Australian Shepherds of the Mountain WestAustralian Shepherds of the Mountain West • Preserving the History of this Unique Line of Aussie Herding Dogs! • by Kris Toft | The Mountain West equation was one of the most successful in the history of the Australian Shepherd breed. The combination of Jay Sisler, Fletcher Wood, and other dogs of that general type created the highest levels of intelligence, working ability, protectiveness, and versatility …  more


Hear my VoiceHear my Voice • An Old World Approach to Herding • by Lynnette Rau Milleville | One of the few herding books available today that focuses on the training and use of sheep dogs working in the traditional European style. This style, often called “tending” to distinguish it from the “gathering” style of Border Collies, Kelpies, Australian Shepherds and other similar breeds, is still found in rural European communities, from France, to Sardinia, to mainland Italy, to Switzerland, and to the countries of the old Soviet bloc. This book, reveals the tending style developed  … more


cover-vest-front-150The Traveling Herding Teacher • by Bob Vest as told to Kathleen Freeman Kelly | The Traveling Herding Teacher contains the teachings of Bob Vest, a herding dog trainer in high demand, who traveled endless miles and conducted hundreds of clinics and private lessons annually. Before Bob’s passing in 2009, he traveled to Scotland to have his teachings put together as a collaboration with Kathleen Freeman Kelly. The result is a collection of herding concepts, philosophy, and instruction that represents his years of development and experience as a stockman, herding judge, and herding instructor. …  more