London: A Sheepdog named Cap set a new British record after he was sold for nearly 15,000 pounds, 5,500 more than the previous high.
The 16-month-old black and white border collie was snapped up by an anonymous bidder. The amount was more than 5,500 pounds above the previous record set three years ago.
Interest in the impeccably-bred Cap was high following a sparkling display on trial fields at Skipton, North Yorks, The Sun reported.
The buyer from Northern Ireland forked out 14,805 pounds for Cap at an auction in the town - and intends to keep the dog working and performing in trials.
He was bred by brothers Padraig and Joe Doherty in Ireland.
Padraig however holds Cap in high esteem, even going as far to say he might be his best ever dog.
Padraig said: "He is a special dog with genuine power and has a calming effect on sheep."
At his new home Cap will keep on working and will also perform at sheepdog trials.
The previous record was 9,240 pounds paid by John Bell, of Howden, East Yorks, for a 15- month-old dog....