A Family Friendly Dog Show
The AKC recognizes 150 breeds, approximately 60 of which are indigenous to the British Isles. The dogs of the British Isles defended the farm or castle, guided the herds, flushed game on hunts, helped with domestic pest control and were boon companions to their owners. The good news for Festival-goers is, unlike most formal dog shows, many of the owners will allow their show dogs to be petted, talked to and touched. Click here for a list of eligible breeds.
Saturday and Sunday
On the festival field at the Dog Arena Saturday, 1:15 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 p.m. In this musical presentation of the Dogs of the British Isles, each breed is presented with a live narration of its history and traits. This popular event entertains thousands of dog-lovers each day.
Saturday Morning Parade - 9:30 am
Only dogs registered with Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival will be allowed to march in the parade. Each breed will be furnished a breed banner to carry. Don't miss this fun event!. DOWNTOWN ESTES PARK.
Durward Dog Project
In 2011 we launched a new program hosting a specific dog rescue group. The first year we sponsored: “Life Is Better Rescue” out of Denver. Our success with this program was unmeasurable, 17 homeless animals originally slated for euthanasia were adopted into wonderful new homes! We are happy to announce the return of “Life Is Better Rescue”, and we look forward to seeing all of the Dogs of The British Isles breeds that they will be in search of homes for. If you are considering adopting a pet, perhaps the adoption of a “Durward Dog” might be right for you! Our thanks to Dr. Durward for the creation of this
festival and whom we are honored to name this program after.