National Sheep Dog Finals

2014 National Sheepdog Fonals. Carbondale, CO

19.6 was lowest pts to be accepted in 2011 finals, CO
24.6 was lowest pts to be accepted in 2013 finals, VA.
16.8 was lowest pts to be accepted in 2012 finals, OR

Judges:  Alan McDonald/Open, Faansie Basson/Open
Judges: Hefin Jones/Nursery, Lyle Lad/Nursery

Entries must be postmarked on or before Aug. 1 in order to accept entries.  No entries will be taken after that date.

The board voted to fill drop outs at the national finals up until the day before the trial starts.
To be guaranteed your money back, you must drop out before September 1. After that, the only way to be given a refund is to have your spot filled.

With that in mind, The secretary will continue to update the website, entry's received, on a daily basis. For the most part, it is updated withing the hour of receiving a cancellation. With that in mind, please do not call Francis to see if you are in. LOOK at the website. The website will be updated until the 6th of September.

After the 6th of September the only way to get into the finals is to personally be at the secretary's trailer on the Monday before the finals starts, before 5:00 pm, and sign the provided sheet.


At 5 pm on that day, Francis will remove from the running order the cancellations made after the 6th and fill those spots with the dogs on the sign in sheet.

The dogs on the sign in sheet have to be entered  by the August 1 entry deadline and will be given entry into the trial based on qualification points.  Herbert Holmes
Open & Nursery Entries received listed below.

If you need to cancel your entry in the National Finals you  may send an email stating you want to pull out of the finals, but must call to verify your message was receive 254-486-2500 or 254-715-1290.  It is handler’s responsibility to make sure your message was received and proper action was taken.  Run order updates are posted within minutes after cancelations are received, so please check to see if cancelation has been pulled.

Practice Field:  Probably open (Sat?) for sure Monday-Thursday at the ranch. Signed release and $25 a dog for 20 minutes or 4 sheep which ever runs out first. Reservations to be made through email






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