The 57-year-old was still on cloud nine after clinching a unique quadruple success when he was crowned the International Sheepdog
Society's Supreme Champion following the competition in Dumfries in Scotland just a fortnight ago.
Kate bought Teg, her Welsh sheepdog
, from Bronwen Tango, a former world champion fleece roller who now judges Royal Welsh shearing competitions.
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In the run-up to the contest, Emma has been getting in plenty of practice - by doing sheepdog
displays using a flock of Indian Runner Ducks at Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth.
There are no age restrictions on the rest of the events, which are open to anyone new to sheepdog
An agent I knew had bought an old English sheepdog
which turned out to be a bit twitchy and bouncy.
The idea behind the Quack Pack came when I was asked to put on a display to promote sheepdogs
and we decided to use a small bantam hen and six ducklings, rather than sheep.
One causes a sheepdog
to close any gaps it sees between dispersing sheep.
They learned that the Williams family has four female Welsh sheepdogs
and one male.
trials will take place on all three days, with classes including open class, double dogs, local, nursery and young handlers.
Owner Philip McGroarty, from Creevy, Co Donegal, said: "I have been rearing hens all my life and I've never encountered anything like this, but I'm sure they'll turn out to be normal sheepdogs
Ben, a superbly bred 23-month-old black and white Border Collie dog related to trialling champions on both sides, was top call of the day when selling for 3,600 guineas (pounds 3,780) at the recent 2007 sale of working sheepdogs
at Craven Cattle Marts' Skipton Auction Mart.