How much for the doggy in the window?

Finally, a border collie from Northumberland has become the world’s most expensive sheepdog after being sold to an American ranch owner for £18,900. 

Two-and-a-half year-old Megan was sold by shepherdess Emma Gray – who has represented England at the World Sheepdog Trials – at an auction in North Yorkshire on Friday. 

“I had to ring the auction and just make sure it wasn’t a hoax and that I wasn’t dreaming,” she said.

The average price for a working dog is about £2,000. 

Megan will go from herding sheep in the north-east of England to rounding up Wagyu cattle in Oklahoma.

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