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


Collie Club Of NSW Inc ~ ANKC Sheepdog Herding Trial - Saturday, 15 May 2021

Venue: 811 Canyonleigh Rd MARULAN "The Overflow"
Entries close on 1st May 2021 with Ozentries – NO LATE ENTRIES

ANKC Herding Trial TESTS, A & B Courses
Judge Ms Jess Kimpton

9.00am - B Course (Minimum Out Run 5 sheep) & Balance of Tests (No Boundary PT)
Judge Mrs Josie Kimpton

9.00am All Test classes. HIT, HT PT. (NO Boundary PT)
All dogs must be over 9 months to enter HT & PT

A course (5 sheep): not before 10.30am
NSW Rep: Mr M Thomas

Entry Fees: TRIAL A & B Classes
$13 ANY RUN BCC Club Members. $15 ANY RUN Non-Members.

Entry Fees: Any TEST Class. (NO boundary PT offered)
$10 ANY RUN BCC Club Members
$12 ANY RUN Non-Members

Handlers Talk: 8.45am Test Classes & B Course
Judging commences at 9.00am Test Classes & B course. A course not before 10.30am after tests
Printed Catalogue: $5.00 (to be pre-paid with entry)
Catalogue will be available on HERDING NSW & BCC OF NSW Facebook pages after closing date

Prize & Sashes: Highest Score on A course & Highest Score on B course
By Post: Mrs S Fedoryschyn 30 Tasman Pde, Fairfield West 2165. NO email entries.
Exhibitors’ Cards to be collected on the day.

Extreme weather contact: 0409 916 390
POSTAL ENTRIES ONLY: Cheques to be made payable to: Border Collie Club of NSW Inc
INTERNET BANKING DETAILS: Account Name: Border Collie Club Of NSW Inc Name: The Border Collie Club of NSW BSB: 112-879 Account: 464 605 286:
Note: If paying using internet banking please make sure that your name and the words
“Herding Trial Entry” are displayed in the transaction description and receipt.

The club reserves the right to appoint additional or substitute judges if required.
Refreshments available.
“Formal vetting will not be conducted however the Committee reserves the right to vet any dog present on the grounds” Bitches is season will run at the competition of each course.

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

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