Stumbled across Leault Working Sheepdogs online while looking for something to do after visiting the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. So glad I found out about this place too! As soon as I sat down to take some photos a lovely collie came and sat next to me for cuddles! Taking photos would have to wait... There were adorable puppies running around too and lambs and goats. The excitement in the dogs knowing they would soon be working was noticeable.
For the demonstration we sat on rocks that created a natural arena and watched as Neil demonstrated the dogs working. Each dog had his or her own whistle and they were soon rounding up the sheep and bringing them back! Even one of the pups was allowed to have a go!
The talk was very informative, and it was fantastic seeing the sheep being sheared. What made it even better was Glynis was kind enough to pose with Dottie the Dalmatian (cuddly toy who is the mascot for the children's charity Post Pals) making it look as if Dottie was shearing the sheep! So thank you very much for that Glynis!
Afterwards the younger puppies were released, the lambs were bottle fed and Glynis had a children's book about the sheepdogs she had written for sale, and she signed the book for us too!
All in all, a fantastic visit. So pleased I found out about this place and would definitely go back again!
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