sheepdog trial

Day 1 qualifying / ISDS World Sheep Dog Trials, 2005

The first day of competition at the ISDS World Sheep Dog trials was on the Thursday. 40 Border Collies were due to run on each field and on each of the 2 days of qualifying. The first day, Thursday, though...

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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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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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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 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 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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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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