The Manitoba Working and Herding Association is a Canadian Kennel Club accredited organisation that is dedicated to:
- Encouraging, educating and promoting the the raising, training and general care of the Working/Herding group breeds for members and others.
- Encouraging, promoting and improving the health, breeding and working ability of the Working/Herding group breeds.
- Promoting harmony, fair play, fellowship and good sportsmanship among owners, breeders and fanciers of the Working/Herding group breeds.
- Encouraging and holding dog shows, matches, tests, exhibitions, trials and performance events; as agreed to by the club.
- Encouraging members to accept the standard of the breeds as approved by the Canadian Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the Working/Herding group breeds shall be judged. Since this standard is that of the parent.