Story: Farm dogs

Roadside Stories: Huntaway in Hunterville

The bond between farmers and their faithful working dogs is celebrated in Hunterville by a statue of a huntaway farm dog. Strong and versatile, with a loud, deep bark, huntaways are New Zealand’s most common farm dog, and are invaluable on sheep farms.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Hunterville and huntaways. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-t-0301-pm 9).

Using this item

YouTube: Manatu Taonga's channel

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Clive Dalton, 'Farm dogs - Heading dogs, huntaways and all-purpose dogs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Clive Dalton, published 24 Nov 2008