Molly was four years old when
I first asked her to work sheep. She took to sheep with
her usual enthusiasm, although I cannot say she was a
particularly gifted herding dog. She earned High in Trial
and Reserve High in Trial awards in both AKC and AHBA sheep
herding trials. She never acknowledged that ducks were
livestock. Driving sheep proved to be her Achilles heel,
so she never got farther that the started class in AKC trials.
She completed her Herding Trial Dog IIs title, managing a
difficult drive with the sheep a good fifty feet away from me.
Her last trial was New Years weekend at the dawn of 2000, when she
completed her Herding Ranch Dog IIIs title at nearly ten years
Link to Molly's
Herding Album below
Molly and Alicia Keegan, High in Trial,
AHBA Herding Trial, Santa Rose CA April 1995