Charlie keen to round up a win

LEE JAMIESON'S pooch Charlie is ready to give it his best against some of Australia's top sheepdogs this week.

The border collie, along with his three-year-old brother Frost, will compete in the Tasmanian sheepdog championships at Campbell Town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Jamieson, of Legana, said he was hoping for a good result, with nine-year-old Charlie coming off a few wins this year.

He said the competition, held at the War Memorial Oval, would see dogs attempt to herd sheep into a small pen.

``Every competitor gets three new sheep and you have to try to figure out what the sheep are like and how to handle them,'' Mr Jamieson said.

``You need talent but there's also an element of luck to it - if you get a bad sheep, it's a lot more difficult.''

Mr Jamieson said the competition would be tough, as Tasmania had some of the highest-quality dogs in the country.

``Two of the four dogs on the Australian test team sent to compete in New Zealand are from Tasmania, and they'll be competing this weekend,'' he said.

Lee Jamieson at home at Legana with his sheepdog Charlie yesterday . . .  Charlie   will compete at the weekend. Picture: WILL SWAN

Lee Jamieson at home at Legana with his sheepdog Charlie yesterday . . . Charlie will compete at the weekend. Picture: WILL SWAN