CWCCA National Specialty

Herding Tests and Trials

Please come join us at our 2018 National Specialty Herding Trials and watch our wonderful cardigans perform what they were bred to do!

This year the CWCCA is teaming up with Pacific Northwest Herding Club to hold three days of all-breed tests and trials. PNWHC will host Friday and Sunday with the CWCCA hosting Saturday.



PackLeader Farms
14401 Crews Road Kp N
Gig Harbor  WA 98329


Friday: George “Rusty” Jeffers, Meadow Vista, CA
Saturday: Craig Watson, Shelton, WA
Sunday: Ron Fischer, Graham, wA


HT and PT will be on Sheep and If we have sufficient Sheep available after the trial has closed, we will offer Instinct testing on Saturday.

Trial Classes offered will be Ducks and Sheep:  Course A and Course B all levels.  We will also be offering Course C Sheep all levels. 

We are sorry but there will be NO INSTINCT TESTS offered.

Opening and Closing dates:

  • CWCCA Trial: ENTRIES Open for CARDIGANS ONLY Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 8:00 AM
  • Entries for all other eligible breeds open Wednesday, February 22, 2018, at 8:00 AM.
  • No opening date for PNWHC Trials so send your entry in now to insure a place
  • Closing date for inclusion in the CWCCA national catalog is March 28, 2018.
  • Closing date for ALL entries is Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Closing date for Pacific Northwest Herding Club Trials is Friday, April 6, 2018

Premium Lists and Entry Forms:

Entries are closed.

Silent Auction: 

We will have a silent auction full of wonderful items. Proceeds raised benefit the bottom line on our herding trials.

Contact Shawna Arent
24020 SE 170TH St
Maple Valley, WA 98038


Nina Sage Photography will become on site Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22

Getting Here: 

Only 43.5 miles from SeaTac International Airport; our suggestion if you are flying is to arrive there. Location is approximately 160 miles from PDX and our Host Hotel.


Travel Advisory

A CWCCA member has reported that an attendee planning to fly to our Nationals via Alaska Airlines, whose website states not flying pets Apr 24-26, required a change of plans The report indicated that no pre-flight advisement will be forthcoming from the airline for others with similar reservations.

Due to privacy concerns, we cannot verify specific information but we strongly urge you to verify your flight arrangements in advance to avoid a travel day upset. We greatly appreciate the heads up.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who made the Bonfire Shirt Campaign a huge success. Between the original, the relaunch, and the second campaign we sold 465 shirts with a donation of $4531 to the CWCCA.

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