Celtic Breeds Parade, Dog Show, and Sheepherding Demonstration

Saturday July 20, 2019

Parade: Meet at 9:30 at the Steamboat Stage

Show: Meet at 10:00 on the Steamboat Stage

Sheepherding Demonstrations: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Show off your Celtic breed at The Maine Celtic Celebration! All dogs (Celtic or otherwise) and their owners are invited to join together at 9:30 for a parade of the grounds led by a kilted piper. The parade will be followed at 10:00 by a “Meet the Celtic Breeds” dog show on the Steamboat Stage. Dog owners will do a short informal talk about their breed. Talks will include some information on the breed’s history, characteristics, purpose and other interesting facts, along with any human interest stories about a specific dog.

Dog owners do not need to register in advance to participate in the show. For more information, you may contact Steve Ryan: steveryanme@gmail.com.

In the afternoon you can watch well-trained Border Collies work to herd both a flock of ducks and a small herd of sheep.
Demonstrations are scheduled for 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

The Maine Celtic Celebration is definitely a dog-friendly event, but we ask you to be considerate of other folks around you. Please keep you dog leashed and be responsible for any clean up needed. Should your dog need water or a place to cool off, there is a “dog comfort station” near the top of the hill on the Common.

Here’s a list of the Celtic breeds:

Scotland
Bearded Collie, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Rough Coated Collie, Curly Coated Retriever, Dandy Dinmont Terrier, Lurcher, Scottish Deerhound, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Scottish Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Skye Terrier, West Highland Terrier

Ireland
Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Beagle, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Wales
Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, English Black and Tan Terrier, Greyhound, Sealyham Terrier, Welsh Hound, Welsh Sheepdog, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, Whippet

Galicia
Galician Barn Dog, Galician Hound, Galician Pointer, Galician Quisquelo

Brittany
Brittany Spaniel, Brittany Fawn Griffon, Fawn Brittany Basset