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Driving to the World Sheep Dog Trials, from Tullamore, Ireland

The 2005 ISDS World Sheep Dog trials were held close to Tullamore, in Ireland. Tullamore is a couple of hours west of Dublin airport. Although a small town, it is a center of activity and was ideal to hold as...

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24 steps to making the 2004 ISDS International Sheepdog Trials DVD

Story of the International 2004 Getting the dates right, helps! My flight to the International Sheepdog Trials We’ve Landed The site for the 2004 International Sheepdog Trials The National Finals ISDS Qualifying Trials Country Fair Talks and Interviews First day...

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The trial was over

The top Border Collie trial in the world, the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) Finals. If you have the chance to travel to this event you’ll see the top Border Collie handlers and some of the finest working sheepdogs to...

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It’s all in the Parking

Thanks for looking through these Border Collie pages and following my story of the ISDS Finals. Please feel free to look through our pages of Border Collie and sheepdog videos. When I parked my car in the early morning I...

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Prize Giving

Border Collie information can be found through magazines and on the web. The Working Border Collie magazine and the American Border Collie magazine are 2 of the main magazines in North America. The International Sheep Dog Society, (ISDS) also have...

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The Afternoon runs at the ISDS Finals

Rural Route Videos produce farm videos, in particular about Border Collies, their training and trials. Our Border Collie and Sheep dog pages, on our web site, have been written to try to inform interested Border Collie handlers of our different...

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The ISDS Young Handlers’ Competition

Border Collie and farm videos. We have lots of different videos on Border Collie / sheepdog / Cattledog trials as well as a Training video for Border Collies called, Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep and Ducks. This is...

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The Heavens opened and the wind howled

Farm videos, especially about the Border Collie breed are our specialty As the first runs of the morning started, the heavens opened, the winds blew and the umbrellas came out. What a morning, with the wind and the rain driving...

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Saturday morning of the ISDS Supreme Championship

Border Collies, 2005 and other related farm videos. As I mentioned before, the major Border Collie event this year, 2005, will be the biggest Border Collie gathering of all times. The 2005 ISDS, International Sheepdog Society, World Trial in Southern...

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The Sheep for the 2004 ISDS Championship

Training Border Collies. A well bred Border Collie will have a real interest in working and also an instinctive desire to gather its stock. In the Border Collie world, this desire to gather is often called Balance, because of it’s...

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Last of the ISDS Qualifying Runs

Border Collie figurines, Some of the very finest Border Collie art work has to come the wonderful line of Border Fine Art figurines. These depict Border Collies and sheepdog scenes that really come to life. If you haven’t seen these...

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Day 2-ISDS Qualifying Trials

Border Collie trials in the UK. The main Border Collie, Sheepdog trials in the UK. appear in the late summer. There are other main trials, but over the years, and as far as the Border Collie world is concerned, the...

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Male Voice Choir

The top Border Collie Trial for 2005. Border Collies from all over the world will be traveling to Southern Ireland for the 2005 ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials. Over the past few years, we have tried to keep up to...

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International Sheep Dog Society’s Qualifying Runs

Famous Border Collies. The incredible working abilities of the Border Collie have covered many centuries. In North America, one of the most prominent handlers and importers of these fine dogs was a fellow by the name of Arthur Allen. There...

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First Day of the ISDS Brace Finals

Border Collies officially entered the competition world at the first Sheepdog Trial in the 1880s at Bala, in North Wales. The hills and mountains around Bala are all worked with the power and intelligence of a canny little Border Collie....

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Talks and Interviews

The Border Collie folk who I meet at these trials are usually really helpful. They are the top Border Collie handlers anywhere and so I am humbled by their generosity in considering me and my camera and in giving me...

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Country Fair

For many fine Border Collie items you can look through the pages at the ISDS web site. The Working Border Collie magazine is one of the best Border Collie magazines found anywhere. They’re based in the States, and the ISDS...

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ISDS Qualifying Trials

Border Collies, the finest working dog anywhere. For Border Collie videos, Rural Route Videos has a selection of the top Border Collie trials, the US Border Collie Handlers Finals, and also the International Sheepdog Trials from the UK., the oldest...

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The National Finals

The Nationals Finals each year precede the week of the International. These are the top sheepdog and Border Collie trials held in each country each year, the finale, to determine which handler and their Border Collie dogs will go onto...

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The site for the 2004 International Sheepdog Trials

My first Border Collie: It’s easy to get smitten by the Border Collie breed. My first dog was a young dog that I bought at the auction mart in Sennybridge. It wasn’t a Border Collie / sheepdog sale, like they...

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