SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Wild and Woolie Sheepdog Trials returned to the Summit County Fairgrounds over the weekend. This is the first time the event has occurred after taking a 10-year break. Around 60 dogs competed during each day of the event.
Utah has had a strong tradition of raising sheep, with free-ranging herds still found in the Uinta – Wasatch – Cache National Forest. The competition is a chance to see the working abilities of “herding dogs.” Each dog is guided through a series of commands to complete tasks that showcase the everyday work these dogs perform with their sheep herds.