A three-legged Welsh sheep dog has been named Farm Dog of the Year by the National Farmers Union.
A three-legged Welsh sheep dog has been named as the UK’s top farm dog.
Despite having a leg amputated last year following an injury Jack the sheep dog continues to work on his owners farm in Powys, Wales, and has been named Farm Dog of the Year by the NFU.
Jack’s owners, Ian and Ruth Rees, received £500 of vouchers from competition sponsors Pets at Home.
NFU web editor Tom Sales said: “The competition was open to all shapes, sizes and breeds of dog and we were absolutely inundated with entries. They included runner-up Kim the collie from Essex and [border collie cross] Reg, who at 22 years old, is something of a legend in the village near Exeter where he still works.
“But it was Jack who overwhelmingly won over our panel of judges. This is a dog who has certainly seen his fair share of adversity following his accident last year but who has bounced back to his hard-working, irreplaceable best.”