GALLERY: Bendigo hosts the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Sheep Dog Trials

Sue Robertson in the Initital Heats.  Picture: Jacinta Theobold
Sue Robertson in the Initital Heats. Picture: Jacinta Theobold
A border collie ready to compete. Picture: Peter Weaving

A border collie ready to compete. Picture: Peter Weaving

Nine-week-old pups for sale. Picture: Peter Weaving

Nine-week-old pups for sale. Picture: Peter Weaving

 Colin Reid from Glenrowan with dog Buddy in the novice class. Picture: Peter Weaving

Colin Reid from Glenrowan with dog Buddy in the novice class. Picture: Peter Weaving

John Tuddenham of Ballarat. Picture: Peter Weaving.

John Tuddenham of Ballarat. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Sue Robertson of Ampitheatre in the Initial Heats. Picture: Peter Weaving

Sue Robertson of Ampitheatre in the Initial Heats. Picture: Peter Weaving

From left, John Tuddenham from Ballarat, Graeme Lace from Gippsland, Peter Kerin of Melbourne and Wayne Matieson from Narrandera in New South Wales catch up. Picture: Peter Weaving.

From left, John Tuddenham from Ballarat, Graeme Lace from Gippsland, Peter Kerin of Melbourne and Wayne Matieson from Narrandera in New South Wales catch up. Picture: Peter Weaving.

A border collie pup that just wants to start working. Picture: Peter Weaving

A border collie pup that just wants to start working. Picture: Peter Weaving

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with nine-week-old pups. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with nine-week-old pups. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with a nine-week-old border collie pup. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with a nine-week-old border collie pup. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with nine-week-old pups. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Breader Merylin Wallis from Amphitheatre with nine-week-old pups. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Barry McKenzie from Koraligh, New South Wales, with working dog Anna. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Barry McKenzie from Koraligh, New South Wales, with working dog Anna. Picture: Peter Weaving.

Nine-week-old pups for sale. Picture: Peter Weaving

Nine-week-old pups for sale. Picture: Peter Weaving

CONTESTANTS have travelled to Bendigo from around Australia for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Sheep Dog Trials, running from Wednesday July 17 to Sunday July 21 at Bendigo's Prince of Wales Showgrounds.