“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 2021 YEAR END AWARD WINNERS***
Cattle Arena Novice - Alicia Adamson and Grace
Cattle Arena Intermediate - Janice Ludwig and Riley
Cattle Arena Open - Barry Breemersch and Jazz

Sheep Field Novice— Maureen Schulz and Reece
Sheep Field Pro/Novice - Jamie Gardner and Jiff
Sheep Field Open - Wendy Schmaltz and Ky
Sheep Arena Novice - Alicia Adamson and Grace
Sheep Arena Pro/Novice - Bev Sommer and Meg
Sheep Arena Open - Jolie Vermette and Jack


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 their first membership

SSDA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday January 8, 2023
Location to be determined!


For any other questions about memberships contact Glen Grant (306) 344-4808
$40 individual membership
$50 family membership
Send to Janice Ludwig
Box 339 Lampman, SK S0C 1N0
Etransfers: saskstockdog@gmail.com

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 enter into a lower class when entering their first trial in the other division. Example: Open cattle handler may enter into 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.  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 https://westerncanadians.webstarts.com/index.html

Sommer Ranch Fall Trial

September 17-18, 2022 - Pleasantdale SK

Novice/ProNovice $25/Run Please Bring Cash Prizes/No Payouts Entries Open July 25 & Close Aug 15

Diamond J Cattle Dog Trial

September 23-24, 2022 - Makwa SK

Hurricane Hills Field Trial

October 1-2, 2022 - Kitscoty AB

ProNovice/Open/Nursery Judges - Peter Gonnet, Corey Perry, Jared Epp Contact Alanna Leach

Big Country Crossroads Arena Trial

November 5, 2022 - Oyen AB

Sheep Arena Trial Open, PN, Nursery, Novice Contact Louise Niwa 403-664-7151

Autumn Sheep Dog Classic

November 12, 2022 - Paradise Hill SK

Canadian Western Agribition Open Cow Dog Trial

November 29, 2022 - Regina SK

International Stock Dog Championship

December 1, 2022 - Regina SK

Ranch Dog Inc. Stock Dog Clinic

October 22-23, 2022 - Oyen SK

Herding Clinic

November 6, 2022 - Oyen SK

Clinicians Jamie Gardner & Jamie Wagner

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

Sunrise Ranch
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
ppgonnet@sasktel.net

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


Rafter V Border Collies/Ranch Dog Inc.
Marcel & Jolie Vermette
Pups & Started Dogs
Clinics, Lessons, Custom Training
(306)867-3838
raftervranch@gmail.com
www.raftervranch.com
http://www.ranchdog.ca/



Contact SSDA Via Email at: saskstockdog@gmail.com

President: Glen Grant (306)344-4808 grantfamily@littleloon.ca
Vice President: Jamie Gardner jamie_florence@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Janice Ludwig (306)421-1839 jxl.ranch@hotmail.com
Secretary: Christy Simard (250)661-2448 ourfetchfarm@gmail.com

Directors:
Michelle Brown (306)696-7733 punchymb@gmail.com
Jared Epp (306)492-8223 jaredepp@littleloon.ca
Dale Montgomery (306)662-3667 ddmbordercollies@gmail.com
Rhonda Allen (306)392-0185 allenquarterhorses@hotmail.com
Coreen Langford (306)575-0254 red.ember.ranch@gmail.com

Trial Director: Wendy Schmaltz aspatria@hotmail.com
Points Person: Brianne Bellwood bbellwood@shaw.ca
WCC Reps: Wendy Schmaltz aspatria@hotmail.com
Dale Montgomery (306)662-3667 ddmbordercollies@gmail.com
Promotions: Wendy Schmaltz aspatria@hotmail.com
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