Expensive working dog – level 2
A working dog auction happened in Victoria, Australia. One dog set a new auction record when anonymous buyers bought him for $35,200.
The last record was $25,000 in 2019. An auction worker said that maybe the dog's cost was so high because there are few farm workers and the auction was online because of the coronavirus.
The dog is a kelpie, which is an Australian dog. This dog comes from the British border collie. This dog also herds animals.
A video showed the dog which was working with sheep and cows in many places. He is two years old, and he can run across big distances quickly, and he controls large groups of animals with skill.
Difficult words: auction (an event where you sell something to a person who pays more than other people), set (made), herd (to move groups of animals in the direction which you want), distance (how far it is between two places).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.