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Barnie is top dog!

 
Created on 01/11/2011 @ 15:26

 

A sheep dog from Welshpool has attracted the top price at a national sale in Yorkshire, fetching a £4,200 windfall for its Welshpool owner.
 
Barnie (pictured) was the top dog at the Skipton sale, commanding the best price paid from the annual Yorkshire sale from an anonymous buyer. It underlined its owner – Meirion Williams of Llwyn Onn, Brooks, near Welshpool – as one of the county’s leading trialists.
 
Three-year-old black and white Barnie, a fully home-bred dog whose breeding lines go back to fellow Welsh breeder Richard Millichap’s 2003 reserve Supreme champion Ben.

Barnie had already accrued ten National points in the hands of Mr Williams at both nursery and open novice trails and is the little brother to two bitches from the same breeder and with the same parents that headed the prices at £4,095 and £3,780 respectively at Skipton’s 2010 working dogs sale.

Mr Williams said it was hard to let Barnie go, but he needed to make room for the future champions.
 
“I was sorry to see him go,” said Mr Williams.
 
Also achieving nearly £3,700 was another well-known Welsh breeder and trialist Huw Francis, of Penllwyn Farm, Llanfyllin, with his 21-month-old tri-coloured dog Cammen Chip.

 
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