Cattle Dogs Association of Colorado has released the names of more than 50 of its members, who have been certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to be “members of the Colorado Cattle Breeders Association.”
The certification process is a part of the state’s “Cattle Dog Act,” which was signed into law in 2008 by then-Gov.
The law states that only a person who has been “a member of a Cattle Breeder Association” for at least two years can obtain certification as a CAA member.
Cattle Dogs also said that it is “extremely proud” of the members who have earned their certificates.
Among them is John, a 10-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier and former member who has earned his certification after attending an official CAA meeting last month.
The dog also attended a meeting of the association’s board in Denver.
In the past, John has been a CDA member, but the group said he was not qualified to hold his own certification.
However, CAA said that its board will consider certifying John as a member of its board of directors.