The dog trials were held at Te Araroa at the weekend and club members are keen to keep improving this event, suggesting that lambs be used for the heading courses next year.
Poverty Bay sheep dog trial spokesman Trevor Brown said this year’s huntaway sheep from Tarere Station were among the best to work in Poverty Bay. MORE>>
The 97-year-old Bay of Islands club is one of the country's oldest and this year its members are gearing up to host the Tux North Island Championships in May.
The splendid courses on Te Ahu Ahu mountain put the dogs and shepherds through their paces last week as regional competitors vied for points to enter the big competition in May.
More than 50 competitors participated in 73 runs held over two days. With perfect conditions and sheep from Mangatoa Land Corp Block in good form, the event was hailed a success MORE>>