Trial Dates

Official Dates 2022

Trial Results

Official Results 2020/21

Dog Training

Books & Information

Interested in 

Becoming a member?

Please locate your nearest centre and contact their Secretary for information

View NZSDTA Centres

NZSDTA Address

37 Broad Street
Southbridge 7602




Little River - TUX Handy Dog Challenge
To  be Held on 22nd January 2022
Cancellation Notice
From Canterbury Centre

Due to unforeseen Farming circumstances,

Oxford CC in North Canterbury will not be holding their club trial this year.

This trial was to have been 29th and 30th January 2022.



 COVID-19 Guidelines

The current government guidelines state that a community event held in a Red Zone can only have a gathering of 25 persons if being attended by any unvaccinated person.

In an Orange Zone the number goes up to 50 persons.

Under these guidelines any unvaccinated person would be excluded from our Island or New Zealand Championships. Think about it.

The NZSDTA recognises the choice of being vaccinated is up to the individual, however to protect our landowners, volunteers and fellow members it is our recommendation that any individual attending a trial is at least double vaccinated.

However, individual landowners may overrule this recommendation and require a double vaccination. It is important that clubs work closely with their landowners.

Again, I ask you all to respect others and their opinions, stay safe and lets all work through this the best we can while following government guidelines.

Pat Coogan
NZ Sheep Dog Trial Association Inc.
Waikato Centre TUX Challenge 
Taupo @ Aratiatia Station
North Island Semi-Finals & New Zealand Finals
Wednesday 12th January - Saturday 15th January 2022
With Finals on 16th January 2022
Entries Now Closed
**Please Note: Proof of Double Covid-19 Vaccination will be Required to Attend this Event**
Contact Colin Wilson  0274955368




Message from the NZSDTA President  - August 2021 

Regarding 2021 Trans Tasman Test

Regrettably, due to the extreme uncertainty of safe travel with the ongoing Covid-19 situation,  I wish to advise  that the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Associations’ test team will not be travelling to Tasmania for the impending Trans Tasman test series in October.

This decision has not been an easy one, but in the end it is apparent that we cannot travel with confidence, due to the airline policies and government isolation rules that are continuously changing thus bringing significant financial risk.


Phasing out of Cheques

Due to our banks phasing out of cheques, competitors are advised to take their bank account numbers and give to club secretaries on entering at each trial.