• Representing
  • BreedKelpie
  • Age5
  • GenderMale

Tiges has been with Bec since he was a pup. He enjoys getting into the rough and tumble of the yards and gets a kick out of taking on the harder jobs. Fast, agile and quick on his feet, Tiges' favourite part of work is chasing down a flighty cow. Tiges can butt heads with Bec sometimes when he thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, but he usually realises she was right all along and meekly jogs back into line. Bec says the love-hate banter between them makes them even stronger. Tiges has produced some good pups, with one of his sons placing sixth in the Australian Yard Dog Championships and winning a few utility championships in Victoria.

Bec Martin

I'm the livestock manager for a station in south-western WA. We run a mixture of sheep and cattle on country that ranges from grubby creekline to undulating country and some flats. I've been working with dogs for more than 10 years and I always find them to be some of the best working companions, putting in the hard yards and always being happy to hang out. I can't wait to see what kind of distance Tiges is covering in comparison to other working dogs out there. I'm keen to see if we can get a female up there on the podium and promote that we can get the job done.