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December 2009 Wacky Patent
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U.S. Patent Number: 1,046,177


William Graham


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“What, me worry?”

patent #1,046,177

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When the hooks 19, with the stud 18, are secured to the ring member 5, which is attached to the nose of a dog, the hooks will become entangled in the wool of any sheep which the dog may attempt to worry. As soon as the dog is in close enough contact with the sheep to permit the hooks 19 to become entangled in the wool of the sheep, the sheep will start to run, which will yank the ring member 5, and give the dog's nose a severe pull, and, after a few attempts have been made in this way to woory the sheep, it will be found that the dog is very careful not to go too close to the sheep and that the sheep are no longer disturbed at the presence of the dog.