This year the yard dog trial at Bendigo will attract the very best competition working dogs to the Central Victorian Yard Dog Championships, this event has become one premier trials on the calendar for both local and interstate competitors.
These competitors and their dogs are a highly trained unit, with the majority of the competitors working stock in their everyday lives but enjoy the travel and competition that comes with the sport. Those spectators watching the action, whether they are active stockpersons or interested onlooker will appreciate the skill of both the handler and their dogs.
There will be two courses operating each day, set up to showcase the working dogs ability to both gently move and at times use clever force to guide the sheep around the course within a set time frame.
Competitors and their dogs are carefully watched by the experienced judges and points are deducted for the various misdemeanours that may occur.
The Championship judge is Dale Thompson from Winton, who is a very accomplished competitor himself in both Victoria and interstate.
The Title is decided over three rounds where consistency is the key and rewarded when scores are added to determine the winner.
Situated on the main arena near the ram shed, come and enjoy the age old skills of stockmen and women with their working dogs.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors; O'Sullivans Transport, CopRice, Shearwell Australia, Karrawarra Pastoral, Elders, Peter McRoberts Machinery, Tilburn Engineering, Oringi.
Tour groups of 20 or more - $15.00 per head (Please contact our office via email email@example.com or on arrival at the entry gate.)