Welcome to our photo gallery, a slideshow of selected images to showcase life at the ranch and various Burradoo working Kelpies.
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Burradoo Kelpies enjoy time in large dog yards
Burradoo BlackJack stalking a littermate
border collie bill
Our Border Collie Bill
pup in hands
A fine handful
Burradoo Seka, enjoying a trip in the Sierra mountains
Old relic wagon
Burradoo Sundowner showed a natural ability to work cattle at an early age and is used on the Chris and Sherri Arnold ranches located near Absarokee, Montana.
Burradoo Sundowner (red and tan, female, Riana Battle x Doss-Tex Ringer) working cattle at one of our fun clinics.
Bill and the kelpies help bring a mob of sheep in for the night.
Hey they actually move away from the big, bad Burradoo She’s a Ripper!
What is this all about? Noise, sheep, and people everywhere!
Ripper learning about backing sheep as we were helping neighbors shear.
Burradoo Ripper with Mate learning how to sit and behave in the house.
Burradoo Rebel (tri-color border collie out of our Irish imports Glenn and Sian) Rebel was a leggy slick coated dog that works the Arnold sheep and cattle herds with equal ease.
Rebekah Burgdorf sitting in our sheep herders wagon with Sailor and her new puppy, Burradoo Kippi, out of Burkelodge Becker and Burkelodge Coke.
Bill with a couple pups destined for Canada
Burradoo Pistol working cattle on the Reesor Ranch in Alberta, Canada
Burradoo Pistol confronts a cow
Burradoo Kelly and Hank turn a cow
Burradoo Muster, Burradoo Ocho and Burradoo Spock (border collie out of Cap and Sian from Ireland) get ready to work some cattle in the Beartooths.
Burradoo pups follow Mate on a retrieve
Burradoo Kippi and her mate Sailor
Ishone getting her ears up
Burradoo Pistol and Kelly securely and safely tied on the vehicle
Wranglar Lilly waiting on the ATV
Janice leads guests on a rather difficult ride
Burradoo kelpies enjoying time in the pond
Ian Gilcrist teaches Lilly backing in the alleyway
Wranglar Lilly forces sheep to move
Muster watches trout feeding in the pond
Burradoo Muster engaging with the show on TV
Saddling the horses for a trail ride
Becker and Coke following at heel, heading out to check cattle
Heading out to check cattle
Looking for cattle on the forest allotments.
Becker turns a wayward steer.
Bill and Becker moving cattle
Burradoo Drover and Bill the Border Collie
Bill working Burkelodge Coke on cattle along the fence.
Bill with Riana Battle, working cattle in the pens from horseback.
A typical group of dogs at one of our work days include kelpies, border collies and Australian shepherds. This line up from the right include, Burradoo Sunni, Burradoo Graham, Burkelodge Becker, Riana Flair, Cap, Riana Battle and Burradoo Lena.
Sherri Arnold states, “During the 2006 Derby fire which consumed our entire Spring Creek Ranch we had to use these dogs in an emergency evacuation to get our cattle to safe irrigated pastures miles from the mountain country they were in. If it hadn’t been for the tireless energy of our dogs and those of the neighbors we probably would have lost large numbers of livestock. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to these faithful friends”.
Sheep herders moving the mob
Sheep herders moving a mob at Burradoo Ranch
Bianca Gilcrist (Casterton, Victoria, Australia) and Janice roading dogs from 4-wheelers for exercise. We do this every other day when not working the dogs on stock. Our hunting dogs come along as well.
Burkelodge Becker and Riana Flair working cattle in the round pen on the Burradoo Ranch. These dogs are used in ranch work and our part of our breeding program.
Burkelodge Becker anticipating his turn at one of our clinics.
Riana Battle and Burkelodge Becker wait patiently as we finish a fencing project.
Bill working Riana Battle from horseback
The clinics are not breed specific and as can be seen here the best seats in the house before their turn may be on top of the ranch pickup truck. These two Australian Shepherds are good working cattle dogs and belong to Thad Harris of Roscoe, Montana.
Ian Gilcrist works with Lilly on a small mob of sheep
Ian Gilcrist working Lilly
Burradoo Seka explores with our son, Graham
Ed Odgers of Arena, Wisconsin with Burradoo Ocho (Barcoola Blue x Wranglar Lilly) and Burradoo Spock (Cap x Sian border collies). Ed is an excellent saddle maker and he and Caryn make an annual visit to Montana with the dogs for some mountain riding and socializing around the camp fire.