Lucky 13th dog auc­tion

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More than 40 of the re­gion’s best work­ing dogs will be avail­able at the 13th an­nual Jer­ilderie Work­ing Dog Auc­tion at the Jer­ilderie Race­course on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 25.

Demon­stra­tions will be­gin at 9.30am for po­ten­tial buy­ers to see the dogs in ac­tion, with the auc­tion to be held from 1.30pm.

At the 2017 sale, 47 dogs were of­fered for sale gross­ing an amaz­ing $157,000 — an av­er­age of $3,656 per dog.

The top priced dog — James Fowler’s ‘Ned’ — sold for $10,500.

The Work­ing Dog Auc­tion was ini­tially es­tab­lished in an at­tempt to save Jer­ilderie’s an­nual Sum­mer Fair — an agri­cul­tural style show which folded sev­eral years ago.

It also al­lowed the chance to show­case some of the re­gion’s work­ing pedi­gree.

Auc­tion founders An­drew Rutherford and War­wick Doolan are still ac­tively in­volved in run­ning the event, which is held in con­junc­tion with the Jer­ilderie Apex Club.

Mr Rutherford said 2018 is shap­ing up to be a good year.

‘‘Live­stock sales are pretty good at the mo­ment, so that usu­ally brings good dog prices,’’ he said. ‘‘We also ex­pect a large crowd.’’ Ca­ter­ing will be avail­able on site. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to reg­is­ter as a bid­der, go to www.work­ing­do­gauc­tion.com.au, or call Mr Rutherford on 0427 861 515 or Mr Doolan on 0429 445 964.

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