The dogs are also a necessity at other
times of the year such as lambing, shearing, and dipping.
There are currently
six border collies on the croft ĖBob, Flash, Mirk, Cap, Beaut, and Moss.
Regular visitors to Glengolly will be sad to learn that Spot, who loved
watching the TV as well as his work with the sheep, developed a
malignant tumour and had to be put to sleep this summer. He is very
Martin likes to train
his pups himself and they are either bred by him or bought at around
eight weeks old. Training begins when the pups are a few months old
although this can vary from dog to dog, depending on their ability.
When time permits Martin competes in local sheepdog trials with varying
degrees of success!
Itís not all work and
no play for the collies, they enjoy long walks in the hill or on the
beach. You can meet all the dogs and see them at work (or play) if you
wish, when you stay with us.