For those who look after sheep, the importance of a well trained dog can not be underestimated. Despite technological advances in farming, a replacement for a skilled sheepdog has yet to be found. For many years, dogs have been bred to develop the requisite traits of intelligence, stamina and obedience with the finest example being the Border Collie.
Sheepdogs are used when handling flocks of sheep, as they offer the safest and most efficient means of carefully moving sheep from one location to another. The skill of the handler is to move the sheep steadily so as to cause no distress. At Joyce Country Sheepdogs we hope to give you a practical insight into these skills with our variety of sheepdogs and their individual qualities and styles.
Open 1st March - 30th September
Open Monday - Saturday
Demonstrations and talks held at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm
Admission: Adults €10, under 12yrs €5, under 5yrs free
Family rate: 2 adults and 2 under 12yrs €25
Group rates available for groups of 15+
( Other times or out of season by appointment )