Story: Farm dogs

Zigzag hunt (3rd of 4)

Zigzag hunt

This competition usually takes place on a steep slope. Three sheep must be pushed uphill in a zigzag direction, between pairs of marker pegs, with the final pair near the top of the slope perhaps 200 metres away. For this work a huntaway dog with a loud bark is best.

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Clive Dalton, 'Farm dogs - Sheepdog trials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/15347/zigzag-hunt (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Clive Dalton, published 24 Nov 2008