Since the Stockdog Program’s inception, the ASCA has awarded titles to Australian Shepherds and non-Aussies alike on a variety of stock in an arena setting. The arena divisions consist of Started, Open, and Advanced. Classes of Stock are: Cattle, Sheep or Goats, and Ducks or Geese. In 1991 the prefix of Working Trial Champion, or WTCH, was assigned to those dogs who had obtained 2 qualifying scores from different judges in each division and on each class of stock, thus earning titles in Started, Open, and Advanced on each class of stock. This title has continued to represent any dog capable of accomplishing a variety of tasks in the arena. Depending on the course used, these tasks can include, but are not limited to, assisted and unassisted drives, free standing penwork, chutes, and precision control work.
Each handler begins in the Started division, allowing that handler free access to the arena to assist their dog with the course’s tasks. The Open division adds a degree of difficulty by restricting the handler’s movements slightly and adding a free-standing pen or chute to the course’s tasks. At the Advanced level, the handler must complete all Open tasks, while their movements in the arena are restricted using a Handler’s Line. While the handler can always cross the line to assist their dog, this results in a severe points penalty. In all courses and on all classes of stock, the most points are garnered by the dog in control of their livestock, and them in the calmest and most efficient manner. Good stockmanship is valued above all else.
A WTCH dog can work efficiently and respectfully away from their handler.
Click here for complete rules for the Working Trial Champion certificate.
Below are Australian Shepherds that have earned their WTCH. They are listed by the year the certificate was award and are in the primary owner’s name. The titles will not be updated once the dog has achieved their WTCH and are listed. If you have a photo to be added to the list, please send dog’s full name, year earned and photo to the webmaster. Titles are updated monthly.
|WTCH BOYD RANCH RISING COWPUNCHER DNA-CP||KATHLEEN WRIGHT|
|WTCH BR CARROLL'S DARK ANGEL VIN RTDcs DNA-VP||BILLIE RICHARDSON|
|WTCH INDIAN OUTLAW OF TUFF HILLS||NORMAN A PARRISH|
|WTCH INNOVATIVE'S BIG RISE IN ATTITUDE OFTDsd||KIM DOSTIE|
|WTCH PSR ELKRUNS TAKE A DEEP BREATHE AFTDm DNA-CP||LINDA MCDANIEL|
|WTCH SLIDING S RIDING SHOTGUN OFTDd DNA-CP||SUSAN SEVERNS|
|PCH WTCH RTCH ELEMENTS JUST BETWEEN US OFTDs ODX CDX JS-N RTX||MELANIE LICCIARDI|
|WTCH BROOKRIDGE WHISPERS ON THE WIND OF MADABRA||REGGIE MOOREHEAD|
|WTCH CH BLESSEDHOPE CARRERA DE AMOR AFTDm DNA-VP||COLLEEN JEFFERS|
|SVCH PCH WTCH CH ATCH-XVI BONFIRE'S FAST & THE FLURIOUS RNC RNX REM REX||PAMELA BRYANT-MEEKS|
|WTCH COPPER BEECH GATRIA OFTDs DNA-VP||CAROLINA ANHAMM|
|WTCH LEGENDS GRIN AND BEAR IT OF AMISTAD AFTDcsd OFTDm||JULIA PATTEN|
|WTCH SILVERLEDGE JAZZITUP@JUBACREEK AFTDm OFTDcsd||THERESA R NIEMAN|
|WTCH SWEETNSASSY'S JAILHOUSE PRIVATE EYE AFTDdm OFTDs BN CD GV-N-OP JV-N-OP RV-N-OP RTX REC RAC RNC DNA-VP||DIANA L CURL|
|WTCH TWIN OAKS SCOUTS OUT OFTDsd DNA-VP||DONNA L MARSH|
|WTCH VAQUERO'S WILLOW @ ISTARI AFTDs OFTDcm RTDcs RNX RE DNA-CP||ANDREA HOFFMANN|
|WTCH ATCH ALLSTARS U R MY BLACK JAGUAR LS-N OFTDsd GS-E-SP JS-E-SP RNX RA||ROBIN WOLTERS|
|WTCH BITTERBRUSH JUSTIN BLACK JEANS OFTDcs||CARRIE E DEMPSEY|
|WTCH CROFTER HOLDING'S ROB ROY AFTDcs OFTDm DNA-VP||HARRIET INGHOLM|
|WTCH CH DIAMOND HILL LITTLE KING LEO AFTDd OFTDcm DNA-VP||JAMIE L HANSEN|
|WTCH CH DIAMOND HILL SMOOTH AS SILK AFTDd OFTDm GS-N JS-E RS-O DNA-VP||JAMIE L HANSEN|
|WTCH DOUBLE V JILLAROO-TOO RTDs GS-N 5/14/2022 6/23/2022||JACQUIE KRAMER|
|WTCH GEMSTONE BLU AL'S SCHORL OFTDcdm DNA-VP||RACHEL VEST|
|WTCH HEARTHSIDE DIXIE GRAY||KAREN GOODWI|
|WTCH IMAGINE THE RIGHT CROSS DNA-VP||BECKY BAILIE|
|WTCH IRON ROSE TO ARTIZEN GOLD DNA-VP||DOUG MAHAN|
|WTCH JUSTUS HITCH FOR HAULINBYE OFTDc||RICK LOWRY|
|WTCH KIDD PLAY MISTY FOR ME DNA-CP||NEAL DESHAZO|
|WTCH LAND'S END TWIN OAKS ANNIE OAKLEY OFTDcsdm DNA-VP||SHERRY BAKER|
|WTCH LB'S OLD MILLS TATER DUKE OFTDcs RTDcs DNA-CP||MARILYNE KILCHRISS|
|WTCH SUNFIRE ANOTHER CHANCE AT MAGIC UD CDX GS-O JS-E RN||NANCY C CHROMEY|
|WTCH TWIN OAKS BLACK COFFEE IN BED DNA-VP||AMY E RANDLE|