The CBCA sponsors an annual Championship Sheep Dog Trial. This trial rotates between the West and East annually.
The Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA) was created to promote the breeding and training of working border collies and is the only registry of purebred border collies in Canada.
Starting August 22nd, 2019, sheepdogs and handlers from across Canada and from the United States will meet at the Canadian Sheep Dog Championships in Airdrie Alberta to compete for the Canadian Championship title.
The trial consists of a Nursery class – two runs with the highest combined score becoming Nursery Champion – and an Open class. In the Open there are two qualifying runs and the top 12 dogs of the qualifying rounds will go on to the Double Lift Final – which will determine the CBCA Champion.
CBCA Championship will showcase the incredible instinct, athleticism, and intelligence of the working border collie in partnership with its handler as they guide a group of sheep around a challenging course to complete a number of tasks designed to emulate the work of practical farming. Handlers communicate with the dogs using a variety of whistle and verbal commands and it is a spectacular partnership to watch. We invite you to attend the 2019 CBCA Championships and observe these incredible dogs as they perform as they were bred to do!
Milton Scott and his family are extremely excited to host the
2019 Canadian Sheep Dog Championships.
Milton Scott is originally from Eastend Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta in 1988. He has raised three kids on his farm outside of Airdire where he also raises his sheep flock of 500 ewes. Milt is the General Manager of Thorlakson Feedyards. TFY is a custom feedlot with capacity for over 20,000 head of cattle. They also farm over 12,000 acres cash crop. Milt has been competing in Stock Dog competitions nationally for over 30 years.
Kier Scott is Milt’s oldest son and will be the Trial Director for the Canadian Sheep Dog Championships. Growing up, Kier would often watch his dad work dogs and recently joined the competing world of stock dogs. Kier was a member of his local 4H club for nine years. Kier participated in the 4H stock dog program as well as raised both lamb and beef projects. Kier graduated from Olds College with a Business Management Certificate and an Business Administration Diploma, where he was also the President of the Students Association. Kier is passionate about business, agriculture and someday will own a business of his own. Kier currently works at Thorlakson Nature’s Call as the Operations Manager. TNC is a composting facility where they process green organic waste and turn it into compost. Kier has become an expert at operating different heavy machinery and enjoys the management tasks that his job demands.
Kier’s Finance, Samantha Stockwood, is also from Airdrie and will be one of the event coordinators, taking care of planning, execution and administration tasks for the Canadian Sheep Dog Championships. Samantha graduated from Olds College with a Business Management Certificate, Business Administration Diploma and recently completed her Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness Degree. Samantha currently works as Cost Control for Parkland Pipeline in Olds. Samantha has enjoyed traveling Alberta with Kier and Milt, watching them compete in trials. She has also enjoyed hosting the Carleton Creek Arena Trial winter series with Milt and Kier.
Mackenzie Scott, Milt’s daughter, will be assisting with hospitality coordination at this years Canadian Championships. Mackenzie was heavily involved in 4H throughout high school where she grew passionate about volunteering, showing cattle and public speaking. Spencer Scott, Milts youngest son, was also involved in 4H during high school. Spencer is currently taking his Meat Processing Certificate at Olds College and hopes to own a business of his own one day. Spencer will be assisting with livestock management and let-out at this years Championships.