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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 Martís Annual Spring Sale of Working Sheep Dogs
stackyard.com
Northern Irelandís Hugh McKee led the field on price at Skipton Auction Martís annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs. [more]

Emma Gray has become the first female winner of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League
mailonline
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
inverurieherald.co.uk
The Scottish National Sheepdog Trials returned to Aberdeenshire for the first time since 1985. [more]

Penybont farm to host Welsh National Sheepdog Trials
newsnorthwales.co.uk
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
Stackyard.com
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
heraldscotland.com
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
thisisnorthdevon.co.uk
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
Stackyard.com
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]

Moffat to host International Sheep Dog Trials 2015
dumfries & galloway standard
Moffat is preparing to round up a multi-million pound boost when it hosts the International Sheep Dog Trials in 2015 to be held at George and Hazel Mair’s Meikleholm Farm, Courance, Lockerbie. [more]

World Record Sheepdog Price of 8,000 guineas at Skipton
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
Lancastrian Shaun Richards headed the selling prices at 4,000gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs. [more]

Lazonby Sale of Working and Unbroken Sheep Dogs
Livestock-sales.co.uk
The annual sale of working and unbroken sheep dogs and puppies was held at Lazonby Mart on Wednesday 9th May, where a fantastic entry of 61 dogs were forward. [more]

International Sheep Dog Trials at Vale of Glamorgan
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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
CDfarmersmart.com
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
Stackyard.com
Over £35,000 has to date been pledged in sponsorship for this autumnís International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival. [more]

Reigning champions qualify for 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials
Stackyard.com
Reigning World Sheep Dog Trials champion, Welshman Aled Owen and his dog Roy, will defend their title at next yearís 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]

Farmer Scott whistles up success in Scottish national sheepdog trials
The Press and Journal
Some of Scotland’s smartest animals and their handlers have been put through their paces at the Scottish National Sheepdog Trials in Highland Perthshire. [more]

John Bell Top Dog Again at Skipton
stackyard.com
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
stackyard.com
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
cdfarmersmart.co.uk
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
stackyard.com
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
stackyard.com
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
stackyard.com
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]

Wales is ready for sheepdog world cup
dailypost.co.uk
Competitors from at least 23 countries will take part inthe 2008 World Sheep Dog Trials in Wales. Some 240 handlers and their dogs, from Brazil to the Faroe Islands, have already entered the event at the National Trust’s Dinefwr Park, near Llandeilo. [more]

Sheep dog trials set to break all records
icwales.co.uk
The 2008 World Sheep Dog Trials in Wales are set to break all records. More countries and competitors will take part than ever before and the overall champion will receive a golden whistle worth thousands of pounds. [more]

Worldwide Entries for Sheepdog Trials
icwales.co.uk
Arrangements are well in hand for the World Sheepdog Trials to be held in the grounds of the National Trust’s Dinefwr Park, near Llandeilo from September 11th to 14th 2007. [more]

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

Phil Drabble of TV's One Man and His Dog, dies
telegraph.co.uk
Phil Drabble, the original presenter of the long-running television show One Man and His Dog, has died aged 93. [more]

Scott wins support to exempt isles from rules
shetlandtoday.co.uk
MSP Tavish Scott and his Orkney counterpart Liam McArthur are working together to try to persuade the Scottish Executive to exempt the isles from plans to impose restrictions on the operations of shows and sheepdog trials. [more]

Record price at sheepdog sale
stackyard.com
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]

New hygiene laws could blow whistle on sheepdog trials
shetlandtoday.co.uk
Sheepdog trials and agricultural shows for so long a traditional part of Shetland life could be consigned to the history books if strict new hygiene laws are brought in. [more]

Welsh to the fore at Skipton working sheepdogs sale
Stackyard.com
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
Stackyard.com
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]

Winner Katy makes a comeback
Express and Star
She was the first woman to win TV’s One Man And His Dog and now shepherdess Katy Cropper is returning to sheepdog trials and hoping to round up another winner. [more]

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

Sheepdog trials head for the Vale
icwales
The Welsh National Sheepdog Trials will be held in the Vale of Glamorgan for the first time in 2007. [more]

Border collies come up short at national meet
The News-Review - Roseburg, OR, USA
The Zuppans take their dogs to about eight sheep dog trials, most in the west, each year. [more]



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