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Official Dates 2020

Trial Results

Official Results 2019

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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 in to 13 centres.

Each Centre has two 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: 07 896 6379 or 027 669 4078

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

Executive Committee: Clark Crystal, Vaughan Marfell, Roger Tweed

Interim Secretary: Debbie Pauling: 027 344 5182   email:

Promotions Officer: Jan Tairua: 027 496 1243   email:


Urgent Notice
Please note the 2020 Trial Dates listed on this webiste for all North Island Centres except Northland & Wairarapa & Southern Hawkes Bay are incorrect - we are working the our Website Host to remedy this issue, but in the meantime if you require these dates, urgently, please email Debbie - nzsdta 
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.



2019 New Zealand Test Team

Congratulations to

Andy Clark (Captain) & Girl

Neville Child & Harry

Guy Peacock & Chief

Stuart Child & Brodie

Henry Gaddum (Reserve) & Tau 

Trans Tasman Test to be held at Nelson A & P Show 23 -24 November 2019


2019Tux North Island & New Zealand Championships

Tux North Island & New Zealand 2019 Championships

Final Results (click here)

Tux South Island Championships 

TUX South Island Championships Final Results (Click Here)


Click on the link below for South Island Champs Photo's



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


Training Sheep Dogs & Pups


Tux Yarding Challenge Course Map

Tux Yarding Challenge Rules


Tux Handy Dog Event Course Map

Tux Handy Dog Event Rules


Trans Tasman Course & Rules