About Cobber

THE COBBER CHALLENGE STORY

Cobber has worked side-by-side with those that work, live and love this great land of ours for over 30 years.

And in that time we have learnt that farming in Australia is no like farming anywhere else in the world.

It has its unique opportunities and challenges, and requires a toughness and resilience from both the farmer and their dogs

The Cobber Challenge is a celebration of the unsung heroes of farms across the countries. From our humble beginnings in 2016, the Cobber Challenge has become a world-wide phenomenon, with people all over around the globe enthralled in the celebration.

But what makes the Cobber Challenge so successful?

Competing dogs are given a GPS collar that tracks their distance, working duration and speed over a three-week period. Points are accorded, the dogs are ranked and by the end of the challenge we have a new Cobber Champion.

In the last few competitions, individual dogs have regularly clocked over 50km in a day, highlighting what a vital member of the team they are.

2022 COBBER CHALLENGE RELAY

And this year, for the first time, we are putting a spotlight on teamwork with the Cobber Challenge Relay.

Farmers will compete with teams of two, three or four dogs. Each day they will nominate one of their dogs to wear the GPS collar for that day. This approach recognises that dogs have different strengths - some excel at paddock work, others shine in the yards. This year it will be the hardest working team that will be crowned winners.

This year's 12 competing teams will be announced on 25 July, with the 2022 Cobber Challenge Relay running from 22 August to 11 September.

ABOUT COBBER

Cobber provides the fuel for these dogs, as it does for thousands of working dogs every day around the country.

For more information on the range of Cobber products, click here.

Contact

For media enquiries and for further information about the Cobber Challenge competition, please contact Laura Jade on laura@curriecommunications.com.au