10th Annual Hotchkiss, CO Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials. The locals just call this event The Sheep Dog Trials. It's widely known and well attended. It's coming up again on May 10th - 12th, 2013 in Hotchkiss, Colorado. As always it will be held at the Hotchkiss Fairgrounds. The event website has more information on start times as well as links to local information.
There are other events and demonstrations planned, and there will be plenty of food available, too. Check out the website for more information. The primary focus, though, is on the dogs. It's really something to see the dogs and handlers work together to make the sheep "behave". These dogs are amazing and respond to just a whistle or hand signal from their handler. The trials mimic what the dogs do on the ranch. Any herding dog can enter, but the border collie seems to be the breed of choice. It's almost like the dogs are judging each other. While one dog is doing it's run, the other dogs all sit at attention and watch very intently.
This is fun for the whole family...including the family dog. The 10th Annual Hotchkiss, CO Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials are coming soon. I hope to see you there.
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