What is the World Stock Dog Championship?

  • Agile and intelligent dogs, under the direction of their handler, move three sheep through gates and around a course.
  • Each team has 4 minutes or less and the clock stops when the sheep are put in a pen and the pen gate is closed.
  • Watch Norm Sommer and his dog Mark win the 2017 Calgary Stampede World Stock Dog Championships.


Where is the event held?

New for 2019?

  • All entries will be completed online. Entries will be accepted on a first come basis. Entries will be capped at 60 dogs.

Dates and schedule

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

12 p.m.  – 5:15 p.m.

First Go

Nutrien Western Event Centre

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Second Go

Nutrien Western Event Centre

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

World Stock Dog Championship Finals

Nutrien Western Event Centre

Guest Information


Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • No. Seating is on a first come-first served basis.

Will there be a lineup? 

  • Possibly. As all seats for competitions and shows in the Nutrien Western Event Centre are first come-first served, depending on the popularity of the event, there might be a line-up.

What time do I need to arrive?

  • To increase the possibility of guaranteeing a seat, we recommend arriving 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Is accessible seating available?

  • Yes. There is an elevator located in the rotunda. This will take you to the upper bowl of the arena where designated accessible seating is available.

Where is the closest accessible parking?

  • There are two accessible parking lots of equal distance from the Nutrien Western Event Centre. One is located south of the Erlton Gates in Lot 8 and the other is located northeast of the BMO Centre in Lot 10.

Can I bring my stroller?

  • Yes. You can take your stroller to the Nutrien Western Event Centre where there will be a designated unsupervised area to store your stroller while watching the event.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages?

  • Yes. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted on Stampede Park and in all our venues.

Can I purchase alcoholic beverages at this event? 

  • Yes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Can I bring my service animal?

  • Yes. Providing your service animal has the appropriate registration. Please see our service animal guidelines here.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes. Cameras for personal use are permitted.

For more information on results, schedule, entry fees, awards, judging criteria and Calgary Stampede Sheep committee please visit the Calgary Stampede World Stock Dog Championship Website.