2 x Australian Working Cattle Dog of the Year (2015 & 2011)
2017 NSW Cattle Dog Champion
2016 Reserve NSW Cattle Dog Champion
2015 QLD Working Cattle Dog of the Year
2012 Reserve Australian Cattle Dog Champion
2011 Reserve QLD Cattle Dog Champion
Bred By: Jack & Elaine Swan
Reg. No: QCD1161
Breed: Border Collie
|Sire: Littles Bozo||Jupa Boss||Princes Dubbo
1997 Aust CH
|Carlisle Flute||Princes Wally|
|Crowsdale Slice||Princes Turbo
2004 QLD CH
|De Oss Jess||Rojon Tiny|
|Dam: Braiston Gyp||Lyster Bruce||Alroy Mark||Alroy Clem|
|St Helena Amy||Kip 218586 (Imp Eng)
2 x QLD Dog of the Year
|Fell 219155 (Imp Eng)|
|Yalca Sal||Alroy Rambo||Alroy Jake|
|Yalca Joanne||Stanmore Lew|
Spud is the all round package, and is the type of working dog that I am trying to breed. I really can’t speak highly enough of this dog!
Spud is now retired, and almost completely deaf! I retired him after weaning in 2018 just before he turned 11. Right up until that time, he was my top dog, and he hardly missed a day of work in his life. If Spud’s hearing was better, I would still be using him on dry cattle and easy jobs!
Spud has been the most sensible, practical worker I could hope to own, and his stock sense is second to none. He is calm, bold, versatile, and super reliable. He is equally talented working cattle, sheep or goats. Spud’s standout feature is his temperament, and ability to read a situation. He has an uncanny ability to understand what I am trying to do. He has loads of strength, with good presence on stock, and plenty of bite when necessary.
To me, Spud has the perfect mix of initiative and trainability. He is reliable in the paddock at large distances with no command, or is happy to do exactly as he is told in a pressure situation, or at a dog trial. Spud was a fearless worker as a young dog, and could still dominate cattle in his old age.
Almost everything in our kennel goes back to Spud, apart from a few purchased outcrosses.
Aside from Spud’s value to us as a work dog and sire, he has also had a very impressive trial career. He has won or placed at nearly every trial he has ever been to, on cattle and sheep! He became a Novice Cattle Dog at his second trial, and became an Open Cattle Dog at his third! He has represented QLD three times in the State of Origin, and won the 2011 Australian Cattle Dog of the Year in our very first season of trialling!! He won the Australian Working Cattle Dog of the Year in 2015, and is the only dog to have ever won this award twice.
Spud is an Open Cattle Dog. His trial results are as follows:
- Equal 4th Open Cattle Dog, AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Rockland Spring 2017.
- NSW OPEN CATTLE DOG CHAMPION, Glencoe NSW 2017.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS, Pinkett 2016.
- AUSTRALIAN WORKING CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2015.
- QLD OPEN CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2015.
- Equal 5th Open Cattle Dog, QLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Middlemount 2015.
- Equal 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Jambin 2015.
- Winning QLD STATE ORIGIN TEAM MEMBER, The Caves Cattle Dog Trial 2015.
- 4th Open Cattle Dog, AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, The Caves 2015.
- 4th Open Cattle Dog, Bundaberg 2015.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Roma Show 2015.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Mt Perry Show 2015.
- 1st Open Cattle Dog, Tatham NSW 2015.
- 5th Open Cattle Dog, Glencoe NSW 2014.
- 3rd Open Cattle Dog, Dulacca 2014.
- Equal 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Crows Nest 2014.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Widgee 2014.
- 3rd Open Cattle Dog, Rockland Spring 2014.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Springsure, 2012.
- QLD STATE OF ORIGIN TEAM MEMBER, Rappville NSW Cattle Dog Trial, 2012.
- 3rd QLD OPEN CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2012.
- 3rd Open Cattle Dog, Roma Show 2012.
- 1st Open Cattle Dog, Dulacca 2012
- 3rd Encourage Sheep Dog, Clifton Show 2012.
- AUSTRALIAN WORKING CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2011.
- Winning QLD STATE OF ORIGIN TEAM MEMBER, Scotston Cattle Dog Trial, 2011.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, QLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Calliope 2011.
- Equal 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Orana Downs 2011.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, The Caves 2011.
- 3rd QLD OPEN CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2011.
- 4th Open Cattle Dog, Springsure Show 2011.
- Equal 1st Open Cattle Dog Calcutta, Alpha Show 2011.
- 1st Open Cattle Dog, Roma Show 2011.
- 3rd Encourage Sheep Dog, Roma Show 2011.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Crows Nest 2010.
- 4th Open Cattle Dog, AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Bauhinia 2010.
- Equal 3rd Open Cattle Dog, QLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Rockland Spring 2010.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, The Caves 2010.
- 6th QLD NOVICE CATTLE DOG OF THE YEAR, 2010.
- 2nd Open Cattle Dog, Calliope 2010.
- 1st Open Cattle Dog, Roma Show 2010.
- 2nd Encourage Sheep Dog, Roma Show 2010.
- 1st Novice Cattle Dog, Widgee 2010.