Welcome to the ASDWA

The Australian Sheep Dog Workers’ Association was established in 1988 to allow sheep dog workers to speak with one voice, enabling better sponsorship and joint insurance, to conduct an Australian Championship and to administer interstate and international teams.

The mission of the ASDWA is to facilitate communications with the state working sheep dog associations, liaise with corporate sponsors, foster newcomers to the sport, organise major trials such as the annual Supreme Australian Championship, and to host and organise the annual Trans Tasman Test series between Australia and New Zealand.

DOGPRO Millmerran Show Sheep Dog Trial 3, 4, 5, April, 2020 @ Millmerran Show
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

The training weekend has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus


Anyone interested in attending to phone Jean Moir 03 5668 8263

DOGPRO Tara Western Downs Championship Sheep Dog Trial, 11, 12, 13, April, 2020 @ Tara Showgrounds
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day

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The Supreme

The Supreme Australian Championship has been held annually since 1990 and rotates between the six states. In 2020 the Supreme will be held 17th – 25th October, 2020 at Campbell Town (Midlands), Tasmania

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The Trans Tasman

Each year Australia and New Zealand compete against each other for the Wayleggo Cup. Each country takes it in turn to host and organise a test series. To be held in 2020 at Campbell Town (Midlands), Tasmania, Monday Oct 19 – Sunday 25 Oct.

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President’s Report

ASDWA President Mr Grant Cooke

Welcome to the final newsletter for 2019.  Congratulations and thank you to the Queensland Working Sheepdog Association and their Supreme organising committee, headed by Linda Mitchell, on the successful organisation and running of the 2019 Dogpro Supreme Australian Championships, held in Dalby, Queensland, 23-29 September.

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Become a Member

By becoming a member of one of the six state working sheep dog associations you automatically become a member of the Australian Sheepdog Worker’s Association.

To become a member, contact the secretary of your state. Please mention that you have been directed from this website.

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Code of Welfare

Owners, handlers, breeders and/or lessees in charge of dogs have a responsibility to understand and meet the welfare needs of their dogs.

The purpose of this code is to encourage all those responsible for dogs to adopt the highest standards of husbandry, care and handling.

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Code of Conduct

The ASDWA believes in sportmanship and has a code of conduct to support this.

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