Australia’s #1 Working Stock Dog Magazine! The AWSDM was founded in 2013 to supply the livestock working dog industry with a high quality reference, education and entertainment magazine.
We aim to include informative articles, report on major events and to delight readers in the versatility and talent of the hard working stock dogs of Australia.
We have regular articles that are always popular. The Way We Were is a yarn with working dog handlers that have decades of experience in the working dog industry. We include a Station Profile and Stockman Profile, as well as A Dog’s Life which tells the story of a special dog and its achievements. Some of our most popular articles are the Vet Check and the Training Pen where you can get some tips and advice from some of the country’s most experienced dog trainers and veterinarians. Our Photo Essay’s are of course on dogs. Each issue there are other interesting articles and interviews for all readers.
There are plenty of working dog breeder advertisements included as well. Make sure you give these guys a call about your next pup.
In 2020 we are publishing three issues – May, September and December. Our magazine is in most rural newsagents and you can subscribe via our website as well.
We are also the only Australian stockist of Logan Shepherds whistles, along with merchandise, training DVD’s, and more – So check out the shop while you are here!
The magazine has a new owner as of August 2019! I’m Lauren Vest, from the Riverina, NSW. I own a couple of sheepdogs, both Border Collies and Kelpies, and have worked on and managed cattle and sheep operations. I enjoy trialling, especially utility and three sheep when I can find the time!
Huge thanks to Wayne, Mandy, and everyone else involved in creating the magazine and building it to where it is today.
I am excited to be taking the magazine forward and always grateful for the support of the working dog industry!