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Man’s best friend: working dogs return on investments

Working dogs in rural Australia give owners a 5.2 fold return on investment costs, significantly contributing to Australia’s rural financial sector.

Researchers used data from over 800 farmers, finding the median herding dogs cost $7,763 over their working life, while performing $40,000 worth of work.

The findings are being presented at the inaugural Australian Working Dog Conference held at the University of Sydney.

Read more at University of Sydney