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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.

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It is with sadness that we hear of the passing of GLENDA LEWIS. She suffered from a debilitating illness for a long time. Glenda was with the Natal Sheepdog Club and enjoyed herding with her dogs. Her forte was tracking in which she excelled with all her Border Collies. We wish her husband Roy and the family strength during through heir sadness.

SASDA COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE NOW POSTED ON THIS SITE. ABOUT US >RULES AND REGULATIONS. Triallists please make yourself familiar with the rules. The SASDA office, executive and judges would be happy to answer any queries. 

NOTE WELL: All membership and breeders' fees are due on 1 JANUARY 2015. Please ensure timeous payment. SASDA values your support.

2015 TRIAL DATES AND INFO UPDATED (TRIALS) MORE UPDATES AS AVAILABLE.

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

Please take note: SASDA office hours - Tuesday to Friday 9am - 1pm. Regretfully the office is not able to take telephone calls outside these hours. Thank you for your cooperation. Refer to Contact us for any further information.

Breeders and advertisers: Whereas we endeavour to post all details accurately, the onus is on yourself to check for errors and updates. Advise the office of changes.

Full List of Contacts and Judges ABOUT US>CONTACT

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.

 

TO OUR FRIENDS

 

 







THE SOUTH AFRICAN SHEEPDOG ASSOCIATION WISHES YOU A GOOD 2015. MAY THE YEAR BRING NEW BEGINNINGS AND PROSPERITY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

                                                                                                   

SASDA TO WORLD TRIALS IN UK

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

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