NCA Regional Finals
North West Regional Finals
The North West Regional Finals are being held September 27-28 at the SS Cattle Dog Trial in Cambridge, ID. Entries will be taken at the trial.
South Central Regional Finals
The South Central Regional Finals are being held September 27-28 at the Duckhead Ranch Cattle Dog Trial in South Coffeyville, OK. Entries will be taken at the trial.
South West Regional Finals
The South West Regional Finals are being held November 16 in conjunction with the Lincoln Stockdog Trial in Lincoln, CA. Entries will be taken at the trial.
South East Regional Finals
The South East Regional Finals are being held November 22-23 at the SSDA Cattle Dog Trial in Brandon, MS. Entries will be taken at the trial.
Midwest Regional Finals
The Midwest Regional Finals were held August 25-26 at the Nebraska State Fair in conjunction with the Nebraska State Fair Cattledog Trial in Grand Island, NE.
NCA Benefit Clinics
NCA Board News
At their meeting held August 4 in Saratoga, WY, the NCA Board of Directors passed several resolutions making exciting changes to the NCA and to the NCA Finals:
If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of the Directors.
2014 National Finals Champions
Champions: Jeff Mundorf & Stash
Reserve Champions: Keith Gilleon & Rockin G Roc
Champions: Robin Dillon & Slick
Reserve Champions: Tim Gifford & Jean
Champions: Steve Knipmeyer & SK Pete
Reserve Champions: Lyle East & Mo
Champions: Bill Rivers & Buz
Reserve Champions: Eddie Merritt & Joey
Champions: Steve Wight & Levi
Reserve Champions: Randall Walker & Zorro
NCA FAQS & Facts
This is a new feature of the NCA website where we will attempt to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the NCA, cattledogs and cattledog trialing and to provide some relevant facts. Please let us know if you have questions that you think might make good subjects for this feature.
Our first FAQ:
FAQ: Many NCA trials, particularly the NCA National Finals, use cattle that have often been worked extensively with dogs in preparation for the trial. Others advertise trials for which the cattle have been worked little, if at all, with dogs and claim that these cattle are, therefore, “fresh” as if this makes for a better trial. What's the story?
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.