The talented dogs used in Meirion's Quack Pack demonstrations are all pure bred Border Collies. The Border Collie is a breed of herding dog that originated in the border country of England and Scotland. They are used by those responsible for flocks of sheep because they offer the safest and most efficient means of carefully moving sheep from one location to another. The skill of a shepherd and his or her dog is to move sheep as steadily as possible so as to cause no distress. If the sheep become upset, they are inclined to run in every direction, and possibly become lost in open country.
Border Collies are widely renowned for their intelligence, agility, energy, hard work, and innate skills in herding animals. They listen and respond to verbal and whistle commands that tell them which direction to go to best move stock. You will be amazed at the wisdom of the Quack Pack Border Collies and you will experience first hand what "Come Bye," "Away," "Walk" and "Stand" mean to a Border Collie.
The Quack Pack Border Collies are: Rob, Glen, Kenny, Tim, Bess and Shep.