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Sheep Dog Trials 2017

 
Entry £5 per Dog
(First 60 paid entires accepted)
 
The sheepdog trials held at Neilston Agricultural Society annual show is usually one of the first open trials to be held in the new season.
 
The show accepts the first 60 dogs and handlers to enter for the show and there is never a shortage of entrants. The class starts at 08:00AM prompt on the Saturday morning of the show; the last few dogs are often still running at 5pm when most other contestants have gone home.
 
Each handler runs his dog over a series of exercises with four sheep, which usually takes about 10 minutes. The sections of the exercise are:
 
The Outrun
The Lift
The Fetch
The Drive
The pen
The Shed
 
The dog and handler must complete the whole exercise.
 
The judges mark the performance out of a Maximum of 100 points.
 
First Prize £55 ; Prizes to 8th Place.
 
Special Prizes
 
Best Dog, Bred, Broken & Run by Owner
Oldest Competitor
Hired Shepherd
Youngest Competitor
Best Outrun & Lift
Best Drive
 
 Hoggs supplied courtesy of Robert Baxter, Gibblaston Farm, Bridge of Weir.
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