Drakes of Hazard
Border Collies Mark Wylie and the Drakes of Hazard Indian Runner ducks
 
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Shows

We normally perform two shows lasting around 20-25 minutes each, however we can be flexible to accommodate your requirements.

Firstly the dogs are introduced to their audience as well as the 15 or so ducks we'll have for the performance. Mark will then give a short talk about the training of the dogs and demonstrate the basic commands for the audience, bringing a lifetime's worth of skill and humour to your event.

The tenacious Indian Runner Ducks will then skip with a nonchalant laid-back arrogance as they jaunt across our two infamous bridges; the "Golden Yolk Bridge" and our rope bridge, known to strike terror into lesser fowl, the "Bridge over the River Quack". The fun doesn't stop there - the ducks will then run through the long, dark and mysterious "Bermuda Tunnel" not to mention the feather-ruffling "Tower of Doom" requiring great courage and a leap of faith to complete it safely.

ZigzagBrave young volunteers will then be asked to stand in carefully positioned hoops whilst the ducks zigzag between them, a not to be missed photo opportunity for mums and dads!

The ducks end each performance by sliding down the Ben Lomond Chute into a pool of ice-cold water.

Children have the opportunity of meeting both dogs and ducks at the end of the show.

Show Requirements

A roped or ringed arena and a P.A. system with a radio mike.

Performance History

During the past couple of years, "The Drakes of Hazard" have appeared at over 200 venues, including the following:

  • Ayr Country Show
  • Rhu Gala
  • Glasgow Show
  • Tain Gala
  • South Harris Show
  • Drymen Show
  • Islay Show
  • Northern Ireland Game Fair
  • South Edinburgh Community Festival
  • Plockton Village School Sports
  • Kirremuir Show
  • Caithness County Show
  • Corstorphine Fair
  • Strontian Show
  • Road to Isles Show
  • Islay Festival of Malt & Music
  • Wigtown Show
  • Castle Kennedy Horse Driving Trials
  • Pollock Family Day
  • National Country Fair (Eire)
  • Arthington Show
  • Dewar's Mini Tattoo
  • Angus County Show
  • Lincolnshire County Show
  • Pollock Highland Cattle Show
  • Wolsingham Show
  • Strathaven Balloon Festival
  • Bon Accord Steam Engine Fair
  • Woodcote Green Nurseries,
    Croydon, Open Day
  • West Fife Show
 
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Mark Wylie & "The Drakes of Hazard"
Hill of Camstraddan Farm, Luss, Loch Lomond, Argyll, Scotland G83 8NX
Tel: 01436 860 262 Mobile: 07980 478639 Email: info@drakesofhazard.co.uk

 

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