Wednesday, December 6, 2023

See NZ’s sheep dog trial champs in action

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Whistle while you work: Photos from the 2023 New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Championships.
Dogs wait patiently on the back of a vehicle at the New Zealand sheep dog trials at Warepa, near Balclutha.
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More than 200 competitors, and even more dogs, from throughout the country have been taking part in this year’s New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Championships at Warepa, near Balclutha. Photographer Kayla McKenzie was there to capture the action.

Mitchell Hunt and Frank prepare to take part in the straight hunt competition.
Chris Pont, of Waiau, and dog Jill relax ahead of their event at the sheep dog trials.
A competitor is all concentration ahead of its run.
Spectators gather for a beer at the New Zealand sheep dog trials.
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