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June 8, 2018

WHICH SHEEPDOGS YOU CAN BRING TO SEE THE SHEEPDOGS!

The Sheepdogs perform at Leamington's beachfront Seacliff Park Amphitheatre on June 16, 2018The Sheepdogs perform at Leamington's beachfront Seacliff Park Amphitheatre on June 16, 2018

If you’re unaware, The Sheepdogs are a platinum-selling Canadian rock band based out of Saskatoon, SK. They were the first unsigned band ever to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, have travelled across the world bringing their unique style of rock to international & domestic crowds, and also happen to be playing a free concert at Leamington’s beachfront Seacliff Park Amphitheatre on June 16th, 2018. Fun fact, most of them have beards.

Conversely, a sheepdog, is a breed of dogs historically used in connection with the raising of sheep. It includes livestock guardian or pastoral dogs and herding dogs. Some of them also have beards.

The good news for all of you is that Leamington’s Seacliff Park and Seacliff Park Amphitheatre is dog-friendly so you don’t have to choose between hanging with your sheepdog and seeing The Sheepdogs! Leashed dogs are welcome to come and enjoy the free events and activities hosted here all summer long.

Now that we’ve cleared that up and gotten you excited for our first concert in our Music Onthe42nd Summer Concert series, we thought it important to show you cute pictures of just some of the sheepdogs you can bring to see The Sheepdogs. It’s a little known (possibly made-up) fact that sheepdogs are music lovers. With eclectic tastes ranging from reggae, to pop, to rock. It’s no surprise that they want to come and enjoy the live music at the Seacliff Park Amphitheatre.


A border collie majestically leaps through the air to catch bubblesA border collie majestically leaps through the air to catch bubbles

Border Collie

Likes: Light mountain hiking,
Dislikes: The uncatchable laser pointer
Favourite Song: Border Song, Elton John


A german shepherd carries what can only be described as a huge stickA german shepherd carries what can only be described as a huge stick

German Shepherd

Likes: Watching cars drive by
Dislikes: Intruders, people easily confused with intruders
Favourite Song: 99 Luftballons by 1980’s German pop sensation Nena


A hungarian puli shakes its glorious mane to some hard rockA hungarian puli shakes its glorious mane to some hard rock

Hungarian Puli

Likes: Getting their hair done (treat yo’ self)
Dislikes: Conversations about politics when you’re supposed to be just having a fun family dinner
Favourite Song: One Love, Bob Marley


Shaggy the Sheepdog poses for the camera, all the way from PittsburghShaggy the Sheepdog poses for the camera, all the way from Pittsburgh

Old English Sheepdog

Likes: Cold water dishes on a hot day
Dislikes: When you pretend to throw a ball without actually throwing it and they start to go after it but no ball has been thrown
Favourite Song: Hey Jude, The Beatles


A sheltie strikes a pose amongst a field of flowersA sheltie strikes a pose amongst a field of flowers

Shetland Sheepdog

Likes: Licking the inside of a peanut butter jar
Dislikes: When squirrels stand just out of their reach and chatter at them
Favourite Song: Pet Shop Boys, Suburbia


Keep your pet hydrated while out in the summer heat, like the dog in the picture aboveKeep your pet hydrated while out in the summer heat, like the dog in the picture above

Some final pointers if you choose to bring your dog to one of our outdoor events:

  1. Stand far back from the speakers—at the top of the hill at the Amphitheatre is a great place to enjoy the music and protect the ears of your furry friend
  2. Look for a shady spot where you can stand and see the stage, and your dog can lay down and take a break. We will have the hydration station present at The Sheepdogs concert so you can bring your dog’s water dish to keep them hydrated
  3. Stay out of the heaviest part of the crowd. This gives your pooch plenty of room to enjoy the tunes and not feel intimidated.

Final reminder: As much as we want to make sure our events are pet-friendly, we also want to ensure that our pets are concert-friendly. Please respect the feelings of your fur baby and make informed choices about if a concert is an appropriate place for their individual personality. 


There are plenty of types of dogs you can bring to the concert! Like this golden retrieverThere are plenty of types of dogs you can bring to the concert! Like this golden retriever

Regardless of if you have an actual sheepdog to bring, you will love spending your evening in Leamington seeing The Sheepdogs live in concert for any of the following reasons:

  1. The rocking beachfront amphitheatre: hosting up to 6,000 people, this is the largest amphitheatre in Southwestern Ontario;
  2. The concert is free;
  3. All-ages are welcome, so you can bring not only your four-legged friend, but everyone young and old to enjoy the concert;
  4. The event is part of a summer kickoff weekend in Leamington. The community is also hosting the 170th annual Leamington Fair from June 15-17, featuring two performances from the always impressive RCMP musical ride.

We look forward to seeing you in Leamington on June 16!


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