Multiple highlights at CCM Skipton working sheep dogs sale
Ross Games on top form with 7,600gns price leader
One of the most successful working sheep dog sales ever staged at Skipton Auction Mart produced a record catalogue entry for the autumn fixture of 163, a top price of 7,600gns (£7,980), a brace of 6,000gns-plus sales, one at 5,400gns, eight at 4,000gns and over, a centre record average of £2,910 for broken registered dogs, plus the second highest ever price in the unbroken pen of 2,450gns. (Friday, November 1)
Welshman Sion Jones twice top dog on price at CCM Skipton Summer working sheep dog sale
North Wales dog trainer Sion Jones, who runs Cefn Eithin Sheep Dogs in Corwen, had a field day at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer working sheep dogs sale, claiming top call of 10,000gns (£10,500) on the trials field and repeating the feat in the unbroken pen with a 1,600gns (£1,680) youngster. It is thought to be the first time a single handler has achieved a top price double at the venue. (Friday, July 5)
Dewi Jenkins’ Rose blooms to claim 8,500gns top price at CCM Skipton Spring sheep dog sale
Welsh handler, Ceredigion’s Dewi Jenkins, who is currently producing some of the most sought-after and best-sold working sheep dogs in Britain, was again top dog on price at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Spring sale. (Friday, May 17)
Mr Jenkins, also a well-known trialist who farms Welsh Mountain ewes and Welsh Black cattle at Tynygraig Farm, Tal-y-bont, Aberystwyth, claimed his highest-ever price at Skipton of 8,500gns (£8,925) with his 13-month-old red and white bitch, Graylees Rose.
Northumberland shepherdess’s 14,000gns world record price coup at Skipton sheep dog sale
Emma Gray bitch finds new home in United States
A new world record price for a working sheep dog bitch at an official sale of 14,000gns, or £14,700, was the standout highlight at the opening fixture of 2019 at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. (Fri, Feb 22)
It fell to Northumberland shepherdess and media star, 33-year-old Emma Gray, and her two-year-old tri-coloured bitch Brenna.
Irish quartet top dogs on price at CCM Skipton Autumn highlight
County Antrim’s Daniel McAllister leads the way with highest-ever 7,000gns sale
Irish entries proved top dogs on price at 7,000gns (£7,350), 4,600gns (£4,830), 4,500gns (£4,725) and 3,900gns (£4,095) at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn sale of working sheep dogs, when wet weather and high winds failed to dampen spirits at another highly successful fixture at the UK’s leading dog sale venue, when Scottish buyers in particular were out in force. (Friday, October 12)