The Australian Stock Dog Spectacular was the dream of a small group of passionate individuals who aspired to showcase the Australian working dog and it’s versatility whilst promoting the breeding, training and welfare of these iconic dogs on an international stage.
The first Australian Stock Dog Spectacular was held in 2017 in Tamworth, NSW in the form of an annual dog sale and trial bringing this dream to life. Since the inaugural event at the World Class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) in 2017, The Australian Stock Dog Spectacular (ASDS) has grown from strength to strength becoming the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the world.
From its humble beginnings, of a 3 day event with just under 170 entries in 2 events and a neat 100 dogs offered for sale, The excitement and support for the event quickly spread like fire seeing the 2018 event receive over 450 entries in 11 events held over a whopping 8 days. The Dog sale itself also attracted a greater number of dogs offered and sold at the sale from the previous year.
In 2019 the ASDS will again expand to accommodate the growing interest and support of its competitors and fans. This year the event will run over 9 days with the addition of 5 new events and an expected increase of sale dogs, competitors, seminars, traders and community engagement.