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The thing to remember is that these tests and 'trials' are designed to build skills and confidence in the inexperienced handlers and / or dogs with experienced handlers. The aim of the sponsor and this group is to provide the chance to learn sheep sense and how to face assorted obstacles in a structured way, in the hope that it will help those with work to do, those who wish to try their hand at ISDS trials and those with no sheep but want to learn. We can provide sheep that know and work well with dogs, but not 'velcro' sheep that stick like glue to your legs whatever your dog does.


15th/16th September 2018

Results from ABHA 15.9.18

HCT Leg 1 Judge L Morland
C Grosser Rave W Beardie
E Flint Sandytrail Magie Noire Pyrenean SD
L Grosser Raving Spirit Braelyn Gitdoon W beardie
S Beavers Dirty South's Prom Queen For Topeka Aussie
C Grosser Raving Spirit Braveheart Gitdoon W Beardie
K Edwards Nell Border collie

HCT Leg 2 Judge A de Jong

S Beavers and DSPQ of Topeka Aussie
K Edwards Nell Border collie
E Flint SM Felicitas Noire Pyrenean

J H D Leg 1 Judge L Morland and leg 2 A de Jong

V Wong Origine deux Jee Wiz Aussie
V Wong Topeka Justasilver Storm Aussie
L Grosser Gitdoon Slainidh W Beardie

HTAD leg 1 Judge L Morland and leg 2 A de Jong

S Plumb Tanzi                                 Border collie 70,     81
W Stevens Spy                               Border collie 74,     84.5
J Goulder Valmis Kismet (NFC)        Border collie 83.5,   83.5


HCT Leg1 A deJong 
V Wong Stockyard Calamity Jane Aussie
B Moore Ewecalyptus True Blue Aus Cattle dog

Leg 2
V Wong S C Jane Aussie

JHD Leg 1 A de Jong

H Finnerty Pip Border collie
A Harper Whiterose Ava Border collie
V Wong Meg Border collie
S Beavers D S P Q F Topeka Aussie

Leg 2 L Lynn Morland

A Harper Whiterose Ava Border collie
V Wong Meg Border collie

HTAD1 leg 1 A de Jong

F Cameron Bowkol Dragon Dancer            S Valhund   73
K Birch Ch Downriver Free Spirit         Aus cattle dog   76.5
V Wong Quories Peri                             Border collie    87

V Wong  Quories Cloud                          Border collie   82

M Harper Trend                                    Border collie    84
F Cameron Starvon Valkryja Mist at Bowkol S Valhund  73
L Morland Duke                       NFC         Border collie

HTAD1 leg 2 Judge L Morland

F Cameron Bowkol Dragon Dancer Swed. Valhund     70
V Wong Quories Peri                        Border Collie     83
M Harper Trend                               Border Collie     75

K Birch Ch Downriver Free Sprit A Cattle dog             68

V Wong  Quories Cloud                       Border collie    82


HTAD3 Leg 1

W Stevens Spy 74

HTAD3 Leg2

W Stevens Spy 78


HCD and JHD are tests, with pass or fail sections and are not competative. HTAD 1 is judged out of 90; NFC is a dog run  for qualification only, ie. a judge's or sponsor's dog...




Time to give us your details for entry.


we need

We need you to indicate which day or days you want to work

Breed, AHBA Number, Registed name, birthdate, sex, breeder; owner's name, address, phone/ email, name of handler if different to owner. Make sure email address is clear...

Thankyou! Please MESSAGE to Jackie  the completed info!





 It all went very well!


to the Trial Secretary Eion Flint who kept the show on the road, Lynn Morland, judging, whose suport and confidence have been invaluable 

and our Turning-Out team Suzanne, Tanzi

 Katy and Nell, kept the sheep coming and going!

Inspite of the weather there was a terrific atmosphere and

we had nine entries, with 9 dogs passing their tests.



V Wong             Topeka Justasilver Storm           Australian Shep

A Harper           Whiterose Ava                           Border collie

V Wong            Origine Deux Jee Wiz                  Australian Shep



J Verity                  Nidderdale Fleck                  Border collie

D Wrigglesworth     Blue                                    Border collie

Fi Cameron            Starvon Valkryja Mist at Bowkol   Valhund

V Wong                Quories  Peri                         Border collie

Fi Cameron           Bowkol Dragon Dancer          Valhund

E Flint                  Rozimba Celeste               Pyrenean sheepdog


High light, left click, select 'go to AHBA etc ' option  

Then select


Events All Forms - in Word Format (current for 2017) - includes Sanction Form, Trial/Test Report Form, Trial and Test Recording Forms, scoresheets.

Events All Forms - in pdf format

If you want to fill the form in on line select 'word' option

If your dog does not already have a tracking number, use the KC or ISDS registration number. If it has neither, their is a form to apply foe one which AHBA will allocate.

I need


Register/tracking nos

Registered name

Birth date




Owners address

Phone nos


name of handler if not the owner

Sponsor is J Goulder

Location is The Glebe farm


Please e mail me these details as soon as possible!

my e mail is





Required Information for entry

Course plan map


HCT Leg 1 under judge A

Test is primarily educational, tester must be flexible and supportive,  the chance to show off your the first step towards a fully trained working sheepdog.


The dog must have previous training to stop and recall with distractions.

The tester may handle,  help the handler  or watch the handler working the dog but must stay close to avoid creating a double focus for sheep and dog. A light stick safe from points or sharp edges may be used  with placcy bag or bottle on end to guide dog and sheep.

The owner/ handler bring dog in on a lead.

First exercise… dog walked round edges of pen encouraging stock to stay in the middle of the area. Before dropping/removing the lead the dog should demonstrate a stop ( in any position) and a recall. The line should not be used to enforce any of these behaviours. To guide the dog in tricky moves  -  sheep stuck on fence -   it may be guided by the collar into a better position

The test can be passed towing the line, but not held.

Once dog is free the handler and tester must move around allowing the dog to show it’s style of work, eliciting circling and controlling movements from the dog.  Time given once the dog begins to show working moves to completion of the test will be three to five minutes, not more than ten mins. overall.

HCT 2nd Leg under judge B

The dog is to be handled by owner or designated handler.

Tester to be just inside/just outside to assist if necessary

Dog is brought in on lead positioned in a stay by handler, lead to be removed.

The handler may change position in relation to stock or send dog from his side after a brief pause.

The pair should then be seen to move around the area controlling  the sheep in various manoeuvres, simple straight lines plus changes of direction. At some point probably at the end of the test the dog should show a stop in any position and a recall from the stop.

This a score sheet so you can see what and how the tests are judged! 



JHD Legs 1 and 2, under two different judges


The stock to be at the top end of the paddock.

The handler may carry a crook or light stock stick

The dog brought in on a lead no closer than15 foot from the sheep.

Off lead, maintain Stop in any position before asked either to gather or drive the stock.

Handler should base the decision on the reactions of the stock relative to the course. The centre hurdles can be taken either before or after the two corner panels, which can be taken from either direction.

You need to take all 3 obstacles to pass.

Test is complete once the  gate out of the area is closed behind the sheep; 10 mins is allocated but dogs roughing up stock or showing lack of progress will be asked off in 5 mins.



All the exercises must receive Good or Fair for a pass. 






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