The Victorian Herding Association is the only herding club affiliated with the Dogs Victoria (although some Breed Clubs are also active in herding). It is non-breed specific and a club ideal for promoting herding. Members' dogs may be on the Main Register of Dogs Victoria the Associate Register or the Sporting Register (registerd working dogs)
The VHA was active in getting herding recognized as an Australian National Kennel Control Council sport and developing rules for the sport.
The VHA organizes Herding Trials and Tests and promotes herding education through running Training Days and Clinics.
We know that most dog people belong to multiple clubs, so we have kept our fees low. Our renewals are due January of each year
We hope that you will join us and look forward to getting to know you and your dog's while pursuing this fantastic sport.
ANKC ELIGIBLE HERDING BREEDS
Breeds eligible for the Herding Program include:
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Belgian Shepherds [All Varieties]
Bouvier des Flanders
Collie Rough and Smooth
German Shepherd Dog
Old English Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Welsh Corgi Cardigan
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Other Herding Breeds:
Bernese Mountain Dog
Kerry Blue Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
MIXED BREEDS Mixed breeds may be accepted provided they are a mix or apparent mix of Herding breeds. These must be Associate Registered Dogs.