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MACKENZIE COUNTRY DOG TRIAL.

[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] , J This annual meeting, which is aj&ays looked forward to with much interest bythe shepherds and dog breeders m onr district, was held at Haldon statiou ou Wednesday, the Ist inst. Tlie entries were numerous including, besides the cracks of the district, some well known dogs from Burkes Pas 3 and the Waitangi. The arrangements were well carried out under the superintendence of Mr F. liaiue as judge, and Messrs Charles M. Smith and S. Fraser, starters. The events were as follows : — Mackenzie Sweef3take& — Value £11 12s 6d. Dog to pull three wethers turned half-a-mile distant, and put them into three hurdles within half-an-hour. Ist prize— lt. M'Ka/s "Polly," Haldon ; 2nd prize— : Manuel's "Nero," Waitangi; 3rd prize— W. Cunningham Smith's " Sharp," Haldon. i Mot^T Cook Stakes. — "Value £5 2s _6d. ' Dog to hunt away six sheep half-a-mile,' between two sets of flags twenty yards apart, V at an angle of about 45*. D. Rosa's "Darkie," t Haldon; J. M 'Donald's "Bob," Black Forest. 1 — Equal. Time, 1C minutes. ? The working of the dogs showed a great improvement since Inst year, no less than four dogs pulling the sheep iuto the hurdles iv good style, tin; winner m the short time of 5i minutes.

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MACKENZIE COUNTRY DOG TRIAL., Timaru Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 531, 29 June 1870

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MACKENZIE COUNTRY DOG TRIAL. Timaru Herald, Volume XIII, Issue 531, 29 June 1870

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