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Meirion Owen

Meirion is very accomplished and well-respected sheepdog handler, judge and event organizer. He started sheepdog trialling at the age of nine and has since gone on to win many trials including the Welsh National Sheepdog Championship. He also captained the Welsh team at the International Sheep Dog Trials.

Meirion is a life member of the International Sheep Dog Society and past Welsh President of the Society. Judging assignments have take Meirion all over the globe and in 2002, he was honoured to be invited to judge the very first World Sheep Dog Trial in Bala, North Wales. More recently Meirion headed the organising committee for the very successful 2008 World Sheep Dog Trials held in Llandeilo, South Wales.

A farmer born and bred, Meirion has been around border collies all his life. He is the third generation of his family to be involved in the art of training, competing and demonstrating with his border collies all over the country. Meirion appears regularly on TV and has been on three series of the very popular BBC programme 'One Man and His Dog.' He was recently featured on the BBC Countryfile programme and SKY1 Pet Nation programme.

Meirion's duck herding demonstrations are designed to showcase the amazing talents of border collies and the communication between handler and dog. His demonstrations are informative, educational and highly entertaining. They are also interactive, allowing hands-on adult and child participation. Meirion provides his own humorous commentary as he uses a combination of commands to guide his dogs and cooperative (and sometimes uncooperative) Indian Runner ducks around a course that includes tunnels, slides and pens.
Iestyn Owen
Iestyn is carrying on the family tradition, becoming the fourth generation involved in the art of training, competing and demonstrating the skills and talents of border collies. Iestyn is already an accomplished young handler at sheepdog trials and represented Wales in the Young Handler competition of the International Sheep Dog Trials in Ireland in 2010. He has also appeared on TV demonstrating his and his dog's skills
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