The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sheepdog Movie Dot Com

My friend, Andrew Hadra, made a documentary movie. It's about sheepdog trialing, and it's very good. 2 years in the making, Drew followed 3 handlers, Faansie Basson, Amanda Milliken, and Haley Howard giving us glimpses into their lives, and the dogs. It is an intimate portrayal of what it means to be a sheepdog handler.

Much of the footage was shot at the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Trial in Heber, UT where Drew has a home in nearby Park City. It was a chance visit to this trial that motivated him to produce the film. Drew visited his 3 subjects at their homes, and the footage of South Africa, Canada, and the Sierra Mountains in California is breathtaking. The movie is as much travelogue as anything.

I highly recommend this film for anyone who appreciates the relationship between sheepdog, sheep and handler. That is the focus of the film. It is available for purchase now on their website.

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