NCA Qualifying Year
Qualifying year for 2017 National Finals:
April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Nursery Dogs: Dogs eligible to compete in sanctioned Nursery trials during the 2015-2016 qualifying year must have been born after October 1, 2013.
Points: NCA points are awarded to the top 30% of dogs in all NCA sanctioned classes. Class winning dogs will receive 30 points for each dog in the class.
Intermediate move-up: The top 2 point earning handlers are required to move from Intermediate to Open. The Champion and Reserve at the National Finals are also required to move up.
Number of sanctioned classes per day: No more than 2 classes of a single type (Open, Nursery or Intermediate) will be sanctioned on a single day at a given trial.
Number of dogs per handler in a sanctioned class: A handler may enter as many dogs in an NCA sanctioned class as is allowed by the local trial host. However, only the top four (4) placing dogs in the class will be listed in the NCA posting of results and will count toward the number of NCA points available in the class.
For example, if in a sanctioned class there are 14 dogs, 8 of which are being run by a single handler, the NCA will consider the class to be a class of 10 (300 possible points to the winner), will omit the 4 lowest placing dogs run by that handler from the placings and will award only 300 points to the winner (a class of 14 would normally have 420 points for the winner).
NCA NATIONAL FINALS
Entries must be postmarked on or before April 20, 2016
and must include payment and the Handler/Dog Profile form.
2016 Finals will pay
in prize money!
Finals will be held in
June 15-19, 2016
And will be hosted by the
in prize money!
June 15-19, 2016
NCA Board News
New Finals Rule
At its meeting on April 2, 2016 the NCA Board of Directors voted to require all dogs in all classes of the 2016 National Finals to run without collars of any kind.
The board also voted to approve a new Finals Payout Schedule including significant increases in day money. The increases in large part are possible thanks to a $5,000 contribution from the Meeker Cattledog Committee.
NCA Regional Finals
Canada Regional Finals
March 26-27, 2016
Duck Mountain Classic
Ethelbert, MB Canada
South West Regional Finals
November 21-22, 2015
Crooked River Ranch Horses Stockdog Trial
South East Regional Finals
October 23-24, 2015
Bar None Fall Classic
Mountain Home, AR
South Central Regional Finals
October 3-4, 2015
Duckhead Ranch Cattledog Trial
South Coffeyville, OK
Midwest Regional Finals
August 31 - September 1, 2015
Nebraska State Fair
Grand Island, NE
North West Regional Finals
September 11-12, 2015
New NCA Video
The National Cattledog Association (NCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The NCA was incorporated in December of 2011 and began operations in January of 2012. Its members, which are from 31 states and Canada, are primarily ranchers, cattledog handlers and cattledog breeders. The NCA was founded to:
1. Educate ranchers as to the value of well trained cattledogs for humane, low stress cattle handling through demonstrations, clinics and public cattledog competitions (trials),
2. Assist ranchers in obtaining well trained cattledogs and in learning to use them for efficient, humane and low stress cattle handling,
3. Foster amateur athletic competition by sanctioning cattledog trials and hosting and managing a National Cattledog Association National Finals,
4. Assist members and other breeders in marketing cattledogs by providing venues for demonstrating the abilities of their dogs.