Sutherland farmer buys young sheepdog from Welsh dog trainer

Cefneithin Spot, bought by Sutherland farmer Neil Sutherland for £5000.

Sutherland farmer Neil Sutherland bought 10-month-old black and white dog Cefneithin Spot for £5,000 from North Wales dog trainer Sion Jones.

Mr. Sutherland is a regular seller and buyer of Skipton Auction Mart’s online sheepdog sales. The young dog is a son of top Welsh handler and trials rider Kevin Evans’ Red Spot, out of fellow farm working female dog Bodtegir Jan – a full sister to Spot won £8,000 at four and a half months last September.

Mr Evans pulled off another in a long list of highest-priced coups at the main North Yorkshire site with his two-year-old grey, white and tan Scottish-bred dog, Midderry Nip, who reported £9,000.

The first German dog ever sold at Skipton’s online sheepdog sales was purchased by Alice Muir, of Spittal, Caithness.

Belway Ace, a nearly two-year-old completely broken dog, was sold for £3,500. It was offered online by Hendrich Kienker, from Wolde, a municipality in the district of Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Ace is by Herr Kienker’s own Mick, by B De Kerf’s Kemi Liz.

The first German dog to be sold at the online Skipton Working Sheepdog Sale was purchased by Alice Muir of Caithness.
The first German dog to be sold at the online Skipton Working Sheepdog Sale was purchased by Alice Muir of Caithness.

George Simpson, from Huntly, made £4,100 with his September 2019 tricolor female dog, Trish, a daughter of his own Elwy Jack, from WG Davidson’s Mona. Trish took part in this year’s nursery trials, finishing third out of 32 in the Highland League. She was purchased by Ann McPherson, of Inverness.

Skipton’s latest online sale, held on Tuesday March 9, again offered a comprehensive selection of fully broken, partially broken and unbroken dogs, both for farm work and as business prospects. try to suit most tastes and budgets, with retail prices starting at just £250. .

Commenting on managing director and auctioneer Jeremy Eaton, said: “As expected, with lambing weather upon us, the trade in intact and partially broken dogs and puppies was selective, but the trade in well broken dogs (well filmed) was stronger than ever.”

Skipton’s next working sheepdog sale is scheduled for Friday, May 21. This will be a live auction with field trials for broken dogs, with an online and telephone auction facility also available for all lots.

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