Check out Thorne.
A working pair.
Well Bred Cattle Dogs
I have always been interested in having good stock dogs, but it wasn't until I met Gary Erickson in Oklahoma that I gained a new appreciation for what well bred and well trained dogs can accomplish on a ranch.
The idea that I could actually train a dog to run out and 'fetch' the cattle for me changed my views of the purpose of a farm dog, and what they could do for my operation.
However nicely bred she was, she wasn't bred for cattle. I spent months waiting for the best of the best in cattle lines. Training and working these dogs has been a night and day difference from my mutts or heelers.
Here are some of my training resource recommendations:
- Scott Lithgow's book 'Training and Working Dogs for Quite Control of Stock'.
- Gary Ericsson's movies
- Roy Cox's movies
- LR Alexander's Training Method's