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Kelpie sells for $29k at SA’s first working dog auction

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Kelpie sells for $29k at SA’s first working dog auction

A kelpie from a sheep station in Victoria has snagged high greenback at South Australia’s first working dog auction, promoting for $29,000.

Key factors:

  • The national working dog sale file is $35,200
  • Lucindale’s auction has the likely to grow into a better match, a breeder says
  • The inaugural match got heaps of neighborhood back

Proprietor Alistair Leonard stated he had reasonably a number of ardour in two-and-a-half of-twelve months-outdated Josie. 

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“I had reasonably a number of phone calls from Contemporary South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, King Island,” he stated. 

“She’s been one amongst my predominant dogs since she became 13 months outdated.

Josie became equipped by one other sheep producer in Mildura.

Mr Leonard became hoping she would crack the national file trace but she fell a number of thousand greenbacks short.

The file stays with Hoover, a kelpie who equipped for $35,200 in Casterton earlier this twelve months.

A blonde woman in a blue button-up smiles. It's a bright, sunny day. She's standing in front of a large green shed.

Lucindale Working Dog Auction treasurer Kylie Ware stated the organisers wanted to cater to the locals.(

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Hammer at home

Lucindale Working Dog Auction treasurer Kylie Ware stated the conception became born in February with the target of creating an match for locals.

“Our space is this kind of wide space of neighborhood folks that are farming-based fully so we thought why no longer,” she stated.

A black and tan kelpie gets low to the ground while rounding up a few sheep in a pen.

A kelpie is assign by its paces sooner than the auction.(

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“There are reasonably a number of breeders and we bask in the South Australian Yard Dog Association here for trialling.

Lucindale local and first-time seller Neisha Shanko assign 13-month-outdated Zuma up for sale.

“Attractive natured dog, in actuality precise, place no longer wish to bask in her on a lead or the relaxation,” she stated.

“She’ll work within the paddock too, but she’s quiet finding out all of that.”

A young woman grins next to her brown kelpie. She's wearing jeans, a button-up and a bright orange vest.

It became Neisha Shanko’s first time promoting a working dog at auction.(

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Ms Shanko stated the match had reasonably a number of neighborhood back.

“Expectantly we raze in actuality properly and may perhaps perhaps presumably proceed on doing it for many extra years,” she stated.

“Lucindale loves the neighborhood facet of issues.

A black and tan kelpie pup sits staring at several sheep while his trainer helps direct them forward.

Vendors came from Victoria, SA and Tasmania.(

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‘Quality will catch better’

South Australia Yard Dog Association president Lyndon Cooper stated breeders across the country were watching this match intently.

“These auctions bask in a short whereas to invent up momentum — it will be two or three years before they honestly hit their straps,” he stated.

“Of us are looking for trained or semi-trained dogs that they’ll bask in home and prance straight on with.”

An older man wearing a navy blue cap and brown jacket smiles in front of a green shed.

South Australian Yard Dog Association president Lyndon Cooper stated reasonably a number of breeders would be watching the match.(

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Mr Cooper stated the auction may perhaps perhaps even bask in a luminous future.

“Lucindale has consistently been a in actuality accurate venue for livestock anyway, so it will be very accurate for the full breeders with a diagram to indicate their dogs here,” he stated.

“Because it picks up momentum the dogs’ quality will catch better as properly.”

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Kelpie sells for $29okay at SA’s first working dog auction