Sheep Dog Demonstrations
Scotland’s Border Collie species is the most often identified dog at Scottish Highland Games. The Border Collie was developed in the Border region of Scotland in the 1700s and are world renowned for their herding abilities. To learn more about Border Collies visit Windy Knolls Farm in South Carolina. Bill has been working with Border Collies for about 10 years. He uses simple voice commands when the dogs are near and uses whistles when the Border Collies are off in the distance. The Coburns raise Katahdin sheep which are used for training the dogs, meat, and breeding stock. The Coburns’ dogs are award winners that have demonstrated their skills throughout the South in retirement homes, schools, county fairs and Highland games.
Bill & his dogs demonstrated Sheep Dog Trials and worked his dogs throughout the day for viewers at the 2011 Smoky Mountain Highland Games!