Welcome to the National Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale Website!
In 2009 a small group of working dog enthusiasts, who are all cattle producers, met to discuss what could be done to encourage the breeding of dogs with the right attributes to successfully work cattle. It was firstly necessary to decide what constituted the ideal dog for working cattle.
They concluded that possibly the most important attribute of the ideal dog is the right type of strength. This dog will show courage, it won't worry its stock, will show good walk up strength, will only bite on the nose or front foot if challenged by the beast, or when necessary to move a stubborn animal, and will only bite on the hind hock if necessary to keep cattle moving or to show they are in control. Once the cattle have turned off the dog or moves as required, the dog will release any pressure from the beast.
MacCallum Ingles, Stocks and Station Agents of Scone were approached and enthusiastically embraced the concept, and as they say the rest is history!
2013 will be the third year in which the Futurity Trial and Sale has been held. Each year the number of dogs entered, and the prices commanded, have increased very significantly, and with the support of our sponsors it can be claimed that THE MACCALLUM INGLIS NATIONAL WORKING STOCK DOG FUTURITY TRIAL AND SALE is the richest such event in Australia, with a huge future.