border collies

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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Touch Down

Although producing videos on Border Collies began for me in the early 1980s, my work with the Border Collie breed and with working sheepdogs began more than a decade before that. In the early 1970s I took a job working...

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My flight to the International Sheepdog Trials

Producing Border Collie and sheepdog trial videos has been a major part of our work since 1988 when we traveled to Perthshire to produce our first International Sheepdog trial video at Blair Athol. It was the year when, the late,...

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Getting the dates right, helps!

Sheepdog trials became a part of the Border Collie world in the late 1800s when the first sheepdog trial was held just a few miles from Bala in North Wales. Since then the popularity of the Border Collie breed has...

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The United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association (USBCHA) National Sheepdog Finals

United States Border Collie Handlers Association The USBCHA is the Border Collie association that organizes and oversees the National Sheepdog Finals and the qualifying system that leads to these National Sheepdog Finals. Click below to view your selection of the...

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The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS) World Sheepdog Trials

Twice now the ISDS has held a World Sheepdog championship. Click below to view our selection of the: * 2002 ISDS World Sheepdog Championships from Bala in North Wales * 2005 ISDS World Sheepdog Championships from Tullamore, Ireland In 2002,...

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The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS) Supreme Sheepdog Championship

Border Collies, Border Collies and more Border Collies Click below on the sheepdog trial that you want to view: * 1990 Supreme Sheepdog Championship from Alnwich Castle, Northumberland * 1991 Supreme Sheepdog Championship from Carmichael, Lanarkshire * 1992 Supreme Sheepdog...

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Sheepdog Trial Videos

The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS) Supreme Championship These trial tapes are for the Border Collie enthusiasts, with these clever Border Collies working at their very finest. The handlers and their sheepdog’s, who qualify for this most prestigious of competitions,...

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The History of the Border Collie

I have had the great opportunity to work with sheepdogs and Border Collies for the past 30 years and their incredible herding instinct and their love of their work have been a real inspiration to me over these years. As...

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The Beginning of Sheep Dog Trials

In 1873, the first recorded sheepdog trial took place near the town of Bala in North Wales. Here a challenge was made between the owner of the estate near Bala and a Scottish landowner, both of which felt their respective...

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Sheepdog Competitions and the Top Border Collies

The International Sheep Dog Society, the ISDS, is the one main Border Collie institution in Britain. As many dogs end up being exported from the UK and to many parts of the world, at some point or another, most keen...

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Sheep Dog Trails in the UK

In the UK the ISDS still organizes the National and International trials competitions. Here dogs and their handlers compete throughout the year, gaining qualifying points that may find them a place at their National trials. The top placed dogs at...

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