New Zealand Dog News

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April 13, 2011

Gibb, the duck-herding dog

Ken White's dog Gibb is not your usual farm dog.

The five-year-old Heading dog herds Pekingese ducks, manoeuvring the birds around and through obstacles.

"Anyone can have a duck show, the difference is separating the black and white," White said.
White started working and training sheep dogs 30 years ago and will head to England in August with Gibb for the World Sheep Dog Trials.

"We beat England and France last time, the All Blacks can't do that, and we were one dog down."

However, with the cost of taking each dog overseas reaching $10,000, it is hard for New Zealand trainers to attend such events, White said.


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