Sales Reports

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2020

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2020

Northumberland shepherdess Emma Gray smashes world record price for working sheep dog with 18,000gns sale at Skipton Megan finds new home in Oklahoma, USA The world record price for a working sheep dog at an official sale was smashed at Skipton Auction Mart when Northumberland shepherdess, 34-year-old Emma Gray, hit 18,000gns (£18,900) with her two-and-a-half-year-old black and white bitch, Megan. (Fri, Feb 21)

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WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019

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)

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SUMMER WORKING SHEEP DPGS - FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019

SUMMER WORKING SHEEP DPGS - FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019

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)

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WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2019

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2019

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.

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WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019

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.

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AUTUMN DOGS - FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018

AUTUMN DOGS - FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018

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)

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SUMMER SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 6TH JULY 2018

SUMMER SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 6TH JULY 2018

Ireland’s Michael Gallagher top dog again with 6,200gns Skipton sale Prices for record entry in unbroken pen peak at 1,600gns County Antrim’s Michael Gallagher, from Armoy, was top dog on price with a 6,200gns sale for another impeccably bred dog rising two-years-old at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual summer sale of working sheep dogs.

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WORKING SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2018

WORKING SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2018

Northern Ireland schoolgirl Shannon Conn, 16, top dog at Skipton with 6,800gns Rosie Tony Birkett claims new centre record price of 6,700gns for dog under 12 months O Level exams prevented a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Northern Ireland attending the annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart – and seeing her charge become top dog on price at 6,800gns (£7,140). (Fri, May 18)

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WORKING SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2018

WORKING SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2018

Top call 8,100gns Skipton dog returns to breeder As travelling companion pays 1,600gns for top price pup Both the top price 8,100gns broken dog and 1,600gns pup went home in the same vehicle with shepherdesses and near neighbours from the Derbyshire High Peak District following the annual winter sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart. (Fri, Feb 23)

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AUTUMN SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

AUTUMN SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

Trade hits all-time high at Skipton working sheep dogs highlight Ireland’s Michael Gallagher top dog with 9,500gns sale Unprecedented trade for field-run entries at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheep dogs produced a top call of 9,500gns (£9,975) for an Irish dog with impeccable bloodlines, a second top price of 6,000gns for another Irish-bred bitch, three sales topping 5,000gns, four above 4,000gns, five exceeding 3,000gns and a further 18 at 2,000gns-plus. (Fri, Oct 13)

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SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 21ST JULY 2017

SHEEP DOG PRESS - FRIDAY 21ST JULY 2017

Irish couple top dogs again with fabulous Skipton foursome Unbroken pen sees new record high price of 2,500gns North County Dublin’s Brian White and Aoife Smith were again the standout performers by a country mile when heading the day’s prices at 7,200 guineas (£7,560) and selling four dogs in total for a combined 20,100gns (£21,105) at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer sale of working sheep dogs, which also saw a new all-time record high price of 2,500gns in the unbroken pen.

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SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017

SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017

Young Irish couple top dogs at Skipton with 9,200gns sale Moss Irish eyes were smiling when Brian White and Aoife Smith, a young and talented Irish couple from Naul in North County Dublin, were top dogs with a 9,200 guineas (£9,660) top call at the annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart, which attracted another strong turnout of 120 dogs. (Fri, May 12)

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WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2017

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2017

Pup sets new record price of 2,000gns at Skipton working dogs sale Ireland leads the way, as broken dogs sell to 4,700gns A 4,700gns (£4,935) top call for a broken dog and a 2,000gns (£2,100) new record high for a youngster sold in the unbroken pup pen were the dual highlights of another highly successful working sheep dog sale, the annual winter and opening 2017 fixture at Skipton Auction Mart. (Fri, Feb 24)

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WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2016

WORKING SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2016

Welsh and Irish lead the way at Skipton working dogs autumn highlight Welsh and Irish dogs, the latter in particular, had the pick of the trade at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn working sheep dog sale, the final seasonal fixture of 2016. (Friday, October 28) The day’s top call of 5,800gns (£6,090) fell to a November, 2014, tri-coloured bitch, Llangwm Jen, from North Wales sheep farmer and dog trainer Sion Jones, who runs Cefn Eithin Sheep Dogs in Corwen.

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SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 22ND JULY 2016

SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 22ND JULY 2016

Shaun Richards top dog at Skipton with 7,200gns bitch North Craven’s Shaun Richards was top dog again at Skipton Auction Mart annual summer sale of working sheep dogs when selling a well-bred two-year-old tri-coloured bitch for 7,200gns (£7,560). (Friday, July 22) Mr Richards, who runs Pen-y-Borough Sheep Dogs in Eldroth, near Settle, in the shadow of Pen-y-Ghent, secured top call with his fully Irish-bred and bought Nell, by the renowned stud dog and multiple trials winner Knockmaa Jack, from Michael Hynes in Belclare, County Galway, out of David Nevin’s Jan.

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