The Dogs that compete in the Trans Tasman Trial are mainly working Border Collies with a small number of Kelpies and the occasional Koolie. Three sheep trials are dominated by Border Collies and Yard Dog Trials by Kelpies.
All dogs need to be registered with the Working Dog Association for their State. Most dogs at this trial are registered with the NSW Working Sheepdog Association. This Association keeps a register of working dogs and their bloodlines as well as talented working dogs of unregistered parents who are listed as "Station Bred". This year we have 136 dogs having a run, up from last year.
Our Sheepdog club is for working sheepdog breeds and hold regular training days to assist people with training their dogs. We also organise and run the Trans Tasman Trial at Bungendore.