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Article: Australian Stock Dog Spectacular
The organisers of the 2018 Australian Stock Dog Spectacular reported that after 7 days Jake Nowlan & Zone from Bigga NSW won the inaugural Cobber All Round Stock Dog, Jake said “he was pretty proud of how his three year old dog handled himself in each of the events”. In this event Jake competed against 26 triallers in 3 trials – open yard dog challenge, open 3 sheep challenge and open cattle dog challenge.
Friday saw the running of all the finals. In the Plasvacc 2018 ASDS Futurity Cow Dog Challenge winner was Paul Wroe from Middlemount Queenlands & Carracott Spot took home the $10,000 cheque with a aggregate score over 3 rounds of 261.
Paul Wroe capped of a successful week by winning the Plassvac Open Cow Dog Challenge with Brutonvale Sport only 3 points ahead of Adam James and Lokabe Ace after 3 rounds of trialling.
The Upper Murray Seeds 2018 Open 3 Sheep Challenge was won by Mick Hudson from Eummungerie and Ritchie’s Finn with 290 points after 3 rounds ahead of Geoff Gibson from Warwick with Swamp Oak Myha with 289.
Ben Coster from Yass in NSW won The Upper Murray Seeds 2018 Open Yard Dog Challenge with Coopendale Lucy with 278.5 points ahead of Jake Nowlan and Zone with Ben also taking out 3rd place with Rhettlenash Jock.
During the week ladies competed against the men and also in a separate competition with Margo Hogan and Dulux winning the Ladies Yard Dog Challenge. Josie Kimpton of Hawsburry with Rivlin Bolt winning the Ladies 3 Sheep Challenge and Kerryanne Thompson taking home the Ladies Cow Dog Challenge with Kitty, these challenges were proudly sponsored by McDonald Brothers Transport.
Saturday morning saw 23 open dogs and 86 future futurity pups demonstrate their ability before they went under the hammer. Breeder/handlers travelled from Victoria to Queensland and from across NSW to be represented in the sale. In total 71 lots were sold for an average of $2292. Top priced dog was a 10 month old border collie bitch Lot 94 MGH Stella, bred by Mick Hudson of Eumungerie and purchased by Damien Curr of Pittsworth QLD for $7,000. The 59 future futurity pups sold averaged $2,199.
Andrew McIntyre from Pinkett sold the top priced open dog, Buckol Working Dogs “Lexi” for $4,750 to Brodie Cattle Co.