sheep dog trials

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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Making the International Sheep Dog Society’s International Sheep Dog Trials 2004

Border Collie Videos and Rural Route Videos, the 2 go hand in hand. We produced our first Border Collie training video 1984, the first commercially available video available anywhere on Training Border Collies. Since that time we have become the...

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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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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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