Stacks Image 15
Outrun Press is a small publishing house specializing in books related to border collies, sheep, horses, and other aspects of rural life. If you have a manuscript or an idea for one that fits our interests, we'd love to hear from you!

All of our books are available on
Amazon, or you can also order them directly from us if you want the personal touch.
Stacks Image 48
A witty and thoughtful collection of interrelated stories and poems touching on themes relating to working border collies, sheep, family, and life on a small island in the Pacific northwest.
$20.00
Stacks Image 287
T Yamamoto raises sheep and runs a wildlife rehabilitation facility with her husband, Pete in the Pacific northwest. She calls herself a falconer, poet, musher, and dreamer who thankfully has wise dogs and friends to help her along. Life always astounds her with its beauty and variety. In the stories of Bush Island she has returned to her childhood, which is where she finds peace.
Stacks Image 84
The story of two border collie littermate sisters, who grow up to perform very different jobs but remain very much the same. May remains with her breeder to become a working sheepdog, while Sky moves to New York City to work with her owner as a service dog. Choose either the affordable black and white version or the deluxe full color.
$20.00
Stacks Image 285
Carol Lea Benjamin is the award-winning author of nine books about dog behavior and training, including Mother Knows Best, Second-Hand Dog and Dog Training in Ten Minutes, as well as the Shamus-Award winning Rachel Alexander and Dash mystery series. She has been awarded the Dog Writers of America’s highest honor, The Distinguished Service Award for Extraordinary Achieve-ment and Communications Excellence, and in 2003, she was elected to the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Canine Professionals for “a lifetime of dedication to dogs and their training.” Carol’s border collie, Sky, is her fourth service dog.

Denise Wall breeds and trains working border collies and has successfully competed with them at the highest level in sheepdog trials. She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and currently serves on the Health and Genetics Committee for the American Border Collie Association, the registry for working border collies. She has also served on the Board of Directors for this large, independent dog registry. In addition to scientific writing, Denise is an award-winning photographer whose photos have appeared in many publications, and a videographer. Her popular CDs and DVDs cover all aspects of sheepdog training.
Stacks Image 281
Stacks Image 102
Well-known writer Donald McCaig turns his attention to the 1990s controversy between the working border collie community and the American Kennel Club. Chronicling a critical turning point in the history of the border collie, The Dog Wars is a must read for anyone interested in the culture of dogs in the United States.
$15.00
Stacks Image 301
Donald McCaig, who passed away in 2019, writes the following about himself:

Donald McCaig has written more books than he cares to remember and a couple good ones. You can read him in a dozen foreign languages, if you have time on your hands. He's been published in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Washington Post, Harper's, Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated and once won a literary prize but it was a French literary prize. He writes about rural living for NPR's All Things Considered which broadcasts his comments on slow days when the politicians aren't up to much.

He and his dogs have won sheepdog trials but he doesn't scare people much.

For twenty-five years, McCaig has raised sheep on a farm in Highland County where his Border Collies do as much of the work as mere dogs can and his wife Anne does the rest.
Stacks Image 120
Vergil Holland’s much-anticipated guide to succeeding at sheepdog trials, containing a lifetime of knowledge from one of the most successful sheepdog handlers in North America.
$20.00
Stacks Image 295
Vergil Holland, who passed away in 2015, was well known for his contributions to the development of the working border collie in the United States. Author of numerous training articles as well as the popular 1992 Herding Dogs: Progressive Training Manual, Vergil was also a top breeder, handler, judge, clinician coach, trainer, and a go-the-extra-mile supporter of trials and trialing all over the country. In 2015, Vergil was elected into the American Border Collie Association Hall of Fame in recognition for his many contributions to the working border collie community.
Stacks Image 138
The first guide to sheep care written especially for those with an interest in working sheepdogs. Whether you are just starting to take lessons with your dog, are preparing to purchase your first flock, or have a few years of experience as a shepherd, this book will help you learn about sheep in order to make herding more enjoyable for you and your dog.
$20.00
Stacks Image 303
Mike Neary received a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Nebraska, an M.S. and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University, and has served as the Sheep Specialist at Purdue University since 1989. Neary has served as a director of the American Border Collie Association for a number of terms and was elected as president of the ABCA on multiple occasions over the last 25 years. He served as District 5 director for a term for the United States Border Collie Association and has also been on many national and regional committees for the USBCHA and ABCA through the years. He competes in USBCHA open sheepdog trials with home trained and raised dogs when he has the time to be away. He has judged the USBCHA/ABCA National Sheepdog Finals, the Bluegrass Classic, Soldier Hollow (twice), the Texas Finals, and many other local and regional trials throughout the years.
Stacks Image 156
Originally published in 1956, SHEEPDOG GLORY is the true biography of Toss, a border collie owned by Roy Saunders and trained by him for stardom in the annual sheepdog trials. Roy Saunders tells the story of Toss within the framework of a shepherd’s year, with its dramas of raiding foxes and sheep buried in snow, its happy moments at lambing time, and its many tasks and responsibilities. This book brings to life the moving, ancient partnership between dog and man, so critical to the working life of a hill shepherd.
$15.00
David Rees writes the following about author Roy Saunders in his preface to this edition of Sheepdog Glory:

Roy Saunders was the consummate naturalist; he was incredibly aware of everything that lived and breathed and moved in the countryside. . . . The pen portraits he paints of men like J. M. Wilson, Gwilym Owen, Mervyn Williams, Herbert Worthington and their contemporaries, gives us all an insight into the past.
Stacks Image 174
Tam is a royally bred border collie who excels in sheepdog trialing. Follow him from his birth in rural Scotland through the challenges he faces with different owners, striving always to listen to his instincts and work the "woolies" with his human partners. First volume in the TAM series.
$12.00
Stacks Image 311
Though born in upstate New York, Sharon Northrup came West as soon as she could. She has lived in Montana, where she spent two summers on a Forest Service fire tower, California, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, and, what she considers her longest and most permanent home, Colorado. She’s often found at sheepdog trials with one of her border collies, or working sheep with her dogs at home.
Stacks Image 192
After Old Tam's untimely death, a litter of puppies was born to his mate, Jeannie, on the ranch in Colorado. Though Gwen had intended to keep the most likely pup for a trial dog, her heart is captured by the runt of the litter, little Punk. Not only is Punk the runt, she was born without a beautiful long border collie tail, a defect that handler after handler tells Gwen will keep Punk from being able to turn properly. Furthermore, Punk is mischief incarnate. Again and again, Punk tests Gwen's decision to keep her. But again and again, Punk wins Gwen's heart. Though ridiculed by others, Gwen is determined to turn Punk into a working sheepdog. Second volume in the TAM series.
$12.00
Stacks Image 309
Though born in upstate New York, Sharon Northrup came West as soon as she could. She has lived in Montana, where she spent two summers on a Forest Service fire tower, California, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, and, what she considers her longest and most permanent home, Colorado. She’s often found at sheepdog trials with one of her border collies, or working sheep with her dogs at home.
Stacks Image 210
The most promising puppy in Gwen's litter, Lark was returned to Gwen from her first trainer, who treated the young dog harshly and considered her too soft ever to make a successful working border collie. Gwen is determined to find a way to turn the frightened dog into a willing partner. Slowly but surely, Gwen makes progress with Lark. She also continues working with Lark's sister Punk, who against all expectations is turning into a promising trial dog. But is Gwen's success with her dogs too much for her relationship with Donovan to withstand? Third volume in the TAM series.
$12.00
Stacks Image 307
Though born in upstate New York, Sharon Northrup came West as soon as she could. She has lived in Montana, where she spent two summers on a Forest Service fire tower, California, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, and, what she considers her longest and most permanent home, Colorado. She’s often found at sheepdog trials with one of her border collies, or working sheep with her dogs at home.
Stacks Image 228
All three volumes of the TAM series at a discounted price. Follow the adventures of Tam and his daughters Punk and Lark, as well as the trials and tribulations of Gwen, Tam's last owner and the breeder of both Punk and Lark. Learn with Gwen as her dogs teach her how to train and trial. In Tam: A Border Collie, Gwen has her first experiences at trials. In Tam’s Pup, Gwen learns strategies in training the most obstreperous border collie pup imaginable. In Lark’s Return, Gwen refines her trialing and training techniques. While the Tam stories are enjoyable in their own right, readers will also see practical and realistic training at work in the books.
$25.00
Stacks Image 305
Though born in upstate New York, Sharon Northrup came West as soon as she could. She has lived in Montana, where she spent two summers on a Forest Service fire tower, California, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, and, what she considers her longest and most permanent home, Colorado. She’s often found at sheepdog trials with one of her border collies, or working sheep with her dogs at home.
Stacks Image 246
This title brings together interviews with many of the best working border collie trainers in North America and the United Kingdom, who share their methods for introducing young border collies to livestock. Trainers include Bill Berhow, Kate Broadbent, Carol Campion, Scott Glen, Bobby Henderson, David Henry, Julie Hill, Carla King, Kathy Knox, Lyle Lad, Beverly Lambert, Amanda Milliken, Barbara Ray, Derek Scrimgeour, Patrick Shannahan, Jeanne Weaver, and Tom Wilson.
$25.00
Sally Molloy and Heather Nadelman, editors of Top Trainers Talk About Starting A Sheepdog, are the co-owners of Outrun Press. They both live in central New Jersey on farms about six miles apart, together raising a flock of commercial Clun Forest-cross ewes. They both also occasionally compete in sheepdog trials with their border collies.
Stacks Image 264
An invaluable guide to understanding the relationship between working dogs and livestock. Whether you are a rancher who has purchased a working dog, someone with a border collie interested in learning how to work livestock, or someone who wants to understand the "big picture" of how dogs and stock interact, this book will help you achieve your goals.
$20.00
Stacks Image 313
Anna Guthrie has devoted the past 15 years of her life to raising and training working border collies. Her focus is on training dogs for practical, everyday work. She travels throughout the west competing with her dogs at cattle trials, and is a regular competitor at the annual USBCHA National Cattle Finals. To help support her dog and livestock habit, she teaches academic writing to college freshmen at one of the California State University campuses.