Sheep dogs and their masters from all over BC have gathered in McBride this weekend for the Sheep Dog Trials that are being held at Jennifer and Dave Larrivee”s place on Red Tail Road (just off of Museum Road, below the railway under pass, west of McBride.) Joan and I went out to watch the Novice Class yesterday evening. I am amazed at the tight discipline of the sheep dogs, even in the Novice Class.
Today (Saturday afternoon) the hot-shot dogs will be put through their paces, and Joan and I plan to go out again to watch them herd the sheep through several obstacles. If you are going, it’s nice to bring a pair of binoculars to more closely watch the interplay between the herders, their dogs, and the sheep.
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