If you enjoy watching herding dogs at work you’ll want to travel to Meeker Colorado for the Meeker Classic—a sheepdog trial event with competitors from throughout the United States and Canada. The look of concentration in a border collie’s eyes as it brings a flock of sheep to the pen is a sight to behold.
|A border collie, focusing intently on the task at hand.|
|A handler calls to her dog.|
|Handler Richard instructs his dog "Paddy". |
Richard has been training dogs for 70 years
and has been a participant in the Meeker Classic
for 20 years.
|Richard (center) and "Paddy" take a break |
after participating in the trials.