How to Whistle for a Sheepdog the Traditional Welsh Way

Farmers in the Welsh countryside have worked side-by-side with sheepdogs for generations. Filmmaker Rhys Edwards explores this unique relationship in his short film about a family who continues the tradition today. Speaking in both English and Welsh, the family demonstrates their commands and whistles to guide the dogs in herding the fields. By sharing their techniques with the youngest generation, they hope to continue their pastoral way of life for centuries to come.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

How to Whistle for a Sheepdog the Traditional Welsh Way

Farmers in the Welsh countryside have worked side-by-side with sheepdogs for generations. Filmmaker Rhys Edwards explores this unique relationship in his short film about a family who continues the tradition today. Speaking in both English and Welsh, the family demonstrates their commands and whistles to guide the dogs in herding the fields. By sharing their techniques with the youngest generation, they hope to continue their pastoral way of life for centuries to come.

Follow Rhys Edwards on Vimeo.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.