We currently have a New Zealand Huntaway on our Guide Dog program. He has
been in intensive training since January and I believe he is scheduled to be
trained with a client in August.
I have done a blindfold walk with him, and it's very different from a Lab or
Golden. His work is precise and smooth. You have to be careful how
encouraging you are with voice because he tends to LOVE his work and he
looks for stuff to do, even if it's not totally necessary.
He's a red brindle, about 75 pounds, smooth-coated with a black mask. He is
a sweet, loving, laid-back dog until it is time to work, and then he turns
into a dog that moves out quickly and knows his job well. He bonds deeply
to one person, and has a little more trouble than a Lab or Golden with
taking off with just anyone.
If you want any more information, let me know. We got him from a man in
British Columbia who moved from New Zealand and breeds his dogs for his
sheep and cattle business. The dam of the litter was black and tan, and the
sire brindle. The breeder does not register his dogs with any registry as
far as I know.
I could probably get some decent photos if that would help.
Lisa G and Vegas
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From: "c_leed" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 4:18 AM
Subject: Re: Collie information for webpage
> Hi Linda,
> Thanks for the info. I've visited your website many times before. Very
> I apreciate the info on the Fox Collie and Fox Shepherd because I've only
> of them by name from various people and on a McNab site(not sure where at
> About the only thing I've heard about the Ontario Farm Dog is that it is
> to the Border Collie but whether that similarity is in regards to looks,
> style, or both I couldn't say. If I had to guess I'd say that it pertains
> the appearance.
> Thanks also for the Heading Dog info. Again I had only heard of them from
> site and I had seen pictures on a breeders site but he didn't have any
> about them.
> When ever anyone shares some info with me I like to reciprocate the favor.
> Unfortunately I don't think there is very much that I could share that
> already known by the people on this server. But hey, why should that stop
> This is the page for the Lecours Dog. It's a developing cur breed from
> that been used for hunting and herding. Not much info about working
> Actually the only thing on there that might interest people is the
> be not even that though, but I'm trying)
> About the only other things I can share are pictures and info on the
> pictures of a Texas Heeler at my site.
> Anyway thanks again.