The Northumberland Sheep Dog League held an open trial at Waite Farm, Haydon Bridge, on Saturday.
Michael Longton from Lancashire judged 28 dogs working stron- willed Texel x sheep over a very demanding two field hillside course.
Results: 1 Peter Telfer (Haydon Bridge) with Bling, 85/100pts; 2 Tony Iley (Longframlington) Scout, 68; 3 David Henderson (Hawick) Ken, 67; 4 Brian Bell (Hamsterly) Moss, 67; 5 David Henderson Star, 64; 6 Mike Northwood (East Woodburn) Queen, 58.
The top five dogs competed in a double lift final. Results: 1 David Henderson, Star; 2 Tony Iley, Scout; 3 Brian Bell, Moss; 4 David Henderson, Ken; 5 Peter Telfer, Bling.
At an open trial at Warton Farm,Thropton, on Sunday, August 25, results were: 1 Emma Gray(Elsdon) Roy 85; 2Bevis Jordan(Whitfield) Sage 84; 3Archie Tait(Barrasford) Dale 83; 4Peter Telfer(Haydon Bridge) Bling 82; 5Martina Czylwik (Germany) Ben, 82; 6Mark Elliot(Lazonby) Dot, 81 Best novice was Will Davey(Warton) with Steel.