SASDA TO WORLD TRIALS IN UK

South Africa now able to travel to the UK with our dogs to compete. For more click here

South Africa have been awarded five places in the World Trials Scotland.

Sadly 2 dogs are unable to compete and have been replaced by the handlers' chosen alternate dogs.The team to represent South Africa in the 2014 World Trials is as follows:

1. FAANSIE BASSON - JILL   2. FAANSIE BASSON - DON   3. HENRY VAN DER MERWE - LASS (MOSS)      4. ANDREW PHILIP - FLINT    5. RAGNI PRETORIUS - GINA (JAY).           RESERVE - ELSIE JAMMY - BECCA

The team will be leaving our shores on 27 August. They will be afforded a couple of training sessions on Welsh grounds on the farms of Angie Driscoll and Sue Main (Both judged in SA) before making their way to Tain Scotland for the start of the qualifying rounds on 3 September. Follow them on the ISDS link on their website www.isds.org.uk or www.worldsheepdogtrials.org.uk

 

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 The South African Sheepdog Association was established in 1961 when a group of farmers in the karoo came together to discuss the future of the sheepdog in South Africa. The inaugural meeting, with 13 members present, was held at Union High School in Graaff Reinet and Mr Bun Kingwill was elected as the first President of The Association.

During the SA Championship of that year, "Tess" of Mr Billy Kingwill became the first SA Champion under the watchful eye of Mr Henry Hartzenberg of Graaff Reinet.

Since the inauguration of SASDA a SA Championship has been held each year.

Through the years the course has also been changed to upgrade the standard and difficulty in order to improve the dog's working ability. In the beginning the course was very much like the ones used in Australia but gradually changed to the English version.

The current course with the double lift, which has been implemented in 2001, has been taken over virtually as is from the one used for the international championship in the United Kingdom - thus putting South African dogs and handlers on the same foot as their overseas counterparts. 

Through the years the SA Sheepdog Association still strives toward it's main objective - to introduce farmers and other interested people to sheepdogs as labour saving force. This is done through demonstrations and courses, as well as competitions, where breeding success is tested and the best breeding material selected according to working ability.

2013 FAANSIE BASSON SA CHAMP & RESERVE DOG OF YEAR DON; DOG OF YEAR AND RESERVE SA CHAMP JILL; THIRD DOG OF YEAR & 4TH FINALS MOLLY

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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National 2014 details posted Trials page

PUPPY SCAMS – It has come to our attention that there are various puppy scams on the internet whereby people had been taken for a ride and lost their money and/or new puppy. It is similar to the “Exotic Pets Scam” that was reported on in the media late last year and unfortunately also involves Border Collies.  PLEASE BE VERY AWARE of this and rather contact the Office for referral to a reputable breeder

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2012 SA CHAMP HENRY VAN DER MERWE & THOMAS

 

 

Faansie Basson Soldier Hollow 2013

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