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Tag: Border Collie

  • Monday, April 8th 2019 - 10:18 UTC

    Barking drones in New Zealand to help herd sheep: much cheaper than Border Collies

    Farmers use drones fitted with a speaker and play pre-recorded sounds such as the bark of a dog, or a siren or anything else that might persuade livestock to move

    Farmers in New Zealand have found a new way to herd their sheep. They are now herding sheep with a drone, the DJ1 Mavic 2 Enterprise, outfitted with a speaker that barks like a dog. The farmers say that a single drone can do the work of multiple dogs. Check out the video below for the drone in action and some of the other sounds effects the farmers use.

  • Friday, June 21st 2013 - 16:29 UTC

    Irish-bred sheepdog ‘Bob’ is auctioned at a record-breaking €11,000

    Retired farmer John Bell and ‘Bob’

    An Irish-bred sheepdog has shot to fame by becoming the most expensive working dog ever sold at an official sale, making almost €11,000 at auction. Bob, a 15-month-old dog sold by John Bell of Parks Farm, Howden, Selby in East Yorkshire, for a record-breaking £9,240 at the working dog sale in Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, on May 17.