A new record price of £27,100 for a working sheep dog, or £28,455 to include the buyer's premium, has been paid at Farmers Marts' timed online auction sale at Dolgellau.

Surpassing the previous best of £20,000 paid at Skipton last October, was Welshman, Dewi Jenkins' Kim, a 12-month-old fully trained red and white bitch which sold to a Staffordshire triallist.

Kim, which is able to work both cattle and sheep, is a daughter of Ross Games' Caefelin Clem and bred from Frank Hickson's Graylees Dollar.

Second top price was £16,400, excluding the buyers premium, paid for D Henderson's Burndale Joy, a black and white work and trial dog from Low Struthers, Hexham, purchased by an undisclosed buyer from Lancashire.

Fellow Welshman, Kevin Evans' who sold the previous record priced dog and only the previous week sold three dogs to bring in £35,600 at the Skipton event, also had a good day with sales at £16,100 and £14,100 excluding the buyer's premium.

Dearest was the black and white bitch, Wheat Wood Ru, a June 2018-born entry by DK Evans' Derwen Doug out of IR Fowler's Fran, while the similarly aged black and white dog, Roy, made £14,100. He is by IB Jones Tim and bred from G Ruggeri's Nell.

For full report see next week's Scottish Farmer.