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?


Dates and schedule

July 10, 2018

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nutrien Western Event Centre

First Go Round

July 11, 2018

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

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nutrien Western Event Centre

Nutrien Western Event Centre

Second Go Round


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.