Congratulations to Lync and Jolene on a very successful start to the year. In March Lync finished his conformation championship, shown by Jolene. Then in May he went on to earn his Herding Instinct Certificate. Yes, you heard that right.... HERDING! We have had a few flat-coats over the years that have shown interest in herding the cattle on our land and Lync's grandmother, Tally, was won of those. Perhaps this bit of herding instinct goes back to the breed's roots, when collies were used to lengthen the muzzle and improve scenting abilities.