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Working Sheepdogs

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Genuine experience of Connection between Human and Animal Natures…

Everything we read on their website is TRUE, and happened: we attended an amazing demonstration of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elisabetta G
Milan, Italy
Not to be missed!

An absolute highlight of your visit to the highlands! Be sure to bring cash money (6 pounds each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arvid K
Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands
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  • Average3%
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Leault Farm | N57. 12789 W3. 94497, Kincraig PH21 1LZ, Scotland
+44 1540 651402
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 18, 2010

My wife and I stumbled onto this wonderful place while traveling in the Cairngorms. Located just 5km south of the Village of Aviemore - we had called ahead and discovered they were having a demonstration for a private tour group at noon (normally they have...More

4  Thank cpanole
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We found this listing and my partner was really keen to attend. We checked the details on the website and it said open every day apart from Sat and there is no need to book. We arrived on Friday 6th May following a 1 hour...More

6  Thank 1984monkey
ShepherdsWife, Shepherds Wife at Working Sheepdogs, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

I am not sure if you received my previous email (as I am new to Trip Advisor) so I thought I would try again to make sure I did it correctly! Firstly we are, of course, very sorry to hear of the inconvenience caused by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we read on their website is TRUE, and happened: we attended an amazing demonstration of the shepherd leading the sheep with the help of his dogs, and could participate in shearing a sheep (under Neil’s watchful eye and instructions). He gave plenty of information...More

1  Thank Elisabetta G
Glynis R, Manager at Working Sheepdogs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind and generous review! :-) It is always a pleasure for us to hear that visitors enjoyed their visit to our farm! Just to clarify on the 4pm demonstration time - we run...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute highlight of your visit to the highlands! Be sure to bring cash money (6 pounds each) and enjoy a great demonstration of the shepherd bringing in the sheep with the help of his dogs. Also with petting the dogs, some puppies and feeding...More

Thank Arvid K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Neil and his dogs (and the sheep!) today, and had a blast. It was chilly as per many of the reviews, but then again it’s October in the Highlands, so the smart tourist would be prepared for this! The dogs are amazing, really well...More

1  Thank Mogula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the working sheepdog farm not knowing what to expect, greeted by some of the working sheepdogs which automatically made everyone smile and engage with one another, cooing over the beautiful collies. Watching Neil and the sheepdogs work was breathtaking and left us speechless....More

1  Thank Ben A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Working Sheepdogs was the best part of our trip to Scotland. It was amazing to watch Neil work the dogs. It was explained to us how he cares for the dogs and the sheep by our tour guide who has known him for...More

1  Thank ChspkeGirl65
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We drove to this sheep farm and were the first people there. If you are driving you will wait at the gate until the family comes down to let you in. Several buses then arrived and we waited in the drizzling rain to see the...More

1  Thank rebecca s
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Arrived by bus trip and was able to see the demonstration. Watched the dogs go over the hills and bring groups of sheep in- Sheep were selected to be sheared and we were shown and explained on how it was done. Very interesting

1  Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had great entertainment here at the working sheepdogs. The dogs are so talented,well trained and so obedient.They worked so well for the farmer,the weather was kind too. The grandchildren loved seeing and holding the young puppies.I did too. A very interesting afternoon.

1  Thank Faymar_12
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

After road tripping all over Scotland in a car, this was a perfect activity for the family! Two teens and a younger one, not to mention the parents, all loved our time watching the dog demonstration, followed up with bottle feeding some sheep and playing...More

1  Thank kyorko
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband’s family owned Border Collies for many years as pets, so we and our friends were eager to see working dogs put through their paces. Amazing, as many have said! Neil is a Master shepherd and his connection to his dogs is a delight...More

1  Thank oldmayor
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Philip P
October 5, 2018|
Response from _Cindy4G_ | Reviewed this property |
Their demonstration is every day at 4pm. Except for Saturdays. Then they’re closed.
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Tracy A
May 29, 2018|
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Response from 1zenergygal | Reviewed this property |
The day we were there it was raining and we were there about an hour. If the weather had been nicer would the 'show' have been longer? Not sure. Sorry don't know what to tell you about the time.