South West sheep dogs hit £950

Last week’s sale of working sheep dogs and pups at the 2011 South West Sheep Event, Paignton, saw a top call of £950 for Ben, a young working dog from Mr Glant, Ceredigion, Wales.

Then making £700 was Fly, a bitch from Mr Watson, Holsworthy, Devon. This one sold to the Highgate Farm Partnership, St Veep, Lostwithiel.

Plenty of young dogs with lots of potential sold to a strong trade with Messrs Glant selling at £525, Messrs Owen of Aberyswyth trading one at £500 and Messrs Smith of Okehampton taking £450 for another.

Averages;  working/potential dogs £579, pups £210 (Kivells).