Steward Jack Dwan is practising with sheep dog Bounce for the Warwick Show Sheep Dog Trials.
Steward Jack Dwan is practising with sheep dog Bounce for the Warwick Show Sheep Dog Trials. Linden Morris

Round 'em up for the show

THE ultimate connection between a man and his dog will be on display at the Warwick Show Sheep Dog Trials.

The event will run across the whole show weekend as the competitors work to achieve the top result.

Steward Jack Dwan said he was expecting a busy couple of days.

"We will be trialling on the 23, 24 and 25 starting at 6.30am and going until about 6.30pm," he said.

"Each dog will run for about 15 minutes and we will have approximately 100 dogs competing.

"First the dog will have to deliver the three sheep along a 200 metre corridor into a circle before guiding them around one obstacle, putting them through another and then getting them over a bridge and into a pen."

Competitors from as far as New South Wales, Winton and Ilfracombe will be competing at the Warwick Showgrounds as well as big names like south-east Queensland champion Allen Smith.

This year's classes are Pursehouse Rural Open Trial, Warwick Town and Country Vet Improvement Trial, Elders Novice Trial, and Dave and Vicky Lacey Encouragement Trial.

The show trials will be part of the lead up to the Australian Supreme Trials to be held in Warwick in September, an event that only comes to Queensland once every seven years.


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