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Herding Information and Links


Divisions in ASCA sanctioned trials are offered for three levels of training. The started division gives the dog and handler a place to begin and gain experience. Dogs progress from started through open and advanced on three classes of stock (cattle, sheep, and ducks). Started title earns a STD, open earns an OTD, and advanced earns an ATD. Small letters c,s, or d indicate cattle, sheep or ducks. Dogs earning an ATD in all classes earns the title Working Trial Champion (WTCH). A post advanced title is the PATD. Trials also offer classes for Novice  handlers and Juniors.                 
trough2.jpg (18818 bytes) Perennial Poetry In Motion cooling off after a herding session.

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