We received an exciting call in January, 2011 from a breeder/friend (Rising Sun Farm) offering to sell Rising Sun Adam Bomb “Bronc” to Boyd Ranch. We were motivated to purchase him because he had been started on cattle and sheep, and is out of a WTCH dam and is sired by the most titled Aussie in the world!
We weren’t looking for an older male at that time, but after receiving his photos and pedigree we were certain this was an offer we couldn’t pass up. Our hearts knew this was a great opportunity to add some new and outstanding bloodlines into our already successful breeding program, so we went for it!We received “Bronc” in February 2011 (just after we unexpectedly lost our beloved male Spur). The difficulty for me personally (at first) is Bronc and Spur are so much alike in temperament and working ability that he was a constant reminder of our loss. Of course over time we realized what a blessing this had become and Bronc has settled in quickly and is working on the ranch like a true champ! It was an adjustment for him at first because he wasn’t used to working cattle in the wide open and moving them so far, he had only been in the arena. He caught on quickly, does hit heads and heels as needed, and reads cattle well. He stays very focused and on task while working.
He’s built working skills with the other dogs and has learned to love us all as his new family. He likes to sit with us on the porch after a long days work and we chuckle at him, he is such a silly dog. Excitingly he will wiggle all over and he loves to be pet and told what a great dog he is….we are truly blessed to have him.
Turkey Run Bellboot Of Boyd Ranch
Bellboot is a gorgeous Aussie with an impeccable pedigree. Her sire is the most titled Aussie in the world HOF SPCH WTCH ATCH-II OTCH Certik-Bertik RTDcs UDX TD RN RS-E-SP JS-E-SP GS-E-SP MAD AA AJ AG AR AS EJC ERC EGC. and her titled dam Tinroof Babika @Turkey Run CDX RS-N JS-O GS-O is Mistretta bred.
Bellboot has a lot of natural talent on cattle and really enjoys working them. She will hit heads and heels as needed to get the job done. She’s extremely athletic, can get in the dirt, and very fast, nothing can out run this girl. She’s an obedient dog and always wants to please and is a joy to work with.Bellboot is an affectionate and friendly girl. She loves being with us and sticks to us like glue. She has a lot of drive and a good work ethic but at the end of the day she is happy to sit with us and enjoys the down time too.
Boyd Ranch Hangin Tapadero
Flatrock Hangin Judge “Bubba”
This is “Bubba” he has an outstanding pedigree which includes some of the foundation greats, including: HOF WTCH Pincie Creek Cisco Kid, WTCH Pincie Creek Ola’s Mae, HOF sire WTCH Hangin Tree Blue Bear CD RD RTDsc PATDsc CGC, and Las Rocosa lines.
Bubba arrived at Boyd Ranch as a 3 year old on a Tuesday, he bonded with us on Wednesday, and went to work on Thursday sorting calves off cows and loading them in the chute. He is very cowy and has enough hit nothing could get by him in the alley! He did so well working in the pens that we then took him out with us horseback to move pairs out of a trap and push them to the next pasture. We took another one of our Aussies with us “Colt” and Bubba with Colt worked as a team helping us gather and drive cattle. Bubba is such a good and obedient dog!
Bubba also has an outstanding disposition, with a fun outgoing personality, and loves people. He is a very well adjusted, happy, and content dog. We are very excited he has joined us and our gang here at Boyd Ranch!
Boyd Ranch Hangin Stirrup
“Stirrup” Was born here at Boyd Ranch and is a friendly and outgoing Aussie and loves to be the center of attention! Her dam is “Skidboot” and her sire is a blue eyed Black Tri. She is a beautiful Aussie with a lot of brilliant copper and blue eyes.Stirrup is a very silly girl and reminds me a lot of her mother. Just being around her makes you smile and laugh as she jumps in the air and waves at you with her front paws. She is very toy driven and loves to play fetch and will run with a toy in her mouth, flip it in the air, and catch it before it hits the ground.
She is smart and obedient also and has been a joy to work with. She is going with us horseback on the ranch, helps us push cattle, and has a lot of stamina and try. Stirrup is very athletic and agile and if she wasn’t so busy being a Ranch dog she would be perfect for agility or any sport.
Rising Sun Hangin Chaps
Chappy is very focused in all that she does, she’s a born “thinker”. Chappy’s my #1 chore dog and is always with me, wherever I go.
Her ability to work cattle is incredible and she works with purpose and complete confidence. She has an amazing ability to figure out which way we are moving cattle and instinctively takes charge to assist us without having to give her a lot of commands. Chappy is tenacious in her ways and she will hit heels and heads as needed. She has an instinctual sense of grouping and can also track cattle. Our Ranch is full of arroyos, canyons, and brush and without Chappy I could easily ride by cattle without ever seeing them. If I tell her we are looking for cattle she will track them and if for some reason I pass by, without seeing them, she will find me and lead me back to where they are.Chappy’s Pedigree is impeccable. Her Sire is a Conformation Champion and also a Working Trial Champion (WTCH). Her Dam is also a (WTCH) Working Trial Champion and a Hall of Fame (HOF). Her lineage is lined with Working Champions, Conformation Champions, and HOF earners.
Chappy is a very loyal family member and would give her life for us, she is a fantastic dog and friend. She is definitely one of those once in a life time dogs!
Skidboot is the official Boyd Ranch “Comedian” and we’re just sure she lives to make us laugh! So humorous in all her ways, with a great personality, and is only serious when working cattle. She is very on task when working and will drive and gather cattle well. She has a good pedigree with many HOF, WTCH, and Champions.Our dogs are not supposed to work cattle without us, but one morning I caught Skidboot and Chappy, who were young at the time independently moving heifers in a pasture by the house under a nearby tree. It was very hot out and Chappy was bringing them in (a few at a time) to Skidboot who then held them under the tree. We are sure Skidboot was the one giving the orders because she was in the shade while Chappy had to work in the sun!
Skidboot can learn any command quickly and she also smiles on command . If she wasn’t so busy here at the ranch she would be a great at agility or flyball. Skidboot has added so much fun and laughter here on Boyd Ranch.
“Blazin Sun Latigo of Boyd Ranch”
Latigo arrived at Boyd Ranch as a playful and beautiful 10 week old puppy! He has wonderful breeding including WTCH Crown Point Chief of True Grit RD PATDs, WTCH Rockings Kodiak Bear, WTCH Crown Point Red Baron W Lazy J and many more!
Latigo has matured into a beautiful dog, has plenty of cow sense, and is working on the ranch like a champ. He has natural ability and a great sense of group and is working with our other dogs gathering and pushing cattle. Latigo is a very sweet boy and likes people and other dogs too. He doesn’t like any kind of drama in his life and makes sure he stays out of trouble within the dog pack and us too. Latigo is a wonderful Boyd Ranch dog!
Concho was born here at Boyd Ranch and is sired by Bronc and out of Sadie.
Concho is absolutely beautiful and has such sweetness in her personality, with us and her dog family. She does have a typical Aussie temperament with strangers and can be protective. She watches over our place when were not here and is a very loyal dog.
Concho is very Cowy and thinks it’s her job to keep cattle away from our house. If we have cattle here in the house trap we can be rest assured they will not get within a few hundred feet from the house. She’s a good girl and won’t chase them, she just doesn’t want then too close! She is as fast as a rabbit and loves water, she would swim in our cattle water tanks all day if we allowed it!