A heartfelt poem written by Mrs. Enid Clark, NSW, Australia
Koolie Dogs are the Best
The Hunter Valley takes in the Great Divide
To muster here you have to ride.
It separates the coast from the west
This is where Koolies are better than the rest.
When mustering you need a dog alert and sharp.
Very silent and careful not to bark.
We need to keep quiet, or the rogues will be missed,
This is why Koolies are just the very best.
They know how to do the job right,
Even when the cattle are in full flight.
They never seem to be in the wrong place,
Although downhill the cattle always race.
They bring them out from the timber with haste,
The other Koolies will block with no time to waste.
If the cattle are wild they will put dogs to the test
That’s why Koolies are better than the rest.
One dog will handle the lead to complete the job
It’s a wonder to watch a good lead dog hold the mob.
The other dogs can look after all the rest,
That’s why Koolies are just the very best.