DOG lovers, this will get your ears upright. The ABC is bringing back a favourite and canine tragics will be falling in love with this show all over again.
The much-anticipated second season of the smash hit series Muster Dogs starts on Sunday 14 January 7.30pm, with all episodes available to binge on ABC iview.
In 2022 the heart-warming series captured the hearts of audiences around Australia, reaching a series average of more than 2 million. 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 12 months 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 – revealing the underlying emotional, economic, and environmental benefits of using dogs.