Dan the Australian shepherd vying for a further title at Calgary Stampede stock canine level of competition

In the globe of inventory dogs, border collies rule — except you might be an Australian shepherd named Dan.

In 2018, he became the initially non-border collie to choose dwelling top prize at the yearly Environment Stock Puppy Championship at the Calgary Stampede.

Dan was the initially doggy Billie Richardson at any time skilled. Richardson, proprietor of Yknott Ranch in Okotoks, is now an international stock pet coach.

This calendar year, Dan and Richardson are going for the title again at the Stampede.

Richardson, who is competing for the eighth time at the Stampede, spoke with The Homestretch on Monday about the competition.

This interview has been edited for clarity and duration. 

Query: Tell us about Dan.

Dan the Australian shepherd previously gained the Environment Stock Puppy Championships at the Calgary Stampede. He is hunting at using residence the title however again this calendar year. (Submitted by Billie Richardson)


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