ISDS Timeline


July 1906 The International Sheep Dog Society was Formed by sheepmen of the Scottish Borders, meeting at Haddington in East Lothian
July 1906

Society Chairman George Clark of Eaglescairnie Mains

Society Secretary James Wilson of Lauder Place, East Linton

August 1906 The first ever trials known as 'International' were held at Gullane Hill in East Lothian. Dogs allowed to compete had to be qualified, and was confined to dogs which had won a prize or commendation at a local trial, a rule that was subsequently abandoned
1922 Welsh handlers competed for the first time at 'International' trials
1961 Irish handlers competed for the first time at 'International' trials
1973 The ISDS returned to Bala, Wales, for the International trial to mark the centenary of the first trials ever held
1982 International Trial qualification rule re-considered following ever-increasing entries at the Nationals got out of hand