Sheepdog travels 240 miles back to birthplace near Aberystwyth

This dog, pictured on a beach, which is not Pero, is also a Border Collie. They are used for sheep herding thanks to their boundless energy and ease to train.

This dog, pictured on a beach, which is not Pero, is also a Border Collie. They are used for sheep herding thanks to their boundless energy and ease to train.

PERO, a four-year-old sheepdog, appears to have travelled 240 miles from Cumbria to Ceredigion, returning to the Penrhyncoch sheep farm where he was born. His previous owners, Alan and Shan James, have no idea how Pero managed to make the journey. Mrs James commented:

“It’s a total mystery as to how Pero has managed to find his way back to us. We know that dogs can find their way home, but 240 miles is a long way to travel.”

The working sheepdog had been moved at the beginning of March, to a farm in Cockermouth that was “looking for a dog to round sheep and follow a quadbike”, but had disappeared on April 8th. On the evening of April 20th, Alan James went out to check on the animals after supper and discovered Pero on the doorstep. Mrs James said, “It was a bit of a shock, and the dog was going crazy after seeing Alan.” No one has yet contacted the family to say that they’d dropped the dog off, and they wish to find out if anybody has seen an unfamiliar black and white sheepdog in their vicinity during the last two weeks. Mrs James says that Pero must have managed to find food somewhere along the way, he didn’t appear to be hungry or weak when he arrived. They now intend to keep Pero.