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Sheepdog sells for $38,893, breaks Guinness World Record

Sheepdog sells for $38,893, breaks Guinness World Record
Kim, a 1-year-old border collie raised in Wales, broke a Guinness World Record for the most expensive sheepdog when she was auctioned for $38,893. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records announced a border collie named Kim sold for $38,893 at an auction, breaking the record for the world's most expensive sheepdog.

Guinness said Kim was auctioned online by Farmers Marts in Dolgellau, Wales, and fetched the steep price of $38,893, breaking the record previously set when a sheepdog named Henna sold for $26,088 at an October 2020 auction.

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The record-keeping organization said Kim's high price is especially notable given that the auction occurred one day before the canine's first birthday. Dewi Jenkins, the farmer and competitive sheepdog trainer who raised Kim, said she already has the intelligence of a 3-year-old sheepdog.

"She was doing everything -- she worked cattle and sheep, she was ready for any trials or farm work for anybody," Jenkins said.

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