sheepdog trial

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sheepdog trial

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(often plural) a competition in which sheepdogs are tested in their tasks
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During summertime training sessions or herding trial competitions, it is not unusual for a dog to be stung by a bee while herding livestock.
Once you have decided on a particular breed, visit a herding competition, known as a herding trial.
In addition, the AHBA Herding Trial Program provides dogs of different levels of ability to show their skill in ranch or farm work.
The AKC states, "The purpose of competitive herding trial program is to preserve and develop the herding skills inherent in the herding breeds and to demonstrate that they can perform the useful functions for which they were originally bred.
The biggest party of the year: The county fair, with a rodeo, sheepdog herding trials, and a parade through town (Sep 16-18; $7; mendocounty fair.
At these herding trials he saw handlers direct their dogs with whistle and arm signals to guide them in moving the livestock correctly.
Hailing from Heriot in the Scottish Borders, the nation's cleverest little collies show off their skills in traditional herding trials, including the return of the Brace and Young Handlers category, plus the singles course, which always proves to be quite a challenge.
George Frey's Australian shepherd, Shine, herds a wayward duck back into the flock during the duck herding trials in Ashland, Ore.