After the success of the inaugural running of this challenge in 2018, the Australian Stock Dog Spectacular is looking forward to hosting the ASDS Open Yard Dog Challenge again in 2019
The Open Yard Dog Challenge is open to all dogs of all ages and will be conducted is over 3 rounds in the indoor sale arena at the AELEC. Each competitor will be required to move a small flock of sheep through a demanding course that is set out to mirror everyday life on the farm within a 10 to 15 minute time frame.
At the request of the NSW Yard Dog Association, the 2019 challenge has been planned to be competed in the first 3 days of the programme to accommodate any competitors that may wish to compete at the National Titles competition on the following weekend.
In 2019 Rounds 1 and 2 will be on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October – with only the top 15 – 20 dogs progressing to round 3 and then the final on Monday 28th October.
The Australian Yard Dog Challenge will be affiliated with the NSW Yard Dog Association and competitors will be eligible for championship points.
2018 ASDS Open Yard Dog Challenge - Ben Coster and Coopendale Lucy
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