The staggering, world record sum paid for a Victorian kelpie
A Victorian kelpie has set a new world record for the most money paid for a working dog.
Hoover was sold for $35,200 at the Casterton Working Dog Auction on Sunday.
The previous record sum paid for a working dog was $22,200.
Casterson Kelpie Association chairman Rob Pilmore says the dog is worth the mammoth sum.
“In a labour shortage in rural areas at the moment a good dog is very valuable and can cut a lot of work out on a farm,” he told Ross and Russel.
“The breed has been specifically bred through all these years to get to the point it is now and it’s phenomenal what a dog can do now.”
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