Southern NSW Yard Dog Circuit Challenge

Five Southern NSW Yard Dog Clubs have introduced a trial circuit Challenge for 2020, to be held in conjunction with scheduled trial events. The Challenge will be run within the Open category at each trial. Winners will be decided and announced at the Snowy Mountains trial in December 2020.

Check out the Event Date section under Gundagai for the entry form




2019 Australian Yard Dog Championship

This year West Wyalong is hosting the 2019 Australian Yard Dog Championship from the 1st till the 3rd of November. If you have a look at the events dates section you will be able to find all the details for this event and many more.


NSWYDA 2019 Utility Championship


NSWYDA 2019 Yard Dog Championship

Congratulations to Michael Hedger and his dog Gilescreek Trapper for taking out the 2019 Championship.


**Deadline for the December 2019 newsletter is 20th November**

28 May 2018: As always, if you want point scores to be up to date in the newsletter and on this website, please encourage trial organisers to get trial results in to the Secretary by the deadline. We also love to receive photos, stories and anything else you think members should know about.


Reciprocal Membership
The VYUFDA, NSWYDA and SAYDA have agreed to offer each other’s members
reciprocal membership without charging a subscription.
The conditions are:

1. NSW members wishing to compete in Victoria still need to apply for
Interstate membership and be issued with a competition number;

2. Victorian members wishing to compete in NSW still need to apply for
Temporary membership and have such applications accepted;

3. This applies to full fee-paying competition members only;

4. There is no guarantee of acceptance in either State and each State
reserves the right to reject an application without giving reasons;

5. Anyone found to have misrepresented their status, [for example: not
living within the “home” State or not being a current financial member,
or being under suspension etc], will have their membership revoked and
be subject to further disciplinary sanctions.
6. For SAYDA you will not be required to fill in anymore forms when entering trials in SA as when you sign your entry form you agree to abide by the rules are code of conduct of the SAYDA.  You also sign that your dog/dogs have entered the competition at your own risk and the convenors of their representatives accept no responsibility for any risk or injury however caused.


Queries should be directed to your “Home” State.
VYUFDA Treasurer – Bill Spiteri 0407 127 509 http://www.vyufda.com.au
NSWYDA Secretary – Felicity Nolan 0400 951 717 
SAYDA Secretary - Bev Kellock 0427 973 247


12 DECEMBER 2017 UPDATE: Good news - the Council has withdrawn the proposed policy.

13 NOVEMBER 2017: Are you aware that your Council is about to pass a policy which puts your ability to breed and run livestock working dogs at risk?

The Upper Lachlan Valley Shire council is putting forward a Keeping Companion Animals Policy which applies to ALL dog owners in the area, including farms, transport companies and stock and station agents.

It does not seem to recognise the difference between livestock working dogs and pet dogs, and is calling for a limit to the number of dogs you can keep on any property to four (4) only. It also requires that all dogs must be desexed.

It is asking for comment from the community by 30 November.


Don’t assume that common sense will prevail.

Take a look at the draft policy - it’s only five pages long and you can find it on the Council’s website 

Tell the Council about your concerns in writing by 30 November 2017

If you want more information:

  1. Call the Council in Crookwell Ph. 4830 1000; in Gunning Ph. 4845 4100, in Taralga Ph. 4840 2099
  2. See the community action Facebook page where you can ask the co-ordinator Felicity questions


**ABC Rural covers 2016 Australian Championship at West Wyalong**

Top working dogs compete for Australian title at West Wyalong | Peta Doherty | ABC Rural | 120816 ... read the full article

**Change of trial dates**

Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website. 

**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**

The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.

**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**

We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.



New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.

CONTACT Felicity Nolan, Executive Secretary
POST PO Box 413, Forbes NSW 2871
PHONE 0400 951 717
EMAIL [email protected]

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