Farm dogs are an important part of everyday life on many New Zealand farms. They are purpose-bred dogs that are trained to round up stock and shift animals through gates, into pens or onto trucks. Many farmers take part in dog trial competitions around the country. These are normally stand-alone events in remote areas, so viewing the competition at The Show offers a unique opportunity. Duck Herding (dog trialling with pekin ducks instead of sheep) is not one to be missed.
The Dog Trials Section is proudly sponsored and brought to the 2023 New Zealand Agricultural Show by Mighty Mix.