DOG OF THE MONTH – Red Dog Down Under


Red Dog is an Australian Kelpie. The breed were originally working dogs for sheep farmers.
He is named after the famous “Red Dog” who, in the 1970’s, lived as part of a mining community in Western Australia, and although an independent dog, who hitched his way around WA, he epitomised the relationship man can have with a dog.
Sadly the original Red Dog died in November 1979, aged only 8 years old. He ate some poisoned bait. His friends and fans were so devastated that they raised money and had a bronze statue made of him which stands at the Bay of Dampier, where he spent much of his time amongst the pioneers. He rose to fame as Louis de Bernieres wrote a book about him, which was also made into a film – Red Dog.

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