2019 World Stock Dog Championship

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This event is sanctioned by the United States Border Collie Handlers Association and the Alberta Stock Dog Association. The competition will start with 60 entries, but only the top 12 will advance to the championship final round on Wednesday, July 11th  at 3:30 p.m. in the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

Its doggone challenging — and fun!


***NEW FOR 2019***

All entries will be completed online. Entries will be accepted on a first come basis. Entries will be capped at 60 dogs. 

Please click here for the Confirmed Entries & Waitlist. Entries are now FULL. 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 9–10, 2019
Early Entry Date: April 22, 2019 9:00 AM
Entry Closing Date: May 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre


  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:30 am - Handlers Meeting - Robson Suite (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Upper Concourse) 
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 5:15 p.m.  First Go (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Second Go (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  World Stock Dog Championship Finals (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)  

Entry Fees

$300 CDN per Dog: $150 CDN per go-round. Competiors must enter both go rounds.


We will accept 60 dogs into the competition. Handlers are eligible to enter two dogs. Entries are on a first come basis. In the instance a handler with 2 dogs has entered in position 60 and 61 though there is only 1 spot remaining available, the handler will have the option to forfeit the entry with no penalty, OR have one (1) confirmed dog and the second dog will be first on waitlist. In the event that our competition roster is not full under the 'two dogs per handler' rule, we will accept a third entry from handlers who wish to do so, and a draw will be made from this pool to make up the shortfall. If you wish to enter a third dog, please email our entries office at agriculture@calgarystampede.com. Our Entries Office will contact you for payment, should the occasion arise.

* The entry system will only accept 70 entries. Entries 61-70 will be placed on a waitlist. All entries will be informed of their entry status, accepted or waitlisted.

Dog substitutions will be allowed until the start of the 1st Go Round.

Written notice of withdrawal from competition must be received by the Agriculture Entries office by Monday, May 27, 2019 to be considered without penalty. Exhibitors cancelling their entries after May 27, 2019 shall forfeit all fees.

**Please email completed Accreditation, Parking & RV forms to agriculture@calgarystampede.com or fax (403)410-4549. Be sure to purchase the corresponding number of passes you require when you enter online.


TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY, please visit: Entries are now FULL

**Please note that online entries will be available on April 22 at 9:00am. The 'Stock Dog' division will not show up until 9:00am.  If you entered our Clock, Stock & Barrel competition in the spring, please note this is a NEW website and you will need to create a NEW account. 


Go Round Money:

1st - $400 Cdn.
2nd - $300 Cdn.
3rd - $200 Cdn.
4th - $100 Cdn.
5th - $100 Cdn.
6th - $100 Cdn.
7th - $100 Cdn.
8th - $100 Cdn.
9th - $100 Cdn.
10th - $100 Cdn.


Finals Prizes:

Grand Champion: $10,000 Cdn. and custom made crook

Reserve Grand Champion: $4,000 Cdn. and custom made crook

3rd - $400 Cdn.
4th - $350 Cdn.
5th - $250 Cdn.
6th - $200 Cdn.
7th - $100 Cdn.
8th - $100 Cdn.
9th - $100 Cdn.
10th - $100 Cdn.
11th -  $100 Cdn.
12th - $100 Cdn.

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Anyone entering Canada must have a valid Passport.

Non-residents of Canada will be subject to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Non-residents of Canada may apply to the CRA to have the 15% withholding tax returned.  To file a claim with the CRA, complete and submit the following information:

 Canada Revenue Agency Non Withholding Tax Return Information




1. Special attention is called to the following:

 The rules and conditions will be strictly enforced by the Calgary Stampede Stock Dog Committee.

2. A maximum of sixty (60) dogs will run in the First and Second Go Rounds. The top twelve (12) aggregate score dogs will advance to the finals.

3. Each go round will be considered a separate trial for the purpose of awarding USBCHA and ASDA points. Points will not be awarded for the finals.

4. Cumulative scores for first and second go rounds will determine the top twelve (12) finalists. The final is a sudden death with scores from the prior two go rounds being eliminated.

5. Order of running will be determined by drawing for position by the Calgary Stampede Sheep Committee prior to the trial.

6. The dog must be in the handler's circle prior to being sent; a 20 second penalty will be assessed if the dog is outside the circle when sent.

7. This is a timed arena trial. Timing will start when the dog is sent or the gate closes after the 3rd sheep has entered the arena, whichever occurs first.

8. Dogs may be directed by voice or whistle (handlers may carry a stockman's cane or shepherd's crook).

9. At least one sheep must complete each obstacle before proceeding on to the next obstacle. Retries are the handler's choice. If the handler decides to retry the obstacle, all of the sheep must be taken back to a point prior to the obstacle with the stopwatch running. Any previous points for that obstacle are forfeited.

10. Knocking over an obstacle will result in all points lost for that obstacle.

11. The handler must remain in the handler's circle until the last sheep exits the chute. Failure to do so will result in a 20 second penalty per occurrence.

12. Once the rope on the gate has been taken up by the handler it cannot be intentionally released until the sheep are penned. Releasing the rope to gain an advantage will result in a disqualification.

13. At no time will a handler come in contact with the sheep except in the case where the sheep runs into the handler while blocking them. This includes contact with any part of the handler's body or any inanimate object. Contact with the sheep will result in a disqualification.

14. Gripping and/or biting will result in disqualification.

15. If two or more handlers are equal in time and points at pen time, the tie will be broken by chute times and points. In case of incomplete runs by all competitors, positions will be determined by chute times and points. In the event of multiple 0 point scores, positions will be determined by times and points attained up to the point of disqualification.  In the event of multiple 0 point scores in the finals, positions will be determined by the aggregate times and scores of the first and second go rounds.

16. The judge can award a rerun at any time during the trial if circumstances warrant such action. In the case of a rerun, the judge will decide if the dog is to start from the beginning or a certain point of the run. If decided that the rerun shall start from another point other than the beginning, points up until the restart position will stand.

17. No dogs will be allowed on the trial course prior to their run.

18. Only competition dogs are allowed on Stampede Park. Please do not bring any non-competition dogs with you. Do not leave any animals in your vehicle. This is grounds for dismissal from the trial and forfeiture of all fees and prize money.

Clean kennels will be provided for handlers. Outside kennels are not permitted due to biosecurity measures. 

19. Handlers must wear a western dress shirt, long pants and appropriate foot wear. Handlers must be in presentable clothing. 

20. Dogs must be clean and groomed.

21. Competitors are expected to be ready for their run when called. Handlers who fail to answer the call will be disqualified.

22. Any abuse of dogs or livestock seen by the Trial Directors or judge will result in the handler and all dogs entered under the handlers name being disqualified and all monies won by the handler will be forfeited.

23. At no time will a handler approach the judge. The judge's decision will be respected and considered final.

24. The trial Judge reserves the right to call off a dog at any time. Dog and handler will be excused if in the opinion of the judge there is excessive running or over working of the sheep.

25. If there is a discrepancy in the trial Judge's call, there will be a meeting of The Arena Director, the Trial Director, and the Trial Judge before a final decision is imparted. 26. The Calgary Stampede World Stock Dog Committee and Stampede Officials shall in their sole and unfettered discretion have the right at any time to add, delete, modify, waive or interpret a Rule or Rules in order to clarify or address a circumstance or action not previously outlined or contemplated in the existing World Stock Dog Rules or as Stampede Officials may deem appropriate for the betterment of the competition.

Judging Criteria

Time Limit = 4 minutes; Point totals will be awarded according to course outline.


Judge: TBA


An official photo accreditation pass will be needed by all those granted complimentary Park access for the 2019 Stampede and all future Stampedes. In addition to granting access to Stampede Park, the photo accreditation will indicate which restricted areas each person can enter based on individual requirements. Accreditation is year specific, and a new pass will be issued each year. The Agriculture Accreditation pass gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show.  The pass must be purchased on the entry application for a fee of $35.00 (G.S.T. included). These badges are a privilege of the exhibitors, and will be limited. Exhibitors are responsible for lost or forgotten badges.