Working Kelpie sold for $25,000 at Jerilderie

Record price: Eveready Possum bred by Shane Maurer, Getitdun Working Dogs, Milvale was sold for $25,000 at Jerilderie. Photo: Shane Maurer
Record price: Eveready Possum bred by Shane Maurer, Getitdun Working Dogs, Milvale was sold for $25,000 at Jerilderie. Photo: Shane Maurer

An Australian record price for a working Kelpie was achieved at the Jerilderie sale.

Eveready Possum, offered by former Gloucester resident, Shane Maurer from Getitdun Working Dogs, Milvale, was sold for $25,000.

It broke the record set last year at Casterton Working Kelpie Muster, Victoria when Glencairn Seven was sold by Christian Peacock from Waterloo for $22,200 to a buyer from Hamilton in Victoria.

"As far as I'm aware that is an Australian record price for a working Kelpie," Barbara Cooper, the vice-president and registrar The Working Kelpie Council of Australia, said.

Last year, Mr Maurer sold a dog at the Jerilderie sale for $14,000 to Wilcannia's Dwayne Evans. He returned to the annual sale to snap up Possum in what was a four-way tussle.

That sale was a record price for the Jerilderie Working Dog Auction, broken this year.

On his Facebook page, Mr Maurer wrote he will be back at Jerilderie next year but doesn't expect to keep breaking records.

"I can’t see me breaking it three years in a row but I’ll have a couple more dogs ready again next year for you all," he wrote.