Statement of Purposes
The purposes of the Association are:
(a) To promote amongst the sheep breeders and general public, a wide human interest in the working sheep dog and his work.
(b) To encourage and develop the standard of our working sheep dogs.
(c) To promote, encourage and assist working sheep dog trials, including field trials.
(d) To establish and maintain a Sheep Dog Register.
(e) To take any action it thinks necessary to further promote the interests of sheep men and their working dogs.
The Working of an Arena Trial in Victoria
For the Standard Arena Trial, and even line of 500 sheep may be
required, depending on the number of entries. They are often loaned
by a generous grazier in the local district. Three fresh sheep
are used for each competitor which are released at the far end of
the ground from a let-out pen. >>