STEETON dog breeder and handler Beverley Fort was among the lead performers at a top event.

She enjoyed success at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn sale of working sheep dogs.

Beverley, of Brighton House Farm, impressed with two dogs acquired as eight-week-old pups.

Her nine-month-old black and white dog, Bill, a promising trials prospect, sold for 3,300 guineas to Bacup-based Jim Cropper.

The price was the highest of the day for a dog under a year old.

Bill is the ‘grandson’ of international supreme champion, Sweep.

Beverley also sold a second grandson, 14-month-old Max, for 2,900 guineas.

He was bought by Sharon Baxter – from Marshall Walker Farms in Maud, near Peterhead – where he will be put to work on the predominantly Mule-cross sheep flock.