Returning: Muster Dogs

After kelpies in S1, hit ABC show is back in January with a litter of border collies.

Smash hit ABC series Muster Dogs returns in January, with all episodes available to binge on iview.

Muster Dogs was the most watched non-kids’ ABC program on ABC iview in 2022 and the most watched ABC Factual series ever.

Narrated by Lisa Millar, the new five-part series sees five loveable Australian Border Collie pups, bred from the same litter by champion dog educator Mick Hudson, sent to five graziers around Australia who will each try to get their pup trained in just 12 months.

Cilla lives near Gympie in Queensland and has her hands full with three kids under the age of 5; Steve lives in Winton, Queensland, and is one of the most well-known competitors on the dog trial circuit, winning multiple awards and competitions; Zoe is a contract weaner tailer in the Northern Territory; Lily in Wilcannia has been training dogs since she was 7 and runs a property with her mum, and seventh-generation farmer Russ lives in Tasmania with his young family.

Once again, under the watchful eye of respected expert trainers Neil and Helen McDonald, the puppies and their new owners will be expected to hit training milestones, before meeting again in twelve months’ time for the ultimate working dog challenge. In Season 1 the adorable ‘Annie’ was crowned Champion Muster Dog. Who will be crowned ‘Champion Muster Dog 2024’? And will our eager puppy participants graduate into the adult muster dog pack?

This series explores the unique bond graziers have with their best mate – their muster dog – revealing the underlying emotional, economic, and environmental benefits of using dogs rather than machines to muster.

A companion book to Season 2 written by Lisa Millar will be released on January 17, 2024.

Production credits: An Ambience Entertainment production for the ABC with production investment from Screen Queensland and financed with support from the ABC. Series Director: Monica O’Brien. Director: Sally Browning. Producers: Monica O’Brien and Michael Boughen. Co-producer John Unwin. ABC Executive Producer: Rachel Robinson. Commissioning Editor: Jo Chichester. ABC Head of Factual: Susie Jones. International Distributor: ABC Commercial. Narrator: Lisa Millar.

Sunday 14th January 7.30pm on ABC (all episodes on iview).

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