Taste of chaos for shepherds
Huntaway farm dogs scrambling up hills with shepherds in tow, a dog-barking contest, and a shearing contractors' challenge will all be part of the Hunterville Huntaway Festival and Shepherds' Shemozzle.
New Zealand farm working dogs. The NZ Huntaway
By Dr Clive Dalton The monument to the New Zealand Huntaway at Hunterville. Farmers can buy a paving stone around the bronze sculptor to record their own huntaway's name and dates of its loyal working career. (Photo by Molly Dalton 2012) History Nobody knows the true history of the New Zealand Huntaway - it was never written down. The early shepherds had imported 'eye dogs' to go around sheep to gather (muster) them, but very soon they found they needed to move sheep off steep hill country…