The Victorian Herding Association is the only herding club affiliated with 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 Dog [All Varieties]
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bouvier des Flandres
Collie Rough and Smooth
Dutch Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd (Long Stock Coat)
Kerry Blue Terrier
|Maremma Sheep Dog|
Old English Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired
Rottweiler (10/08) Eligible from 01.01.09
Samoyed (Approved for listing late 2005)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Welsh Corgi Cardigan
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Mixed breeds may be accepted provided they are a mix or apparent mix of Herding breeds.
These must be Associate Registered Dogs
Dogs registered with an ANKC Ltd recognized working dog association or kindred body are able to compete in Herding Trials organized under the auspices of an ANKC Ltd Body.
Such dogs must be registered with the ANKC Ltd, and the owner and handlers be members of a
Such dogs are to be allowed to complete without prejudice to sexual status in that they are not required to be neutered and may be bred as acceptable by the working registry they are registered with.