Working Sheep Dog

September 9, 2006

A working sheep dog is a great help if you have a flock of sheep.  We have a Maremma sheepdog, and she is a jewel.  She stays with her charges and keeps watch over them.

Maremma sheepdog
She is especially protective when they have lambs.  I’ve seen her stand off a pack of 3 other dogs to keep them away from her sheep.

She’s not fond of human contact, however.  It’s one of her quirks that she doesn’t like to be handled.  She will permit me to do so when she needs a new flea collar or meds, or her coat needs attention.  But she doesn’t really seem to enjoy it, and certainly doesn’t come looking for a pet.

All that doesn’t matter.  What matters is she’s a good working sheep dog, and looks after them faithfully, night and day.

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