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Welcome to the Website of the Australian Federation for Livestock Working Dogs. The Federation was founded in February 2014 with representatives from State organisations which are involved in the working and/or the breeding and registration, and/or trialling, of Livestock Working Dogs throughout Australia.

Welcome to the Website of the Australian Federation for Livestock Working Dogs. The Federation was founded in February 2014 with representatives from State organisations which are involved in the working and/or the breeding and registration, and/or trialling, of Livestock Working Dogs throughout Australia.

Photo kindly supplied by Jenny Sant

Photo kindly supplied by Jenny Sant

Photo kindly supplied by David Lindsay

Photo kindly supplied by David Lindsay

Photo kindly supplied by David Lindsay

Photo kindly supplied by David Lindsay

 

Livestock Working Dog Definition:

A dog usually kept or proposed to be kept and/or worked

  • On rural land and/or

  • By an owner/breeder or lessee who is a Primary Producer, or

  • A person engaged or employed by a Primary Producer, and

Primarily for the purpose of:

  • Herding, droving, protecting, tending or working stock or
  • Being trained in herding, droving, protecting, tending or working stock.

 The work performed by each Livestock Working Dog throughout its working life is estimated to have an average value of AU$40,000.*

* Estimating the Economic Value of Australian Stock herding dogs 2014. ER Arnott, JB Early, CM Wade, PD McGreevy. Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.