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The stud is situated about 40 km south of Toowoomba near the historic village of Nobby, famous for Rudd’s Pub; here Australian writer Arthur Hoey Davis, better known as ‘Steele Rudd’, wrote some of his well known Dad and Dave stories. The old house where he lived is just down the road from Karmala.
Established at Lake Bolac in the Victorian Western District, the move to the Downs was made in 2001 when Jan ‘retired’ from farming. This move necessitated an adjustment in breeding emphasis to suit the Queensland market’s demand for dogs that can work cattle as well as sheep.
All the Karmala sires I am using have tested clear for CA. Top row, Brock, Landy, Wills.
There’s a lengthy CA discussion in the May post.
Foundation dogs were chosen from lines of clever mustering dogs and sires are generally chosen from dogs performing well in testing conditions. This is very important, as there is insufficient work on a small property to fully assess dogs.
Only a week ago I was enjoying the National Kelpie Trial, just 20 km down the road at Allora. Perfect weather, very good sheep, lovely dogs and lots of good company….couldn’t ask for more, really! To top it off Bree Cudmore won the Open with her nice bitch Marista Zoe, the first ever female winner. Well done Bree!Go to archive