Welcome

Mountain States
Stockdog Association

MSSA was established in early 2016 to promote the working stockdog in the mountain states.

We are a collective of ranchers, dog handlers, trainers and hobbyists coming together to trial, train, and improve our dogs’ and our own stock handling capabilities!

Mountain States Stockdog Association hosts and promotes stockdog trials and training clinics throughout the western mountain states. Our goal is to encourage the use of skilled working stockdogs in all aspects of ranching, as well as create trials in which to compete with our dogs and create relationships with other dog handlers!

We support a family friendly atmosphere at all of our sanctioned events and want all to feel welcome and appreciated. The MSSA strives to create a feeling of comradery among handlers, encouragement and fun. We want all handlers and dogs – regardless of skill or experience- to enjoy, learn, and improve with each clinic and trial! 

As an association, we will sanction Open, Intermediate, Nursery, and Novice classes.

We hope that you will join us and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!