All public, members, breeders and competitors - SASDA has published a CODE OF ETHICS - About us > Code of Ethics. Please familiarise yourself with it.

Long time SASDA member and handler, Bob Munro, passed away on 23/12/2015 after having had a stroke – he was 75.  Our condolensces to his wife Mary and the family from all at SASDA.

Breeders and prospective owners: Important information on genetic testing. Click Breeders page

SASDA would like to express their condolences to CHANTAL RENIERS on the loss of her mother before Christmas. The President and committee wish Chantal strength in her during this difficult time

ALL TRIAL INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE. TRIAL PAGE. Brace Class offered on first day WP 1 trial (Saturday 12 March 2016)

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. 

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

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Welcome to the South African Sheepdog Association homepage.


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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.



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

2015 SA CHAMP elfa flint (right) reserve elfa kenn (left) owned by ANDREW PHILIP

2015 third sa champ shepherd's own jack

2015 dog of year elfa ZAN

2015 junior champion karven jake

2015 NOVICE champion TOM KING and JESS