THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT EXPO NM FAIRGROUNDS IN ALBUQUERUQE, NM THIS EVENT WILL OFFER OFFICIAL HERDING INSTINCT TEST TITLES FOR BOTH AKC AND AHBA AKC - HIT - HERDING INSTINCT TEST AHBA - HT - HERDING TEST
PRE-ENTRY WILL GIVE YOU PREFERENCE ON TIME SLOTS WHICH MEANS YOU MAY EITHER PICK A TIME SLOT UP FRONT OR IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR SCHEDULE YOU WILL BE PUT IN FRONT OF THE LINE WHEN YOU DO SHOW UP AT THE TEST AREA WITH YOUR DOG.
EACH TEST IS $50.00 IF YOU CHOSE TO BE TESTED IN BOTH VENUES WITH THE SAME DOG AT THE SAME TIME THE FIRST TEST WILL E $50.00 THE SECOND TEST WILL BE AND ADDITIONAL $20.00 NOT ANOTHER $50.00.
ELIGIBILITY FOR AKC HIT All dogs nine (9) months of age or older from breeds accepted into the herding program that are registered with The American Kennel Club are eligible to participate in herding tests and trials. However, dogs may enter an Instinct test at six months of age.
All dogs nine (9) months of age or older that are enrolled in the AKC Foundation Stock Services (FSS) program and are from breeds accepted into the herding program are eligible to participate in herding tests and trials. FSS breeds may earn suffix titles only.
All dogs nine (9) months of age or older from the breeds accepted into the herding program that are enrolled in the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program – formerly known as the ILP program – are eligible to participate in herding tests and trials
ELIGIBLE BREED FOR AKC HIT All dogs 9 months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Herding Events Effective January 1, 2011 all dogs 6 months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Herding Instinct Tests. AKC RECOGNIZED BREEDS Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Bearded Collie Beauceron Belgian Malinois Belgian Sheepdog Belgian Tervuren Bergamasco Berger Picard Bernese Mountain Dog Boerboel Border Collie Bouviers des Flandres Boxers Briard Canaan Dog Cardigan Welsh Corgi Collie Entlebucher Mountain Dog Finnish Lapphund German Shepherd Dog Giant Schnauzer Great Swiss Mountain Dog Icelandic Sheepdog Kerry Blue Terrier Miniature American Shepherd Norwegian Buhund Norwegian Elkhound (April 1, 2017) Old English Sheepdog Pembroke Welsh Corgi Polish Lowland Sheepdog Puli Pumi Pyrenean Shepherd Rottweiler Samoyed Shetland Sheepdog Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Spanish Water Dog Standard Schnauzer Swedish Vallhund FOUNDATION STOCK SERVICE BREEDS* Appenzeller Sennenhunde Working Kelpie Belgian Laekenois Catahoula Leopard Dog Czechoslovakian Vlcaks Danish - Swedish Farmdog (effective 7/1/2015) Dutch Shepherd Lancashire Heeler Miniature American Shepherd Mudi Portuguese Sheepdog Schapendoes Slovensky Cuvac Swedish Lapphund * May compete for suffix titles only Dogs of these breeds recorded with the Purebred Alternative Listing Program/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) or dogs with Conditional registration are eligible to participate. Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to participate. Monorchid or cryptorchid males are eligible to participate. Bitches in season are eligible to participate. Lame, blind or deaf dogs may not participate. Dogs with Limited Registration are eligible to participate.
1. This program shall be open to all herding breeds and multi-purpose breeds with herding background as listed following these Test Program Rules.
2. Dogs must be six months of age or older.
3. Spayed bitches and neutered dogs may participate.
4. Bitches in heat may take part in tests, but must wait until all other dogs have participated.
5. Dogs must be sound and in good health. Any dog which appears to be unfit will be removed at the tester's discretion; examples are: lameness, injury, illness, advanced pregnancy.
6. Dogs must have prior training to come reliably when called and to down, sit or stand-stay; this requirement must be made clear to owners before they enter. For first-leg Herding Capability Tests, it is highly recommended that dogs have had prior supervised exposure to live-stock, although it is not a requirement that dogs have had prior herding training. Second-leg tests require that dogs have had some basic herding training; this is to be made clear to prospective entrants.
7. Owners of participating dogs need not be members of any club or organization.
8. A dog owned or co-owned by the tester or any member of the tester's immediate family or household may not be evaluated by that tester, nor may a dog be evaluated by a tester who has been the owner, co-owner or the primary trainer/handler of the dog within the last six months.
9. Dogs which have been in previous tests and have not passed shall be eligible to be tested again on another day.
1. For each title, two qualifying scores are required, earned under different judges. Upon completion of the second leg, a certificate will be issued awarding the title.
2. A dog may not be entered in both HCT classes and higher level classes on the same stock at the same test/trial. The dog may, however, be moved up upon the completion of a title.
3. HCT titles may be earned on any single type of stock or combination of stock. The title does not indicate the stock type.
ELIGIBLE HCT BREEDS
LIST OF BREEDS ELIGIBLE FOR HCT
HCT titles are limited to the listed breeds. JHD and trial titles may be earned by all breeds and mixes.
Herding Breeds Appenzeller Sennenhund Australian Cattle Dog Australian Kelpie Australian Koolie Australian Shepherd Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Bearded Collie Beauceron Belgian Laekenois Belgian Malinois Belgian Sheepdog Belgian Tervuren Bergamasco Border Collie Bouvier des Flandres Briard Canaan Dog Catahoula Catalonian Sheepdog (Gos d’Atura) Collie (Rough) Collie (Smooth) Dutch Shepherd English Shepherd Entlebucher Sennenhund German Coolie German Shepherd Dog Icelandic Sheepdog Lapphund McNab Miniature Australian Shepherd Mudi Norwegian Buhund Old English Sheepdog Picardy Shepherd (Berger Picard) Polish Lowland Sheepdog Puli Pumi Pyrenean Shepherd Queensland Heeler Rottweiler Samoyed Shetland Sheepdog Spanish Water Dog Swedish Vallhund Welsh Corgi, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Sheepdog White Shepherd (rare herding breeds not yet listed here are also eligible) Multipurpose breeds with herding background Airedale Terrier American Eskimo Bernese Mountain Dog Boerboel Boxer Danish-Swedish Farmdog Doberman Pinscher German Pinscher Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Keeshond Kerry Blue Terrier Poodle Schipperke Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer, Standard Shiloh Shepherd Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT EXPO NM FAIRGROUNDS, ALBUQUERQUE NM THIS EVENT WILL OFFER THE OFFICIAL AKC HERDING DOG FARM CERTIFICATION FOR THE FDC TITLE - BOTH LEGS WILL BE OFFERED.
Objective: The Farm Dog Certified test is designed to assess the overall conduct of a dog within a typical farm environment. The dog must demonstrate self-control when exposed to livestock and other unique sights, sounds and scents. The dog should exhibit confidence and a willingness to comply with instruction when confronted with a variety of situations.
The Farm Dog Certification is not intended to confer herding capability, but rather a foundation of self-control and biddability beneficial to all working dogs.
Open to all dogs at least 9 months of age that are individually registered with the AKC, recorded in the FSS program, dogs with PAL numbers, or dogs enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners Program. Females in season may not enter.
ONLY 5 WORKING SLOT AVAILABLE SO GET YOUR ENTRY IN ASAP
Joyce Geier’s Sheep Camp are unlike any others. They are intensive two day working seminars. Dogs and handlers work at their level in four private lessons (each roughly 25 minutes long) over the duration of the camp. All handlers watch and learn from each lesson; each lesson is fully debriefed for the audience, and questions and discussion are encouraged.
There are also table talks and discussion on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the crucial first steps in starting a pup to the nuances of trialing. Joyce brings a wealth of knowledge to the Camps. An industry-trained professional trainer, she is able to communicate ideas and actions to a wide variety of people; and with over twenty years of serious stock dog experience and study, she has a depth of working experience to pull from.
Joyce is a four-time US Team Member to the World Sheepdog Championship Trial’s, with dogs she has raised from pups and trained herself. She has placed top ten in many of the large double lift “classic” trials, including the National Finals, Meeker, Bluegrass, Kingston, and the northeast regional championships, and has placed in the top ten in the USBCHA Nursery Finals as well. She has trailed extensively in the UK and has won both regional Nursery Championships and Open trials, and has competed in the English Nationals. Although Joyce works mainly with Border Collies, other venues are not foreign to her. She has titled Shetland Sheepdogs and Australian Shepherds; ASCA, AKC, and AHBA; and has successful students with several different herding breeds.