This was a slightly difficult mating to set up. We had Sarah's blood tested in Sydney for her progesterone level and then at the right time we travelled 2 days and 1600 kilometres to mate Sarah to Ned. With Vet fees, sire service fees, petrol costs, motel accommodation and time, it turned out a fairly costly mating for us but we think it was well worth it.
Ned is an exceptional dog with a wonderful outgoing personality. He has won Yard Sheepdog Trials as well as Arena 3 sheep Trials. He has a high level of natural ability and seems to be capable of any task asked and is a good companion dog.
Noonbarra Sarah is one of our very best females and because of her ability to calm down wild livestock and keep calm, she is a huge asset to our Stud. She is faithful and quiet and easy going and likes to be close to us. This mating was done especially to keep a puppy in the Noonbarra Stud for the future. These are big puppies with very pretty markings.