Definition of sheepdog trials in English:

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sheepdog trials

Pronunciation: /ˈSHēpˌdôɡ ˈtrī(ə)lz/

plural noun

A public competitive display of the skills of sheepdogs.
Example sentences
  • Some of the events taking place include fly casting competitions, demonstrations, clay pigeon shooting, gundog and sheepdog trials, terrier races and a tug-of-war.
  • Watch championship sheepdog trials, flower arranging, traditional wrestling and show-jumping competitions, and admire prize-winning bulls, horses, chickens and dogs.
  • She worked with Mollie in obedience for two years before beginning herding, and she and Mollie were competing in open sheepdog trials until she lost Mollie to bone cancer.

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Syllabification: sheep·dog tri·als

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