Welcome to the Oregon Sheep Dog Society Website!
Oregon Sheep Dog Society promotes the effective use of stock dogs for herding sheep, cattle and other livestock. Learn about trials, clinics, training classes and how to join the society.
Established in 1934, we are proud to be the oldest Herding club in North America.
Heppner Trial Reflections
Handlers took a moment at Heppner to remember Karen Mohney. Karen's mom Merideth seen in the center of the group bought all the handlers Sweat Shirts, and we reflected on the loss of our friend. -Jeff Marroni
Picture: Jeff Marroni
Photo: Lisa Charaba
Our sheepdog community is saddened by the passing of Ed Fisher, husband of OSDS Vice President Ernesta Ballard. Ed Fisher will be forever remembered in the Pacific Northwest shepherding world for his kind, friendly, thoughtful, and cheerful spirit. He always had time to talk and could often be seen in his red truck on his way to run an errand to help someone in need. Ed was always ready and willing to help where needed at local trials. He also volunteered to help at Finals two different years. Ed scribed, delivered food, passed out volunteer packets, ran scores between fields in his red truck, and did various other jobs. He also sponsored several Finals teams over the years. Ed became involved in the herding world to support his wife, Ernesta, and their Border Collie, Annie. He soon caught the "Herding Bug" and borrowed a dog from Fido's Farms to take lessons. When Ernesta got a new dog, Ed took over Annie and they could be found spending many happy hours training together. When Annie passed on, Ed was determined to keep herding and purchased a young red dog, Daisy. A couple of months ago, he and Daisy fulfilled his dream of running her in a trial at Fido's Farm - to the cheers of his friends and supporters.
Ed will be missed!
January 2016 - by Debbie Dunne
At the January 13, 2016 meeting, the BOD voted to make Diane Pagel an Honorary Member of the Oregon Sheepdog Society, and a place in the club's website "Hall of Fame". The BOD also voted to give a donation of $50 to the GoFundMe campaign scholarship fund for PAHS, Diane's Alma Mater (Port Angeles High School Scholarship Fund), which was launched in her memory. https://www.gofundme.com/dianepagelfund
Congratulations to our Top Teams for 2014/2015
Top team- Patrick Shannahan & Vangie
Reserve - Noelle Williams & Lad
Top team– Patrick Shannahan & Rye
Reserve-Maggie McClure & Buster
Top team-Rennee Carle & Kiara
Reserve-Diana Crane & Ben