Sheepdogs

The workaholic of the dog world, the Border Collie is the world's premier sheep herder, prized for its intelligence, extraordinary instinct and working ability. Medium-sized and athletic, the breed controls stock with stalking movement and an intense gaze known as "eye."

Be delighted and amazed as Bill Coburn from Windy Knolls Farms in South Carolina he puts his dogs through their paces. Bill has been working with Border Collies for over 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.

There will be two herding demonstrations on the Main Field Saturday, and again on Sunday.