Bala in Snowdonia, north Wales, is home to one of the UK's most important sheepdog auctions - the Bala Autumn Sale. Nearly 80 dogs are sold in a day, and good prices are expected. From prize champions to inexperienced pups with promise, the Bala sale draws in buyers from all over the UK and phone bidders from as far afield as Iceland and the USA. Terrible weather threatens to derail the day, but the auction soldiers on.\n\nTop seller Doug Lambie has high hopes for brother-and-sister collies Cap and Kate. There's much at stake for 57-year-old Norman Green, selling Sam and Swift. The former shepherd was recently made redundant and is hoping that sheepdog breeding will offer him a new future. Buyer Michael Hogan needs a new sheepdog for his farm, as his old dog, Craig, is 13 and needs to retire. But will he find what he needs at a price he can afford?
Source: BBC 1