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Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.
Radio presenter Valerie Hughes' homebred Bernese Mountain Dog Carraigbern Miss Alice became the only Bernese Mountain Dog in Ireland to currently hold the title of GB Champion when she won the Challenge Certificate and went Reserve Best in Show at the Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Championship Show in the UK recently.