sheepdog trials

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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