The Lake District Sheepdog Experience

Our Dogs

Meet our wonderful sheepdogs



TESS   is a very gentle type of dog and is lovely to have around , she was a top class trial dog and has won or been highly placed in lots trials ,she likes the job to fetch the sheep for people doing sheepdog experience...  in  2014.. Tess won clough head hill sheepdog trials that  year . she also  along with fox won the  trophy for the  top 2 dogs cumbrian championship . ,!  also in may 2015  was  2nd  place open  great harwood ,  and   won at lancaster open in 2016  also   the  double dogs at Alston 2016 the  brace  class  to name just a few ,tess won  many open prizes over the years  and she has compeated in the English Nationals  ! now  retied from sheepdog trials  tess helps in doing   demos, county show  and displays, and loves doing the sheepdog experience too and  always ready  sadly now  passed away



.RAVEN she is spending her time now doing the sheepdog experience  she is a  home bred daughter  from the lovely  mac and Tess  she ,has the sweet nature from them both , ... update  2016 aug , well she wasnt in nursery trials for long and got upgraded into the big open classes she was 4th  and 3rd  and lots of    6 th places , the   opens so far                                                     NEWS 2019/20 RAVEN  has settled well into working for everyone and we hope you will enjoy working with her as one of the experience team of dogs at totterbank 



 CAP  a  friendy  older boy ,, hes  black, tan and white  ,always  keen to work , hes  fast and you have to be quick to keep up with him ,but he is   a lovely dog,   we have been using Cap to teach our students some extra handling skills this year.... now its your turn  !CAP is fun to work with 



RAP is a   beautiful  and  a happy friendly dog but a..   CLOWN !   ,black white hairy boy,  fast  an sharp  he is winner of a  lot of  Open  trials ,   you will love him, he is fast and very sharp he will be one of the dogs to put the sheep out to the top of the field for your dog to fetch   ,,Rap is our top competition  open trial dog !


Tippi with Fonda

TIPPI  is  a trained dog, she is becoming useful , starting to get used to working with others    black and white med coat girl  fast  quick and sharp little dog who always wants to please you  ,  Tippi  and raven

Our latest youngsters in training


youngster no 2

  Fonda   is a little rocket ! fun to work with shows lots of natural  talent  she has been an amazing youngster to train  think she has read the book before !  so good that we hope she will be our nursery dog for the year if we get the sheepdog trials to come back autumn 2020   NEWS update fonda    we ented fonda into an open class trial  to see if she got a decent outrun  as very tricky course   and she got in the top six prizes   so delighted with her [ one national point] to fonda    now the sheepdog trials are back and with little time to gain more points  FANTASTIC NEWS update in just a very short time  fonda has got herself  2 first and a second in the  OPEN TRIALS this month so hopfully going to the english Natinal at just 2 years old  she is a little STAR  a daughter of Rap XTippi the herdwick sheep

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our runner ducks

baby sitting

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