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National Sheepdog Finals underway in Sturgis

Laura Hicks

The United States Border Collie Handler’s Association, Inc. (USBCHA) National Sheepdog Finals will once again find it’s way to the host city of Sturgis, SD on September 9-14, 2008. This spectacular event will be centrally located at Ft. Meade in the beautiful Black Hills. It is an ideal location for spectators and dog handlers alike.

Spectators will fall in love with the intensity of these dogs as well as the partnership displayed between handler and dog. The top 150 Open dogs as well as the top 20 percent of the Nursery level dogs (30 months or younger) will showcase their working ability.

This will be the fourth time handlers from all over the United States and Canada will vie for the coveted National Championship at Ft. Meade just east of Sturgis. It has proven to be a top level trial course as well as an excellent visitor area.

The USBCHA is the sanctioning body for sheepdog trials throughout the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1979 and has grown into an organization of more than 800 members. Members who qualify at sanctioned “Open Trials” during the year are eligible to compete in the USBCHA National Finals to determine the champion dog and handler for that year. The annual USBCHA “Nursery Finals” determines the champion Nursery (30 months or younger) dog and handler.

The United States Border Collie Handler’s Association, Inc. (USBCHA) National Sheepdog Finals will once again find it’s way to the host city of Sturgis, SD on September 9-14, 2008. This spectacular event will be centrally located at Ft. Meade in the beautiful Black Hills. It is an ideal location for spectators and dog handlers alike.

Spectators will fall in love with the intensity of these dogs as well as the partnership displayed between handler and dog. The top 150 Open dogs as well as the top 20 percent of the Nursery level dogs (30 months or younger) will showcase their working ability.

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This will be the fourth time handlers from all over the United States and Canada will vie for the coveted National Championship at Ft. Meade just east of Sturgis. It has proven to be a top level trial course as well as an excellent visitor area.

The USBCHA is the sanctioning body for sheepdog trials throughout the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1979 and has grown into an organization of more than 800 members. Members who qualify at sanctioned “Open Trials” during the year are eligible to compete in the USBCHA National Finals to determine the champion dog and handler for that year. The annual USBCHA “Nursery Finals” determines the champion Nursery (30 months or younger) dog and handler.

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