Nine-week-old sheepdog Lassie becomes world's most EXPENSIVE puppy

Top of the PUPS! Untrained nine-week-old sheepdog Lassie becomes world’s most EXPENSIVE puppy after selling for £7,600 at auction

  • Lassie was born on March 12 in Wales on the farm of Glynne Jones from Pentir
  • Sheepdog smashed the record for an untrained pup at a sale in North Yorkshire
  • Her sale beat earlier world record of £6.1k for 11-week-old black and white puppy
  • In February, a border collie become the most expensive sheepdog for over £27k

An untrained nine-week-old sheepdog has become the world’s most expensive puppy after selling for £7,600 at an auction.

Lassie smashed the record for an untrained pup at a sale of elite sheepdogs in Skipton, North Yorkshire. 

She was born on March 12 in Wales on the farm of Glynne Jones, from Pentir, near Bangor in Gwynedd, who was struck by her unusual lilac colour. 

Nine-week-old sheepdog Lassie (pictured above) smashed the record for an untrained pup at a sale of elite sheepdogs in Skipton, North Yorkshire

Breeder Glynne Jones was struck by her unusual lilac colour. Her sale beat the previous world record of £6,100 for an 11-week-old black and white puppy

Lassie pictured fourth from the left with Cet, the rest of the litter and breeder Mr Jones. She was born on March 12 on a farm in Pentir, Wales

Her sale beat the previous world record of £6,100 for an 11-week-old black and white puppy. Damian Barson became the new owner of the record breaking pup. 

In February this year, a border collie from Ceredigion become the world’s most expensive sheepdog after selling at an online auction for over £27,000.

Kim, who was aged twelve months when sold, was trained by Dewi Jenkins from Talybont, near Aberystwyth, Wales. 

Damian Barson (pictured above), the new owner of Lassie the record breaking pup, who sold for £7,600 at an auction

The mother of Lassie, pictured above. In February, a border collie from Ceredigion become the world’s most expensive sheepdog after selling at an online auction for over £27,000

River Gray, Lassie’s father, pictured above. An untrained nine-week-old sheepdog has become the world’s most expensive puppy

The record for world’s most expensive sheepdog was previously held by Henna, a border collie from Brecon, who sold for £20,000. 

Speaking after Kim was sold at the auction, Mr Jenkins told the BBC: ‘She was doing everything – she worked cattle and sheep, she was ready for any trials or farm work for anybody.

‘To top it off, she’s a red colour and they are in fashion at the moment.’

He added: ‘Everything I trained her to do, she knew by the second time. She was a very fast learner.’ 

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