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Hoover at home after a long hike (or maybe a swim)

More: Hoover is a magnificent example of this great American landrace -- the English Shepherd. ES are "all purpose" dogs -- the farmer's friend, the family companion, the fisherman's aide, overall an alert and extremely intelligent breed. Hoover's "Teflon coat" allows him to accompany me in dirt and mud and return home almost totally clean. Hoover also loves his Orvis dog beds (of which he has three!). Hoover is known to be a "swimming fool," having swum across the Upper Delaware River twice! He loves watching the fly fishermen on our stretch of the river.