What is the ANKC Herding program?

The ANKC program aims to preserve the working instinct and ability of all breeds with herding origin. This can be easily lost when breeding for exhibition in the show ring. Many of these breeds have working styles that differ greatly from the modern sheepdogs we see in Australia today. Like all herding dogs they developed as a response to local conditions and needs in the breed’s country of origin. Many of these through pedigree recording and exhibition went on to be recognized as pure breeds.

The ANKC Herding Program is designed to preserve the traditional working styles and herding instinct in all breeds with herding origin and recognise these by way of instinct certificates and herding titles.