We were honoured and proud to see Hawkesbury Bundy and Hawkesbury Cam used by a Pet Food Company to promote their working dog food. Bundy is on the front of the dog food bag, while Cam and Bundy appear on the rear of the bag.
We are proud to say our dogs have been sought by overseas buyers. Hawkesbury Charge was chosen by Mr Kevin Reeves of Lyndhurst Kelpie Stud in Wiltshire UK. Mr Reeves is the UK representative of the Working Kelpie Council of Australia. Charge will look to fulfil Mr Reeves' requirements by working on his farm and performing working Kelpie demonstrations held around the UK. Charge is also a sire dog at the Lyndhurst Kelpie Stud.
We promote the working Kelpie by way of working dog demonstrations. Anthony had his Kelpie team at the 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show. This was a big hit with show-goers with up to 600 people attending each demonstration. The feedback was positive. Anthony also demonstrates his Kelpies at local shows and field days.
INSTRUCTOR – ANTHONY ATTARD OF HAWKESBURY WORKING KELPIE STUD
The cost is $100 per person per day. If you have more than one dog, your time will be allocated between your dogs. Auditing is allowed – i.e. attending the school without a dog. The cost for auditing is $70 per day. Numbers will be limited; therefore, should you wish to attend please get your application in early.
Lunch will be included on both days. Tea and coffee will be available – please bring a plate to share for morning tea. Cold drinks and bottles of water will be available at a cost. On Saturday night we will be having a meal at a local restaurant – bookings will be taken Saturday morning of the school (this is at (this is at your cost).
Buck and his daughter Nell both made it into the top 10 at the 2014 New South Yard Dog Championships even though they were not qualified from any other trial Nell was still an improver that weekend unfortunately we were unable to attend the 2015 New South Wales yard dog championships due to work commitments. We are looking forward to the New South Wales Championship and the Australian this year.
We are proud to announce that we had the biggest litter born to date our girl Jessi had a litter of 13. She is a great mother.
We have worked in the agricultural and pastoral industries for over 25 years. In that time we have seen many Working Kelpie Dogs. Some good, some great and some not so great. To achieve success in the breeding program consistency is the key to producing reliable, dependable all round dogs that are easy to train and work in both the paddock and yard. The Hawkesbury Working Kelpies fit the bill for your needs.
We have used Kelpies throughout many years having had a livestock carting business where primarily we carted pigs. Our team of Kelpies played a big part. They unloaded the two decks of pigs and helped drive them up the long lane ways at the abattoirs. Our Kelpies also played a major part with the cattle feed lot we operated when we worked at the saleyards
Situated near the Olympic Highway in the South West Slopes of NSW. Rich in history and character, the area was catapulted to the forefront of Colonial New South Wales with the discovery of gold in 1860. This precious metal proved to be an important catalyst in the development of Young and the surrounding area.
Young is centrally located in the 'Hilltops' Wine and Food region, increasingly recognised for producing quality cool climate wines and foods, whilst offering an authentic country experience. Cellar doors are open, offering the opportunity to taste and purchase fine wines and quality produce.
Charge’s litter sister, Hawkesbury Rhiannon, and brother, Hawkesbury Sam, were retained at stud. Sam competed in his first Yard trial at 17 months with very impressive results. He just missed the final by 1 point at the Mudgee Field Days 2011. Some of the top handlers and dogs in New South Wales were competing. Sam looks like he may be a potential sire dog.