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TINK - Heading Dog - In Action.
TINK - Heading Dog - In Action.
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: Josh Thomson
Dogs with Jobs - Season 5, Episode 12: Jassel, Ingrid, Hogan
Dogs with Jobs - Season 5, Episode 12: Jassel, Ingrid, Hogan
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Dogs With Jobs
NewZealand Heading Dog
NewZealand Heading Dog
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Miyuki
New Zealand Heading Dog Dog breed
New Zealand Heading Dog Dog breed
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: My Dog
New Zealand Heading Dog -  WORKING AND HERDING - TDS
New Zealand Heading Dog - WORKING AND HERDING - TDS
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: The Dog Show
Heading Dog Pointing Stag At 5 Meters
Heading Dog Pointing Stag At 5 Meters
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: Paul Michels
Heading Dog. Dean.
Heading Dog. Dean.
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: Ryan Hansen
Sheepdog Training Methods with Maurie Hone
Sheepdog Training Methods with Maurie Hone
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: Mike Ivess
Crowd Goes Wild, NZ Sheep Trials, Wanaka 2012.
Crowd Goes Wild, NZ Sheep Trials, Wanaka 2012.
Published: 2013/02/25
Channel: James Somerset
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK AT EIGT MONTHS
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK AT EIGT MONTHS
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Michael Black
An Australian sheep heading dog...
An Australian sheep heading dog...
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Theadore Phaedon
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK  7mths 2nd
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK 7mths 2nd
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Michael Black
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK. 7mths 1st
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK. 7mths 1st
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Michael Black
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK GAINING MORE CONFIDANCE ON CATTLE
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK GAINING MORE CONFIDANCE ON CATTLE
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Michael Black
Big Game Indicating Dogs, Hunter Series - Episode One - Kaimai Stags over Vizlsa and Heading Dog
Big Game Indicating Dogs, Hunter Series - Episode One - Kaimai Stags over Vizlsa and Heading Dog
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Big Game Indicating Dogs
Lana - New Zealand
Lana - New Zealand's Champion Blond Heading Dog.
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Vince Ford
1 yr heading dog FLINN
1 yr heading dog FLINN
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: mike hughes
2 yr heading dog PATCH in SOUTH ISLAND
2 yr heading dog PATCH in SOUTH ISLAND
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: mike hughes
Just Shorn New Zealand Wool: Sheep dogs
Just Shorn New Zealand Wool: Sheep dogs
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: JustShorn
Sheep and working dogs in action in beautiful New Zealand
Sheep and working dogs in action in beautiful New Zealand
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: Mt Mable Angus
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK INTRODUCED TO YOUNG CATTLE.
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK INTRODUCED TO YOUNG CATTLE.
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Michael Black
Heading dog video 1
Heading dog video 1
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Stu Neal
3 yr heading dog CRIB
3 yr heading dog CRIB
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: mike hughes
Brew and a  Fallow deer
Brew and a Fallow deer
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: Backcountry Contracting Ltd
COLLIE HEADiNG  DOG JACK AT SIX MONTHS
COLLIE HEADiNG DOG JACK AT SIX MONTHS
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Michael Black
Heading Dog Tip
Heading Dog Tip
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: HuntawayDozer
Bear heading dog sold
Bear heading dog sold
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: goride4love
Heading dog pups having a run
Heading dog pups having a run
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: ringwaykennels
16 mth heading dog THORN
16 mth heading dog THORN
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: mike hughes
Heading Dog
Heading Dog
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Mathew Chapman
Heading Dog Pat, 9 months
Heading Dog Pat, 9 months
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: crunchyapples33
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK AT EIGHT MONTHS
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK AT EIGHT MONTHS
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Michael Black
Meg Heading Dog 1
Meg Heading Dog 1
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: Trevor mac
Heading dog
Heading dog
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: kevin king
Ace 18mth heading dog
Ace 18mth heading dog
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: freddy gane
Heading dog video 2
Heading dog video 2
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Stu Neal
Heading dog pups
Heading dog pups
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: ringwaykennels
Heading dog
Heading dog
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: Sue Lourie
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK 7mths 3rd
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK 7mths 3rd
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Michael Black
Mesmerising Mass Sheep Herding
Mesmerising Mass Sheep Herding
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: Caters Clips
Nu Nos the heading dog
Nu Nos the heading dog
Published: 2010/08/28
Channel: Doujoh
OBM - Dog Breed - New Zealand Heading Dog
OBM - Dog Breed - New Zealand Heading Dog
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Our Best Moments
Roan Dog Heading Video 1
Roan Dog Heading Video 1
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: Shannon Performance Horses
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK... SHEEP
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK... SHEEP
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Michael Black
My dog-- Jenna
My dog-- Jenna
Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: CrazzzyDogCrazzzy
Mt White Cattle Muster 074
Mt White Cattle Muster 074
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: hor5emad
Jake -Tri coloured heading dog 2016
Jake -Tri coloured heading dog 2016
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Chantelle Fisher
HEADING DOG JACK AT FIVE  MONTHS
HEADING DOG JACK AT FIVE MONTHS
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Michael Black
My new heading dog
My new heading dog
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Rathmoy Lodge
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK FIRST TIME ON YARDS
COLLIE HEADING DOG JACK FIRST TIME ON YARDS
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Michael Black
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New Zealand Heading Dog
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New Zealand heading dog in truck carrier box
Other names New Zealand Heading Dog
New Zealand Eye Dog
Origin New Zealand
Patronage New Zealand
Breed status Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Traits
Coat smooth
Color black, white, tan
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The New Zealand Heading Dog is a working and herding dog that uses its visual prowess and quick movement to control sheep. Bred from Border Collies, Heading Dogs are a sturdy, long-legged and even-haired breed. They are generally black and white in color, but may also be tan.[1]

History[edit]

The New Zealand Heading Dog is descended from the Border Collie, a breed of dog originally from the Scottish border. Early settlers brought these dogs to New Zealand to herd sheep, then went on to breed more specified dogs. Due to the Border Collie's long hair, they were bred with shorter haired dogs to create a breed that was better suited to the local environment.[2]

The New Zealand Heading Dog has since been an integral part of sheepdog trials, which began in New Zealand as early as 1867 in Wanaka.[3] The competitive dog sport involves herding sheep around a field and into enclosures.

Description[edit]

New Zealand Heading Dogs are very aware of their surroundings and are able to adapt to quick movements that are in their line of sight, suiting their shepherding requirements. These types of dogs are specifically bred and trained to work in farms to circle sheep. They are classified as medium to large dogs with long, smooth, straight hair. Purebred New Zealand Heading Dogs are usually black and white, but some may be tan or other colors.[4] The breed requires an agrarian environment and are generally not intended to be kept as house pets. New Zealand Heading Dogs are extremely intelligent, active dogs with instinct to herd animals; if left alone for too long, they may try to escape and or herd small animals or children.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalton, Clive. "Farm dogs - Heading dogs, huntaways and all-purpose dogs". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Dalton, Clive. "Woolshed 1". Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Williams, Victoria. Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing. p. 267. ISBN 978-1-61069-639-5. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand Heading Dog". Dog Breed Info Center. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Dalton, Clive. "Story: Farm dogs". the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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