Sheepdog at work
One Man and His Dog
For the first time in 30 years, the English National Sheepdog Trials are being held in Blore in Staffordshire. Ros Chimes went out to the sheepdog training ground in Rudyard to find out more...
For the last 30 years we have all marvelled at One Man and His Dog - and just how they get those dogs to control those sheep!
Our Staffordshire Moorlands reporter Ros Chimes went out to the sheepdog training ground in Rudyard and found out from the experts just what it takes to do the job!
Ros met up with Wayne Allen - who is a sheepdog trails champion; Bill Carr - who helpd to organise the event; and John Harvey, who at 79, is a man who certainly knows his sheepdogs... and sheep!
Ros has a go at trying to get a whistle which a dog will understand - to having ALL her voice comands ignored...
The trials take place at Blore Pastures, Ilam, in East Staffordshire and run from 1-3 August 2008. Click on the link below for further information:
last updated: 17/07/2008 at 09:29