Sheepdog

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

Welsh auctioneer Farmers Marts is claiming a “world record” has been set at its July timed-internet auction of working sheepdogs...

July 9, 2021

Toibín proposes bill with 10 month jail term for stealing a pet dog

Toibín proposes bill with 10 month jail term for stealing a pet dog

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín is set to introduce a bill which would ensure a minimum of a 10-month prison sentence...

October 15, 2020

Dromore gears up for International Sheepdog Trial 2018

Dromore gears up for International Sheepdog Trial 2018

Thousands of local, national and international visitors will descend on Dromore’s Gill Hall Estate, Co. Down, when the International Sheepdog...

August 28, 2018

Pics: Sheepdog rescued after ‘protective’ ewe chased it off 60ft cliff

Pics: Sheepdog rescued after ‘protective’ ewe chased it off 60ft cliff

A sheep farmer in Wales was put through a “horrible experience” after his top sheepdog was knocked off a 60ft...

July 14, 2017

Dublin farmer’s dog takes to herding like to a duck to water

Dublin farmer’s dog takes to herding like to a duck to water

A duck-herding dog that hangs out on a farm that’s close to The Square in Tallaght. It might sound completely...

June 4, 2017

A farmer busy with lambing and calving to feature on Ear to the Ground

A farmer busy with lambing and calving to feature on Ear to the Ground

This week’s episode of Ear to the Ground will meet one of the many farmers in the country busy with...

January 24, 2017

Results from this year’s Irish National Sheepdog Trials

Results from this year’s Irish National Sheepdog Trials

The Irish National Sheepdog Trials were held in Larne, Co. Antrim recently, with James McLaughlin from Co. Donegal with his sheepdog Dan...

August 21, 2016

The Irish National Sheepdog trials start this week, but what does it take to train a good sheepdog?

The Irish National Sheepdog trials start this week, but what does it take to train a good sheepdog?

A sheepdog can be a valuable tool on a farm, but the ability to work must be in the dog’s genes...

August 7, 2016

Funding announced for new dog microchipping initiative

Funding announced for new dog microchipping initiative

Department of Agriculture is providing funding of €100,000 towards a new Dog Microchipping initiative the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

June 13, 2015

Coveney calls for dog owners to microchip them

Coveney calls for dog owners to microchip them

Irish dog owners are being urged to ‘Chip It Check It’ as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign...

September 5, 2014

P45s could be on the way for sheepdogs

P45s could be on the way for sheepdogs

Researchers in the UK have developed a mathematical shepherding model which shows that sheepdogs use just two simple rules to...

August 27, 2014

International Sheepdog Trials launched 

International Sheepdog Trials launched 

Sheepdog trialling enthusiasts from all over Ireland and Britain will converge on Creggs, Co. Roscommon from September 12-14 for the...

August 11, 2014