sheepdog trial


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sheepdog trial

n
(often plural) a competition in which sheepdogs are tested in their tasks
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3: Belan Fort charity sheepdog trial, Dinas Dinlle.
His uncle, William Jones, won the famous Llangollen sheepdog trial in 1899 with Ci Glas so it was natural perhaps that Mr Owen should win this same title exactly 100 years later with Roy.
Days after Wales' triumphant Olympians returned to a heroes' welcome in Cardiff, former Welsh sheepdog trial champion Meirion Owen claimed Wales could win even more gold medals if sheepdog trialling was included in the games.
15-16: North Wales Open Championship sheepdog trial, Bryn Derwen Farm, Abermule, SY15 6JX.
Working with an energetic local committee, chaired by Meirion Jones, they obtained the support of more than 60 sponsors, including the Welsh Development Agency, European Regional Development Fund, Wales Tourist Board, Gilbertson & Page Pet Foods, Tesco, S4C and the County Council, 20 community councils and various local sheepdog trial societies.
The team includes 46-year-old farmer Aled Owen from Corwen, Denbighshire, who beat off stiff opposition two years to become the first winner of the World Sheepdog Trial Championships, held at Bala - where the first recorded sheepdog trials were held in 1873.
A SHEEPDOG trial champion who was well known in the farming community has died a few days before his 89th birthday.
The International Sheepdog Trial is the shop window for pedigree sheepdog breeders as people not only come to see the spectacle of top-class sheepdog handling, but also to buy potential champion dogs.
20: Berriew sheepdog trial, SY21 8AZ (signposted off A483 for Berriew).
A NORTH East shepherdess has become the first woman to win a sheepdog trial championship in its almost 40-year history.
7-8: Llanrwst sheepdog trial, Nant-Y-Wrach Fawr, Llanrwst, LL26 0NR.