“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.


**AGM will be held January 19, 2025 at 1:00 PM CST. The AGM will be held in person in and broadcasted over ZOOM for members not able to attend. Location to be determined.  All members are invited to be present**


***CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 YEAR END AWARD WINNERS***

Sheep Field (Open): Jared App and Stu
Sheep Field (Pro-Novice): Brianne Bellwood and Link 
Sheep Field (Novice): Janie Archdekin and Jazz

Sheep Arena (Open): Peter Gonnet and JR Poncho
Sheep Arena (Pro-Novice): Brianne Bellwood and Betty
Sheep Arena (Novice): Scott Adamson and Gus

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

ULTIMATE STOCK DOG AWARD (inaugural year): Brianne Bellwood and Link

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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Sheep Creek Farms Sheep Dog Trial

July 13 and 14, 2024 - Shaunavon, SK

Two runs Each: Open, Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice, Pee-Wee

Spy Hill Sports Days Trial

August 10, 2024 - Spy Hill, SK

Sheep Arena Trial, 2 runs, OPEN only.

CBCA Championships

August 22-25, 2024 - Medicine Hat, AB

Open and Nursery. *Not sanctioned with SSDA More details to follow.

Sheep Creek Farms Benefit Trial for Pat and Stormy Winters

August 26 and 27, 2024 - Shaunavon, SK

2 runs each: Open, Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice and Peewee $10 from each run is being donated to Pat and Stormy Winters.

Hilltop Sheepdog Trial

August 28 - September 1, 2024 - Mankota, SK

3 Runs open 2 Runs each; Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice

South Side Ranch Sheep Dog Trial

September 7 and 8, 2024 - Whelan, SK

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

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Cattle Dog Trial

September 7, 2024 - Lloydminster, AB

2 runs each: Open, Intermediate, Novice

Sheep Creek Farms Sheep Dog Trial

September 14 and 15, 2024 - Shaunavon, SK

2 Runs each: Open, Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice and Peewee

Western Canadian Finals

October 11 - 13, 2024 - Kitscoty, AB

More info to follow *not sanctioned with SSDA

Sheep Creek Farms Sheep Dog Trial

October 19 and 20, 2024 - Shaunavon, SK

2 Runs each: Open, Nursery, Pro-Novice, Novice and Peewee

Sheep Camp Plus

June 20 and 21, 2024 - Shaunavon SK

Clinicians: Ellen Skillings, Jen Larrivee, Kier Scott

Milton Scott: All Things Stock Dog Q and A

February 20, 2024 via ZOOM

Our first educational fundraising event of the year! Mark your calendars and please join us for a live Q and A session with veteran handler Milton Scott on February 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM CST. Pulling from over 38 years of stock dog experience, there isn’t much left that Milton hasn’t both seen or done. While decorated success on the trial field, or in the arena, has been a consistent staple of his long career since winning his first open trial in 1992, Milton is also keenly passionate about the practical uses of working stock dogs. Neither Milton, or his dogs, are strangers to a long day’s work. All your burning questions may be submitted ahead of time to saskstockdog@gmail.com or sent via PM through the Facebook page. This session with be recorded for those unable to attend the live event.

Current SSDA Members:

Coming Soon!
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

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


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





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

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

Border Collie Puppies

McCord, SK - $1500 CND

Born Dec 12,2023 from CS Twig and ALH Luke. Tested parents ( sire CEA carrier). Two females available- one tri, one black and white. Medium coats. CBCA registered. Guaranteed to work. $1500. McCord, Sask Chris and Wendy Schmaltz

SSDA General Email: saskstockdog@gmail.com


President: Wendy Schmaltz 


Vice President: Jamie Gardner 


Treasurer: Coreen Langford


Secretary: Liane Bitinsky


Directors:

Jared Epp

Glen Grant

Coreen Langford
Wendy Schmaltz

Brianne Bellwood
Kolina Crowe 

Janice Archdekin 



Trial Director: Wendy Schmaltz 


Points Person: Coreen Langford


Western Canadian Committee Representatives

Wendy Schmaltz 

Dale Montgomery 


Promotions: Wendy Schmaltz 


Website and Social Media: Kolina Crowe




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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.  Small keeper plaque for year end award.

Open Handler Class - This class is for open levels.  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.  

Horseback Class - This class is open to any level handler. Obstacles are completed by the dog with the handler assisting on horseback. Year end award 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.


Code of Conduct

     i. SSDA member’s behaviour on the field is a reflection of the Association.  As such, members will at all times conduct themselves with good sportsmanship and will not disrespect, intimidate or argue with any participants at the trial.

     ii. Members will not subject any dog or livestock to inhumane treatment, nor tolerate such by others.

     iii. Grievances will be heard upon a $50 fee payable to the SSDA. If the matter is deemed by the board to be frivolous, the monies will not be returned. Monies will be refunded if the board decides that the grievance is warranted.

     iv. Sanctions which may be carried out by the SSDA board include membership refusal or termination and/or withholding year end points.


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.

NEW Award in 2023: The Ultimate Stock Dog

This award goes to the top Open dog and handler team who have the most points for both sheep and cattle trials. Points must be attained from at least 3 of the following events: sheep field, sheep arena, cattle field, cattle arena or horseback classes, at SSDA sanctioned events. In the event of a tie for points, the total number of points will be multiplied by the number of events the dog competed in and divided by the total number of trials run. If there is still a tie, the award will be given at the discretion of the board. 

To apply for sanctioning for a trial, the Trial Director must be contacted.  This must be done at least 21 days 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 at the discretion of the trial director. 

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

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

2022
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

More Coming Soon!