THREE fully broken working sheep dogs that impressed on the trials field at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer sale are heading to the Scottish Borders.

Successfully trained by Willie Torrens, of Killen, Castlederg in County Tyrone, November, 2021, red and white dog Jed, who sparkled on the Skipton trials field and has the potential to make a first-class nursery dog, became one of three acquisitions on the day by a buyer from the Scottish Borders who requested anonymity.

Jed cost 5,100gns (£5,355).

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Mr Torrens also made 1,800gns with Jill, a recently broken March, 2021, black and white bitch, by DTA Williams’ Kemi Doc, out of the same breeder’s Eryri Jill, which also joined the unnamed Scottish Borders buyer.

A further red and white dog, this time a bitch, became the first 4,000gns sale for another venue regular, Tony Birkett, of Carnforth.

His two-year-old Lady is a litter sister to another dog sold by the Lancastrian handler and also making 4,000gns at the previous live Skipton sale this May.

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Like her sibling, she is also by Kevin Evans’ red Spot, out of Tony’s own Ruby, herself a daughter of Ricky Hutchinson’s 2015 Reserve Supreme Champion, Sweep.

Lady also went to the unnamed Scottish Borders buyer.