The black sheep of the family.

IMG_2022This sheep is owned by the local school teacher, she has a huge black dog and the sheep, she brings them to school in a trailer, both tied up together…. they obviously escaped to get a bit of the nice green grass since the rain, I go around the back and here is the big black dog and the sheep, the husband of the teacher came to pick them up the dog jumped in the back of the ute and the sheep followed along behind.they are great friends go everywhere together. The teacher has 4 students at the school all different ages all in primary school, once they hit high school they go to boarding school. The local copper is going to do some sport with them so that will be great for the kids. Its amazing in small communities how they miss out on so much but everyone helps out to give them the best they can have in their remote and unique way of life.

Comet -The Koolie

20130228_5435The Koolie is an Australian dog breed.

The Koolie is a working or herding dog which has existed in Australia since the early 19th century, it was bred from imported British working dogs.

The Koolie is as diverse as the country it originates from, Australia. In the north of Queensland and New South Wales they are tall, medium boned and agile, bred for mustering Cattle. In The Hunter Valley region and Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, they’re thicker set and shorter to flush low lying cattle from the dense bush and gullies. In Victoria, one finds the smallest variety of the Koolie.
Koolies are bred to meet the needs of the stockman.
The Koolie is a ‘heading dog’, one which has a natural instinct to cast out (i.e., circle widely), round sheep and bring them back to their owner. Koolies are known as silent, upright, working dogs. They are used for “heading” sheep and also for quiet careful work at close quarters at lambing time or for “shedding” (cutting out) sheep.
Imformation is from Wikipedia.