Our tribute to some of the finest working sheepdogs we've known.
Mel - 259090
A dreadful accident prematurely ended Mel's promising trials career but that didn't stop her becoming the most reliable, most powerful and most intelligent farm dog we had ever known. We always knew if we took Mel with us, the job would be done.
Novice champion may not exactly be the "dizzy heights" of achievement in the sheepdog world but there's so much more to this wonderful dog than that.
Preferring the precision of trials rather than farm work, Glen was a superb trials dog who taught Andy, his inexperienced and often incompetent handler, a huge amount. More info.
Surely one of the greatest sheepdogs of all time, Aled Owen's Roy.
Twice Welsh Champion (seven Times Welsh team member) and then 1999 Supreme International Champion. Read Roy's fascinating story: A Dog To Remember by Austin Bennett.
Cornerstone of International Sheepdog Trials regular Derek Scrimgeour's Killibrae sheepdogs, Ben proved himself time after time in competition at the highest level and he was a worthy stud dog too.
One of Ben's grandchildren, Tia features below. More info.
She wasn't kidding - Tia qualified for Agility Grade 7 (advanced) when she was aged 2½, represented Great Britain in the 2008 European Championships and continues to be a real force to be reckoned with in Agility. More info.
Now one of our most senior dogs, Pearl is truly remarkable.
Regrettably, she was never seriously trained for sheep work but recently, she's demonstrated to us that this was a mistake.
Pearl's offspring from matings with Glen have produced some of the very top Agility dogs.