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.
The Supreme Australian Championship has been held annually since 1990 and rotates between the six states. Cancelled in 2020 and 2021~ the Supreme will be held 9 – 17 September 2023 at Strathalbyn, South Australia.
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. Cancelled in 2020 and 2021~ the Event will be held 9 – 17 September 2023 at Strathalbyn, South Australia.
ASDWA President Mr Michael Grant
Greetings to all Australian dog trialists and supporters.
Recent months have been a very mixed bag for those of us on the land, from a bumper season to a disaster depending on how much rain you have had, your topography and enterprise. My sympathy to those who have been victims of flood for the heart break that goes with that event.
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.
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.
Code of Conduct
The ASDWA believes in sportmanship and has a code of conduct to support this.
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