Dog Wild Celebrates Leatherstocking Sheepdog Trials

Dog Wild Canine Supply is pleased to once again sponsor the Leatherstocking Sheepdog Trials taking place on Clark Field off Beaver Meadow Road in Cooperstown NY, August 19, 20 & 21. For just $5 per person and children under 12 free, this inexpensive family outing offers an engaging view into the world of dogs and handlers working in concert to move sheep through a designated course around the field. Bring chairs or a blanket and settle back to watch the artistry of the dogs and the skill of the handlers. Bring binoculars to see the top of the field action up close.

2010 Winner Jake
Jake working sheep 2010

The Leatherstocking Trial represents one of the last opportunities for many of the handlers to earn points prior to qualifying for the National Trials, which will take place in Colorado this year. Because of this, many of the top handlers in the Northeast will be present at this trial. Some of the notables to watch include the current two leaders in points, Bev Lambert with her dog Awel and Lori Cunningham with her dog Matt. Maria Mick with her dog Bodie is a local favorite from Altamont, NY, and then there’s Chris Bowen and his dog Jake, the winners of last year’s Leatherstocking Trial.

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