The International Sheepdog Contest was born in 1962 in the meetings were a group of shepherds from the region competed to prove who had the best sheepdog. Since then, the competition is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of August, and is part of the Sheepdog Championship Competitions of the Catalan Countries.
Participate in the contest shepherds trained in France, Andorra, Basque Country, Aragon, the Balearic Islands and Andorra. The competition is divided into two tests. In the first act all dogs registered and in the second round only the best ranked. The order of performance is determined by draw.
An endangered profession and people who want to preserve it at all costs. Castellar de n'Hug has made a commitment to preserve one of the most deeply rooted mountain tradition in our country. The shepherds and dogs have all the attention and admiration on the last Sunday of August since 1962 in the town with more tourism of the region.
El Prat del Castell becomes the place where shepherds and dogs demonstrate skills, understanding and, above all, the spirit of mountain life.
Place: Castellar de n'Hug
Dates: Last Sunday of August.