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.


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.  

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News 1

Due to severe weather and CO-VID restrictions, the Group Shows to be held in Cheyenne, WY on February 13th were cancelled. The CDHA board voted to refund entry fees to exhibitors after all expenses have been paid. Thank you to all the herding group show exhibitors who entered our show in February. Please plan to join us October 15, 2021 at the Archer Center in Cheyenne.

News 2

CDHA will be hosting a herding Fun Day on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Rancho Terra Norte in Wellington, CO starting at 10 am. Cost is $20/dog. Sheep, goats and ducks will be available to work on handler's course of choice. For those new to herding, we will be offering herding evaluations. 

News 3

CDHA's 2021 Annual Membership Meeting and elections will be held Monday, March 8th at 7 PM via Zoom. If you want to join us - contact Val Manning for an invitation.

Membership dues for 2021 are now due. Individuals $20/year, Family (2 votes) $25/year

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