Cefneithin Gyp, a fully broken 17-month-old black and white bitch from Kevin Evans, of Llwynfedwen, Brecon, sold for the top price of £12,200 at CCM Skipton Auction Mart’s timed online winter sale of working sheep dogs.

A daughter of his own Hendre Sam, a Welsh nursery champion and multiple open trials winner, Gyp is out of Cefneithin Jet. This young dog found a new home with Levi Joensen, of Klaksvik on Bordoy, in the northeast of the Faroe islands, who went to £12,100 for another from Mr Evans' dogs here in 2020.

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Mr Evans also sold a brace of red, white, and tan unbroken youngsters at 10 weeks old – a dog and a bitch from the same litter and by another of his stud dogs, Midderry Frank, an open trials winner.

Regally named, King made £1800 while Queen sold for £1600. The former heads to Ballymena. Northern Ireland, with John Maybin, while the latter sold to Viken in Norway with online purchaser Sjur Søndrål.

Ewen Macmillan, of Lurg, Fintry, Stirling, went to £5600 for Moss, a part-broken 12-month-old black and white dog from David Wood, of Derwent, Bamford, Derbyshire. He is out of his own Polly, which finished runner-up in the 2019 English National.

Mr Wood also sold the top priced unbroken entry at £2050 with his black and white Ben, a six-month-old son of Kemi Bert who is sired by Kevin Evans' prolific Tanhill Glen.

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Making £3700 was Rock, a fully broken June 2021, tri-coloured dog from Northern Ireland’s Padraig Doherty, of Ardagh Sheepdogs in Co Donegal. Rock is out of Mr Doherty's own Ann, sired by PJ O’Sullivan’s Scot, and remains in Co Tyrone with Omagh’s Martin Duffy.

Hendy Jack was next in the money at £3500 for Philip Mellin, of Moor Lodge Farm, Oakworth. This three-year-old fully broken black and white dog has won tickets in nursery trials and sold to the Derbyshire High Peaks with Jim Brocklehurst.

Philip Towler, Langcliffe, North Craven, achieved £3100 for his fully broken four-year-old tri-coloured bitch, Kate. By Emma Gray’s 2019 English nursery champion, Telf Joff which is a son of the 2016 English National Champion, Tweeddale Jamie, Kate is out of East Yorkshire-based K Acres’ Malta Bess, bred by Carlaine Thom, of Malta Border Collies. Kate sold to Susan Russell, from Lauder, who also went to £2200, for the rising two-year-old black and white bitch Moleside Spot, from R Weir, Hawick. Spot is sired by Kevin Evans’ Red Spot, a German import that continues to make his mark at stud.

Auctioneers: CCM auctions.