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The Toogoolawah Cattle Dog Trial will be be held from 12-14 July.

For further details, go to the Queensland Working Cattle Dog Trial Association website by following this link. 

2024 AGM

The NSW Working Stock Dog Association's annual general meeting will be held on Friday, 19 July, 2024 at the NSW Championships at Casino.

Members wanting to submit items for consideration at the AGM must do so by Monday, 24 June. Items should be submitted by email to janelle.mclennan@westnet.com.au  The agenda for the AGM will be available to download here from Friday, 28 June, 2024.

Wianagree Dog Trial Postponed

The Wiangaree Dog Trial which was to held on 18 and 19 May has been postponed.

Organisers were left with no choice but to call off the event due to the condition of the grounds caused by the ongoing wet weather.

The new date for the event is 14 and 15 September. 

NSW Championships to be held at Casino Heritage Trial

The 2024 NSW Championships will be run at the Casino Heritage Trial which will be held on 19-21 July.

Further details will be released over the coming weeks.


2024 Australian Titles

The 2024 Australian Working Cattle Dog titles will be held at St George over four days from 4-7 July, 2024.


Athol Essery takes out NSW open championship

Athol Essery and Cherry Gully Min are the 2023 NSWWSDA Open Champions.

The pair finished the three rounds of the open championship at Bonalbo with 266.5 points, 9.5 points in front of second place getter Jenny Lark and Dixie on 257 points and 13 points clear of Dick Chapman and Wish who came third with 253.5 points.

The Novice championship was won by Wayne Wayte and Backmede Gracie on 194. The minor placings were taken out by Dick Chapman and Ash on 190 and Athol Essery and Lukouney Krystal on 189.

The maiden title was won by Dick Chapman and Ash with 191 points, followed closely by Athol Essery and Lukouney Krystal on 190 and Megan Wedesweiler and Kosci on 184.5.

The full results are as follows.


1, Athol Essery, Cherry Gully Min (91, 91.5, 84) 266.5; 2, Jenny Lark, Dixie (86, 86, 85) 257; 3, Dick Chapman, Wish (80, 91.5, 82) 253.5; 4, Dick Chapman, Rip (85.5, 77, 88) 250.5; 5, Dick Chapman, Skeeter (67.5, 92.5, 90) 250; 6, Athol Essery, Newton Tip Dog (92, 96.5, 55.5) 244.


1, Wayne Wayte, Backmede Gracie (97.5, 96.5) 194; 2, Dick Chapman, Ash (97, 93) 190; 3, Athol Essery, Lukouney Krystal (95, 94) 189; 4, Phillip Brown, Nil Rain Music (92.5, 95.5) 188; 5, Ethan Davis, Trudy (88, 97.5) 185.5; 6, Wayne Wayte, Bring Em CC (91, 93.5) 184.5; 6, Andrew Clode, Dodge (90, 94.5) 184.5.


1, Dick Chapman, Ash (97, 94) 191; 2, Athol Essery, Lukouney Krystal (95, 95) 190; 3, Megan Wedesweiler, Kosci (87, 97.5) 184.5; 4, Andrew Clode, Jim (88, 96) 184; 5, Andrew McIntyre, Buckol Dice (82, 92) 174; 6, Lew Molloy, Clyde (86.5, 85.5) 172.

Congratulations to all and thanks to then Bonalbo Show Society for hosting a great weekend and a wonderful event.

Maiden Championship winners, placegetters and judges.

Nathan wins three out of four NSW awards

Walcha dog trialler Nathan Brown and his dog Buckol Megan almost scooped the pool at the annual NSW Working Stock Dog Association Awards night.

Nathan and Megan won three of the four awards on offer;

  • Maiden/Novice Dog of the Year

  • Open Dog of the Year, and

  • Dog of the Year

The only award Nathan missed out on was Handler of the Year. That award went to Stokers Siding trialler Dick Chapman.

The awards were announced at the NSWWSDA annual general meeting held at Bonalbo this evening.

Lew Molloy was re-elected unopposed for another term as President, while Zac Ede, Geoff McLennan, Dick Chapman and Ben Gould were elected as Vice Presidents.

Also elected were: Secretary, Janelle McLennan; Treasurer, Grace Halsted.


Welcome to the NSW Working Stock Dog Association Website

The Association was formed in 2006 to bring together the major NSW Cattle Dog trialling regions in a bid to expand and promote the sport.

The Hunter Stock Dog Association and the North Coast Working Dog Association restructured their operations and together with the support of triallers from the New England area combined to develop the NSW Working Stock Dog Association.


Working Stock Dog trials are run across NSW from February through to November and are held at locations from Camden in Sydney's Western Suburbs to Murwillumbah on the Northern NSW Coast.

Trials are predominantly cattle, however there are a few trials involving sheep.

All trial dates and contact information can be found on our events calendar.


Interested in becoming a member of the NSW Working Stock Dog Association? See our members page for details.

2023-2024 Membership Form

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