Crowds watch East Anglian team’s sheepdog triumph
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It is a competitive dog sport which puts the bond between man and his best friend to the test.
And more than a hundred spectators, some from as far as Northumberland, flocked to West Norfolk on Sunday to watch the English Nursery Sheepdog Finals.
The event at Castle Rising was hosted by Grace Baldry-Roberts and her father Graham, and despite the cold temperatures competitors and their dogs had a large audience of around 150 people to support them as they drove a herd of five sheep around a standard nursery course.
The East Anglian Sheepdog society, consisting of Ed Hawkins, with his dog Jill, Su Little with Twiggy and Ed Thornalley with Nasher won the team event.
Meanwhile, Richard Saxon and his dog Don took home the individual trophy.
Miss Baldry-Roberts said it was brilliant to see so many travel to the region to watch and support the competition.
She said: 'It's been a wonderful day in a superb Norfolk setting.'
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