Come out and watch some of the best dogs in the country competing to be the 2016 USBCHA National Champion! It begins on Thursday September 22nd with the first of two qualifying rounds and runs thru Sunday the 25th where the top pointed handler and dog teams will compete in the double lift. Admission is free.
The address for the trial site is: 2240 Iris Avenue Creston, IA
Sponsorships are a key part to make the USBCHA National Cattledog Finals possible. With the financial help of our many supporters, we can once again produce another great event which tests the skills of both working dogs and their handlers like no other in the nation.
The United States Border Collie Handlers' Association is an organization that sanctions sheep and cattle dog trials in the U.S. and Canada. It was founded in 1979 and the first USBCHA National Sheepdog Finals was held that same year. The first USBCHA National Cattledog Finals was held in 2001. The USBCHA's goal is to promote and preserve the working border collie, with an emphasis on the amazing ability to control stock in wide open spaces and take commands at great distances, but all breeds may compete at sanctioned trials and in national finals.
The American Border Collie Association is the premier registry of the border collie in the United States. The ABCA was founded in 1983 to register and promote the working border collie and provides funds to USBCHA trials, including the USBCHA National Cattle and Sheep Finals held yearly, as well as other events promoting working dogs, and funding health and genetics research.