MSSA was established in early 2016 to promote the working stockdog in the mountain states. As of July 2019, MSSA is sanctioning trials throughout the entire United States and Canada. We also are now sanctioning both cattle and sheep trials.
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 United States and Canada. 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 comradary 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!