Herding is fun and a great social activity. It gets you outdoors, keeps you active and is good exercise for all involved. Herding will intensify the relationship between you and your dog. It's a great pleasure to watch dogs perform the basic farm work they once were used for. Ask any handler and they will describe the satisfaction in learning to work your own dog.

Herding is complex and very challenging to learn, but well worth the effort!

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Herding FAQ
Committee: Key contacts
Results: Recent winners
Shows & Trials Guide: What's on the event calendar?

Australian Stock Dog Club Of NSW Inc
Herding training from First weekend in March to end of November. 
9am to 11.30am beginners. All other members 9am to 3pm.
NO new members until 2021. 
In summer there is a heat policy, if temperature reaches 30 training or trials must stop.
Contact: Trial Secretary, Ms M McPherson. Email: australianstockdogclubnsw@gmail.com - Mobile 0408 771 515 
Facebook Page: ASD OF NSW - Financial members only

Bearded Collie Club Of NSW
Contact: Secretary Mrs L Brandt. Email: keiramyst@optusnet.com.au – Mobile: 0408 414 361

Border Collie Club Of NSW Inc
Contact: Trial Secretary, Mrs A Moy. Email: ularabcollies@bigpond.com - Mobile 0438 084 351

NSW Herding Association Of NSW Inc
Contact: Secretary Esme O'Driscoll email: dogsnswha@gmail.com  
Facebook Page: NSW Herding Association. Financial members only.

DOGS NSW Sporting Committee Dogs on Show Trial
Contact: Trial Secretary, Mr Graham Elven. Email: elvens@ozemail.com.au - Mobile 0411 541 535

DOGS NSW Sporting Committee Spring Fair Trial 
Contact: Trial Secretary, Mr Graham Elven. Email: elvens@ozemail.com.au - Mobile 0411 541 535


DOGS NSW Herding Judges Training & Assessment Scheme 2022

Members are advised of the below criteria to apply to the DOGS NSW Judges Training & Assessment Scheme for 2022:

To be eligible to enter the scheme the applicant must:
a.    Must be a financial member of DOGS NSW
b.    Be 18 years of age or over,
c.    Be physically capable of Judging in accordance with the Rules.
d.    Be approved by DOGS NSW.

To be eligible to Judge Herding Test classes the applicant must have:
a.    Trained and trialled a dog to a Pre-Trial Test title.
b.    Acted as a Scribe and Stock Handler a minimum of three times.

To be eligible to judge Herding Trial classes the applicant must have:
a.    Met the eligibility criteria to Judge Herding Test level.
b.    Acted as Stock Handler for a minimum of three Herding Trials. 
c.    Acted as the Scribe at least once for Started, Intermediate, and Advanced Class levels of the course(s) applied for (ie A and/or B and/or C)
d.   Trained and trialled a dog to a Started title or above (preferably in the course(s) applied for).

Applicants who do not yet meet all the stock handling and scribing criteria may be considered if they commit to and meet the relevant criteria prior to the date of the Practical Examination.

Eligible applicants must complete the application form below, together with the appropriate fee, and submit to the Secretary, DOGS NSW, PO Box 632, St Marys NSW 1790, on or before 30 October 2021.

Entries close 30 October 2021

Download application


ATTENTION: All NSW Herding Triallers

The ANKC Herding Rule Review is voting via a zoom meeting on 28 November 2021 at 10.00am.

Topic: Herding National Rule review 
Time: Nov 28, 2021 10:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 896 0449 9417 
Passcode: 918221 

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kczof5qVUb

If you cannot make the zoom meeting, voting can be done via post/electronic voting to: ularabcollies@bigpond.com

Please click here to view the proposed rule changes from the states including NSW.