Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tam at 11 months old

RisingSun Tam is growing up. First of all, he is learning some manners. He now has learned to down, not rush out of a kennel, not yank the leash, not be a general pest to the cats and respect the adult dogs. Tam has been in the round pen getting some time on sheep and just recently got out of the round pen. This is his third time in the big field. He worked the 8-9 month old, super light lambs and one Clun Forest ram.

Tam's sire is Cub. Cub is Imp Moss (Michell Howard) and Rose (Kate Broadbendt). Imp Moss is a son of International Supreme winner Henderson 's Sweep. Moss is a litter brother to Bobby Henderson's very talented Bill. Moss was the 2003 Scottish National Brace Champion.

His dam is Imp Peg. Peg's dam is Johnnie Wilson's ##Maid, who won the 2003 Supreme Championship and was runner up in 2004. His grandsire is Bobbie Henderson Bill.

Tam  working 8-9 month old lambs and one ram. The lambs have not hardly been worked by dogs and are very light and reactive. This is the third time in the big field and the first time on sheep that are not puppy sheep.

He did very well and handled them quite well. We have high hopes for Tam and his training will increase a lot more in the spring as he gets more mature.