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Dog day is a crowd-pleaser

Jed, owned by Tim Child of Coutts Crossing competing in the dog trials at Ulmarra Showground on Sunday.
Jed, owned by Tim Child of Coutts Crossing competing in the dog trials at Ulmarra Showground on Sunday. Debrah Novak

SPECTATORS turned out in force for the weekend's Ulmarra Cattle Dog trial.

"It was a good weekend out," said NSW Stock Dog Association vice-president Lew Malloy.

"It was a bit windy on the Saturday but the Sunday was just glorious."

According to Mr Malloy, the event attracted 129 trainers and about 50 dogs.

Mixed breed cattle from across the valley were used in the event.

The cattle for the trials were supplied by the Page family.

Robert Johnston, of Tatham, won the maiden section with his pure-bred collie Sam.

The maiden section is open to dogs that have never won a cattle dog trial before.

In the next competition, the novice section, Geoff McLennan of Casino and his collie Rexy walked away winners.

The novice section is for dogs that have previously won an event but are still working their way up through the ranks.

In the big league open section, Dick Chapman from Stokers Siding took home the cup with his mixed-breed champion Lennie.

"It was a wonderful weekend with more spectators than usual," said Lew Malloy.

Topics:  cattle dog, ulmarra


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