Creating an Australian Stud Book
This section reveals how our dog world grew without any identification system or Stud Book in place to define or record details of our Australian pure breed dogs. Consequently, unlike the British who we attempting to emulate, we did not have any framework which would clearly separate 'a good dog from a useless cur'. Consequently for 145 years, the breed and parentage of our pure breed dogs was mainly guesswork. This charts the journey to put our Australian dog world onto the world stage.
Reference and Further Reading
 "Hobart Mercury" 13th November 1862 reporting the Canine Exhibition of 1862 held at Mr Moore's Horse Bazaar in Liverpool Street Hobart Town, Tasmania