Australian Shepherd ~ "One Tough Sheepdog" painting by Barbara Applegate

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This Painting is of a ASCA Working Trial Champion Australian Shepherd, she was the sister of my first working stockdog her name was “Catdog” she is shown working working her stock with great skill.
She lived (1988 – 2008) and worked in Applegate, Oregon.
This very cute little Australian Shepherd on late late afternoon is showing very strong herding and working ability, pushing a loose sheep back into the flock. The sheep of course had a different idea in mind, its what you might call a CLASH OF WILLS but we all know the little stock dog will win in the end.

I was born in Texas, raised and went to school in New Mexico and now I reside in Oregon. Although, a self taught artist, my approach to art is of places remembered from her youth. I’m a retired person who took up painting again in 2007.
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  • Danielle Espin
    Danielle Espinabout 6 years ago

    Nice work, like the colours and the detail

  • Thank You for your nice comments

    – Barbara Applegate

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    OUTSTANDING folio you have produced Barbara…………..
    keep up the fine work you do………….
    cheers, Rosie :)))))

  • Thank You so much for liking my work. The Favorite and adding me to your watch list. What an honor

    – Barbara Applegate

  • Mika
    Mikaalmost 6 years ago

    Congrats on another feature Barb! Your art is amazing!

  • Thank you so very much, I love those working dogs

    – Barbara Applegate

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyalmost 6 years ago

    This is brilliant work Barbara, congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • Thank You so very much for your nice comments

    – Barbara Applegate

  • copperhead
    copperheadalmost 6 years ago

    Great work and great story behind it! Yes, we all know the dog will win, but it is fun to watch the sheep struggle for independence even though they would be better off, and happier with their flocks! I’ve seen this skill a few times with different types of livestock and am always impressed..even if I know how it will end up :)

  • Thank You so much for your coments. I’m in total Awe of a good working dog, you can see the wheels turning in their heads.

    – Barbara Applegate

  • Carolyn Bishop
    Carolyn Bishopalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful painting, Barbara! Wow!

  • Thank You

    – Barbara Applegate

  • Penny Edwardes
    Penny Edwardesalmost 6 years ago

    I just adore your artwork…these are amazing! Well done!

  • Thank You so very much for your nice and kind words, can you tell I love my dogs??

    – Barbara Applegate

  • skyhorse
    skyhorsealmost 6 years ago

    Tough Sheep! what a great artwork & story, this grabbed my eye right away

  • Thank You, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this with an unruly sheep

    – Barbara Applegate

  • David Brooks
    David Brooksalmost 6 years ago

    Love this painting Barbara, you are very talented, I wish I could paint but think I will stick to my camera. Congratulations on the feature also, it wasn’t that long ago that you posted on my page that you hoped one day to get bragging rights and then you get it, well done my friend.

  • Thanks so much for you very kind words. Your positive feed back is very nice to receive thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback

    – Barbara Applegate

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfalmost 6 years ago

    My in-law’s wonderful dog Prudence used to try to herd me into the bedroom cuz she liked naps. Loved that dog!

  • They are something special that for sure. Thank You for taking time to look and then to leave kind words

    – Barbara Applegate

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