collies.
Aug 7, 2013 19:37:01   #
gloriam (a regular here)
 
Those 2 really deserved that rest at the end. They are wonderful.
Aug 7, 2013 19:57:35   #
krankymax
 
Border collies and very smart dogs, usually used for hearding animals.
 
Aug 7, 2013 20:05:34   #
joanh8060
 
Those a Border Collies and thats a fairly new dog "sport" whose name slips my mind right now. i have seen several routines like this with various breeds of dogs. There is a group in Battle Creek, Mi who play with it.
That is probably the longest, most elaborate and perfectly timed one I have ever seen. Amazing! and the dogs look like they are having a wonderful time. Joan 8060
Aug 7, 2013 21:54:23   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
our niece's sister in law does exhibitions of dog dancing with her pet Border Collie , here in OZ

they are THE smartest dogs!
Aug 7, 2013 22:04:15   #
Georgiegirl
 
Oh my gosh! Unbelievable! I can't get the happy grin off my face. I'm in love with those 2 dogs!
Aug 7, 2013 22:15:58   #
ladysjk
 
I am going to watch it, I have a McNab, similar to Border Collies. They are SMART!! When I first got her, she immediately opened my cattle gate and made her great escape...no big deal, opened the truck door and she ran and got right in...she will round up my GSs and neighbor hood children and keep them all together, so funny to watch..opens the fridge door..leaves her food alone until she is told she can have it. I am amazed by her every day...the things she picks up on her own. She also knows whistle commands, and is entering into agility courses this fall. I hope this fall.
Aug 7, 2013 22:56:54   #
Yarnie.One
 
WOW!! Great show and great music!!! :) Almost wore me out watching them. LOL

When we lived on the Navajo reservation, we took in a stray that was part border collie. Our oldest granddaughter was then about 3 years old. When she and the dog got to playing wild and crazy, sometimes the little girl would get just a little too wild and crazy. At those times, the dog would take our GD's shirt sleeve in her mouth and pull her over to a wall and lean against her!! We'd hear our GD's cry. . . "Sassy's got me again!"

PS. . . I'm not quite sure what the title of your thread means. Most people both on and off welfare would be delighted to be working, but there are many more willing workers than there are jobs.
 
Aug 8, 2013 00:20:00   #
Glo54 (a regular here)
 
Wow that was fantastic. Thankyou.
Aug 8, 2013 00:39:30   #
madkiwi
 
owenseamus wrote:
Watch this video to the end. It gets really good! U will Love It!!!
Are these sheep dogs......they are so very smart!!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/18F_sIaimGM?rel=0


Fabulous indeed! What training!

I do hope they've got good pet insurance, otherwise they'd be in dire straits if one strained a muscle after all that prancing about on their back legs. Then the pet police would have a ball, claiming neglect etc! ( Just kidding)

A super display.

Madkiwi
Aug 8, 2013 03:05:13   #
minniemo
 
Oh my, That is awesome :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Aug 8, 2013 04:04:08   #
missmolly
 
Great video. It's always a delight to watch the videos of Mary Ray and her wonderful dogs :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
The dogs look like they're enjoying every moment of their shows;-)

Here are some from youtube .....

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mary+ray+at+crufts&oq=mary+ray+at+crufts&gs_l=youtube.12...62861.66498.0.68719.18.17.0.1.1.0.103.1207.16j1.17.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.YNrjPfFf2Gk
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