🚩 Aelodaeth 2021

The Trustees have agreed (18.10.20) that the 2021 diary is likely to be produced in electronic form (.pdf) in order to help control costs if, as seems likely, some Covid-19 restrictions are still in place and it may not be possible to confirm dates. In this event (new) dates will be added to the website when they become available as normal.

Please note that if and when it is possible to reintroduce a printed diary these will only be posted to fully paid up members.

Your membership is important and contributes to the functioning of all the other aspects of the Society including running our trials, media platforms, results / advertising services and meeting our Charity Commission requirements.

Payment is due on the 1st January each year (£15 / £20 non UK) and should be made (standing order preferred) or sent to the Secretary as soon as possible please. Bank and postal details are on page 4 of the diary.

This will avoid any disappointment, administrative disruption and ensure you remain on the Society’s mailing list. Your support is very valuable and much appreciated.

📌 Coronavirus (risk assessment & posters)

Click on links to view

Covid HSE risk assessment Covid distance poster Covid hygiene poster

Covid distance poster

Covid hygiene poster

👀 Trials: “a helping hand”

The Society is keen to try and help any Affiliated Trials who may be struggling to find enough committee members / helpers.

The Society is happy to use its media to help identify individual members who may be willing to help.

Please contact the Secretary if you would find this useful.

🚩 ISN Digital Magazine now available

You can now get the ISN Magazine in a digital version. Please get in touch in order to access. The link has all the instructions.



🚩Pet travel to Europe after Brexit


Whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal [gov.uk link]





📌 Reminder: trial entry criteria

TRIAL ENTRY CRITERIA (NWSDS including Affiliated Societies) (unless otherwise stated in members diary)

AGORED/OPEN: Any handler and dog, worldwide,  no restrictions

DOSBARTH 2/CLASS 2: Dogs who have not been placed 1st or 2nd in an Open trial, held anywhere in the world

DOSBARTH 3/CLASS 3: UK & Ireland based handlers (not dogs) that have not won a single prize of more than £15 anywhere in the world.

Note: Individual handlers are responsible for the  welfare (incl. possible injury) and conduct of their dogs and must carry out their own risk assessment of the tasks asked of their dogs during the trial e.g.  deciding whether their dog(s) run the course, are fully fit to run the trial course and are kept under control/supervision at all times.

📌 Victor Ludorum 2019 final positions

Congratulations go to Hefin Jones and Spotan (Open) and Dylan Edwards and Jet (Class 2) on their very successful seasons. 👏 🍾


🚦EOD Awareness Group on Facebook

We have been asked to raise awareness of this group on Facebook. As many of you will know, Early Onset Deafness (also referred to as EAOD or Early Adult Onset Deafness) is an issue in Border Collies

🚩 Website advertising

Members are entitled to a 20% discount on this website’s advertising rates.

For example, instead of £30 for a 90 day advert members pay £24.

NWSDS Policy .pdf          Website advertising

As other media is preventing the advertising of animals for sale, members may be considering using this site. This is possible for members only but will be kept under review e.g.

  • this facility is exclusively for responsible sheepdog sales between members and associated ISDS members.
  • the additional workload may mean limiting the number of adverts running at one time.
  • NWSDS reserves the right to remove this facility or refuse to accept specific adverts at any time.

A .jpeg of your advert and a copy of any links e.g.  

is the best and easiest way to advertise.

Please also complete and email your completed booking form in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Booking form              .docx        Adv. form

.pdf          Adv. form

Adverts will be included on a “Dogs for sale” page on this sites menu

📖 Aelodaeth: Datganiad Preifatrwydd (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the 25th May 2018 gives you control over how your data is used and how you are contacted. It also better protects your personal data.

GDPR is all about giving you more control over how your personal data, held by the Society, is used. This means you can have greater confidence that information about you is accurate, up to date, properly managed and better protected.

Please note that by subscribing to and paying the Cymdeithas Cŵn Defaid Gogledd Cymru you are consenting to our Privacy Notice (policy).

Please read the Notice in full and contact us if you have any questions.

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