Fort Au­gus­tus

The Oban Times - - Community News -

A BOR­DER col­lie showed why a dog is a man’s best friend when he helped his owner, John MacKil­lop, take home a tro­phy at the Scot­tish na­tional sheep­dog cham­pi­onships.

The Fort Au­gus­tus man took six-year-old Joe to the Ding­wall com­pe­ti­tion and spent three days com­pet­ing be­fore tak­ing home the cham­pion ti­tle.

Judge J.G. Tem­ple­ton said: ‘John had a tremen­dous, straight fetch, and a near im­mac­u­late drive. It was a good, steady run and a well-de­served win.’

Mr MacKil­lop, who helps look af­ter 1600 ewes on Glen­doe Es­tate, pre­vi­ously won the tri­als in 1994 and cap­tains the Scot­tish team of 15 dogs due to rep­re­sent the coun­try at the in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onship in Dumfries-shire next month.

John MacKil­lop and his faith­ful bor­der col­lie, Joe, added to their prizes at the Scot­tish na­tional sheep­dog cham­pi­onships

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