The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit held its first herding fun day in 2001. After that event a committee was formed and chaired by Anita Paull to pursue AKC approval to hold herding trials. First we had to have a match, that was held on March 9, 2003. Upon the successful completion of the this "qualifying sanctioned Herding Test/Trial" the club applied for a licensed herding event. The Club received approval from AKC and our first AKC herding trial took place on October 2004.
Thank you to Anita Paull, Nancy Heinrich, Nancy Potter, Terri Korthals, and Beth Krause for forming the first herding committee. Pam Moore was the Club officer for the committee. Since 2001 the committee has grown and the trials have progressed and drawn bigger entries. As the saying goes, "... if not for the efforts of a few strong women....." The SSCGD members continue to support the herding events and member participation continues to grow.
All herding trials were held at Hado-Bar Farms in Nova, Ohio unless otherwise stated.




Nova Ohio is about 20 minutes north of Ashland and an hour southwest of Cleveland at the intersections of Rts 224 E-W and 511 N-S. From RT 71 go West.

From Michigan take I75 to the Ohio Turnpike East towards Cleveland. Exit at Gate 7, which is Route 250 South. Take RT 250 South to Rt 224 then East on 224.

From the North on Rt 20 take Rts 301, 58 or 511 South to Rt 224 and turn West.

From Ashland, where the motels are, take Rt 250 North to Rt 224 and turn East.

County Road 1171 is about 2 miles West of Rt 511 and a little less East of Rt 250. Turn South and its the 1st farm on the right. There is a sign on the corner in the shape of a sheep that says Hado Bar Farm.

For information contact: Nancy Heinrich at phone: 810-603-0847​



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