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Welcome To The Official NZSDTA Website

The New Zeland Sheep Dog Trial Association Incorporated consists 157 Sheep Dog Trial Clubs spread throughout the country. These  clubs are grouped for administration into 13 Centres. Each Centre has 2 representatives on the New Zealand Council, which administers the affairs of the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association Inc., under the direction of the executive committee as follows:

President:           Mr Pat Coogan             Phone 07 896 6379 or 027 669 4078

Vice President:   Mr Kerry Pauling           Phone 03.318 4048 or 021 0225 5974

Executive Committee:  Clark Crystal, Vaughan Marfell, Roger Tweed

Interim Secretary:    Debbie Pauling   Phone 027 344 5182   email: Promotions Officer:  Jan Tairua          Phone 0274 961 243   email:


Important Notices


Marlborough Nelson Centre -  Awatere Dog Trial Club  

New Dates  *  19-20 April 2019

               Starting Friday afternoon with heading only and Hunts starting 9.30 Saturday. 

                                                          Entries close 9.30  Saturday.


King Country Centre - Awakino Collie Club - 29-30 March 2019

Trial Cancelled

Due to the very dry conditions 


Marlborough Nelson Centre - Tapawera Dog Trial Club 30-31 March 2019

Trial Cancelled

Due to extreme drought, fire risk, water shortage and animal welfare concerns.



Marlborough Nelson Centre -  Waimea Sheep Dog Trial Club 26-27 April 2019 

Trial Cancelled

Due to the local severe drought, fire status, condition of stock, water and staggers.




Southland Centre - Greendale SDTC - Date Change

Now 16th & 17th April 2019




                                     ****** OVIS CERTIFICATES***** 

At all dog trials at every centre and club in New Zealand it is mandatory that "All classes and types of dogs entering trial grounds must have Ovis Certificates of no more than 30 days prior to trial."

This approved Council recommendation,without exception, is to be strictly enforced and applies to all dogs, competing or otherwise, present on trial grounds.

Dogs are to remain in vehicles until certificates have been checked.







                                     2019 Trial Dates & Official Judges List 

Trial Dates & Official Judges List 2019 Corrections/Alterations

Poverty Bay Centre: New Promotions Officer (effectively immediatley)Donna Halley email:

Poverty Bay Centre Champs @ Tologa Bay Date Correction 12th, 13th April with run offs Sunday 14th April 2019

King Country Centre: Graeme Brier - Councillor new email:

Waikato Centre: Maurice Yearbury - Councillor new email:

Taranaki Centre:  Whangamomona DTC Secretary Charmaine Murphy new email:

Canterbury Centre: Tai Tapu CDC - New Secretary -  Tim Schmack, 336 Harmans Road, R D 2 Leeston 7682 

                                  Email:  Phone: 027 2208 414

North Otago Centre:  Waihemo CC - Secreatary (Kirstin Enrlbrecht) Email address correction:

Retired Judges:  Peter Boys new address: Strathallan Retirement Village, Appartment 1, 32 Konini Street, Timaru


NZSDTA Guide for Judging April 2018

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