The 2011 National Sheepdog Finals came to Carbondale, Colorado!
Alasdair MacRae and Star win Double-Lift Finals! Amanda Milliken and Dorey take Nursery Finals!
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This six day event will include a food and craft fair as well as competition for 225 pre-qualified dog and handler teams. Only the best teams (from the U.S. and Canada) make the cut to compete for over $40,000 in purse money and the title(s) of 2011 National Sheepdog Champion and the 2011 National Nursery Champion (younger dogs). Seven hundred of Colorado’s notorious range yearlings (sheep) will be gathered from high alpine meadows of the Rocky Mountains and delivered to Strang Ranch the day before the trial. These sheep will levy the necessary challenge to determine 2011 champions.. More Information...
There are hundreds of people joined together to make this event possible. From the sponsors to the sheep, read about them all. Learn what they are doing to contribute to the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals. More...
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Would You Like To Become Involved?
Hosting the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals is a massive project, and requires the help of many volunteers, and sponsors. More...
All Dog-Handler Teams Have Sponsors! Thanks for your support!
Watch the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals LIVE on the interenet
The 2010 webcast of the National Sheepdog Finals was a rousing success, attracting almost 3,000 viewers from all over the world. For 2011, the webcast will be bigger and better, with more cameras and even more coverage. Thanks to Serta, the lead sponsor of the 2011 Finals webcast, viewers will be able to enjoy a free hour of the broadcast. More....
Souvenirs and Collectables
Ballcaps, T-shirts, jackets, canvas prints...All these souvenirs, and, many more will be available at the National Sheepdog Finals trial grounds! All proceeds from official 2011NSF collectables goes to off-set costs for producing the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals.
Dogs! Dogs! And, More Dogs? Well, Maybe Not!
Even though this is a doggie event, we request that you leave your pets at home. No shade will be provided for pets who are left to fend for themselves in cars. You will find that time passes quickly watching all of the action! Before you know it, several hours could have gone by. The weather in this part of the country can be unpredictable and neglected pets could get themselves into real danger.
If you should find yourself in a bind, that is to say, you have no choice but to be traveling with your pet, we do offer the following solution:
The Aspen Pet Valet will offer doggie day care at the Missouri Heights School House. Please visit http://www.aspenpetvalet.com for more information and to reserve a spot for your pooch.
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Sweetgrass-- The Documentary Coming to Carbondale!
This August, residents of the Carbondale area will have a rare opportunity to experience the documentary film: Sweetgrass: the Last Ride of the American Cowboy. The film is being shown as part of a fundraising effort on behalf of the United States Border Collie Handler's Association's National Sheepdog Finals. Learn More...
Handlers: Have a question?
Spectators: ID the handlers & dogs
Are you planning on attending, but don't know anything about the people and the dogs who do this event? Are you interested in who is representing your United States Border Collie Handler's Association (USBCHA) District? Find out more about these handler-dog teams in the district profile pages. Get in-depth stories about the top handlers in North America by visiting our blog.