North West Championship Sheepdog Trial

2024 Handler Information 

Everything you need to know about attending the NW championship 

  • Entry submission: Entries must be postmarked between March 4- March 16 No refunds after April 1 st
  • Judge:Ian Caldicott- Nursery. Bryan White - all other classes
  • Sheep: Commercial Crossbred wool sheep (replacement value $250)
  • Camping & day parking: Onsite camping and day parking  locations will be determined closer to the event when we see what areas are dry enough   
  • Class order Friday: Nursery (2 runs available), Pro-Novice (1 run), Brace (limited to 10 teams) Saturday & Sunday: Open (1 run per day)
  •  Exercise area: there will be an area away from the trial field and spectators dedicated to off leash exercise of your dogs, please use it.
  • Handlers Meeting:  7 am each day. handlers meeting notes
  • Trail Rules & Sanctioning: USBCHA
  • Awards:
    Open: Prize money to top 10% awards for top 3 dogs
    PN: Prize money to top 10% awards for top 3 dogs (top 2 if less than 20 dogs)
    Nursery: Awards for top 2 dogs (top 1 if less than 8 dogs)
    Brace: Awards for first & second place, Prize money is Brace entries + $100. Prize money to top 3.
    NW Champion: Determined by combined score in open. Winner gets $200 and a large traveling trophy. Winner MUST be present at end of event for photographs.
  • Waitlist: On the day of the event any dog that is not present 2 runs before their turn will be replaced by the first available dog on the waitlist
Whistle & Crook Stock Dog Services Inc. - Wilamette Valley Oregon - NWCSDT@whistleandcrook.com