Preface: Dewi comes from a line of actual working farm dogs on his father's side. His father, Ch Chaos's Jack of Hearts (who performed a herding demo at this event), has a string of AKC Herding titles. The likelihood that Dewi inherited at least a little bit of that talent was high.
So, all of you who guessed that Dewi had as much fun as Jon Farleigh during the instinct test were right. He has instinct (that was determined within nanoseconds). If there had been a spark in the sheep pen, I do believe the friction from Dewi's full-on galloping would've set the place ablaze. :)
For optimal photo-viewing effect, I have included appropriate audio accompaniment. :) (Go on and listen!)
Disco Inferno (1976) - The Trammps (YouTube)
(Right click and open in a new window to play in background.)
...Satisfaction came in the chain reaction. I couldn't get enough...
...so I had to self-destruct...
...I herd somebody say, burn baby burn!
I just can't stop...when my spark gets hot...
I herd somebody say...
Burn baby burn!
My "Herding Inferno"
The instructor told me after Dewi's test that his herding style is to pin the sheep to the fence and keep them there (which isn't exactly the ultimate goal). He'd need herding lessons (and a distracting object in the pen) to teach him better control.
Coming tomorrow - Dewi family reunion photos!