RECORDS MADE AT THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN COW DOG SALE
Reported by Maree Fields, ACDC committee.
The inaugural Australian Cow Dog Challenge and Sale commenced at the AELEC centre in Tamworth over the 3rd, 4thand 5th of November. With record breaking dog sale numbers and a huge Cobber Open Trial program boasting $18,000 prize money the event drew competitors and vendors from 4 states and territories.
From the first run of the Cobber Open trial dog handlers experienced success with Craig Ervine’s Bauers Jim (Blackbrook Sweep x Bauers Henti) running 90 points proving the indoor arena at AELEC being compatible with a traditionally outdoor sport. He was soon joined by Robert C Johnston and Shady Acres Jimmy (Natel Joker x Shady Acres Pattie) with a near flawless 93.3, Kevin Bell and Claire 91.7 and Robert C Johnston again with his entry Shady Acres Pattie (Burdlla Shep x Shady Acres Bella) with a 90.3.