Sweet Chestnut Wooden Neck Crook
Wooden neck crook preferred for herding dog trials. More attractive and lighter (in weight) than oak or hickory croooks.
A professional crook that is also popular as a decorative (and useful) gift. Introduced 20 years ago to USA by Premier.
Which crook is right for you?Each crook has their benefits. No shepherd is complete without a crook in hand, they save time and command the flock. Visit this link to compare all crook options.
- Neck opening: 3-1/2" (this varies)
- Lacquered surface
- Brass metal tip
- Sculpted neck
- Made in Germany
Natural variations in shape/width/diameter do occur.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Shepherd’s Dog WhistleItem #818000 -
A variable-pitched whistle to aid in livestock herding. Train and transmit commands to sheepdogs, gundogs and other working dog breeds.$2.25
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Jerek H from Oregon
Crook is too small for sheep over 100lbs. 3rd crook style I've ordered from Premier, yet to find one that works. I'm stuck buying the Jeffers ones that straighten out after a couple months. If it could catch a normal sized ewe the strength and balance for this would be perfect.
Fremont T from Oregon
We loved this product when we picked it up last year to assist dealing with our new flock of sheep. We were disappointed the curve at the end of the crook flattened out over winter. Possibly we got a defective one? I would not recommend this for humid climates or areas that receive lots of rain.
Kelly P from Kentucky
This crook saw heavy use everyday for almost 4 years before it finally broke. It would have made it much longer without abuse. It finally gave in after it was used to pry frozen hay in subzero temps. That's not its intended function and completely my fault. It handled 250lb rams and small lambs alike without fail. Beautiful, lightweight, and very functional. When it broke it was like losing an old friend.
Jane K from Maine
I am very pleased with my crook. I do not work sheep but I am doing freestyle with my border collie. As border collies were bred for sheep herding in Northern Britain, I like the shepherd theme for our freestyle programs. We are currently putting together one based on "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By NIGHT". The crook is quality, authentic, attractive and practical!
April S from Washington
This is a really pretty and unique crook, but the one I received broke quickly. The first day I used it my most determined ewe ran past me at full speed and I hooked her. The crook actually split and straightened at the curve. She escaped from it, and the wood went back into position, but is split lengthwise around the curve. I probably shouldn't have hooked a large animal running that fast, and in some ways I'm glad it was flexible or she might have been injured, but I was quite surprised that it split. I didn't send it back -- it's still useful to grab things on high shelves, and for smaller/slower animals. The opening is a little narrower than most hooks, so it might be too small for really large sheep, but is the perfect size for older lambs.