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."
There will be two herding demonstrations on the Main Field Saturday, and again on Sunday.
Sheep Dogs presented by Jeff Anderson and Shona O'Kane
From Shona O'Kane: All over the world where there are flocks of sheep there are Border Collies to work them. The Border Collies worth, loyalty and brilliance has stood the test of time allowing them to remain much as they were 300 years ago. My name is Shona O'Kane, I have been so fortunate to be able to travel all over North America with my wonderful Border Collie's, competing and working in film and television productions but our favorite opportunity remains entertaining people and making new friends at herding demonstrations where we offer spectators a glimpse into the working life of these amazing dogs. Over the years we have worked sheep and ducks for the crowds at Highland Games, agricultural fairs, rodeo intermissions, pioneer days and parades . Myself along with my girls Bobbi, Rose and Emma are so pleased to join the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games.
Please feel welcome to visit with the dogs and I between demonstrations and throughout the day. I would love to meet you and the girls would love a belly rub!