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Viv Billingham-Parkes on the Working Border Collie
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Viv  was born and bred into a world of sheep and sheepdogs and has run her own dogs from a very early age. In 1982 she rose to public fame when she competed (with the now famous 'Garry') in 'One Man and His Dog' on TV, this shortly following her cap for Scotland at the Blair Athol International Trial.

Viv has represented Scotland at International Level in Brace Trialling and has travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe running training seminars and judging trials. She gives tuition, training and working demonstrations.

Viv Says 'A working sheepdog must be moulded with great care over a period of time, depending on the quality of the material provided and the intricacy of the shape required, until finally you behold the finished article - your creation - hopefully a combination of brains ability and great beauty'.

Viv has written 4 books - mostly autobiographical - about her life with her dogs and lots of little stories about other friends and happenings. The first book was ‘One woman and her Dog’, followed by ‘The Shepherds Wife’, and then ‘Tweedhope Sheepdogs’ Sadly these are now all out of print, but one day Viv wants to have them re-printed. Her latest book - 'Whistle while you Work' - illustrated by Jeff Billingham, with lots of photographs, can be obtained direct from her publisher - details - click here.

You can select any leaflet individually from the links below or you can start on 'The BC as a WSD and follow the series of information sheets through in sequence by selecting the 'NEXT IN SEQUENCE' link at the bottom of each page.


The Border Collie as a WSD

Selecting a Dog

Bringing On a Young BC

Training The Border Collie as a Working Sheepdog


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