It is no secret that I love dogs the best. I love the black and white ones, they are so classy. And watching the sheepdog trials was poetry in motion.
Although I do think the sheep thought the trials were a bit of an inconvenience. Each dog had four sheep to bring in.
The sheep were positioned 400 yards out in the field and the handler directed the dog to go left or right through a series of whistle commands.
The dog herded the sheep through a series of gates on a course. If one or more of the sheep missed the gate, points were deducted from the 100 possible points.
The goal was to get the sheep down through the course to the handler and eventually into a pen.
They had 10.5 minutes to do it.
Keeping them together was sometimes a challenge.
This was a renegade sheep. She was not about to be herded around by any dog or human for that matter.
And the spa tub at the end of the run, it was the best.
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