Top dog going for Aussie job glory

North East & Goulburn-Murray Farmer
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READY TO WORK: Fly the dog is trying out for the 2018 Cobber Working Dog Challenger. He is pictured with owner, Ben Harrison.

FLY the Kelpie has spent the last few weeks working his paws off.

From tracking sheep to pushing up in the yard, Fly has been doing his best to be named the 2018 Cobber Challenge, which is for the grand title of Australia’s working dog.

Fly, who is proudly owned by Ben Harrison from Longwood, wore a GPS collar over three weeks – from mid-August to the start of this month – to record his daily distance, speed and duration.

Mr Harrison and Fly work for The Falls Pastoral, and was one of two teams representing Victoria during this year’s challenge.

Mr Harrison purchased Fly just over 12 months ago, and has been incredibly impressed with him since.

This is the first time Mr Harrison has entered the competition, but he is hoping that with Fly’s natural ability and work ethic the prize for top spot isn’t unrealistic.

Results will be announced this month.

More farming news and stories can be read in the September, 2018 print edition of North East & Goulburn-Murray Farmer or click here to access digital editions.