In late September 2017 the finest sheepdogs and handlers from across the USA and Canada will come together in Middletown Virginia to compete for the title of National Champion.
The National Sheepdog Finals is held to crown the best working sheepdog and handler team in the USA and Canada. The dogs and handlers you will see come from farms and ranches far and wide. They have earned the right to step on the Finals field through their successes at local sheepdog trials through the year. Managing livestock is an art, and watching a gifted dog usher sheep through a trial course, hearing the handler communicate with their canine partner using both voice and whistle, and sensing the silent communication between them that comes from untold hours working together can take your breath away. We invite you to come see this partnership at its highest level, with dogs moving the stock where the handler wishes, directed by whistles from afar. The skill of these teams brings elegance to the practical work of farming.