The Weekly Times Sheepdog Speed Trials


Outdoors - ground level access


10:00am – 5pm daily.

Download Melb 2018 SheepDog Speed Trials Timetable (pdf 1 MB)

The country comes to the city for this unique taste of farm-life!




It was a rare opportunity to see how invaluable working Dogs are for our farmers as the country came to the city for the inaugural Dog Lovers Sheepdog Speed Trials.

Australian Working Dog Rescue presented the inaugural The Weekly Times Sheepdog Speed Trials where purpose bred working Dogs were placed in their element, safely moving real sheep through a course, just as they would on the farm.

With expert commentary, acclaimed judges, and the chance to get up close and personal, it was a truly unique opportunity to view a part of Australian farming heritage at its absolute finest.

Guests discovered the intricacies of working Dogs; the years of training, how important genetics are, how puppies learn, the role of experienced dogs, how the working dog breeds differ, how some dogs have different skills to others, and our guests saw this in person, as the working dogs worked the sheep in quintessential Aussie style.

Some lucky guests got an opportunity to try and direct a dog themselves!