A heading dog named Glen has sold for over $10,000, breaking a New Zealand for the highest price paid for a farm dog.
Heading dog Jack made history this month, after selling for a record price at an PGG Wrightson annual working dog sale in Mid Canterbury.
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The two-and-a-half-year-old heading dog topped the Ashburton sale, at $10,000 - which was the highest price paid for a working dog in the 63-year history of the sale.
However at the annual Gore sale this week, three-year-old heading dog Glen was sold for $10,200.
PGG Wrightson auctioneer Ross McKee told Magic Talk's Rural Exchange that Glen had been described by his breeder as"bomb-proof".
"He put on an excellent display on the day," he said.
McKee said the Ashburton record was front of mind during the auction.
"I thought we might have $7000, but two jokers had different ideas.
They were both keen on the dog ad went head to head."
McKee said while it was the most he'd ever seen paid for a farm dog, it was a good investment for a farmer, and worth half a labour unit.
"To be able to find young people to work on the farm is hard, so spread over five years - it's a couple of thousand a year, and with a bit of dog tucker - it's a cheap investment."
Glen was sold to a beef and venison farmer from Becks in Central Otago.