Julie Milne, from South East England, won second place in the Mammal Society's Mammal Photographer of the Year competition with this image of a fox licking a window. The Mammal Society's chief executive Marina Pacheco commented: "Foxes have hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. However, this image helps to challenge misconceptions and shows an engaging side to the distant cousin of man's best friend..."
The Shetland Sheepdog is related to the Rough Collie, both descended from Border Collies that inhabited Scotland. The Border Collies were brought to the Scottish island of Shetland & crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin, a small dog. By 1700, the Sheltie was completely developed. The dogs were used to herd & guard the sheep flocks of the Shetlands. Extremely smart, it excels at obedience competition. Some of the Sheltie’s talents include:herding, watchdog, agility, competitive obedience