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Working dogs give Australian farm new hope

Cameron Douglas and his wife Danielle work a 20,000-acre farm in rural New South Wales, where they work cattle and sheep and breed working dogs.

Cameron says there are no incentives for young people like him to go into farming these days with high paying jobs like mining on offer but he has grown up farming and would not do anything different.

In order to subsidise their chosen profession Cameron and his wife have started breeding dogs both to use in their work and to sell.

They spoke to BBC News about the importance of keeping the tradition of the working dog going.

Video journalist: Katie Beck

  • 22 Nov 2014
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