Despite wet weather bids weren’t damped at the recent Skipton Auction Mart summer show and sale of working sheep dogs, which saw several bids exceeding 3000gns.
Topping trade was a yearling youngster Bramble, daughter of Llangollen-based Welsh breeder Alistair Gilchrist’s Mac, out of S G Birkett’s Gael and was consigned by
Next in line was an experienced two year old black and white dog, Nap. This son of D Mullan’s Tam and out of C W Hogg’s Meg was consigned by Allan Taylor, Berwickshire who went on to sell for 3300gns to Nigel Watkins, Carmarthenshire.
Three entries forward from Skipton regular Sean Richards,
Averages Broken registered entries £1678; part-broken registered dogs sold to £863; part broken unregistered dog to £685