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Enning clinic held for work dogs, handlers

Jamie Spring

Photo by Laura HicksPatrick Shannahan with Irene Stoller and her dog from Colorado.

ENNING, SD – The weekend of June 28th and 29th was an exciting time for the sheepdog community of South Dakota and Wyoming as they were once again able to host a sheepdog clinic with renowned handler and judge Patrick Shannahan of Idaho.

Shannahan was the National Sheepdog Finals champion in 1996 with his dog Hannah and has since continued to have great success. He continues to compete and win at the top level all over North America and has a great deal of success with dogs from a line he has bred and maintained directly from his great Hannah. Patrick is always a top contender at the National Finals and has also judged that event, along with many other prestigious trials throughout the U.S. and Canada. He also represented the U.S. at the World Trial in Ireland in 2005 with Riggs. He is currently running Riggs, Jill and Bet, and can be seen at this year’s National Sheepdog Finals in Sturgis with Riggs and Bet.

“Although I have been very successful in sheepdog trials, my main goal has been to provide good practical work dogs for the livestock industry,” says Shannahan.

Patrick got his start with work dogs about 16 years ago, although he was in the livestock business long before that. He has a deep, very personal understanding of the need for good dogs in the livestock industry, and laughs as he tells of being the junior partner in the business and often playing the role of dog before incorporating them into the operation.

ENNING, SD – The weekend of June 28th and 29th was an exciting time for the sheepdog community of South Dakota and Wyoming as they were once again able to host a sheepdog clinic with renowned handler and judge Patrick Shannahan of Idaho.

Shannahan was the National Sheepdog Finals champion in 1996 with his dog Hannah and has since continued to have great success. He continues to compete and win at the top level all over North America and has a great deal of success with dogs from a line he has bred and maintained directly from his great Hannah. Patrick is always a top contender at the National Finals and has also judged that event, along with many other prestigious trials throughout the U.S. and Canada. He also represented the U.S. at the World Trial in Ireland in 2005 with Riggs. He is currently running Riggs, Jill and Bet, and can be seen at this year’s National Sheepdog Finals in Sturgis with Riggs and Bet.

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“Although I have been very successful in sheepdog trials, my main goal has been to provide good practical work dogs for the livestock industry,” says Shannahan.

Patrick got his start with work dogs about 16 years ago, although he was in the livestock business long before that. He has a deep, very personal understanding of the need for good dogs in the livestock industry, and laughs as he tells of being the junior partner in the business and often playing the role of dog before incorporating them into the operation.

ENNING, SD – The weekend of June 28th and 29th was an exciting time for the sheepdog community of South Dakota and Wyoming as they were once again able to host a sheepdog clinic with renowned handler and judge Patrick Shannahan of Idaho.

Shannahan was the National Sheepdog Finals champion in 1996 with his dog Hannah and has since continued to have great success. He continues to compete and win at the top level all over North America and has a great deal of success with dogs from a line he has bred and maintained directly from his great Hannah. Patrick is always a top contender at the National Finals and has also judged that event, along with many other prestigious trials throughout the U.S. and Canada. He also represented the U.S. at the World Trial in Ireland in 2005 with Riggs. He is currently running Riggs, Jill and Bet, and can be seen at this year’s National Sheepdog Finals in Sturgis with Riggs and Bet.

“Although I have been very successful in sheepdog trials, my main goal has been to provide good practical work dogs for the livestock industry,” says Shannahan.

Patrick got his start with work dogs about 16 years ago, although he was in the livestock business long before that. He has a deep, very personal understanding of the need for good dogs in the livestock industry, and laughs as he tells of being the junior partner in the business and often playing the role of dog before incorporating them into the operation.

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