Sheepdog

3 separate videos covering the 4 days at the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials

For this year we are holding the total times at 2 hours for each program. This way we can fit them onto DVDs. We have been producing DVDs for the past year but have decided to concentrate our efforts here....

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The importance of good audio!

Always a problem at such an event as the ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials and any sheep dog trial for that matter! The most important moment my father was looking forward to was setting up his mic on 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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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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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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Helpful folk with the stories to tell

Our Border Collie training video. Starting Your Border Collie on Cattle, Sheep and Ducks is an awfully long name for a Border Collie training tape, but I wanted to cover all of the starting possibilities for people with young Border...

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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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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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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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A Busy Year

A year has passed since I last wrote a News Page for my web site. It has been a very busy year for us but, in reflection, I should have found the time to write up some of our news...

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Another Year of Farming and Videos

It seems as if the past 5 months has been nothing but Sheepdog videos, Border Collie programs and more Border Collies. I’ve had Border Collies coming out of my ears, and yet the 3 young Border Collies......

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World Sheepdog Trials

It's Friday 15th July and Katherine and I have just got back from Ireland and the 2005 World Sheepdog Trials, held at Tullamore. The Irish Trial Committee did a fantastic job producing such an interesting country fair and on the...

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A Really Rather English Summer

After last year's drought and grasshoppers, this year we've had moist and cooler weather. Quite ideal for our farm, a really rather English summer with lots of grass and hay. If it weren’t for the Canadian border......

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Winter is almost over

Winter's almost over. It's April 1st tomorrow and the beginnings of thousands of geese are migrating Northwards in the skies overhead our farm. Soon the sound of the Meadowlarks will greet me as I walk our dogs early each morning....

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Seems like a long time ago!

I was surprised to see that it was January that I last wrote in my news letter page. That seems like a long time ago......

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An Autumn of Sheepdog Trials

It's been the autumn of sheepdog trials for us. In September I travelled to the UK to shoot the 2002 British International in Ireland. That program, 145 minutes, is now edited and ready to be sent out. I also filmed...

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