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Welcome to the Stockdog Ranch. My name is Anna Guthrie and I have been raising and training working border collies for the past 15+ years. My training facility is located in southern California.  I work with students and their border collies, helping those students train their dogs for a variety of goals: some people need their dog to assist them in their livestock operations, some people plan to compete, or TRIAL  with their dog, and others just simply like to learn a new skill with their dog.

 

 

I am located in northern San Diego county, on a 500+ acre ranch. I keep a flock of Dorper and Dorper cross sheep, as well as a handful of calves for training the dogs. I have a round pen for starting dogs and 100 acres of various pastures of various sizes, plus 120 acres of rangeland, which allows me to create a variety of working situations for dogs and handlers of all levels.

 

My emphasis is on training the working-bred dog to do practical, everyday jobs with livestock. I will occasionally take in an outside dog for training for 30 or 60 days, and sometimes I have what I refer to as a a "project dog" - a pup that I am starting and training up to sell as a working dog to a ranch.

 

While I start all dogs on sheep, my own preference is for cattle. I competed with my dogs at USBCHA cattle trials, and have been a regular competitor at the National Cattle Finals for a number of years. My dogs are all bred to work cattle; however, they work sheep and goats readily, too.

 

Often, people will want to bring out a dog that is one of the other "herding breeds," or is a mix of those breeds. At one time, I did work with the other "herding breeds," but at this time I am only working with border collies.

 

Working With A Stockdog...Principals and Practice

By Anna M. Guthrie
ISBN: 9780979469060

Outrun Press specializes in working border collie publications, and I am very proud to have my first book published by them!

They describe my book as "An invaluable guide to understanding the relationship between working dogs and livestock. Whether you are a rancher who has purchased a working dog, someone with a border collie interested in learning how to work livestock, or someone who wants to understand the "big picture" of how dogs and stock interact, this book will help you achieve your goals."

Please go to Outrun Press to order a copy!

 

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Anna Guthrie

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