© Warren Fahey 2008
Australia has some of the roughest terrain in the world and some of the nastiest prickles. Maintaining the boundary fences and rabbit and dingo fences that span the continent is a full time job for an army of men and dogs. Horses with metal-shod hooves can easily walk across this rough ground but dogs cannot. Many drovers made, and probably still do, dog shoes out of leather. These shoes covered all four paws and protected the animals feet from being sliced to shreds.