Meeker

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Fri September 6, 2013
Meeker

Handlers at Meeker Sheepdog Trials Compete for $20,000 Purse

The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials is underway. This is the 27th year the event has been held in the small northwestern Colorado town.
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Every year, more than 100 border collies drive sheep across a field in Meeker. The small town at the foot of the Flattop Mountains, plays host to the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials.

In the competition, the handler uses a whistle to direct the dog who takes a group of sheep through challenging courses. In this youtube video, the dog keeps the sheep tightly packed together and moves them across a field.

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