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Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Roxy is better than manpower

Roxy is better than manpower

With a piercing whistle that could pop a balloon, James Armstrong sends his red kelpie around a mob of sheep and they come out of the shade and head towards a gate

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Power to burn

Power to burn

This slim and regal-looking dog with thin, silky ears was bred for hunting foxes and ducks.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Switch on to work

Switch on to work
By Geoff Adams

Darren Trewick is a fifth generation farmer who has been blessed with two good examples of the kelpie breed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The farm comes with a dog

The farm comes with a dog
By Sharon Wright

When Shepparton East dairy farmers Max and Jenny Hyland bought a nearby property they gained more than 14ha of land. Part of the deal was taking ownership of the resident dog, Bob — a stocky, tan and white Jack Russell.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five times as much love

Five times as much love

West highland white terriers Locky and Bridie are the smallest and oldest dogs at the Phillips’ sheep farm in Tallygaroopna, but they aren’t afraid to jump into the yards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tally's just a six-year-old pup

Tally's just a six-year-old pup
By Sharon Wright

Boisterous black Labrador, Tally, was born into a litter of nine pups to a golden Labrador mother and a chocolate Labrador father.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Don't forget to pack the dog

Don't forget to pack the dog
By Geoff Adams

Never leave home without him.....

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Perfect partners

Perfect partners

The kids have left home but busy dairy farmers David and Christine Poort from Katandra are not short of company, with two dogs and a cat that are great mates and regularly help to put a smile on their owners’ faces. Christine takes up the story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Discount finds collie a family home

Discount finds collie a family home
By Cathy Walker

Biodynamic dairy farmer Mark Peterson from Nathalia wasn’t convinced when his three children were badgering him to buy a pup they’d seen advertised at nearby Katunga, but a price drop helped to wear him down. The new arrival was named after a cartoon character, in a break from the family tradition of naming all the dogs after beer brands.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dogs and sheep are right mix

Dogs and sheep are right mix
By Laura Griffiths

Nick James, who farms in Nathalia and Kaarimba, enjoyed working with sheep on other people’s farms, so a few years ago he added sheep to his cropping enterprise. About a year ago, as his flock was growing, a couple he knew Leigh and Jane Waser of Bearii, some other farmers were getting out of sheep and gave him ‘‘a couple of good dogs’’.

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