Search for West Australia's hardest working dog

The search for Western Australia’s hardest working dog, with nominations now open for the 2017 Cobber Challenge.

The Cobber Challenge see’s dogs across the nation compete against each other in a serious of endurance and speed challenges to find Australia’s hardest working dog.

Organised by nutritional dog food specialists Ridley, the Cobber Challenge will see dogs from each state compete in their natural environment.

GPS collars will be fitted to competing dogs for three weeks, tracking and scoring their running distance, duration and top speed.

Results will be uploaded daily to so people around the country can follow the performance of their

favourite dogs compared to their rivals throughout the country.

Last year saw eight working dogs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia compete. 

This year the competition is looking for competitors from Western Australia to join in the fun. 

In the quest to seek out Australia’s hardest working dog, the Cobber Challenge also hopes to highlight how vital working dogs are to farming teams.

This year, the competition is expected to run from August 28 to September 17.

Working dog owners from all parts of Australia are encouraged to nominate their elite dog for the challenge to have a chance to be crowned Australia’s hardest working dog.

Nominations close on July 23. To find out how to nominate yourself or someone you know visit