Dunoon shep­herd’s Kin­tyre suc­cess

Campbeltown Courier - - FARMING -

A COWAL man and his dog are the best herders in Kin­tyre.

Last Fri­day Stuart David­son and Hope won Kin­tyre Sheep­dog Tri­als’ Ian McDougall Tro­phy for the best per­for­mance on the field at Clochkeil farm.

The trial, judged by Roddy McDiarmid from Cairn­dow, was packed with 55 dogs com­pet­ing, watched by other shepherds and a few groups of tourists.

A Kin­tyre Sheep­dog Tri­als As­so­ci­a­tion spokesper­son said: ‘We would like to thank our main spon­sors, P McKer­ral & Co, for pro­vid­ing haulage, An­drew Smith & Son, D McNair & Son and West­wards Vet­eri­nary Prac­tice.

‘Thanks also to all lo­cal busi­nesses who pro­vided donations for the raf­fle.

‘We would also like to give a big thank you to the ladies of the lo­cal branch of Cancer Re­search UK who ran the ca­ter­ing, mak­ing a profit of £170 which will be do­nated to their char­ity.’ The full re­sults and tro­phy win­ners are as fol­lows: Ian McDougall Tro­phy for best per­for­mance on field: S L David­son with Hope, J and K Martin con­fined cup: A McCuish with Moss, MacAl­lis­ter-Hall cup for best per­for­mance by a Kin­tyre shep­herd: L Clark with Mirk, Wil­son Dog­meal tro­phy – con­fined to Kin­tyre: A McCuish with Moss, Alexander Helm me­mo­rial cup – best out­run, lift and fetch - con­fined to Kin­tyre: A McCuish with Moss, Neil Ste­wart me­mo­rial cup for best pen on field: C David­son with Cap, An­drew Dick­son me­mo­rial chal­lenge cup for best two dog ag­gre­gate: S L David­son with Hope and Queen, Richard Sem­ple tro­phy for best shed on field – con­fined to Kin­tyre: A McCuish with Moss, Merck Sharp & Dhrome shield for best drive on field: A Carnegie with Rook, Honda ATV Cup for best dog from Ar­gyll: S L David­son with Hope. Points re­sults: Open: 1 S L David­son with Hope: 91; 2 J MacKil­lop with Joe: 90; 3 A Carnegie with Rook: 88; 4 P Martin with Jill: 87; 5 M McNally with Fin: 85; 6 S L David­son with Queen: 83 (de­cided on out bye work); 7 A Carnegie with Jess: 83; 8 A McCuish with Moss: 82 (de­cided on out bye work). Con­fined: 1 A McCuish with Moss: 82; 2 L Clark with Mirk: 57; 3 A Ron­ald with Rob­bie: 54.

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Sheep­dog tri­als’ win­ners from left are: Stuart David­son, Alex McCuish, Craig David­son, Lorne Clark, Andy Carnegie and Peter Martin.

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