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.
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Kelly P from Kentucky
The neck of the crook is way too narrow and fails its primary purpose, otherwise it is a great product.
Marcia S from Michigan
Love these crooks; just bought two more so that there's always one handy...My first one(now totally lacking any finish due to misuse & abuse but still useful) temporarily disappeared in this spring's "great goat migration" when we move a herd of ~ 80 Spanish and Spanish/Boer goats about 1/2 mile thru the woods from the home barn out to the summer pastures (which are fenced by miles of Premier solar-charged netting). ..I did immediately deface the two new ones with ugly Day-glo orange spray paint at the very bottom to reduce the chance of their disappearing once put down in the brush ... The size of the "crook" part does seem to vary, and may be too small to catch some stock by the neck. They are also great for warding off obnoxious roosters, directing stock "traffic," pulling vines & browse down for goats to eat, hiking, getting down steep hills, poking around looking for morels, and perhaps best of all, leaning on while admiring the stock!
Christopher G from WI
I received this crook as Christmas gift 5 seasons ago, and it is always at my side. It has taken quite a beating, and looks as good as it did the day I got it. Can't do without it, from catching lambs to snagging buckets out of jugs.
James B from Georgia
I have been using this crook for about a year and a half, and I am very pleased with it. It is light, durable, has good balance, and you don't have to worry about it getting bent-up as with an aluminum crook. A few things, though, I think I ought to mention.
As said in the description the finish is not waterproof. I found that by very lightly scuffing the finish with steel wool and then spraying a couple of coats of poly-urethane on it you can effectively waterproof it and protect the natural finish.
I use my crook as a walking stick too, and the brass cap on the end intended for the leg crook attachment wears out under that kind of use. If your crook does the same I would recommend spraying a little urethane on the end too. The remaining ring of brass still keeps the end from splitting, so there is really no damage done.
The neck of the crook is perfect for my Finnsheep, but on stockier breeds it might be a little bit narrow, especially when they are in full fleece.
Overall this has been a wonderful tool, and has made catching anything from a sheep to a cat much easier.
Danny S from San Angelo, Texas
Just never used one before, always used my son to wrangle the goats. Decided to get his one because I could use it as a cane as well walking to pins. I love it.. should got one years ago. only took me seconds to master it with kids and full size goats. My Son is really happy about. Quality is great.