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New world record of 14,000gns set at Skipton for working sheep dog bitch

A new world record price of 14,000gns for a working sheep dog bitch at an official sale was set at Skipton.

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Emma Gray with Brenna
Emma Gray with Brenna

The record went to Northumberland shepherdess, Emma Gray, and her two-year-old tri-coloured bitch Brenna.

 

Ms Gray, who farms on National Trust-owned Fallowlees Farm at Harwood Forest, Morpeth, only narrowly failed to match the all-time world record high price of 14,100gns which was for a male dog.

 

Brenna, already a multiple nursery trials winner with open points to its credit, is a daughter of trialist Aled Owen’s Welsh national and international supreme champion, Llangwm Cap.

 

Brenna is bound for America, having been bought by Dr Pamela Helton, who farms in Maryland and has a flock of 60 head Swedish Gotland sheep and also runs dogs in United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA) trials in the eastern and mid-western US.


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Dewi Jenkins with Bet and Cassie
Dewi Jenkins with Bet and Cassie

The next two top prices went to Dewi Jenkins, Tal-y-bon, Aberystwyth. Making 8,000gns was his 14-month-old black and white bitch, Bet, which sold to an undisclosed Scottish buyer. Next at 7,200gns was another 24-month-old bitch, Cassie, which went to an Irish buyer.

 

Selling for 7,000gns was an April 2017-born dog, Lad, from Mark Shields, Otley, which also headed to Ireland.

 

Top call in the unbroken pen of 1,100gns was for a six-months-old registered red and white bitch from Welsh couple, Alec Bebb and his fiancée, Sadie Lloyd, of Cydros Sheep Dogs, Llanidloes, Powys, selling to a Scottish buyer.

 

Averages: Broken dogs – 30 registered dogs, £2,090); 1 unregistered dog, £682.50; 22 registered bitches, £3,223); 3 unregistered bitches, £1,117); part/unbroken dogs – 15 registered dogs, £361; 14 registered bitches, £665.

 

Auctioneers: CCM.

 

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