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Merrilee has a small “herd” of Old English Sheepdogs on her farm. She’s been raising the breed for 60 years; while she is near the end of her “dog” career, she has loved showing. “I loved going around the ring with a beautifully-moving dog with its lovely stride.” But, “Getting out of bed at dawn, being my own roadie and schlepping gear, plus raising a litter is all consuming. That, and pulling dog hair out of my food.” Still, she loves her dogs!

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