They will trot alongside your horse day in and day out, never falling a pace behind. When the day is over, no matter what, they will always lick your face and let you know how much you mean to them.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
For generations, these hard working dogs have been an essential feature on ranches and livestock operations across the world. Although differing in breed and purpose, these working dogs are absolutely necessary to the working ranchers that use them simultaneously as very skilled labor and a beloved companion.
For Laura Stimatze and Sonya Blomberg, cow dogs have always been close to their hearts. Both women are lifelong cow dog owners, breeders, and trainers and have specified their breeding to produce world class, unique Border Collies. These dogs are quick witted, physically talented and trained to a “t.”
Although still typically black, white, and athletic, their specific breeding of cow dogs is something of a marvel. Both women and their families have chosen to start with a base line of Border Collies known as the McCallum dogs. Named for their forefather, Tony McCallum, these specific cow dogs deviate greatly from their British counterparts. The McCallum line was specified in Australia to work cattle and emigrated to the United States in the 1980s. The traditional Border Collies can trace their lineage to British dogs specified to work sheep on the English countryside.
Besides their fundamentally different jobs, the McCallum dogsin Laura Stimatze’s and Sonya Blomberg’s packs have now been concentrated even greater through selective breeding, training, and the dedication of these breeders and their families.
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History of Ranch Rodeo
A working cowboy’s event, the modern-day version of a rodeo is vastly different from its predecessor, the traditional ranch rodeo. Instead of the glamorous and sometime theatrical performances of today’s professional rodeos, ranch rodeos remain dedicated to the skill and determination necessary to work a ranch. From their grass-roots evolution in the 19th century to the thousands of annual events today, ranch rodeos connect generations of cowboys and cowgirls across the country.
Twenty nine-year-old Florence LaDue laid on her back in the middle of a rodeo arena in Alberta, Canada, twirling a lasso. It was July 1910 and the crowd in the stands watching her work were cheering and whistling. The trick the petite cowgirl was preparing to do was to throw a wide loop over a rider and his horse as they galloped by.
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ALL WOMEN'S RANCH RODEO
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THE INTIMITABLE WORKING COW DOG
A good cow dog can do the work of half a dozen good cowgirls. They show up to work every morning, are always on time, and never grumble when the labor is too hard.
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Professional bronc rider Kitty Canutt grabbed a stick of wood lying next to a horse stall at the rodeo grounds in Spokane, Washington, and smacked champion relay racer, Donna Card, in the mouth with it. The incident occurred in early September 1918 and was the start of a feud between the cowgirls that would continue until their passing.
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