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Looking for Shaggy cow dog, or Idaho shag.

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:17 pm
by MTNick
Im looking for a shaggy cow dog, or Idaho shag pup. Out of working parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:44 am
by WHR
I am not familiar with Idaho Shags. Are they similar to Australian Shepherds ?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:31 am
by Nicky
The ones I know of are BC and Airedale.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:36 pm
by MTNick
Yes. Some they are a mix of Boarder Collie and Airedale.
Some are 1/4 boarder collie 1/4 australian shepherd, and 1/2 airedale.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:08 pm
by WHR
They sound interesting and I'd like to see them work. I can't imagine an airdale getting his head down low enough to heel a cow so they might be more of a heading dog?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:56 pm
by Faster horses
Didn't Northern Rancher get one when he was in
the US for one of Ty's rodeos?
Seems like it, but I can't remember where the dog came from.

I'd like to see them work as well. I know years back some friends had
a good bearded dog........and I was never sure what it was.......

Let us know if you find one, MtNick. And post some pictures, please.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 pm
by MTNick
Im still trying to find one. I did post a pic of one a buddy had but I cannot find a way to attach it to our conversation. She is in the photo gallery under horses and dogs, I titled it shaggy cow dog.

This dog was very gritty. For the most part she was a get behind dog some times she would go to the head but very rarely, maybe she had more collie than airedale, shoot maybe no airedale at all but that is what was told. Take a look at the pic and tell me what you think.
Thanks.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:22 pm
by Faster horses
I've seen dogs that look like this, but not that black.

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I have friends who raise and know of different kinds of dogs.

I'll send them an email and see if I can find out anything for you.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:30 pm
by MTNick
That would be great Thank You!

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:25 pm
by Faster horses
I did a google search and found this:



http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&sid=72770&ad=29176645

it looks current. If that isn't what you want, they might know of
more Idaho Shag dogs. Hope this helps!

Waiting to hear back from the folks that know about different cow dogs.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:27 am
by MTNick
I made a phone call there all gone, dang, but there trying to put me in touch with someone who does have some.
Thanks.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:47 am
by Faster horses
MTNick wrote:I made a phone call there all gone, dang, but there trying to put me in touch with someone who does have some.
Thanks.


You are welcome. Be sure to let us know if you find one/some.