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The Sheepdog Concept

“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.” Ezekial 25:17

see also Rifleman and Armed Citizens

by Nutnfancy

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Uploaded on Nov 4, 2009

Your actions could save lives. At the heart of what I have referred to as The Sheepdog is a selflessness that looks outwardly to the needs of others. They cannot abide watching their fellow humans beings suffer and die while they do nothing. They are compelled into action even when those actions could lead to their own deaths or injury.

The Sheepdog comes from every walk of life, every race, and can be male or female; it is impossible to identify them from appearance alone. It is their actions in the face of horrific situations that reveals the Sheepdog as they step forward when no one else will.

Lenny Skutnik, in the face of the tragic Air Florida crash in 1982 into the icy Potomac River, was just such an unassuming Sheepdog. He jumped into the aviation fuel soaked and frigid waters to save passenger Priscilla Tirado just before she slipped beneath the water to her death. Hundreds had been watching Priscilla flounder and would have watch her die without doing anything. These are sheep that are frozen into inaction by their lives of denial and lack of mental and material preparation. They are not bad people but nor are they heroic; they're just there. Lenny's Sheepdog heart was revealed that day. They are others like him in civilian, law enforcement, fire fighting, and military ranks. But they are relatively few indeed and they are special.

Few have what I feel possess the other key qualities of the Sheepdog (discussed in the video): a strong value system, unassuming manner, bravery, judgment and maturity, preparation, practiced skill sets, and a strong sense of duty in the face of often scary circumstances. The Sheepdog Concept is foundational to my gear reviews here: an attempt to give quality information to help equip you good people for your “day.” Both mental and material preparation can expand your capabilities in this important calling.

Good Sheepdogs span the ranks and include responsible and caring civilians, law enforcement officials, firefighters, paramedics, PJs, EMTs, pilots, and soldiers. Many of these come to TNP to get this info as they equip and prepare. I try hard not to let them down. I salute them all and I myself try to aspire to their level.

Ret. Us Army Lt Col Dave Grossman first introduced the Sheepdog way of thinking. See his website at:

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Snippet from Wikipedia: Sheep dog

A sheep dog or sheepdog is generally a dog or breed of dogs historically used in connection with the raising of sheep. These may include livestock guardian used to guard sheep and other livestock in farms for farmers or herding dogs used to herd sheep and other livestock.

Specific breeds include:

  • Bearded Collie
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Border Collie
  • Canaan-Dog
  • Catalan Sheepdog
  • Croatian Sheepdog
  • Cumberland Sheepdog
  • German Shepherd
  • Hungarian Puli
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Maremma Sheepdog
  • Old English Sheepdog, also referred to as "Bobtail" in common vernacular
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Šarplaninac or Šarplaninec
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tornjak
  • Welsh Sheepdog

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