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Bob, World’s Most Expensive Sheepdog again Comes from Skipton, U.K.

Last year we wrote about 18-month-old black-and-white Marchup Midgethe most expensive sheepdog in the world. But now, this pup of a former World Sheepdog Trials champion has lost the title. The Bob, a 15-month-old black and white male dog was sold for £9,240 ($14,000,). and thus broke the previous record of £8,400 ($13,500).

Border collie Bob was sold at Skipton Auction Mart by John Bell, 82, a retired farmer of Howden, East Yorks, who purchased the dog as a 13-week-old pup, for £315.

Bob, a 15-month-old black and white male Border collie Dog

“He has been working since he was nine months old. He is a natural and I was expecting a lot of him,” Mr Bell said.

“He has a brilliant character but it wasn’t his character he was bought for, it’s his ability. His ability made him stand out. He is a very good dog. Everybody who saw him thought the same,” he added.

The buyer was a telephone bidder, who requested anonymity, though it is understood that the dog is destined for a new home in the United States, the Craven Herald reported.

Mr Bell started training sheepdogs as a teenager, selling them to local farmers for between £15 ($23) and £20 ($30). In the last three years, he has had three world record sales.

Bob, a 15-month-old black and white male Border collie Dog

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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