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Editing the 3 videos of the World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Now the job is editing. I have been lucky enough to be recruited by dad to edit this program once we got back. This started out with capturing all the footage onto the computer. (About 34 hours of tape to...

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The Final day of the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The Sunday morning, and the final day of this World Sheep Dog Trial, was unfortunately dawned with a heavy blanket of fog. The fog was so thick that you could barely see past the handlers standing out by the handlers...

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Camera shots to best capture the different aspects of the World Sheep Dog Trial

Before we even got over to Ireland dad had all our days planned out and where we were going to be set up with our cameras. Dad wanted to make it so that his camera was the main one up...

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Summary of the top Qualifying runs, Field 1, at ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

Although the sheep were moved around for the 2nd day of the qualifying, Field One kept the Suffolk type sheep that ran on the field on day one. The results for the Friday qualifying competition, from Trial Field One was:...

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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 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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US Sheep Dog Trials

In the USA sanctioned trials take place through a 12-month period and then a finals competition is held in the late fall. For the next 3 years, these finals will be held at Sturgis in North Dakota. Border Collie Training...

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Introduction to making Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks

“Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep or Ducks” is the 3rd video that Rural Route Videos (RRV) have produced on training Border Collies. Rural Route Videos began with Starting a Border Collie in 1984, Training and Working a Border...

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Life with my first Border Collie, Dan

Dan was actually offered for sale at the Sennybridge livestock yards following the weekly sheep and cattle sale. He had been donated to the Conservative Society fund raising event, an annual event at the sales yard just before Christmas each...

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Learning from my Border Collie, Bess

About 5 dogs later, and about 7 years on, and my emigration to Canada, I bought a 2 month old pup from Jack Knox, a well-known Border Collie handler who was living in Wisconsin at that time. This little bitch...

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Using a Border Collies natural balance

Over the next three or four years I managed to continue developing this simple approach of using the Border Collie’s natural balance to train my dogs. A Border Collie’s natural balance is all about the Border Collie’s natural instinct to...

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Producing my first video – Starting a Border Collie

In 1981 I was competing in a sheepdog trial in Saskatchewan. The local school in Carnduff had recently bought a video camera and one of the students recorded the whole event. After the trial we all went to the school...

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Producing my second video – Training and Working a Border Collie

Within a few years, I realized that with the interest in this video I should buy a professional camera and start the whole project again. A professional camera and a professional format would allow me to edit the source footage...

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