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Sheep Herding at GMHG

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 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 2021.

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.

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Ben Roy Ousley DVM and his wife Emily have been hosting the North Carolina State Sheepdog Championship since 1984. Ben has traveled with his dogs and competed in trials from Oregon to Wisconsin and from South Dakota to South Carolina. Border Collie’s began making the rounds with Dr. Ben after graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1980 and have remained in his life to this day.

The Ousley’s are the owners of The Circle BR Farm in Lawndale North Carolina and use Border Collies to manage their flock of 100 Ewes. Having a deep love and admiration for this working breed, Ben is always happy to tell the tales of his life and adventures with his Border Collies.

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