For us, sheepdogs are indeed something special. The result of hundreds of years of breeding and selection.Their unique nature is to work, their spirit is to please and help you in your daily farm chores.
The Newport Shepherd Experience
We offer you a glimpse of this fantastic world. From a short demonstration suitable for all ages and backgrounds in our accessible paddock to the opportunity to experience the life of a shepherd in Ireland and even train your own dog using our proven methods.
I grew up in the Central Andes, Chile, raising goats in the mountains, where dogs are still an important tool for farming them. I started training my first dogs back in 1994.
Alan Moran is a ‘Hill Sheep’ farmer and new generation sheepdog trainer from Newport Co. Mayo. He grew up around sheepdogs and trained his first dog at 11 years of age.