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"Established in 1938, OSDS is the oldest herding club in North America."


Welcome to the Oregon Sheep Dog Society,

the oldest herding club in North America.

Image by Dibya Jyoti Ghosh

Upcoming Trials and Events

Join us for upcoming trials, clinics, workshops and fun.


A Look Back

The life of Jim Harper.
One of Willamette Valley's original farmers and Oregon Sheep Dog Society members.

Wild Path

Many thanks are owed to the many people supporting our community and the advancement of stock dogs and handlers alike. Without them and their support of our community, our partnerships wouldn't be what they are today. This month we would like to give a special thanks to Lynne Green of A Sheperd's Retreat, Laura Vishoot of Palm Cottage Farm, Chris Soderstrom from Fido's Farm and George and Sue MacDonald for giving our dogs and handlers a home. Please join us in showing our gratitude to these wonderful hosts. As the year ends, we would also like to extend a thanks to Milt Scott, Lyle Ladd, Angie Coker Sells, Amelia Smith, Lisa Berglund, Laurene Stepan, Maggie Yates and Dave Viklund for donating their time and experience to our webinars. A final thank you to all of our board members working tirelessly behind the scenes to create opportunities for learning, connection and fun. It was a big year for us and the next looks to be even better!

See You In The New Year!

Stock Dog Happenings

Photo: Dave Viklund


Going to the Post 

Webinar with Angie Coker, Lyle Lad and Amelia Smith. 
 Respected trialers and judges Angie Coker, Lyle Lad and Amelia Smith will be joining us to answer all of your questions going to the post.
Angie is one of three women to have won the USBCHA National Finals. She has been training and trialing for 31 years. To date she is the youngest person to win the USBCHA Open Finals and the first handler to win Open and Reserve Championships at the same final. She is the second of only four women to win the Open Finals and is a twice Reserve National Champion and a twice National Nursery Champion, Meeker Classic Champion, and Soldier Hollow Champion. Angie was not only the first woman from North America to judge the National Finals, she has judged multiple times for The Bluegrass Classic, Meeker and numerous other trials across the county.
Lyle was a double lift finalist at the Word Trials and has been training dogs professionally for twenty-five years. She is a nationally respected clinician, has won the Blue Grass Classic three years in a row and in 2011 placed 13th of 240 dogs as the only woman in the top 16. In 2012 she won USBCHA Nursery finals and has also been a judge for the National Finals and the North Carolina State Championship trial.
Amelia is a respected trialer and clinician with over 25 years of experience. She has been a finalist in every major trial in the U.S. including Meeker, National Finals, Bluegrass, Soldier Hollow, Western Regionals and Strang Ranch.
 She was a double lift finalist at Western Regional Finals, multi double lift finalist at Meeker, Bluegrass, Soldier Hollow and the National Finals. She was a World Trial team member in Ireland in 2005. She was 2nd against 55 of Great Britains best at Wooler, England.

Going to the Post

Webinar Video Link


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Photo: Dave Viklund



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