At 5:15 PM -0500 1/28/05, Rini wrote:
> I emailed the people at the WSD club and got an immediate reply; they are
>interested in our dogs and asked lots of questions I couldn't answer!
> I will forward their email to Jan when I get permission.
> They've got 250 breeding bitches (wow!) and seem to be moving in parallel
>lines to what we are doing here. Nice folk. I hope a lot of mutual support
>and sympathy will come of this contact.
Before my computer crashed in early December I'd been in touch with
Tim Jones in Wales about their dogs (maybe it was his wife, the address was
TimJones, anyway). I still haven't got caught back up from a month without
a computer though.
I had some more pictures of Welsh Sheep dogs but they were lost
with the HD crash.
Mary Peaslee, Amy Dorsch, and Linda Rorem had been in on those
conversations. Maybe they continued while I was offline.
Tom and Nancy Maxwell made a great video of welsh dogs in action
when they were over there in the 90s. The WSD in the video reminded me of
ES in the way they worked although they were more barky while working. They
seem to be leggier than most ES, too. They work upright like ES but they
work speedy like a BC whereas ES seem more the "slow and steady" type (not
that ES can't turn on the speed when needed, but the welsh dogs seemed
busier than typical ES). Physically there are great similarities in the two
breeds and I don't doubt they share some common heritage back aways but the
two breeds are distinct now.