CONTINENTAL SHEEPDOG CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
I am a farm manager on a 4,200 acre hill farm in Northumberland, England. I breed and train my dogs for everyday work with 1600 Swaledale Ewes lambed outside in April/May and 125 Limousin/Saler cross beef cows calving in Feb, March, April.
I have successfully competed in trials for over 30 years and have bred and trained dogs that compete at National level and have exported dogs to USA, Canada and Europe.
As a council member of the ISDS and a member on the Judges panel, I regularly judge trials in the UK, Europe and U.S.A some are as follows :- English National Judge in 2016, doubles Judge in 2017, National/Double lift trials in France, The Netherlands and Iceland.
USA several state trials and championships, National Finals 2012 & 2017, Meeker 2013, World Trial judge in the Netherlands 2017
As chairman of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League I help organise 25 open trials and 10 nursery trials every year. With my experience and knowledge gained over the years I now enjoy helping new handlers and hold regular training clinics to encourage beginners to train and handle dogs for work and competitive trialing.
I am a semi – retired farmer living in Northumberland. I have a small flock of Blackface ewes running on 150 acres which my partner and I manage between us. I also do contract shepherding work in and around Northumberland. I have bred trained and trialled dogs for 33 years.
I have been a council member of the ISDS in the past and a member on the Judges panel, I regularly judge trials in the UK and Europe and have judged the national and international
I am a committee member of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League and won the league last year for the second time. I help organise our open and nursery trials every year. With my experience and knowledge gained over the years I enjoy helping new handlers handle dogs for work and competitive trialling.