Three-legged sheepdog crowned farm dog of the year

A three-legged sheepdog has been crowned farm dog of the year.

Ian and Ruth Rees, from Mid Wales, entered Jack into the competition after the National Farmers Union (NFU) challenged members to send in a picture and 150 words explaining why their dog should win the prize.

Three-legged Jack took the top accolade, throughout England and Wales, after his owners wrote about how he had suffered a serious leg injury last year.

Despite having an amputation he made a miraculous recovery and continues to work on the couple’s farm in Powys.

NFU Cymru president Ed Bailey said competition judges were impressed by Jack’s tenacity and battle against adversity.

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I had a friend who worked on a dairy farm in Mineral Well who had a three-legged dog.  They called him Tripod.  Seriously.

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