Monday, 18 July 2011

Shepherd and dog.................. in perfect harmony

During my recent trip to Leyburn I wandered up to a lovely area known as The Shawl to admire the wonderful view.

 Bolton Castle is close to Leyburn and is where Mary Queen of Scots was interned in 1568-1569.  She made an attempted escape which only lasted a few hours apparently losing her shawl in these fields... hence the name.

Whilst sitting on one of the benches admiring the view I became aware of a shepherd whistling commands to his dog to round up the sheep.


I really enjoyed my few minutes watching this wonderful partnership in action.

17 comments:

Calling Ravens said...

Oh I love to watch the dogs work the sheep! Thanks for the wonderful action photos!

texwisgirl said...

what a neat scene to see in person. the state fair of texas always has a working dog show that shows border collies working and cutting the sheep. but to see it in a pasture would be neat.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...I so much like the look of the quaintness in some of these places you visit.. that rock wall and sheep and the whole scene!!
Thanks for showing these photos!!
Hope all is well...♥ Grace

Tammy said...

What a cool thing to see.

1huanghui said...

It must be nice to sit with so many cute animals, I love dogs particularly, while I haven't seen groups of sheep before. Interesting! Greetings from China, Wish you all the best.

missing moments said...

Such smart dogs ... I love watching them work ... and they love doing the work! How fun to have watched!

ADRIAN said...

Castle Bolton is well worth the entrance fee. It's always a pleasure to watch working dogs.

Harlequin said...

beautiful shots of nature and certainly relaxing:) I wish you a beautiful day!

Frank said...

Man and dog in harmony ... just great to watch.

joo said...

Border Collie? I agree with Frank - man and dog in harmony is a great view!

Gary said...

Great to see a working dog in action!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Arija said...

Oh Andrew, it is a year ago today that we lost Kip, the wonder dog, my daughter's shadow, companion and joy. A Border Collie and the best and most intelligent sheepdog we have ever had. We miss her sorely.
Your post came at just the right time.

JM said...

Lovely scenery and the two shots of sheeps and dog are wonderful. Like paintings.

Martha Z said...

I watched a similar scene while vacationing in New Zealand. It is amazing how man and dog work together.

ewok1993 said...

lovely scene. what beautiful landscape.

Shirley said...

I've not yet had the pleasure of watching these intelligent animals at work. Thanks for sharing.

Luna Miranda said...

a beautiful landscape. it's wonderful to see dogs at work...my dog sleeps most of the time.;P