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Dogs vie for supreme honour

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November 02, 2017

This dog looks determined as the sheep climb up the ramp.

The sheep are herded towards the ramp at Seymour.

One sheep went up the ramp while the other two decided to stay put.

This dog likes to sneak up on the livestock.

This dog starts to cast as he looks to round up the sheep.

The Supreme Australian Working Sheep Dog Championship concluded on October 22, with a nail-biting finish the highlight.

The championships, held from October 14 to 22 at Seymour’s King’s Park, saw Ken Robinson of Quirindi, NSW, and his dog Cooks Hope awarded the Supreme Champion after Tony Elliott from Brungle in NSW with OK Indianna Buckels failed to score the required 91 points to take out the title — registering 89.5.

Dubbo’s Greg Prince took out third place with Princes Dodge just in front of Victorian Paul O’Kane with O’Kanes Andrew Symonds.

The Ted Gaby Interstate Challenge, held in three rounds over the Trans-Tasman course, saw Queensland victorious with a score of 433.5 points.

Supporting the Supreme Championship, an Improver Trial was won by Peter Oxley (NSW) with Rivlin Caesar closely followed in second place by John Perry (NSW) with Boco Ice and Lee Jamieson (Tasmania) with Shannondoah Kaye in third place.

John Perry and Boco Ice backed up their placing in the Improver Trial with victory in the Novice competition.

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