A new world record price of £20,000 for a working sheep dog was set at Skipton’s online sale, along with new records of £4,200 for a sheep dog under ten months old and £3,700 for a sheep dog pup.
The top price went to Kevin Evans, Brecon, with his tri-coloured bitch, Henna, which will be four years old next month. Fully broken and with many trials placings, Henna is by Mr Evans’ dog, Moss, out Ian Fowler’s Fran, and sold to Donna Jones, Crickhowell.
Mr Evans also had the second top price of £13,500 for the fully broken two-and-a-half-year-old Welsh-bred black, white and mottled bitch, Floss, by Gerard Lewis’s Sam, out of Roy Price’s Nell, which sold to an undisclosed buyer from Oklahoma, USA.
He set another record when selling the eight-month-old part-broken bitch, Nant-y-Moel Tara, for £4,200. By his own Tanhill Glen, it sold to Sean Cursiter, Orkney.
Donal Mullaney, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, shattered his world record pup prices of £2,700 and £2,350 at Skipton’s previous two online sales with his latest £3,700 Jack, a litter mate of his two top-performing forerunners.
Jack is a son of Martin Feeney’s very successful trials dog, also Jack, and sold to Michael McHugh, Milford, Co Donegal.
Average 44 – sheep dogs, £3,487.