Herding instinct test and family reunion tomorrow

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Jean512
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Herding instinct test and family reunion tomorrow

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I'm SO excited about this and have to let it out somewhere. My boy is over 7 months old now and so dear to me. Tomorrow we're driving a few hours to try a herding instinct test. I don't really care how talented he is as long as he has a good time and doesn't injure any sheep :lol: The event was arranged by his breeder, and her own dogs (his dam and grandma) plus a bunch of other related dogs will be coming too. We'll get to reunite with some of his siblings, whom we haven't seen since they were 8 week old fluffballs.
It'll be Dutch shepherd heaven. :DSlove:
I'll be sure to post pictures afterward! For now, here he is on a recent walk in the woods.
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That is awesome! Can't wait to see the photos.
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I keep getting distracted from uploading photos, but here's a little collection finally. He got two sessions with the sheep, and did pretty well in the first one, interested in the sheep and only occasionally sniffing the grass :lol: In his second session later, he was so tired that he kept stopping to sniff all the time. We had an amazing time! He reunited with one of his brothers (shorthaired, their dad is a cross between short and long) and met puppies from the next litter and so many other dogs!

The downside is, he was nauseated and drooling during the few hour drive to get there (fortunately slept more on the way back). Poor little guy. Until that day he was doing a little better in the car and we're still hoping he'll outgrow his carsickness.
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