Canterbury sheep dog triallists have enjoyed success at this
year's North Island Championships, held near Taumaranui.
Stuart Millar and Jim, of the Glenroy Collie Club, won the
short head and yard event with a total score of 191.5.
Andy Clark and Lady, of the Tai Tapu Collie Dog Club were
placed third in what was a close-run competition.
With total points of 191, only half a point separated the
pair from the winners.
Eoin Herbert and Storm, of the Tapawera Dog Trial Club,
scored a total of 191.25 to be placed second.
In the long head event, Mr Millar and Rose were placed fifth.
It was won by Murray Child and Dice, of the Maungakaramea
Sheep Dog Trial Club, Northland.
Dan Murphy and Quest, of the Whangamomona Dog Trial Club, in
Taranaki, won the zigzag hunt and he also won the straight
hunt with Rebel.
The South Island and New Zealand Championships are on this
week at Waihi Station, near Geraldine.