Each AKC-recognized breed falls into one of seven group classifications. The seven groups are Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding. Group clubs are open to owners of all breeds from one of the seven AKC groups. Group clubs are eligible to hold shows, obedience trials, companion and performance events for their breeds. We are licensed by AKC for Farm Dog Certification (all Breeds), Herding Trials & Tests (Herding Event Breeds, as well as Tracking, AKC Rally® & Obedience for the AKC Herding Group.
The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. All breeds share the fabulous ability to control the movement of other animals. A remarkable example is the low-set Corgi, perhaps one foot tall at the shoulders, that can drive a herd of cows many times its size to pasture by leaping and nipping at their heels. The vast majority of Herding dogs, as household pets, never cross paths with a farm animal. Nevertheless, pure instinct prompts many of these dogs to gently herd their owners, especially the children of the family. In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training exercises.
The Central Kentucky Herding Group Club is a club for the owners of Herding Group dogs. The AKC recognizes the following herding breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Beauceron, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Bergamasco, Berger Picard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Boerboel, Border Collie, Bouviers des Flandres, Boxer, Briard, Canaan Dog, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Collie, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Finnish Lapphund, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Icelandic Sheepdog, Kerry Blue Terrier, Miniature American Shepherd, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound, Old English Sheepdog, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Puli, Pumi, Pyrenean Shepherd, Rottweiler, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Spanish Water Dog, Standard Schnauzer and the Swedish Vallhund. Of course many of our members have other breeds as well and some of our performance events are open to other breeds/all breeds as the AKC allows.
If you own a herding dog or are interested in learning more about herding dogs we invite you to join us. For membership information and application, go here.
We generally meet as needed with many of them being 'working meetings' where you may work livestock with your dog and some are held in conjunction with other events where many of our members are already in attendance. We post our next meeting date on our FaceBook Page, Groups.io Chat Group and of course here.
We encourage participation of herding dogs in all AKC events open to herding breeds including conformation, tracking, obedience, rally, and more! We frequently discuss these events in our social media and club meetings, and when finalized, post them here.
Open to herding breed owners throughout Central Kentucky our calendar year dues are $15 for individuals, and $25 for a family.
If you are interested in joining CKHGC, please print out a membership form and bring it to one of our meetings.
For those who are interested in joining only our online discussion areas, please visit our FaceBook Page, Groups.io Chat Group page.
|Vice President:||Libbye Miller|
|Board Member:||Nancy Runyon|
|Board Member:||Lisa Schwartzenburg|
We generally meet as needed with many of them being 'working meetings' where you may work livestock with your dog and some are held in conjunction with other events where many of our members are already in attendance. We post our next meeting date on our FaceBook Page, Groups.io Chat Group and of course, here.
Featuring both AKC & AHBA events, this 2 or 3 day event usually occurs in May at Foxcroft Farm near Harrodsburg, KY.
The 2021 dates will be announced when determined.
3 days - 4 AKC trials & 2 tests usually in October at Far Reaches Farm near Bowling Green, KY.
A great way to cap the herding year.
Not limited to herding interests, we have facilitated or hosted First-Aid Seminars and AKC Herding Judge Trainings.
We currently have no special events scheduled.
1352 Hopewell Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9322