ABC series . MUSTER DOGS (kelpies) General Chat

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  1. Queensland blue

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    ABC series . MUSTER DOGS (kelpies)

    https://iview.abc.net.au/show/muster-dogs

    Coming series following kelpie pups on ABC IVIEW.

    so can be watched by folks overseas .

    “Five graziers from across Australia are given five kelpie pups from the same litter and set with the challenge of transforming these uniquely Australian dogs into champion muster dogs.”
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    Sounds interesting for Kelpie owners/trainers.
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    If that were a tv show here in the states, I would be very concerned for the welfare of the pups - as fame and ratings tend to drive participants and crew to do some horrid things.

    Is that a concern?
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    No! Lol

    I am struggling to understand what you mean actually toedtoes , i do understand that some crazy stuff goes on in tv land over there .

    we don’t go crazy over people on tv like they do over here , don’t treat politicians like celebrity cult like figures or any of that nonsense .

    these people are actual station farmers , who have their own kelpies , and would train them anyway .

    If anything their glory would be for “bragging rights” . Sure Australians may like a bit of a competition, some may even have dogs enter working dog trial competitions , they will be proper hard working dogs , no part time casuals .
    though the whole vibe is of down to earth busy people on the land .

    Thats pretty much all you will get in the kelpie people crowd over here .

    They are a dedicated genuine working dog that really needs a farm anyway .
    At least a big bit of land and a busy owner . That is no joke !

    Never really heard of the show dog crowd getting hold of them or any of that stuff .

    one of the things one of the lady farmers said on the television advert is . i am paraphrasing from memory .

    “ they ‘The dogs’ make you have to check your attitude at the door , if you don’t love them and treat them right , they just wont work for you , its that simple.”

    If you were to push one too hard too early , you could blow the whole thing and could be dangerous for the pup though.
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    I just meant that over here, I could see mistreatment of a puppy by a participant in an attempt to "out perform" another, or the producers, director, etc, pushing for such behaviors. Our tv tends to sensationalism and creating controversy to increase ratings, rather than let an informational show just be that.
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    Ok thanks , and for your concern

    there is one thing i did wonder about however , not sure how it would be for a litter of pups acclimatizing to hotter weather in the north of the country say if the pup came from the colder south .
    Not knowing where they are born, the middle and even south can get really hot too .

    These dogs are phenomenal though , maybe my concern about that is not needed .

    a short article also . https://help.abc.net.au/hc/en-us/ar...uster-Dogs-in-January-on-ABC-TV-and-ABC-iview
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    S has posted videos of some stunning work by these Station dogs. They appear to know exactly what is wanted, and where to move the stock to, with the minimum of instruction. No whistling or shouting, I swear that they train them to read minds!

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