Dogs of the British Isles

Longs Peak Scottish•Irish Highland Festival

Event Schedule

There is no better best friend,
none more loyal than a dog.  The Dogs
of the British Isles is an opportunity
to learn more about the various
breeds, their unique traits and
unbelievable abilities.  We encourage
breed specific rescue groups to
participate in the show with the hope of
better educating the fine ladies and
gentlemen at the festival about
each breed and our dream that
every dog finds its forever loving home.

Parade (Saturday Morning)
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!.

Exhibit Booths
Booths will be available at no charge to invited, registered breed specific rescue groups.  Additional booth space may be available for rent, depending on our occupancy at a rate of: $200 per space.  Please contact Laura Drotar to inquire about available booth space:

All booths include 3-3 day gate passes, and 6 dog entrance ribbons.  Booths must be set up by 9 am Friday morning, maintained and staffed until 5 pm Sunday evening (no exceptions). This booth area is specific to educating the public about your breed, with the main goal of adopting out available dogs in your care.  All booths will be given one 10 x 10 space inside a well protected, 60 x 60 tent along with (1) 8’ table and 2 chairs.  You will need to provide your own WHITE easy up tent.  All tables must be covered with a tablecloth, and booths must be decorated appropriately according to our rental agreement.  There will be booth awards for the best impression and presentation. 

Dog Entry
For Dog Entry information, please call the Festival Office. 970-586-6308

Animal Product/Service Retail Booths
This year we will be opening a new animal specific retail tent for vendors.  Products or services relating to animals will be welcome, this includes such areas as art, products, services, etc.  This is a jury approved area, and will allow you to reach a very large public audience.  Booth rental fees are $725 for a 10x10 space.  If you are interested please email: for more details.

Terrier Races
These fun and energetic races are a great way to
watch what comes naturally to many of these breeds.
Each race is conducted in a straight long track, while
chasing a scented faux fox tail through a hay bail hole.
Two or three dogs of the same size can race against
each other.  This popular activity will be regularly
scheduled and posted on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday.  ALL dogs are welcome to participate, there
will be a mandatory sign up sheet near the race gate.

Herding Demonstrations (Mr. & Mrs. William Pickle)
The sheep are back!  This year Mr. Pickle and his talented, well trained dogs will demonstrate the skills of herding sheep.  This lively interactive demonstration will give the crowd an understanding of the training and dedication required to herd precisely on command. This amazing demonstration will be regularly scheduled and posted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We can only hope Mr. Pickle brings his ducks as well!

Disk Dog Demonstrations
Back by popular demand, this high altitude demonstration shows everyone how the energy and natural ability of these dogs can be channeled into a fun and challenging activity for both the dog and their guardians.  These internationally renowned competitors, will demonstrate the leaps, jumps and tosses that can be taught to nearly every dog.  The most interesting point of this event is getting to see the talent of several dogs that came directly from animal shelters and were originally homeless!

Please enjoy watching our new addition of the agility demonstration!  Including an individual course of jumps, dog walks, tunnels, and various obstacles for the dog, this is a fantastic event to really see the team work and trust between a dog and it’s guardian.  Once again, I am proud to announce that many of the dogs you will watch were also originally homeless and in shelters!

Grand March of Dogs
A musical presentation of the Dogs of the British Isles is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday on the Festival Field.  This is a terrific opportunity to view the various breeds as well as listen to the rainbow bridge poem for all of the beloved dogs who have passed before us.

Dog of the Festival
One dog will be awarded the “Dog of the Festival”.  In order for your dog to be eligible, they must participate in ALL of the following:  ALL Grand March of the Dogs, at least one attempt at agility, Sunday morning Fun Match, The Parade and at least one Terrier race.  The winner and their guardian will receive an award as well as a nice private photo-op!


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Eligible Breeds
For Entry
for questions on breeds please contact Laura Drotar

Airedale Terrier Rescue

Basset Hound


Kerry Beagle



Dorset Olde Tyme


English Bulldog

Victorian Bulldog


Miniature Bull

Bearded Collie

Border Collie

Rough Collie

Smooth Collie

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Welch Pembroke Corgi

English Foxhound

English Pointer



Irish Wolfhound

Lancashire Heeler



New Foundland


Colorado Pug Rescue


Curly-Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever

Golden Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Nova Scotia Tolling Duck  


Scottish Deerhound

English Setter

Gorgon Setter

Irish Setter

English Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Cavalier King Charles         


English Cocker Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

King Charles Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Airdale Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Border Terrier

Bull Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

English Toy Terrier
     (Black and Tan)

     (Smooth & Wired)

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Irish Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Lucas Terrier

Manchester Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier

Plummer Terrier

Potterdale Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Skye Terrier

Soft coated Wheaten             


Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White         


Yorkshire Terrier Toy             



Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting the festival is a wonderful way to promote your business by reaching literally thousands of people on a daily basis during the festival.  Sponsor a specific area dear to your heart, The Dogs of the British Isles for example!  Become a part of the town parade by becoming a parade sponsor!  Or simply sponsor an event in your family name!  There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available starting as low as $100!!!  We can customize a sponsorship that's right for you, for more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact the Festival Office: 970-586-6308

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 (perhaps cats and kittens too) 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.