Nell is an 11-year-old Border Collie. Nell is a small dog, weighing in at 32 pounds but handling every type of sheep. She was the 2018 Meeker Champion and has been the Reserve National Champion three times and a 2017 US World Team member. Derek says she is smart, athletic and an all-around great partner, always giving 150 percent. Derek has been training and competing in sheepdog trials for over twenty years. When he was 14 years old, he saw a show on PBS that featured the great Gwyn Jones from Penmachno Wales. Derek was just amazed at how well trained his dogs were. Derek had sheep for FFA and 4-H but had never used a dog to work them and decided then and there that he was going to get a dog. He found a free dog through some family friends and the journey began.