Megan the record-breaking Collie prepares for life at Oklahoma ranch

Home fit for a £19,000 sheepdog! Megan the record-breaking Collie prepares for life at Oklahoma ranch 20 times the size of her Northumberland farm

Megan the £18,900 sheepdog is preparing for her new life in the US Sweeping plains await world’s costliest sheepdog at 2,000 acre Oklahoma farmIt’s a far cry from where she was raised on modest farm in NorthumberlandThe Collie fetched the large sum of money at Skipton Auction Mart last Friday 

Megan the sheepdog is preparing for her new life on a huge ranch after being sold at auction in the UK for a record £18,900 ($21,000). 

The border collie is to travel from the UK to her new home in Oklahoma, where she will live with her new owner, oil and gas magnate Brian D. Stamps. 

The two-and-a-half-year-old fetched the huge sum at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire last Friday because she comes from a family of champions. 

The Oklahoma farm in USA, where Megan the world record breaking Collie is to live after being bought at auction in the UK

Brian Stamps (pictured) from Oklahoma, who bought Megan the Collie for a world record £19000

Brian Stamps (pictured) from Oklahoma, who bought Megan the Collie for a world record £19000

Megan became the Neymar of the sheepdog world after selling for a record £18,900 at auction

Megan became the Neymar of the sheepdog world after selling for a record £18,900 at auction

Sweeping plains await the world’s costliest sheepdog when she completes her transfer to the US. 

Mr Stamps, 44, has become the proud owner of border collie Megan, raised from a puppy on a modest 100 acre farm in the Northumberland countryside.  

Last Friday she was sold for £18,900 by Emma Gray, 34, the shepherdess who had lovingly raised her in the British countryside since she was a few weeks old. 

Cows at the vast, 2,000 acre Oklahoma farm where Megan will call home

Cows at the vast, 2,000 acre Oklahoma farm where Megan will call home

Her new home on Mr Stamp's vast 2,000 acre ranch in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma, could scarcely be more different from the modest 100 acre farm in the Northumberland countryside where she was raised

Her new home on Mr Stamp’s vast 2,000 acre ranch in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma, could scarcely be more different from the modest 100 acre farm in the Northumberland countryside where she was raised 

Her new home on Mr Stamp’s vast 2,000 acre ranch in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma, could scarcely be more different.  

Shepherdess Emma is getting ready to say farewell to the black and white Collie as she prepares for a new life in about three weeks time. 

After selling for the world record fee on Friday at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, Emma daren’t let her star out of her sight and Megan slept on the pillow next to her in a guest house.

Emma, 34, said: ‘I feel as though I should wrap her up in cotton wool after she sold for that price, you hope for a good fee but it was still a surprise when the bidding stopped at 18,000 guineas.’

Megan the Collie pictured with breeder Emma Gray, who has raised the dog since she was a pup

Megan the Collie pictured with breeder Emma Gray, who has raised the dog since she was a pup 

Megan's father Roy was a two-time international sheepdog champion and her mother is the sister of another champ

Megan’s father Roy was a two-time international sheepdog champion and her mother is the sister of another champ

Similar farm dogs usually sell for around £2,000.

But Megan’s father Roy was a two-time international sheepdog champion and her mother is the sister of another champ.

Mrs Gray set the previous record of £14,700 for sheepdog bitch Brenna a year ago.

The world’s most expensive dog is a Tibetan mastiff, sold for £772,000 in China in 2014.

After selling for the world record fee on Friday at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, Emma daren't let her star out of her sight and Megan slept on the pillow next to her in a guest house

After selling for the world record fee on Friday at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, Emma daren’t let her star out of her sight and Megan slept on the pillow next to her in a guest house

 

 

 

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