2018 Australian Stock Dog Spectacular & Sale
2018 Australian Stock Dog Spectacular & Sale will be held at AELEC from the 27th October - 3rd November 2018.
The 2018 event will consist of;
- Australian Cow Dog Futurity
- Australian 3 Sheep Challenge
- Australian Cow Dog Open Challenge
- Australian Cow Dog Sale
- Australian Yard Dog Challenge
- Ladies Final Cow Dog Challenge
Head to www.aussiestockdog.com.au for more details!
Nominations for the 2018 Stock Dog Sale will open on the 15th June 2018 and close on the 15th August 2018, via the Aussie Stock Dog website.
- There will be no pre-works prior to the sale this year.
- All dogs will be able to work either sheep or cattle, while being sold.
- For animal welfare considerations, pups over 6 months of age will be asked to wear muzzles while working sheep. If a muzzle is not worn and the dog bites a sheep, the dog will be stopped working immediately.
- The 2018 sale will be in the smaller sale arena. All pups sold through the futurity sale will be eligible to compete in the 2019 Futurity Trials.
- The Open Working Dog Sale is open to all going working stock dogs - both sheep and cattle dogs.
2017 ACDC Sale Wrap Up
The first Australian Cow Dog Challenge & Sale was a roaring success, with a 93% overall sale clearance, sales gross of $347,050 and average sale price of $3,615.
The three-day event, held from the 3-5 November, boasted a prize pool of $18,000 for the trial events on Friday and Saturday. Competitors, vendors and buyers from across Australia attended the event which will no doubt reach even greater heights in 2018.
103 dogs were offered for sale and over 500 people attended the auction on Sunday.
Top priced open dog: $8,000 - MUNNS JAGGER on account of Kevin Bell sold to Carter, Lindsay & Webber.
Top priced male dog: $9,000 - LAD on account of Ian Cox, who retained the dog for next year's challenge.
Top priced female dog: $11,000 - CRAIGLEA NELL on account of Jamie Sturrock, who retained the dog for next year's challenge.
Full results from the 2018 Australian Cow Dog Sale can be found here.
For more information, visit the Australian Cow Dog Challenge website.
Photo Credit: Hickorwee Equine Photography