THE increased entry for the May Bala Sheepdog Auction sale met another excellent trade, especially for the strongest with prices topping at £9,030 for the dog lot 17, Cap by Dewi Jenkins, Tal y Bont.

The dog, reg number 00/356652 was sired by Glan y Gors Tadgh Nancy B Nunn son of Garry by Serge Van Der Sweep and the dam, Nell (S Jones) being the daughter of Silver (James McGee).

Cap is a 17-month-old bare skinned pricked eared B&W smart dog, a good out runner with plenty of power and stamina.

Done lambing and loves to work in the pens.

All of this contributed towards competitive bidding around the sale ring and numerous telephone bids from Europe.

Dewi Jenkins, a regular amongst the highest prices at the sale, also sold Troedrhiw Becca, lot 33, a 13-month-old smooth coated B&W nice nature bitch.

Easy to work with, and natural ability with good out run, done lambing, loves to catch ewes or lambs, and works in the pens.

Becca was eventually sold for £7,350 to Mr Skretting from Norway who had seen the bitch working on the farm via a video which was available on the Bala Sheepdog Society website.

Also amongst the highest prices were the Jones family from Cefn Eithin with lot 22 achieving £8,610, lot 42 topping at £7,140 and lot 64 at £3,150, with lot 64 only 12 months of age.

Lot 22, Shep, a 20-month-old R&W pricked ears strong dog and used to every day farm work with a lot of lambing and with trials potentials, sold for £8,610 to J T Jones of Caernarfon.

Cefn Eithin Sam (Lot 42) was sold for £7,140 to Burniston, Derby.

Sam is a 25-month-old smart bare skinned pricked ears dog.

He has an excellent temperament, and is a good out runner with plenty of power.

Preseli Lyn, a 16-month-old bitch reg no 00/356115 pricked eared smooth coated bitch and with trials potential, owned by Llion Harries, of Crymych, sold for £6,457.50 to Holmrook, Cumbria.

A R Owen, of Caernarfon, was there with Pero, a red, white and tan dog born on July 5, 2018.

Pero was eventually sold for £4,830 to Wiltshire.

There were 15 dogs that achieved over £3,000.

As always, the sale attracted a large crowd of potential purchasers

Working bitches averaged £2,810.29; Working dogs £3,236.47; Total working dogs section averaged £3,023.38; Young bitches £1,221.50; Young dogs £1,286.25; Overall sale average £2,561.77.

Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Auction Co Ltd