“The Saskatchewan Stock Dog Association promotes the proper training of stock dogs, their humane handling and is dedicated to the welfare of both dogs and livestock.”

The SSDA is committed to:
  • Promoting the ability of the working stock dog and educate the public to the use of these dogs.
  • Promote the use of stock dogs on farms and ranches.
  • Promote the breeding, exposure and growth of stock breeds by way of trials, demonstrations, clinics and advertising.


***CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 YEAR END AWARD WINNERS***

Sheep Field (Open): Milton Scott and Bob
Sheep Field (Pro-Novice): Jamie Gardner and Jiff 
Sheep Field (Novice): Kolina Crowe and Austin

Sheep Arena (Open): Alicia Adamson and Grace 
Sheep Arena (Pro-Novice): Alanna Leach and Peat 
Sheep Arena (Novice): Rhonda Allen and Jo

Cattle Arena (Open): Sherry Creech and Toad
Cattle Arena (Intermediate): Alicia Adamson and Grace 
Cattle Arena (Novice): Scott Adamson and Holly 

Sponsorship Requests MUST be submitted to SSDA Prior to December 1 for discussion at AGM!
SSDA Membership Benefits:

Receive update emails
Free advertising on the Classified page
Points towards year-end awards
Right to vote regarding SSDA business
10% off SSDA products
Draws for free promo products at the end of every year

New members receive $20 off the purchase of their first membership!

Individual Membership - $40
Family Membership - $50

The membership year currently runs from March 1 of the calendar year to February 28 of the following calendar year.

e-transfers can be send to saskstockdog@gmail.com 

Please contact us directly if you wish to mail a cheque as payment.

For any other questions about memberships please contact saskstockdog@gmail.com

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Current SSDA Members:

Coming Soon!

Diamond J Cattle Dog Winter Series

Oct 22, Nov 19, Jan 7, Feb 18 (*NEW DATE), Mar 11 - Makwa SK

Gonnet Farm Sheep Trial

May 6-7, 2023 - Outlook SK

Sheep Field Trial 2 runs Open, 2 runs ProNovice/Nursery Hosted By Peter & Pam Gonnet

Gonnet Farm Sheep Trial

June 3&4, 2023 - Outlook, SK

Sheep field trial. Open 2 runs, Pro-Novice 2 runs.

Sheep Creek Drop-in Trial

June 24 & 25 - Shaunavon, SK

Sheep Field Trial Open, Pro-novice, Novice

Shaunavon Sheep Creek Classic

August 20 & 21, 2023 - Shaunavon, SK

Sheep Field Trial Open, Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice and Pee-wee

Hilltop Sheepdog Trial and Western Canadian Championships

August 23-27, 2023 - Mankota, SK

3 runs Open, 2 runs each Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice

Dale Montgomery/Jamie Gardner Herding Clinic

January 21-22, 2023 - Eastend SK

Jared Epp Stock Dog Clinic

February 11-12, 2023 - Lumsden SK

Beginner Stock Dog Clinic

Feb. 19 - Lloydminster, SK/AB

Peter Gonnet Judging Clinic

February 25-26, 2023 - Lloydminster SK

Ranch Dog Inc. Stock Dog Clinic

March 4-5, 2023 - Lumsden SK

Sheep Camp Plus

May 19-21, 2023 - Shaunavon SK

Clinicians - George Stambulic, Jamie Wagner, Kylee Larsen

Competing With Your Stock Dog

August 18-19, 2023 - Shaunavon SK

Jame P. McGee Webinar

March 18, 2023 11:00 AM

Hosted by Sheep Creek Farms $20 registration fee

Sommer Ranch
Bev and Norm Sommer
(306) 874-7936
Registered Border Collies-Pups and Started Dogs
Commercial Sheep
www.sommerranchbordercollies.com
sommerranch@yourlink.ca

Peter and Pam Gonnet
Box 503 Outlook, SK S0L 2N0
Registered Working Border Collies
Pups and Started Dogs
Registered Quarter Horses
Colts and Started Horses
Clinics-both horse and dog
Judging-sheepdog trials
pmgonnet@hotmail.com


Montgomery Border Collies
Dale and Dawn Montgomery
Box 1333 Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0
Home: (306) 662-3667
Cell: (306) 661-8779
Rasing and training Border collies.
Pups from working parents.
Started and finished dogs for sale.
Demonstrations and Clinics.
Custom training and Private lessons
ddmbordercollies@gmail.com

R-C Ranch
Russell and Colleen Schwehr
Box 262 Canwood, SK
(306) 468-2760
Registered Border Collies-Pups and Started Dogs
Commercial Beef Cattle
colleenschwehr@sasktel.net
Floating S Ranch
Steven Rosvold
(204) 647-5389
Registered Border Collies and
Registered Quarter Horses
Purebred and Commercial Sheep
rosvold@live.ca

CWS Border Collies
Chris and Wendy Schmaltz
Box 39 McCord, SK S0H 2T0
(306) 478-7178
Occasional Started Dogs and Pups for sale
Custom Training or One on one assistance
www.aspatriakennels.com

Sheep Creek Farms/BCH Stock Dogs
Jamie and Harvey Gardner
Started Dogs
Home of Shaunavon Sheepdog Classic
Home: (306) 297-3133
Cell: (306) 294-7604
jamie_florence@yahoo.com
www.sheepcreekfarms.life


Willow Wind Ranch
Stacey Rosvold
Box 96 Ethelbert, MB R0L 0T0
(204) 647-5114
Registered Working Border Collies
Registered Quarter Horses
willowwindranch@gmail.com









Breeder Page Advertisement:  Members: Free  Non-Members: $50/year

Members: Free Non-Members: $20/3 months $50/year

SSDA General Email: saskstockdog@gmail.com


President: Glen Grant (306)344-4808 

grantfamily@littleloon.ca


Vice President: Jamie Gardner 

jamie_florence@yahoo.com


Treasurer: Coreen Langford

red.ember.ranch@gmail.com


Secretary: Liane Betinsky

l.bitinsky@hotmail.com 


Directors:

Michelle Brown (306)696-7733 

punchymb@gmail.com


Jared Epp (306)492-8223 

jaredepp@littleloon.ca


Rhonda Allen (306)392-0185 

allenquarterhorses@gmail.com


Coreen Langford (contact above)


Wendy Schmaltz


Brianne Bellwood (780)581-7715

bbellwood@shaw.ca

Trial Director: Wendy Schmaltz aspatria@hotmail.com


Points Person: Coreen Langford (contact above)


Western Canadian Committee Representatives

Wendy Schmaltz (contact above)

Dale Montgomery (306)662-3667 

ddmbordercollies@gmail.com


Promotions: Wendy Schmaltz (contact above)



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Sheep Field Classes

Novice Handler Class - A novice handler is a handler that hasn’t placed more than FIVE times in the top three of a novice handler class with any dog, or THREE times in the top half of a pro novice class.  The placings apply to both field and arena trials combined (ie: If a handler places in the top three in three arena trials and two field trials, they lose their novice handler status).  If a novice handler enters an open class they forfeit their novice handler status and can no longer run in the novice handler class.  The placings are on the handler, not the dog. Year end awards available for members.  Course requirements - @100 yard outrun.  If a novice handler enters a trial which does NOT offer a Novice Handler Class, they will NOT lose their novice handler status. (ie: Agribition)

Pro/Novice Class - This class may be entered by novice handlers with any class of dog or by open handlers with non-open dogs. Year end awards available for members.  Course requirements - @200 yard outrun, drive and cross drive.

Open Handler Class - This class if for open dogs and handlers.  Year end awards available for members. Course requirements - @400 yard outrun, drive, cross drive, pen and shed.  Any dog or handler that is eligible to compete in pro/novice and open can move back and forth between classes as they see fit.


Sheep Arena Classes

Novice Handler Class - A novice handler is a handler that hasn’t placed more than FIVE times in the top three in the novice handler class with any dog, or THREE times in the top half of a Pro/Novice Class.  The placings apply to both field and arena trials combined (ie: If a handler places in the top three in three arena trials and two field trials, they lose their novice handler status).  If a novice handler enters an open class at a trial which offers both novice and open, they forfeit their novice handler status and can no longer run in the novice handler class.  The placings are on the handler, not the dog.  Year end award (small keeper plaque).  If a novice handler enters a trial which does NOT offer the Novice Handler class, they will NOT lose their Novice Handler status (ie: Agribition).  This class is for the novice and intermediate levels.

Pro/Novice Class - This class if for novice handlers and their dog or for pro novice dogs and their open handler. Cross entering between classes is allowed as per field trial rules.  Payouts.  Small keeper plaque for year end award.

Open Handler Class - This class is for open levels.  Payouts and year end awards (small keeper plaque). Any dog or handler eligible to compete in pro/novice and open can move back and forth between classes as they see fit.


Cattle Arena Classes

Novice Handler Class - This class is for novice (beginner) level dogs and handlers . No cross entry between classes. Year end awards available for members.

Intermediate Class  - This class is for intermediate level dogs and handlers . No cross entry between classes. Year end awards available for members.

Open Class - This class is for open dogs and handlers.  Year end awards for members available.  


*Open Handlers who have not competed* in any trial of the opposite type (cattle or sheep) may start in a lower class when entering their first trial in the other division, at the discretion of the trail organizer. For example an Open level cattle handler may enter into Pro-Novice division if the have never run in a sheep field trial.


Year End Award Points 

You must be a member of the SSDA to accumulate points for year end awards.  The points are awarded from the date the membership is purchased. There must be one sanctioned trial per class to have a year end award.  The number of trials you attend does not matter.  Whoever has the most points accumulated wins the award. All points in a calendar year will go towards that year’s award.  Open handlers who choose to run in the novice classes of the opposite type (cattle or sheep) will no accumulate novice SSDA points. January 1st to December 31st.  

Points will be Calculated as follows:

Example: 10 Dogs in the Class

1st - 9 Points

2nd - 8 Points

3rd - 7 Points

4th - 6 Points

5th - 5 Points

6th - 4 Points

7th - 3 Points

8th - 2 Points

9th - 1 Point

10th - 0 Points

Running A Standard

Any time a standard is run for an individual class, that when a standard is in place, for that day and that class, points will NOT count for year end award.

Tie Breaking Options For Year End Awards

  1. If the two tied can, they will have a run-off at a sanctioned trial. Both handlers agree to judge, location, course and time.
  2. Take the number of points and divide by the number of trials attended.
To apply for sanctioning a trial, the director must be contacted.  The Trial Director will contact the Points Person for approval.  A standard SSDA trial will then be sent out to the committee asking for sanctioning.  This will be done by the Points Person.  This must be done before the trial.  No advertising restrictions or fees apply.

Requirements For Sanctioning a Trial

All SSDA sanctioned trial must be held in Saskatchewan.  The Lloydminster community will be considered as part of Saskatchewan.

Entries can be limited in a sanctioned trial.

Dual Sanctioned Trials - Out of province associations can also sanction trials held in Saskatchewan and sanctioned by the SSDA.

SSDA will not advertise any trial held within Saskatchewan unless it is sanctioned by the SSDA.

If a trial needs to be rescheduled, to retain sanctioning the rescheduled date must be minimum 7 days after the original trial date.

Results must be submitted to the points person within 30 days after the trial date for sanctioning.

Trial Sanctioning Form must be obtained 21 days prior to any event. Event will not be advertised on website or social media without application being accepted.

The Western Canadian Finals is a sheep field event that started back in 1979, and has been held yearly.  It is hosted by one of the western provinces.  It is the longest running double- lift trial in Canada, and predates the Canadian Border Collie Association Championships.  For more information, go to the Western Canadians Website