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Dedicated to the advancement of all herding breeds through the promotion of herding tests/trials, seminars and herding group conformation shows along the Front Range of Colorado and
Wyoming under the rules and regulations of The American
Kennel Club


In addition to hosting herding trials/tests annually, CDHA sponsors various herding instinct tests and demonstrations throughout the year. This organization of approximately 50 members, actively promotes the sport of livestock herding.

News 1

Join us for lunch at National Western Stock Show and watch the Sheep herding Trials!


The sheepdog trials are scheduled for Sunday, January 23rd starting with Intermediate Sheep at 8 am in the Wagner West Plaza, then Nursey Sheep at 9 am with Open Sheep to follow in the Stadium. You will need to pay grounds admission at the gate to enter.

CDHA has reserved the Executive Dining Room in the National Western Club for luncheon at 12 noon. The menu includes BBQ Beef Brisket, tossed salad, mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered corn and assorted dessert. Cost is $25/person

News 2

CDHA is joining with Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club to host an AKC Scent Work trial weekend in June, 2022. We will be holding our next scentwork committee meeting via zoom on Wed. Jan 12th at 7 PM. Please contact Val Manning  at to be added to the meeting list. 


Check out our Schedule of events page for upcoming herding, barn hunt and group show information on activities along the front range of Colorado and Wyoming.

Special Events

CDHA has several special events held throughout the year. These include an ABA sanctioned Herding Capability Test (herding instinct evaluation) and member herding fun day, Ranch dog gymkhana held in conjunction with the Larimer County Fair in August, AKC and AHBA Herding Trials early October at Rancho Terra Norte' in Wellington, CO. Then AKC Herding Group conformation show and Farm Dog Certification test in mid-October in conjunction with Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club's All-breed shows and trials at the Archer Event Complex in Cheyenne, WY.  

On-line Store

Click here to renew membership dues, enter trials and other special events. 

News 3

CDHA's 2022 Annual Membership Meeting and elections will be held Sunday, March 6th at 1 PM via Zoom. If you want to join us - contact Val Manning for an invitation.

Membership dues for 2022 are now due. Individuals $20/year Family
(2 votes) $25/year


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