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Such a Trial for Sheep
The Telegraph
Britain has enjoyed some grand sporting occasions recently, such as the London Olympics or the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. But none of these can compete with the event that took place in the Highland town of Tain. [more]

In search of the Usain Bolt of Sheepdogs
The Telegraph
The Telegraph pays a visit to the World Sheepdog Trials, where 240 dogs are competing in “the Olympics of the sheepdog world”. [more]

Skipton Auction Mart’s Annual Spring Sale of Working Sheep Dogs
Northern Ireland’s Hugh McKee led the field on price at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs. [more]

Emma Gray has become the first female winner of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League
Emma has becoming the first woman to win the prestigious sheepdog championship in the contest’s four-decade history. [more]

Sheepdog Trials return after an absence of 28 years
The Scottish National Sheepdog Trials returned to Aberdeenshire for the first time since 1985. [more]

Penybont farm to host Welsh National Sheepdog Trials
The Welsh National Sheepdog Trials are being held in Radnorshire for the first time since 1985. [more]

John Bell Top Dog at CCM Skipton Again
Renowned East Riding sheep dog handler John Bell returned to the scene of his greatest ever triumph to again head the field at the summer sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart. [more]

One Man and His Dog find a new home in move to BBC1
Sheepdog trial contest One Man and His Dog is to move to BBC1 – but will come to an end as a show in its own right after 37 years. [more]

More than 100 traders due to attend English National Sheepdog Trials
More than 100 trade exhibitors are expected at the Devon Country Fayre and English National Sheepdog Trials, which take place at Filleigh this month. [more]

New World Record Price for Sheep Dogs at Skipton
Sheep dog enthusiasts from all over Europe turned out in force for the popular May sales fixture at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday May 17th. [more]

World Record Sheepdog Price of 8,000 guineas at Skipton
Robust trading for quality broken dogs, which averaged over £2,000, was once more evident at the autumn working sheep dog sale at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday 26th October 2012, which again attracted widespread interest from both vendors and buyers, notably strong Irish and Welsh contingents. [more]

5,000gns Highlight at Skipton Working Dogs Sale
Skipton Auction’s Mart’s summer sale of working sheep dogs produced two outstanding successes – the second highest price in the world ever paid at an official sale, plus a four-figure price for a pup under six months. [more]

Arthur to Head Wales International Sheepdog Trials Team
The team to represent Wales at the Olympics of Sheepdog Trialling will be headed by Arthur Roberts of Pentrefoelas and his dog Chip. [more]

Super Spuds to Sheepdog Trials
Super Spuds, prize winning flair, and a keen instinct for the marketing edge make are the hallmark of farmers Tudor and Janet Harris, this year’s hosts of the International Sheepdog Trials. [more]

English National Sheepdog Trials return to Lancashire after 46 years
Westmorland Gazette
Over Kellet is gearing up to celebrate the return of the English National Sheep Dog Trials to Lancashire after an absence of 46 years. [more]

4,000gns Leads the Field in Skipton Working Dogs Sale
Lancastrian Shaun Richards headed the selling prices at 4,000gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs. [more]

International Sheep Dog Trials at Vale of Glamorgan
Thousands of visitors from all over the world are expected to travel to the Vale of Glamorgan in September for the 2012 International Sheep Dog Trials. [more]

CCM Prepares for Charity Sheep Dogs Trial and Sale
Craven Cattle Marts is to run its second annual open charity sheep dog trials on Thursday, May 17 – and the 70-strong entries limit has already been met. [more]

Nell Leads the Way at Skipton Collie Dog Sale
Two bids topping 4,000gns were the highlights of the opening winter sale of 115 working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday 10th February 2012. [more]

Welsh and Irish On Song at Skipton Working Dogs Autumn Highlight
Top notch dogs from Wales and Ireland were responsible for the three leading prices at the autumn sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday 28th October 2011. [more]

Ireland’s James McGee and Becca lift 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials Crown
Irish eyes were smiling when James McGee, of Ballybofey in County Donegal, was crowned world champion at the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials - and the Irish handlers landed the overall team championship. [more]

Countryfile Cameras to Roll at World Sheep Dog Trials
BBC Countryfile cameras will be filming at the World Sheep Dog Trials in Cumbria. Presenters Matt Baker and Helen Skelton will be present on the Friday of the event, the pinnacle for the world’s top sheep dog handlers, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, September 15-18 at Lowther Estate, near Penrith. [more]

Home Nations Qualifiers in Place for 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials
All home nations qualifiers and their dogs are now in place and preparing for the 2011 International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival, to be held at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, from September 15 to 18. [more]

Brace of Johns Top Dogs at Skipton
Irish eyes were smiling when County Down’s John Maginn headed the selling prices at 4,600 guineas (£4,830) at the late Spring sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. [more]

Welsh Win at Craven Charity World Sheep Dog Trials Warm-Up
Welshman Kevin Evans warmed up for another crack at the World Sheep Dog Trials crown in September when winning a charity trial in Craven featuring many of this year’s home nation qualifiers. [more]

World Sheep Dog Trials Attract 23 Nations
A total of 23 nations will compete in the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, from September 15 to 18. [more]

Moffat Sheepdog Sale
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Spring Sale of 60 working collies and pups at The Hammerlands Centre, Moffat on Saturday 12th March 2011. [report]

World Sheep Dog Trials Sponsorship Tops £35K
Over £35,000 has to date been pledged in sponsorship for this autumn’s International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival. [more]

Reigning champions qualify for 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials
Reigning World Sheep Dog Trials champion, Welshman Aled Owen and his dog Roy, will defend their title at next year’s renewal. Aled, of Corwen, Denbighshire, finished fourth in the recent 2010 Welsh National Trials, which was good enough for the legendary duo to qualify for the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials, which are now just 12 months away. [more]

John Bell Top Dog Again at Skipton
Sheep dog supremo John Bell, of Parks Farm, Howden, Selby, headed the prices for an unprecedented 13th time in the past eight years at the winter sale of working dogs at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday 15th January. [more]

Broken Dogs Record Average at Skipton
The first of 67 dogs to be put through their paces on the trial field held off all-comers to achieve top price of 2,750 guineas (£2,887) at the well-attended late Spring show and sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart, which produced an all-time record average for broken dogs of £1,684. [more]

South Tipp farm to host Irish national sheepdog trials
the nationalist
The Irish National Sheepdog Trials will be held at the farm of Jim English, Rehill, Ballylooby, from Thursday, 30th July to Saturday, 1st August 2009. [more]

Dogs Peak at 2,150gns at Hammerlands Sale
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire held their sale of working collies and puppies at The Hammerlands Centre, Moffat, Dumfriesshire on Saturday 14th March 2009 when they had a catalogued entry of 60 working dogs and 7 pups. [more]

Working Dogs Peak at 2,000gns at Skipton Sale
Two top calls of 2,000 guineas were the highlights of the opening working sheep dogs fixture of the year at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday 23rd January 2009. [more]

World Record Sheepdog Price for Skipton Youngster
North Yorkshire sheep dog supremo John Bell smashed the world record price paid at an official sale for a young dog under one-year-old at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer sale of working sheepdogs. [more]

NSA Scotsheep Set to Draw the Crowds
Top sheep dog handlers from the South of Scotland will be demonstrating their skills in a novel sheep dog trial at NSA Scotsheep at Highhouse, Teviothead, Hawick, on Wednesday, June 4. [more]

TV Stars Steal Show at Skipton Working Dogs Highlight
Four-legged TV stars stole the show at Skipton Auction Mart’s 2007 autumn sale of working sheepdogs. [more]

Record price at sheepdog sale
A new sale record of 2,200 gns was achieved at the spring sale of working & unbroken Sheepdogs at Lazonby Mart, Cumbria on Wednesday 9th May 2007. [more]

Welsh to the fore at Skipton working sheepdogs sale
Ben, a black and white Border Collie dog related to trialling champions on both sides, was top call of the day when selling for 3,600 guineas at the opening 2007 sale of working sheepdogs at Skipton Auction Mart. [more]

Biosecurity on the Agenda for Agricultural Events
The Scottish Executive is currently consulting on The Animal Gatherings (Scotland) Order, which will introduce a licensing system for agricultural shows and events which includes sheep dog trials. [more]

Sheepdog trials at Henley
Shepherds and spectators gather in a field near Hambleden, just outside Henley-on-Thames, each summer for the annual sheepdog trials. [more]


Past International Stars from 1998, Sweep and Bobby Henderson, 1999, Aled Owen and Roy and 2000, Aled Owen and Bob.

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