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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.








Winner of VIP Finals Tickets!
Draw took place on may 1st for the two VIP Tickets  

Congratulations to Liz Stenning  and Tom Trent!!!


 Liz Stenning hails from beautiful Whidbey Island Washington. She started herding with ACDs ten years ago in the arena venues. But she quickly realized that her heart was in the open field. So she moved into the world of strong-eyed dogs. 

Currently she is running an Australian Kelpie, Crick in Pro Nov and two Border Collies in Open, Sage and Rye.  Quoting Liz, “I am inspired everyday by my dogs, whether it’s the pure finesse in their moment, or their dedication to the work, and loyalty to their handler. I hope to be able to do this for the rest of my life!”


OSDS Member, Tom Trent lives in Sonoma County, California.  Tom discovered working Border Collies around the same time that he had
a small flock of Polypay sheep and was raising lambs for market.

Tom says that nearly 20 years later, he has continued to enjoy working with dogs and participating in trials near his home.
Quoting Tom, “I appreciate very much winning a VIP ticket to the National Finals!”








New Honorary Member

The late Karen Mohney of Waitsburg, Washington was awarded Honorary Membership by the Oregon Sheepdog Society at the May 13, 2015 meeting.



Due to the cancellation of the Lacamas Trial this year we have had to change the location of our Annual meeting/awards/banquet. Chris Soderstrom of Fido's Farm in Olympia has graciously offered her premises for our annual event, it will be tied in with her trial that will be held the Labour Day weekend.  It will be a great trial with a double lift final! Mark your calendars! More details on this to follow.   The OSDS Board says a big thank you to Chris for stepping forward and offering her beautiful facility for us.  Here is a link to find out more about Fido's Farm http://fidosfarm.com/about.htm




CONGRATULATIONS to this years 2014

Top Team Winners



We had a tie for the Top Team for the first time in History!

Top Team:  Noelle Williams & Lad   AND   Patrick Shannahan & Vangie



Pro Novice

Top Team:  Jennifer Coleman & Mac

Reserve:  Francis Chai & Mink