Spectator dogs are not allowed at the Canadian Sheepdog Championships.

Please leave your pets at home.

The Canadian Sheepdog Championship maintains a policy that does not permit any spectator pets on the event grounds. While this is an event for dog lovers, spectator’s dogs are not allowed. We fully understand your desire to have your animals with you, but ask that you understand our position. This is a highly competitive event, with handlers travelling from all over the world to compete – an escaped dog or disruption could ruin a run. This policy is enforced out of respect and safety for the competitors, demonstrators and the animals. Furthermore, the nature of the sheepdog competition and other events held on the grounds requires due caution to prevent possible injury to the animals. The Canadian Sheepdog Championship encourages visitors to make prior arrangements to ensure proper care is given to their pets while attending the trials. The Canadian Sheepdog Championship in no way whatsoever wishes to encourage or support leaving pets unattended in parked cars.

2018 CBCA Open and Nursery Champion

Scott Glen was born and raised on a cattle farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. When he was in his 20’s he bought some sheep and shortly after, a dog, to help him manage them. He turned out to have some skills in training border collies to work and soon was going to competitions and training dogs for other people. He started his own line of border collies and a kennel he called Alta-Pete Kennels in New Dayton, Alberta. Alta-Pete is his Scottish family’s clan motto and means “Aim High”. His foundation sire, Sweep, a rough coated dog with a big white chest and a black “saddle”, produced winning dogs and his blood still runs through Scott’s dogs today. Sweep’s daughter, Fly, was the first dog Scott won the Canadian Championships with in 2000 and again in 2001. In 2004, Sweep’s grandson, Pleat, was the first Canadian bred dog and Scott was the first Canadian handler, to win the United States Border Collie Handler’s Association (USBCHA) Championship. Pleat’s litter sister, Tala, took the reserve championship at the same time with Scott handling. In 2011 Scott again won the Canadian Championships, this time with a little dog named Don who, when crossed into the Sweep line, improved on it. Don also went on to win two USBCHA championships with Scott in 2013 and in 2014. Scott’s current champion is Alice, a daughter of Don and a great great great granddaughter of his Old Sweep. Alice is Canadian bred by Wendy Schmaltz whose great bitch, Gin, had the genes that go back to Sweep. Alice won the USBCHA nationals in 2016 and 2017 and is the current Canadian Champion. Alice is a rough coated speckled girl with a naughty sense of humor off stock. When working she is all business but when off duty in the house, has been known to chew things like computer cords or steal pens or chapstick off tables to chew them up. Scott has also won the Canadian Nursery Championship (for dogs under 3 years old) 4 times. In 2009, he won it with Don and in 2011 he won it with Cy Peterson’s Reba who is a full sibling to Don. In 2015, he won it with Dave who is a grandson of Don and Scott currently holds the title with a tiny little female named Jill who has no idea her diminutive size. Jill was bred in Missouri by Thad Fleming. Scott enjoys competing for the Canadian Championships whenever it is held in the West and is looking forward to it again in 2019.

2018 CBCA Reserve Open and Reserve Nursery Champion

Howell is descended from a couple of former Canadian Champions: the first one from 1999, Grace, from the championships at Kamloops, was his great grandmother; Ethel, a two time Canadian Champion from 2004 and 2009, was his grandmother. Howell was the 2013 CBCA Nursery Champion. Howell came to me as a left over. Barbara Ray said she couldn’t sell one and I had to take him as a service pup. My Monty was the sire. I had seen another from the litter that looked ok, so I said yes and some one delivered him a couple of weeks later. No wonder no one wanted him. He was a hang dawg, He lacked sense—he wouldn’t come in from the extreme cold. As the winter wore on, he was not on the road to sheepdog scholarship. I nearly sold him. Everything comes to she who waits. On a single weekend, he trained up. In one month of work, he was winning pro novice trials. In many respects, he was easier to run as a nursery dog, accepting direction readily. “Like this?” ‘Yes, like that.’ He emerged from his first winter with an empowered confidence that made him more of a challenge to control, than he was the year before. His unruliness remains true to this day, when he is a seven year old. Howell takes charge in a free wheeling sort of way, that would not please every one. When the sheep are difficult, it is his time to shine, as on western finewools. He has proven to be a bit much for re run katahdins. There is no dirty job he will not do at home. Pen and chute work are his forte. He loves managing the sheep while I put out hay—no talking required between the two of us. Loading stock trailers. He rules at big flock moves, freely running up the sides to catch breakaways, and immediately back to the rear to pick up the pace. He is a wonderful outrunner in many different settings, that could challenge a dog’s imagination. He is nowhere tougher than at the pen, where he knows the job—“we can do this the nice way or the hard way”. He instills lots of confidence when the sheep have looked unpennable—he usually can. He has bred a few nice youngsters. My Quark, now with Terry Folsom in California and my Hazel, reserve National Nursery Champion in the US and reserve Open Champion here in Ontario, after her first outings as an Open dog.