Belle – Border Collie

Pasture-raised lambs are herded by our Border Collie, Belle

Belle, our Border Collie

Belle – Border Collie  – helps herd ewes and lambs to fresh pasture.  Lambs are birthed directly on pasture, and are raised with the ewes outdoors where they are healthy and safe. The seasonally sold lamb is clean and healthy and tastes wonderful.
Breed: Border Collie
Duties: Herding
The Border Collie is descended from landrace collies, a type found widely in the British Isles. The name for the breed came from its probable place of origin along the Anglo-Scottish border. Mention of the “Collie” or “Colley” type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century, although the word “collie” is older than this and has its origin in the Scots language. It is also thought that the word ‘collie’ comes from the old Celtic word for useful. 

Working Border Collies can take direction by voice and by whistle at long distances when herding. Their great energy and herding instinct are still used to herd all kinds of animals, from the traditional sheep and cattle, to free range poultry, pigs, and ostriches. They are also used to remove unwanted wild birds from airport runways, golf courses, and other public and private areas.