A kelpie from a sheep station in Victoria has snagged high greenback at South Australia’s first working dog auction, promoting for $29,000.
- 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Proprietor Alistair Leonard stated he had reasonably a number of ardour in two-and-a-half of-twelve months-outdated Josie.
“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“She’s been one amongst my predominant dogs since she became 13 months outdated.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.
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.
“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Lucindale local and first-time seller Neisha Shanko assign 13-month-outdated Zuma up for sale.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.”
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.
‘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.”
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.”