An online auction has raised more than $36,000 for drought and fire-affected farmers.
The funds will go to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners and were raised by NSW Yard Dog Association (NSWYDA) and Working Stock Dog Magazine on Auctions Plus.
Bidders were Australia-wide and donated items included eight pups, service fees, training sessions for dogs and handlers, and artwork.
Gunnedah-based NSWYDA president Ed Wall said quite a few of the association's members were affected by the fires, particularly around the Snowy Mountains, and "we wanted to help the people that were helping them".
A day's training with Jake Nowlan from New Zealand attracted the highest price at $3560.
A kelpie pup, Avenpart Byronn, bred and donated by Mary McCrabb, was the focus of competitive bidding and went for $2000.
NSWYDA member and auction selling agent, Felicity Nolan, said the bids rose from $1200 to $2000 in the last half-hour of the two-day auction. Even hats went for almost $200.
It was Ms Nolan and her partner Oliver Hanson who came up with the idea of the auction and were staggered by the outcome.
"We had a litter of pups and I wondered if someone would do an auction and we'd donate one, but no one did, so we did it ourselves," she said.
"To be honest, when we first thought of it, we thought we might have 10 or 15 lots up and might be able to raise $2000-3000 dollars, so we were blown away with the end result.
"I think it will be our way of fundraising and helping the community now."