The AKC Performance Events Department welcomes two new field representatives to the AKC Herding Program. Beginning this month, Robin Penland-Elliott and Ken Ferrill will begin their new roles as AKC representatives at herd events.
Robin Penland-Elliott brings over 40 years of herding experience to the AKC program. Her judging career began with 4H in the 1970s and expanded in 1994 to the USBCHA and AHBA. She has been an AKC herd judge since 2003. Her decades of judging and training more than 60 different herd breeds give her a deep appreciation and broad understanding of different herding styles, from Border Collies and Australian Shepherds to Icelandic Sheepdogs and Hungarian Pumik. Robin is a passionate teacher who emphasizes the importance of the relationship between dog and handler to achieve the best results. Robin is delighted to share his years of expertise and commitment to good breeding and good sportsmanship in his new role.
What to Expect at My Puppies First Vet Visit
It’s important to take your puppy to the vet soon after he comes home to establish healthy habits! Your vet will help answer some of your questions and will do tests to make sure your puppy is healthy and will take your puppy’s vitals and ask for his health history. Depending on your puppy’s age and vaccination history, your vet will administer the correct vaccinations. Your vet may also give an anthelmintic and suggest a flea and tick preventative if needed.
Although puppies are little bundles of energy, they usually sleep around 18-20 hours a day. Your pup might be a little whirlwind one minute and the next he’s asleep, almost mid-run. Sleep is essential for a healthy puppy, contributing to the essential development of his central nervous system, brain, immune system and muscles.
Massachusetts Border Collie Breeders
Use this list to start your search for a Massachusetts Border Collie breeder, but always do your research. Interview the kennel to make sure you are not adopting from a puppy mill; this «facility» is known for producing unhealthy, poorly socialized dogs in droves. Avoid this and start with the breeders we have listed in this guide.
How do dogs choose their favorite character?
There are several factors that influence how a dog chooses its favorite person. Every dog is different, but there are some common denominators:
Most dogs bond with their primary caregiver. The first six months of a dog’s life are very important for proper socialization and bonding. During this time, it is very important to expose your puppy to people, places and other animals. If your puppy is well socialized, they are more likely to interact positively with their environment.