Mark Wylie with his sheepdog and duck display
team will bring a fantastic crowd-pleasing
demonstration to your outdoor event. This show
will entertain, enthral, enchant and educate any
audience both young and old alike.
The Drakes of Hazard are also ideal for corporate entertainment where clients can have a go at working a sheepdog, and attempt to guide the ducks around the course.
Great for team building and communication skills.
You'll be amazed at the skill as man and dog
work together in harmony to control, direct
and navigate a troop of fearless Indian Runner
Ducks around an obstacle course at your event.
Mark started this show in the picturesque village
of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond, where
he farms 1000 acres of rough hill ground. The
shows, together with Mark's comical commentary,
were so popular with locals and tourists alike that
it wasn't long before Mark found himself supplying
his premier arena entertainment performances
for Fetes, Festivals, Galas, Agricultural shows,
Game Fairs and even Weddings all over the
country. Distance is no barrier for these ducks
and they have delighted audiences from the
Northern Isles of Lewis and Harris through the
North of England as far south as York and even
over the sea to Ireland.
Mark got his first collie whilst still in his early teens
and it wasn't long before he was entering local
trials with his loyal dog Spot. All of the dogs
compete at sheepdog trials, winning a respectable
share of silverware as well as earning their corn
on the farm. Naturally the dogs are Border Collies,
arguably one of the most attractive and intelligent
breeds in the world. Their amazing intelligence,
stamina and eagerness to please makes them
uniquely adaptable from the hillside to the ringside.
The collies can find themselves rounding up sheep
on a remote hill overlooking Loch Lomond one day
then duck herding to delight a city audience
As seen on Blue Peter
When the Blue Peter team heard about The Drakes of Hazard, action man presenter Matt Baker and his border collie Meg, who are more used to rounding up sheep on Matt's family farm, were eager to test their herding skills with the drakes.
After a slow start, Matt and Meg soon got the hang of things, and it wasn't long before the celebrity duo were entertaining the audience at Glasgow's "Bark in the Park" event as well as viewers at home with a well above average performance.