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Top border collies for sale at annual auction

Buyers watch a sheepdog round up sheep in the auction ring at Skipton Auction Mart.
Buyers watch a sheepdog round up sheep in the auction ring at Skipton Auction Mart.Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
A sheepdog works in the auction ring as buyers look on at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday, May 18.
A sheepdog works in the auction ring as buyers look on at Skipton Auction Mart on Friday, May 18.Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A sheepdog watches another dog in the auction ring as it waits its turn to be auctioned at Skipton Auction Mart.
A sheepdog watches another dog in the auction ring as it waits its turn to be auctioned at Skipton Auction Mart.Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Potential buyers inspect a red and white collie puppy sheepdog before it is auctioned at Skipton Auction Mart.
Potential buyers inspect a red and white collie puppy sheepdog before it is auctioned at Skipton Auction Mart.Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Craven Cattle Marts in the Yorkshire Dales, England are world renowned for their sheepdog auctions with buyers bidding for some of the country's best bred border collies. In 2010 a world record price of $8,146 (5145 GBP) each was paid for two sheepdogs named Ron and Rex.

 

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Buyers watch a sheepdog round up sheep in the auction ring at Skipton Auction Mart.
Buyers watch a sheepdog round up sheep in the auction ring at Skipton Auction Mart.Christopher Furlong / Getty Images