14th an­nual dog auc­tion

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Fifty-two dogs of the best work­ing ca­nines will be of­fered for sale at the Jer­ilderie Race­course this Sun­day for the 14th an­nual Jer­ilderie Work­ing Dogs Auc­tion.

The pop­u­lar­ity of the auc­tion saw nearly 80 dogs reg­is­tered, how­ever or­gan­is­ers were forced to cut some dogs from the cat­a­logue.

With seven more dogs in the auc­tion than last year, or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing the sale can ex­ceed the 2018 record break­ing $178,095 gross and av­er­age dog sale of $4344.

Co-or­gan­iser An­drew Ruther­ford said the event is grow­ing big­ger ev­ery year.

‘‘We have just over 50 dogs which is up from last year.

‘‘There were a lot more en­tries than we could han­dle so some dogs were bal­loted out.

‘‘It means the auc­tion is be­com­ing a well known na­tional event and we’ve been striv­ing for the last few years to get it at this level.

‘‘We’ve cat­a­logued the dogs into three cat­e­gories — starter dogs, well started then fully trained.

‘‘There’s the high­est per­cent­age of fully trained dogs we’ve ever had.

‘‘We have good ven­dors com­ing back as well as our reg­u­lar ven­dors. Last year’s top seller Shane Mau­rer is back this year with an out­stand­ing bitch,’’ Mr Ruther­ford said.

Mr Mau­rer’s dog ‘Coopen­dale Char­lie’ sold for an Aus­tralian record $14,000.

Re­turn­ing again this year will be an on­line op­tion for po­ten­tial buy­ers un­able to at­tend the auc­tion, hosted by Auc­tionPlus.

Through Auc­tionPlus, live stream­ing is avail­able and as a re­sult there have been in­quiries from all states about the dogs, with par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est from Queens­land.

Demon­stra­tions will be­gin at 9am for po­ten­tial buy­ers to see the dogs in ac­tion, with the auc­tion to be held from 1pm. Buy­ers will regis­ter on the day. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.work­ing­do­gauc­tion.com.au, or con­tact Mr Ruther­ford on 0427 861 515 or War­wick Doolan on 0429 445 964.

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