NCTA Stock Dog Club

The purpose of the organization shall be the following:

  • To foster, promote and develop the use of stock dogs for the benefit of farmers,
    ranchers, students and other livestock owners and stock dog handlers.

  • To foster, promote and facilitate humane handling of livestock by educating farmers,
    ranchers, students and other livestock owners and stock dog handlers in the proper use of well-trained stock dogs.

  • Create an atmosphere of low stress livestock handling by conducting educational events including clinics, practices, trials and demonstrations.

  • Introduce students to stock dog competitions by sponsoring sanctioned trials, encouraging sportsmanship, patience and a willingness to improve.

  • Allow the students to gain from the expertise of individuals or groups working directly
    with stock dogs and livestock handling and to develop a network of mentors with a goal toward improvement for humane handling of both dogs and livestock.

  • Encourage students to be Iife- long learners in their areas of interest.

  • Encourage students to be members of the local Outback Stock Dog Assoc. and the National Cattledog Association.

  • To provide a venue in which the purposes of the organization may be fulfilled.

  • To provide for fund raising and financial support to accomplish our stated purposes.

  • To provide education in daily care, preventative veterinary care, and conditioning of the working dog.