Day of the Dingo

Discussion in 'K9 Knives' started by Maqua, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Maqua

    Maqua

    Jan 21, 2005
    Took a little walk in the Wasatch National Forest this afternoon. Ran into a working sheep dog (Great Pyrenees?) and a bull moose who was acting a bit irritated. Where has your Dingo been lately?
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  2. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Nice shots man! I have heard great things about the dingo. How do you like it thus far?
     
  3. gajinoz

    gajinoz

    Sep 2, 2003
    This, my friends, is a REAL working sheep dog. (Kelpie).

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    ... and the last thing any sheep farmer wants anywhere near his sheep is a bloody dingo... ;) :)

    Slightly more seriously, a nice, and very handy, looking knife.

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  4. Maqua

    Maqua

    Jan 21, 2005
    The Dingo is an excellent, excellent blade! I highly recommend it. Unnoticeable on the belt and does a big knife job.

    I suppose that dog wasn't working the sheep as much as being the flock guardian. He had some battle scars. No telling what he has to worry about at night up in those sticks.
     
  5. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I had a Kelpie when I was a kid. You don't see many of them here in the states. Great cow dog. I think they're right up there with Heelers as being the heartiest/toughest dogs on earth. They can handle anything.
     
  6. gajinoz

    gajinoz

    Sep 2, 2003

    Living in the middle of sheep country like I do you get to see these dogs working all the time. They often have sheep dog trials at country shows as well. I've moved mobs of sheep from here to there, on horseback and with the dogs working the sheep. All I had to do, for the most part, was sit there and watch the scenery go past. They are truly amazing.

    Anyway, didn't mean to sidetrack the thread, maqua was showing off his excellent looking knife, maybe we should be talking about that. :)



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  7. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    It is a great looking knife. Can't wait for the next run. I hope I don't miss it.
     
  8. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    Cool thread! THANKS!

    I love working dogs! Kelpie's are COOl.. aren't they supposed to give sheep the "evil eye"??

    In this part of the world Australian Shepherds and Border Collies seem to be the most popular. My granddad used to raise Border Collies. Some of them were crazy smart!

    Me personally.... I'll stick with the terriers as I don't have any herd animals.

    KEEP it coming!

    Tom
     
  9. gajinoz

    gajinoz

    Sep 2, 2003
    OK, you asked for it ...... :)

    A bit of trivia for you. There is no such thing as an Australian Shepherd. Well, not in this part of the world anyway, it is purely an American invention. :)

    I can tell you the theory on how it came about if you're interested.

    This is my Border Collie, 'Tips'.

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    Now, back to knife content, how do I get one of those Dingo knives?
     
  10. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    Would love to hear your theory!

    I am hoping to get a second batch of Dingo's in the works soon. Working on the new A.P.B.T right now.

    Tom
     
  11. gajinoz

    gajinoz

    Sep 2, 2003
    Well, here's one reasonably plausible story I heard:

    Many years ago, maybe late 1800s or early 1900s, a Spanish cargo ship arrived in America with a load of Australian Merino sheep. There were some dogs on the boat, Spanish dogs, and through assumptions made by those on shore or maybe language translation difficulties, the dogs were mistaken for Australian sheep dogs and thus, the breed was started, existing only in America.

    I don't know if that's absolutely true but, as I say, it sounds plausible.
     
  12. Helle

    Helle Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    Great pics, the dog may be a Kuvasz too. Good thing he didn't see your dingo, they're not known for having a softer side, unless your a sheep that is.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. stabber

    stabber

    Dec 6, 2004
    Great knife/pics!! Thanks:thumbup:
     
  14. bigbcustom

    bigbcustom

    Dec 20, 2005
    Was thinking Kuvasz as well. Pyrs tend to have more fur. Possibly a Maremma. Great pics, and having had a dingo myself for quite awhile now, I have to concur... One of my favorite knives.
     

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