About the English Nationals
The top 150 English sheepdogs and their handlers compete for a chance to represent England at the
Annual International Trials each year, usually held in September.
The English Nationals take place over three days; the five highest scoring competitors from each day
win a place in the England team. At the end of the third day's competition, there is a runoff between
the winners from each day to find the overall English Champion and the England team captain.
During the lunch break every day, whilst the singles competitors and singles judges seek refreshment,
the best Brace teams in England compete before the Brace judges to find the English National
They also have the honour of representing their country at the International Trial.