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Sheep dogs from four countries mustered for first UK online sale

Sheep Central, July 7, 2020

Lot 22 in the Skipton sale is Dewi Jenkins’ Tyngraig Jet. Image – Moule Media.

WORKING sheep dogs from four countries will be auctioned online over two days next week at England’s Skipton Auction Mart.

The online Skipton auction is believed to be the world’s first live-streamed working sheep dog sale involving multiple countries with real-time demonstration and sale viewing.

A catalogue of 47 working sheep dogs are now due to go under the online hammer at the mart’s first-ever virtual timed sale with real-time viewing to be staged over a two-day period next week, commencing on Wednesday, July 15, at 11am, concluding at 10pm on Thursday, July 16.

The entries comprise 36 fully broken, six part-broken and five unbroken dogs. This includes 22 dogs from Scotland, England and Wales to be sold online on the opening day, with day two given over entirely to the 25 dogs from Ireland.

As usual at the UK’s leading working sheep dog sales venue, the turn-out comprises some top-notch impeccably bred dogs from foremost breeders, handlers and triallers. Many are related to trials champions – national, international, supreme and world.

And while Skipton is renowned for achieving high prices, multiple world records among them, the inaugural online fixture again offers plenty of opportunities for potential buyers to choose from a good cross-section of readily affordable dogs – both solid broken entries for work and up-and-coming youngsters to further bring on and run in trials. For more details on dog entries click here.

A pre-sale video catalogue can now be viewed via the working sheep dog section at where full details, terms and conditions of sale are also posted

There is also a facility to tap into live conference viewing with question and answer sessions on the evening prior to each sale day. Scottish, English and Welsh vendors will be available for conference on Tuesday, July 14, and Irish vendors the following evening.

Source: Moule Media.


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