22 Sep 2015

New Zealand working dogs

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 22 September 2015

Andrew Fladeboe is an artist based in Minneapolis. He came to New Zealand on a Fulbright scholarship to immerse himself in rural life and to document and to photograph traditional New Zealand working dogs in action. He visited numerous South Island stations and worked alongside farmers and their dogs, including the remote, 1000-acre sheep and cattle station at Te Hapu run by Sandra and Ken Closs.

Andrew's resulting book New Zealand's Working Dogs also includes dogs working in other roles, such as those affiliated with the police, airport security, DOC and disability dogs.

Lynn Freeman talks with Andrew Fladeboe and Sandra Closs.