Nicknames: Mister Sister, Bob Barker, Coop DeVille, CooperDooper, Mr Sweetness
Birthday: May 6th 2004
Likes: Sheep and sheep herding! the car, running around with a blanket over his head, chewing on bones, barking, running, Beardie Bouncing, and his puppy Clem
Pet-Peeves: Can't find any sheep, blowing in his face, scoldings, any kind of water. Will not go outside if it's raining.
Favorite Toy: his sheep, hamburger toy, hot dog toy, a blanket over him
Favorite Food: Vanilla Yogurt Ice Cream, snow and the plaid wing back chair. (gone now) His current food is Canidae or Hill's W/D (For some reason or other this is his favorite.)
Favorite Walk: around the neighborhood, running at the 40 acre dog park or on our 1 acre.
Best Tricks: he bows and jumps on doors to let Clem out (who frequently shuts the door on himself )and Beardie Bounces really high!
Arrival Story: I bought him from an excellent breeder who didn't tell me how much wood he could consume. (as a puppy)
Bio: Cooper is a show dog and has his UKC Championship. He is currently working on his AKC Championship. He loves the show ring. He has his AKC Canine Good Citizen Award and will be a Therapy Dog soon. Cooper passed his Herding exam in October and has his herding certificate.
I got my Herding Certificate, yesterday, October 21, 2007! I showed those sheep a thing or two. Several times they tried to get out of the herd and I went after them and brought them back in to line. I barked at them too! I love to herd sheep. I want to do that every day! We were at Shannon Wolf's (interesting name) sheep farm in Genoa City, WI with about 25 other Bearded Collies. We got to run and jump and play in a large field before the herding event. It was so much fun!
Clem and I started eating Urban Wolf from Canada. Clem was having some intestinal problems and several breeders recommended we try this. We LOVE it! It's delicious. It looks like it would be expensive but in the long run it really isn't... AND... we're lucky because we know several hunters who give us venison, duck and partridge. Clem can't eat raw for the time being. Maybe he'll be able to again one day, but for now, the meat is cooked and put through the food processor. Patti says it's a small amount of work for such wonderful dogs as we are.