Welcome to Wisconsin Working Stock Dog ASSOCIATION
Since its incorporation on March 17, 1983, The Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association (WWSDA) has grown to serve members from across the Midwest United States. Its core mission is to advance the interests of working stock dogs and those who breed, train, and partner with them in farm work, recreation, and competitions.
Since 1986 the WWSDA has staged an annual sheepdog trial that has become one of the premier competitions in the nation. The Annual WWSDA Trial is currently held over Labor Day weekends near Hudson, Wisconsin.
The organization also puts on an annual indoor sheep and cattle herding clinic the first weekend in February, with world famous trainer Jack Knox.
Through its member relations, bi-monthly newsletter, Facebook page and this web site, the club encourages and supports clinics, competitions of various kinds, and other activities for the advancement of stock dogs.
The WWSDA trials have been renamed the 34th Annual WWSDA Midwest Championship Stockdog Trials, but it's still the same great "world class" field near Hudson, Wisconsin. The top 12 Open teams from Friday and Saturday qualify to run the challenging Double Lift Championship on Monday. The winner of this Double Lift then qualifies for the prestigious 2020 Soldier Hollow Invitational.
Come watch the country's wisest dogs and wiliest handlers compete for the coveted Midwest Sheepdog Championship at Badlands Sno-Park outside of Hudson, WI. Bring a lawn chair and loll on a sun-drenched hillside, watching dogs and handlers compete under time pressure to move sheep through a complicated course. Read on….
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
WWSDA MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIP SHEEPDOG TRIAL
34th Annual Sheepdog Competition
August 30th - September 2nd, 2019
Badlands Sno-Park, 772 Kinney Road, Hudson, WI 54016
Cost is $10/person, Children 10 and under are free.