North West Championship Sheepdog Trial

Welcome To The Northwest Championship Sheepdog Trial

The oldest continuous sheepdog trial in the country held in conjunction with the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair

Handlers waiting to run 2015

The dates for this years competition the dates are May 17-19, 2024. The event will be held for the 12th consecutive year at Wolston Farm, one mile East of Scio. If you are not familiar with the trial location please look at our directions page and be sure to check out the information on parking status.

This years event was featured on an episode of Andy's Adventures on Fox 12's Good Day Oregon watch the video and the "Making of" video    

Please consider helping support this historic event by becoming a dog sponsor or event sponsor.

New this year we wil have a booth selling a special beer brewed for us by Santiam Brewing in Salem.  The beer is called Merlin's Olde Ale and beer glasses featuring the logo will also be availabe.  Proceeds from the sale of the beer and glasses hep to fund the activites of Whisttle and Crook Stock Dog Services. Learn more about Merlin's Olde Ale .

Event Staff

  • Primary Sponsors: Team Snepp Charitable Fund
  • Event Coordinator: Ian Caldicott
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Melinda Olinger
  • Spectator Services: Ian Caldicott 
  • 4H Activities: Melinda Olinger 
  • Sheep Setout Supervisor: Brenda Kuchenbecker - Get Set Trial setting services
  • Judge: Ian Caldicott - nursery, Bryan White - all other classes  
  • Course Directors: TBD
  • Sheep Supplier: Laura Wahl -   Wahl Family Meats

Schedule of Classes

  • Friday -- Nursery Round 1, Nursery Round 2, Pro-Novice, Ranch and Brace
  • Saturday -- Open Round 1
  • Sunday -- Open Round 2

Trial Awards

  • Friday -- Awards to the top two or three dogs in each class (min. 10 dogs in class) and prize money to the top 10% in Pro novice. Brace will have an award for the winner and prize money for top 3.
  • Saturday & Sunday -- prize money to top 10% and awards for top three open dogs. 
  • Northwest Champion trophy to the high combined score for saturday and sunday

Contact US

Addresss: WCSDS
                    39562 Hwy 226
                     Scio, OR 97374



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