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Border collie Nan the top dog at Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival

August 18, 2016 -

With a score of 297, a Border collie named Nan was the top dog at the 2016 Kingston Sheep Dog Trials. Owned by Beverly Lambert of Andover, Conn., Nan won the Double Lift competition among the 14 dogs with the highest scores in the qualifying sheep-herding trials.

Stella, owned by Barbara Ray of Millboro, Va., came in second with 271 points. Lambert and her dog Joe came in third place with 260 points. For full results, go to KingstonSheepDogTrials.com

This year's festival was the largest of its kind in North America, with 165 dogs and 100 handlers competing. More than 4,000 people attended the three-day event, which included side attractions like Kingston Police K9 Unit demonstrations, the Nutram Doggie Play Zone and Soper Creek Wildlife.

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival has been a Top 100 Festival and Events Ontario winner for nine years running. Organizers wish to thank all attendees, trial participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this event such a success.

"For me, it's meeting the people who come to the trials, especially the folks who have been coming for years," says Sue Hitchcock, assistant supervisor, recreation programs with the City of Kingston. "Repeat visitors remind me that we are offering a top quality event."

Next year's Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival is set for Aug. 11 to 13, which will mark the 30th anniversary of the event.

Watch the Sheep Dog Trials website, KingstonSheepdogTrials.com or download the free mobile app to get updates on plans for next year's trials.

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