Welcome to the National Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale Website!
The 2013 Futurity Trial and Sale was a great success. Purchasers attended from Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland to purchase dogs, and for the first time there has been enquiry from the USA.
From the depth of enquiry, it is clear that there is a very real and increasing demand for dogs with the right type of strength and ability to work livestock.
The National Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale has now established its self as the recognised venue from which to source the very best of Working Stock Dogs.
The next Trial and Sale will be held at White Park Scone on Friday and Saturday the 20th & 21st June 2014, and we'll look forward to welcoming you there .
In 2009 a small group of working dog enthusiasts, who are all cattle producers, met to discuss what could be done to encourage the breeding of dogs with the right attributes to successfully work cattle. It was firstly necessary to decide what constituted the ideal dog for working cattle.
They concluded that possibly the most important attribute of the ideal dog is the right type of strength. This dog will show courage, it won't worry its stock, will show good walk up strength, will only bite on the nose or front foot if challenged by the beast, or when necessary to move a stubborn animal, and will only bite on the hind hock if necessary to keep cattle moving or to show they are in control. Once the cattle have turned off the dog or moves as required, the dog will release any pressure from the beast.
MacCallum Inglis, Stocks and Station Agents of Scone were approached and enthusiastically embraced the concept, and as they say the rest is history!
2014 will be the fourth year in which the Futurity Trial and Sale has been held. Each year the number of dogs entered, and the prices commanded, have progressed very significantly, and with the support of our sponsors it can be claimed that THE MACCALLUM INGLIS NATIONAL WORKING STOCK DOG FUTURITY TRIAL AND SALE is the richest such event in Australia, with a huge future.