Congratulations to Flint, an Australian shepherd from Utah. The pup was named the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year, during the annual AFBF Convention in Austin, TX. The contest celebrates farm dogs that work alongside farmers and ranchers to produce nutritious food for families and their pets across America. Owner Beth Crandall said Flint is a staple in their family.
“My Grandma gifted Flint to me when he was just a puppy and I was a teenager and he has been a very important part of my life ever since then. I participated in the 4-H dog program with him and he helped me exercise my 4-H and FFA livestock all through high school. And, when Rhett and I got married about three years ago Flint became an integral part of our ranching operation.”
Dogs were judged based on their helpfulness to the farmer and their family, playfulness and their role in making life better on and off the farm. Beth added the contest highlights the important role of working dogs on the farm.
“I just think it’s wonderful to have this competition because we give the opportunity for the whole world to see how we use a dog, how we care for our dogs, and why we need them on our ranching operations and how important that is every day. And I just love the opportunity to do that.”
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