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John and Dan win dog trial

BREEZY conditions with the odd sharp shower failed to deter dogs and handlers at South Knapdale Sheepdog Trials.

Warmed by hot rolls, soup, tea and home baking, spectators enjoyed some excellent shepherding skills at Crear Farm, Kilberry. On a relatively flat inbye course with excellent visibility, 51 dogs and around 30 handlers competed throughout the day under the eagle eye of judge Neil MacEachern from Dunoon.

The dogs had to fetch three greyface gimmers from a starting post 400 yards away. The final task was to shed one sheep away from the others – and all this within a 10-minute time limit. The sheep were consistently tricky to pen and needed to be worked firmly but calmly.

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