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Below are videos of some of the dogs

Lot 4
Cameron Douglas with Zing

Lot 5
Nevell King with Buckaroo Groover

Lot 6
Dan Matthews with Ned

Lot 8
Dick Chapman with Dunbible Creek Earl

Lot 10
Beau Mullin with Glenfaba Chue

Lot 11
Don Rea with Nuggett

Lot 12
Peter Crowe with Macelbri Zap

Lot 14
Ben Crowe with Glenfaba Lori

Lot 15
Ben Crowe with Glenfaba Molly

Lot 16
Andrew McIntyre with Abbey

Lot 17
Peter Crowe with Macelbri Crown

Lot 19
Cameron Douglas with Squeek

Lot 21
Jonathan Randle with Pluto

Lot 23
Dick Chapman with Dunbible Creek Vinnie

Lot 25
Scott Morton with Mortons Bert

Lot 27
Don Rea with Bruce

Lot 28
Terry Laurie with Lauries CJ

Lot 30
Scott Morton with Mortons Crystal

Lot 31
Mark Cameron with Braeview Fred

Lot 33
Nevell King with Ned

Lot 35
Chad Reynolds with Slug

Lot 40
Peter Crowe with Macelbri Swoop

Lot 43
Ben Crowe with Glenfaba Polar


Working dogs in action:

2013 Auction Results

32 dogs and 9 pups sold
Average price of dogs $2,662
Average price of pups $1,077
Total value of dogs and pups sold was $94,900
Top price for a dog was Lot 35
Vendor Chad Reynolds - Slug sold for $4,600
Top price for a pup was Lot 37
Vendor Chris Bagnall - Sherry sold for $1,900

Full Auction Results here

Working Dog Traits

  • The dog must be calm, strong, and confident. It will be able to pull up stock by its presence alone, but if needed will apply as much force and strength as required ,but release the pressure off the stock, to give the stock a clear choice of action.
  • The dog must have and excellent temperament. It must be able to take pressure i.e. mental and physical pressure from the handler and the stock.
  • The dog must be of a good type. It must be able to travel and to back up each day and stay on the job. It must be athletic and show stamina.
  • The dog will be a silent worker, with only an occasional bark, if required to put additional pressure on a stubborn beast.
  • The dog will have a presence with cattle, which will recognise it as something to be reckoned with and who is in charge.
  • The dog will be biddable, but nevertheless will demonstrate its own ability and stock sense, and will be in the right place without constant instruction from the handler. It will have a natural balance on the stock i.e. working with you and not shutting stock down, which is a common fault in stock handling by dogs.
  • The dog will naturally cast reasonably wide of its stock, and will go to the lead; he will go out with purpose and presence. Its instinct must be to bring the stock back to the worker.

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