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Matt was one of the dogs — 35 heading, 10 huntaways and 12 pups — for auction at the Charlton Saleyards on Wednesday.
Ms Wells is the partner of the farmer selling Matt, Bill McNamara, of Invercargill.
She hoped Matt would sell for a good amount of money.
‘‘He’s a pretty special dog — we’ve got all our fingers and toes crossed,’’ Ms Wells said before the sale.
The 4-year-old dog sold for $6600.