Record Price for Working Dog
By Amy Blake
A 20-month-old Kelpie has fetched $5400 at a Victorian auction in what organizers believe is a world record sale for a fully trained working dog.
The Kelpie’s sale price smashed the previous highest bid of $5000 at last year’s Casterton Landmark Working Dog Auction, a figure believed by organizers to be the standing world record.
A committee member for the Casterton Kelpie Association, Sara Smith, said she was excited an apparent record was set
“It was a world record,” she said. “As far as we know, the record was set last year at our auction and until now it has not been broken.”
The 20-month-old male Kelpie, Bagalla Mick, sold at the auction yesterday, will be put to work at a Tasmanian property in the high country just out of Launceston.
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