Story by Linda DuBois Photos by Henry Barrios
They greet their human companions with wagging tails and eager-to-please enthusiasm as they provide indispensable assistance around farms and ranches. Then, when the workday is done, they can’t wait to play or just cuddle on the couch.
Such are the attributes of farm dogs—and the winners of the California Farm Bureau’s third annual Farm Dog Contest are among the best of them.
The following is the story of the Grand Prize winner: Rip, a goat herder from Kern County.