Stories: About a shepherd & his sheep dogs

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The Londog’s November “Story” is dedicated to Tobin Bird, the shepherd, and his sheep dogs. Tobin is based in Woodside farm, in Kent, where he takes care of over 300 sheep, a number which can grow to up to 700 heads during the summer. Ben, Tess and Tig, his three border collies, assist him in his job.

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Things to do: Sheep Proof Your Dog

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Have you ever let your dog off leash only to see it run after  a squirrel, cat, or sheep? There is a popular video from 2011, depicting Fenton the black labrador chasing a herd of deers in Richmond Park, while his owner – helplessly and desperately – tries to get hold of him.

Certainly no dog owner can possibly wish to find himself/herself in Fenton’s handler’s shoes.

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