A Powys Sheepdog trainer had a successful auction after his dogs were sold for thousands of pounds.

Young Powys trainer Arran Games, of Crickhowell, had a successful auction at the at Craven Cattle Mart’s Autumn Sale of Working Sheepdogs which was sponsored by Farmers Guardian’s the Mart’s the Heart.

Mr Games sold his August 2019-born black and white bitch, Sky, for 3,500 guineas and January 2021-born black and white bitch, Milly for 4,000 guineas.


Arran Games' four-month-old tri-dog, Clide also topped at 1,000 guineas, selling to J&G Throup of Addingham. Showing excellent potential and instinct, Clide - out of Games’ earlier sold Sky - is sired by Scott, owned by Arran's brother, Ross Games.

Craven Cattle Mart’s general manager and auctioneer Jeremy Eaton said the sales were part of a very impressive sale.County Times: Powys County Times readers can subscribe for just £5 for 5 months

“The word must have spread regarding the consistent quality of the dogs and the trade following our last field sale in July, resulting in an encouraging increase in numbers of dogs for sale this time around,” said Mr Eaton.

“We were once again happy to welcome a good crowd from across the UK, and a number of online bidders who watched the livestream."

The day’s top price was achieved by Kirkby Stephen working sheep dog stalwart and trialling legend Alec Baines, of Tan Hill Sheepdogs, with his March 2021, black and white dog Tan Hill Harry, selling for 5800gns.