The Society aims to foster both the improvement in excellence and the continuance of High Quality Practical Working Stock Dogs – for sheep and cattle work, in the livestock industry throughout Australia and internationally.
Sound breeding and selection criteria is advocated by the Society, to retain the remarkable instincts of high quality ‘all-round utility stock dogs’ and to recreate the brilliance of many dogs in the past.
The Society has specified practical and challenging trials that test the essential natural traits, which identifies the brilliance as well as the inadequacies that working stock dogs possess – for sheep and cattle work. These true challenges are assessed on ability and merit.
**** The Australian Utility Stock Dog Society Inc. is a contributing member of the Australian Federation for Livestock Working Dogs (austfederationlivestockworkingdogs.org)