Carl is a young 3-year-old dog that Amanda imported from England when he was 10 weeks old. Amanda says that, post pandemic, she is moving onto younger dogs and Carl is top of the list. She has loved training him and looks forward to seeing what he can do at Soldier Hollow. Amanda was first introduced to border collies four decades ago when her sister, who had worked with border collies and sheep in England, brought a dog to help them with their sheep. She now divides her time between her dogs, a flock of 130 North Country Cheviot ewes, four Welsh Cobs (larger native Welsh ponies) and her responsibilities as the CEO of a cardiac care company, Home Cardiographics. She offers clinics, and sometimes has puppies, trained and started dogs for sale.