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Lark's Page







     Lark is a very talented dog, and she has proven her capabilities at both the sheepdog trials and at home on the farm.  I purchased Lark from Inci Willard, who had imported her as an eight week old puppy from Janet Beale in Scotland.  Lark was five months old when I got her, and she began sheepdog training soon after that.  Lark has many fine qualities, and she is a delight to work.  I consider myself very fortunate to have Lark for a partner, and I feel that she is limited only by my lack of experience.  Lark is doing well in Open Ranch, and we will be moving up to Open in the spring of 2009.  Wish us luck!

Unfortunately, Lark was affected by health problems that required her to retire from trialing.  Fortunately, she was able to enjoy her retirement years in reasonably good health.  However, shortly before her thirteenth birthday, she succumb to a brief but life-ending illness.  Lark was humanely euthanized on June 13, 2014, leaving a huge hole in my heart.  Good bye, old girl.  You were a wonderful companion, a terrific partner, and a truly fine sheepdog.

Pedigree for Lark

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Lark's Photo Gallery

Lark watching another dog work at the farm


Lark showing quiet authority while working


Lark at the farm


Lark flanking around the Katahdins


Lark waiting for her next command

(photo by Teresa Ballard)


Lark working at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

(photo by John Huff)


Lark "working the crowd" at a demo

(photo by Teresa Ballard)


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