Sheepdog Trials, Kells Sheep Centre, Kerry

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  • Created: April 30, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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Kells Sheep Centre is run by Sheepdog trainer Brendan Ferris and located in Kells on the Ring of Kerry Scenic Drive on the N70, halfway between Cahersiveen and Glenbeigh. If you ever wondered how sheepdogs were trained to round up sheep then a trip to Kells Sheep Centre is a must.

Brendan trains Border Collies in the art of sheep herding over 1.5 years and his amazing skills are on show here with his dogs responding to his every command. Brendan alway has four dogs trained and two learning at all times. Visitors can watch demonstrations of sheep dogs rounding up sheep.

Ferris tells you all about the different type of sheep, which ones taste good, which ones have good wool and so on. And then he does a demonstration with his dogs of how they herd sheep. Each dog has a unique set of whistle commands telling them to go left, right, stop and something else (they each have 4 commands).

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1. Sheepdog Trials, Kells Sheep Centre, Kerry

Altitude: 73 m