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LIST OF BREEDS ELIGIBLE FOR HCT

HCT titles are limited to the listed breeds. JHD and trial titles may be earned by all breeds and mixes.

Herding Breeds
Appenzeller Sennenhund
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Kelpie
Australian Koolie
Australian Shepherd
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Bearded Collie
Beauceron
Belgian Laekenois
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bergamasco
Border Collie
Bouvier des Flandres
Briard
Canaan Dog
Catahoula
Catalonian Sheepdog (Gos d’Atura)
Collie (Rough)
Collie (Smooth)
Dutch Shepherd
English Shepherd
Entlebucher Sennenhund
German Coolie
German Shepherd Dog
Icelandic Sheepdog
Lapphund
McNab
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Mudi
Norwegian Buhund
Old English Sheepdog
Picardy Shepherd (Berger Picard)
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Puli
Pumi
Pyrenean Shepherd
Queensland Heeler
Rottweiler
Samoyed
Shetland Sheepdog
Spanish Water Dog
Swedish Vallhund
Welsh Corgi, Cardigan
Welsh Corgi, Pembroke
Welsh Sheepdog
White Shepherd
(rare herding breeds not yet listed here are also eligible)

 

Multipurpose breeds with herding background
Airedale Terrier
American Eskimo
Bernese Mountain Dog
Boerboel
Boxer
Danish-Swedish Farmdog
Doberman Pinscher
German Pinscher
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Poodle
Schipperke
Schnauzer, Giant
Schnauzer, Standard
Shiloh Shepherd
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Upon application to the AHBA Secretary, multipurpose breeds may be added by the Board to this section upon provision of documentation (breed descriptions, photos, accounts, books, etc.) showing historical use as a stock dog and current use as a stock dog, e.g., dogs engaged in practical stock work on a farm or ranch, participation in trials. Serious interest in herding qualities must be shown by owners and breeders. Dogs ineligible for HCT may participate fully in all trial classes and Junior Herding Dog.