Recap of the 4th Annual Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Futurity World Championship – October 9-13, 2018


Another Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Futurity Championship is in the books! The NRS Ranch in Decatur, TX hosted the 2018 HTCA Futurity, Maturity, and Meeting on October 9-13, 2018.

The event featured five classes of cowdogs, Futurity, Maturity, Supreme, Novice, and Horseback. Top cowdogs in each division advanced to the finals.

The first place Finals Winners in each class are as follows:

2018 Futurity
Trayers’ Savage Sam, owner Charlier Trayer and handler Trayer and Bennett.

2018 Maturity
Trayers’ Bandit, owner and handler Charlie Trayer.

2018 Supreme
Trayers’ Buster (Champion), owner and handler Charlie Trayer.

2018 Novice
Dagleys Annie, owner and handler David Dagley.

2018 Horseback
Dalton’s Cordell, owner and handler Dalton Fowler.

An additional $400 prize for the 2018 Stud Dog of the Year was awarded to Hangin’ Judge Bean, Sire of Futurity Champion- Trayers’ Savage Sam, owned by Jan Dawson.

To preview a list of all top dogs and rankings, visit

A special thanks goes out to the majority futurity sponsors:

  • HybridLight
  • Wilcox Cowdogs
  • Dry Creek Ranch
  • Trayer & Roberts, Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs
  • Big Bend Trailers
  • Red Stick Cowdogs
  • Total Feeds
  • Ogden Cattle Co.

About the Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Association, Inc.

The Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. was formed to protect, preserve, and promote this very special breed of dog.

The objectives of The Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. are:

  • Promote and protect the Hangin Tree Cowdog
  • Maintain a pedigree registry for qualified Hangin Tree Cowdogs
  • Further the advancement of the Hangin Tree Cowdog
  • Disseminate knowledge and conduct clinics for the training of dogs and their handlers
  • Do all in its power to advance the interests of the working cowdog

Stay tuned for more details as next years Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Futurity World Championship is already scheduled for Oct. 7-12, 2019.


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