|The difference in age between these youngsters is only five months|
In the day to day routine when we take a stock dog out to gather the flock there is often a brief greeting between the herding dog and one or more of the guardian dogs before releasing the stock dogs. With this over, the guardians take up a place and prepare to come with the flock.
The only guardian dog who causes more of an interruption is our eldest female, Willow. She is also the dog who was over socialized with dogs to begin with. She works alone a lot, and enjoys the stock dogs when she sees them.