$20,000 top dog at Dapto Puppy Auction

Auctioneer Ricky Briggs with the son of Group 1 winner C'est La Vie, who sold for $3000.

Auctioneer Ricky Briggs with the son of Group 1 winner C'est La Vie, who sold for $3000.

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The dust has settled on Dapto's 16th Country Winnebago Puppy Auction with 280 lots going under the auctioneer's hammer.

While average lot price ($2819) was $100 below last year's near-record mark, the stock on offer were presented in immaculate condition.

Top price went to the handsome son of champion sire Collision and the brilliant Fancy Mandy.

The black pup - whelped in late August last year - was knocked down for $20,000, while final bids for his four siblings ranged from $7500 to $15,000.

Dusty Retreat, the dam of smart youngsters Frattini and Bacash, was represented by six July 2013 pups, with the most expensive being a red fawn dog (lot 42) at $12,000.

The six Dusty Retreat pups realised $57,000 in total, an average of $9500.

Though content with the result, Dapto GRC president Jack Primmer said a review of the day will be conducted and pointed towards changes for 2015.

"We had 70 withdrawals which was very disappointing," Primmer said.

"People arrive at the auction hopeful of buying well-bred pups and some vendors did not have the decency to give us a call to say they were not coming.

"Others actually sold dogs after the catalogue had been published."

Turnover on the auction was $789,500, $16,000 under the 2013 receipts.

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