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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.

Painting

Exquisite pastel painting of one of SASDA's familiar dog working his sheep. Large 68 cm x 38 cm. Painted by well known South African painter Graham Kearney  http://www.grahamkearney.com/ from a photograph taken by SASDA's resident photographer. Graham's paintings are sought after and well priced! Graham has donated this painting to BORDER COLLIE RESCUE as a fund raiser to help build exercise runs for the rescue dogs. It is to be auctioned to the highest bidder so get your bid in on the BCR Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Border-Collie-Rescue-SA/130068410401353

Please support Border Collie Rescue and place your bid (starting bid R 500) bidding closes 30 November 2014

SASDA TO WORLD TRIALS IN UK

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

Sadly 2 dogs are unable to compete and have been replaced by the handlers' chosen alternate dogs.The team to represent South Africa in the 2014 World Trials is as follows: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

Our team are there! They spent a few days stretching their legs and their dogs' paws in the pleasant company of Angie Driscoll and Sue Main. Tues 2 September was the parade of the world teams through the streets of Tain with our most fervent supporter Claire Taylor waving the flag alongside.

Wed Sept 3 Qual Rounds   The top 7 from each of the 3 fields over 2 days go through to the semi finals on Fri 5 September. Pics as available on World trial page. Trials>UK World trials

 Field 1 Ragni Pretorius - Gina. Bad Ewe jumped pen. Time out - no single. 93/220

 Field 2 Faansie Basson - Jill Difficult cross drive gate dog circled around sheep - 167/220 Not qualified

Thurs Sept 4  Field 1 Faansie Basson - Don missed X drive gates - 134 - Met Princess Anne >)

Field 2 Henry van der Merwe - Lass completed course, but missed drive gates. - 142 Not qualified

Field 3 Andrew Philip - Flint Called off. Very sadly Flint did not stop and circled sheep. So very sorry Andrew.

And now our team can relax and enjoy the remainder of the WT as spectators. It was our first time under those conditions but not our last. Coming back stronger. And soon the SA Champs. See you all there.

                                    The team at the Parade in Tain, Scotland with fervent and dedicated supporter Claire Taylor

2014 SA CHAMP ANDREW PHILIP AND FLINT

2014 reserve SA Champ ZAN

2014 nursery champion jana basson and gwen

2014 FAANSIE BASSON'S SA DOG OF YEAR JILL;RESERVE DOG OF YEAR DON. Not shown WISP 3rd DOY

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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POSTAL STRIKE. This has delayed parcels and registrations posted since August. We apologise on behalf of the Gvt? Should you not receive your items by middle October, we will endeavour to follow up. Please use your tracking no for parcels.

                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

OUR CONTACT NO: 087 985 3567. Landline charges apply Cell no 078 439 0329. Fax: 086 628 7682. E mail: sasda@jenny.co.za.

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Should you have ANY newsworthy item or photograph(high resolution) of your working dogs, please submit to emjammy@gmail.com. We will assess and endeavour to include.

For any feedback or queries relating to the website please contact 082 441 9646 or emjammy@gmail.com.