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Top sheepdogs at Dingwall Mart 'greeted with a momentous crowd and trade to go with it' as first of its kind sale staged

By Hector MacKenzie

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Top price dog from F.S. Renwick, Inverbroom. Picture: Dingwall Mart
Top price dog from F.S. Renwick, Inverbroom. Picture: Dingwall Mart

Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd sold 15 sheep dogs at their first Highland Sheep Dog Sale yesterday.

Dogs sold to £4000 gross for a fully trained two-year-old from C. Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland.

Bitches (10) sold to £4800 gross for a fully trained five-year-old from F. S Renwick, Inverbroom, Ullapool.

The verdict: “Dingwall Mart's first Highland dog sale was greeted with a momentous crowd and trade to go with it. Leading the pack was Mr S Renwick, Inverbroom with Glenview Jan. An exceptional five-year-old hill dog tapping out at £4800 closely followed by Marge (Nell) from Mr M Sutherland, Mossgiel, Achalone selling at £4400. In third place behind them was Houplaw fly at £4000 from Mr C Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland. A credit to this vendor travelling all the way down and selling all five of his dogs that were forward.

"In the part trained section another dog which took the eye was Jess from Miss V Shearer, Lythmore Cottage, Caithness impressive in the run the hammer fell at £3800. This inaugural sale will hopefully be the start of a yearly sales fixture in the Highlands.”

Other leading prices

Dog (Fully Trained)- M. Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland, £2400,

Dog (Part Trained)– M & D Sutherland, Mossgiel, Caithness, £1800, J. F Macinnes, Westford, Alness, £1300.

Dog (Puppy) – N. Noble, Drumfin, Tobermory, £200.

Bitch (Fully Trained) – M & D Sutherland, Mossgiel, Achalone, £4400, C. Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland, £2200.

Bitch (Part Trained) – M. G & A. Shearer, Lythmore, Thurso, £3800, K. Macgregor, Shieldaig, £3000, M. Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland, £2200, A. Urquhart, Strathkyle, £2000, A. Gillies, Lochnalair, Crathie, £300.

Bitch (Not Trained) - C. Robertson, Swarthoull, Shetland, £1000, W. R Macmillan, Forest Lodge, Balmacara, £450.

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