Herding Test and Trial - September 24-25

Posted on 11 august 2016 by Admin

German Shepherd herding sheep

Location:
Polly Simpson Farm
1479 200th Ave, New Richmond, WI

These trials will be held outdoors
Event Hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm or conclusion of trials Saturday / Sunday

DIRECTIONS TO SHOW SITE
FROM Stillwater, MN: (About 1/2 hour). Take MN-36 into Stillwater. Cross into WI, take WI-64E. Follow 64 east until you come to Highway 65. Turn left onto 65. Go 1.1 miles to 200th Avenue. Turn right on 200th and go about .8 miles to the farm on the right. 1479 - 200th Avenue.

FROM WI I-94: Take I-94 east (if you are coming from St. Paul area) to Highway 65 (also the exit for Roberts). Go north (through New Richmond to Highway 64 - about 13 miles). Cross Highway 64 and stay on Highway 65. Go 1.1 miles to 200th Avenue. Turn right on 200th and go about .8 miles to the farm on the right. 1479 - 200th Avenue.

There is little that is more thrilling than watching the special partnership between a man and a dog in the field. Making the most of interspecies communication, these teams epitomize a working relationship that has fostered livestock farming for hundreds of years. Without herding dogs, there would have been no British or Australian wool industry and farmers throughout the Old World would have been hard put to get sheep and cattle to pasture and market.

Herding Test & Trials - All Herding Breeds Welcome, German Shepherds will be given preference both days.

Entries Close: 6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 14th, 2015 at Secretary's office, after which time entries cannot be accepted, cancelled, altered or substituted. When limits are reached, additional entries will be placed on the Alternate's list in order received.

Judge for Saturday: Julie Degen - HT, PT, Herding and all trial classes
Entry Limit: 50 runs (35 sheep runs and 15 duck runs)

Judge for Sunday: Julie Degen - HT, PT, Herding and all trial classes
JoAnna Yund - Herding Instinct Test (Sunday Only)
Entry Limit: 50 runs (35 sheep runs and 15 duck runs)

TEST/TRIAL CHAIR: Julie Swinland, 651-457-5459 blackforestgsd@msn.com

TEST/TRIAL SECRETARY:
Deb Owen
508 2nd Avenue #Luther, IA 50152
515-230-4989
versadiledogs@gmail.com

The initial test is called an Instinct Test and it is a test for herding breeds. The dog needs no training before entering this class and may be handled by the judge, owner or a designated handler. The judge is looking for the dogs ability to move and control livestock by fetching or driving. herding livestock, either going around them, gathering them and moving them toward the handler, or moving them ahead of the handler to drive them or a combination. For boundary, the dog should show sustained interest in working the livestock and honor the border.

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