12th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trial Information

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12th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trial Information

It's really all about the dogs. There are a lot of other events planned in conjunction with the sheep dog trials, but the dogs take center stage on this particular weekend. This year's event is on May 8th and runs through the 10th. You can find out more information here. It all takes place at East Hotchkiss Ave and 2nd St. 

While at the trials you will also find vendors with locally make products and food. Check out the other demonstrations going on. Doug Hamilton will probably be the head sheep sheerer this year just like he has been in the past. 

The dogs are amazing and extremely skilled. Here's an excerpt from the event's website:

We invite you to be our GUEST and witness truly one of the greatest and most dynamic working partnerships.  A DOG, A HANDLER and the STOCK (in this case the SHEEP).  With just a few well timed whistles - the dog takes charge of the sheep and completes the assigned task.  It is important to note that the dogs are trained but the sheep are not!! 

The official name is the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trails, but the locals just call it the sheep dog trials. It's difficult to believe this event is in it's 12th year. It's very popular and draws a big crowd to this rural area. 

Check around town for the other planned events like the car show and community yard sale. 

I hope you enjoy this video from the 2013 trials. It shows one of the dogs at work and a bit of the other demonstrations that took place.

 

I've lived on Colorado's Western Slope for over 24 years. I love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about my home. As a REALTOR®, I also love to share my expertise in this area as well. If you need any real estate information for Montrose County, or Delta County, Colorado...please give me a call.

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Olga Simoncelli
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Oh, my gosh, Debbie - how I would love to go!!! We have a beautiful, very intelligent Border Collie that looks and runs just like the one in your video. Alas, no sheep here - he has to contend himself with chasing squirrels and harassing the cat.

May 06, 2015 06:13 AM #13
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Hi Debbie, what an I teres thing event, I love any show or competition that involves dogs!  Hope you'll go!

May 06, 2015 11:16 AM #14
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Hello Debbie,

The 12th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trial looks like a lot fun to attend.  Love the video, that is one talented dog...but those poor bald sheep (LOL).

May 06, 2015 12:54 PM #15
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That is too funny, Rob Thomas. I would give Waffles and Peaches the grand tour. 

May 06, 2015 01:56 PM #16
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It's suppose to rain this year, Noah Seidenberg . Unless it's really bad, I still plan to go. I want to get material for an updated video. 

May 06, 2015 01:57 PM #17
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This is very interesting to watch, David Shamansky . These dogs are so darn smart. Thanks for stopping by. 

May 06, 2015 01:58 PM #18
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They are really amazing dogs, Ed. Thanks for stopping by. 

May 06, 2015 01:58 PM #19
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Aren't they amazing, Dick Greenberg ? I enjoy watching them and taking in the sights and sounds of the other activities, too. 

May 06, 2015 01:59 PM #20
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It's very interesting to watch, Larry Johnston . These dogs are so smart and they know their business. 

May 06, 2015 02:00 PM #21
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Thanks for stopping by, Lou Ludwig .

May 06, 2015 02:00 PM #22
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Thanks for stopping by, Joe. 

May 06, 2015 02:01 PM #23
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Hi, Michael Thornton . I hope to get some material for an updated video. But it's suppose to rain again this weekend. 

May 06, 2015 02:02 PM #24
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I think they live to herd, James Dray . They are neat to watch. I hope to be there this weekend, but it's suppose to rain. 

May 06, 2015 02:02 PM #25
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Thank you for stopping by, Gita Bantwal .

May 06, 2015 02:03 PM #26
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I'm hoping to do an updated video, Roy Kelley . But it's suppose to rain, so I don't know. I know the dogs won't mind the rain, but my camera will. LOL.

May 06, 2015 02:04 PM #27
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Hi, Olga Simoncelli ...your comment made me laugh. My Lucky wants to play with my cats, but they don't like his kind...you know the canine kind. Lucky was a late addition to my family and the cats weren't raised with a dog. 

May 06, 2015 02:05 PM #28
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You would really like this one if you like dog events, Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES . These dogs are so smart and really know what they need to do. 

May 06, 2015 02:06 PM #29
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Hi, Lisa Von Domek ...I feel sorry for the guy sheering the sheep. I know him. I don't know how his back can take that. 

I do enjoy this event. I hope to go this weekend, but it's suppose to rain. 

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Hi Debbie --- Roy Kelley is right -- this is the perfect photo opportunity.   So much fun too.  

May 07, 2015 04:39 PM #31
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Hi, Michael Jacobs ...unfortunately the rain was so bad that barely anyone showed up. I sat in my car and watched for activity. Nothing. Just the dogs working stock. Even Doug wasn't sheering the sheep. Oh well. We need the rain. I'm not complaining. 

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