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.


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

We had our awards banquet and Annual Meeting on Saturday night September 5th. 
We started with a fabulous meal.  We feasted on salmon, roasted turkey, corn, wonderful side dishes brought in by members, topped off with a fabulous cake!  We raffled 3 of our new item, OSDS Caps! They look great! This was followed by our year-end award winners.  They loved their embroidered jackets and vests. Lastly our annual meeting, thanks to all who attended and for those who could not, here is a copy  of the agenda.  Lots of photos were taken. Please bare with us for a while, our photographers will be at Vashon this weekend. Photos will be on our web site soon. 







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.