AROUND 50 sheepdogs and their handlers are set to take to the ring to compete for the title of top dog next weekend.

Now in its 58th year, the popular Manor Sheepdog Trials will return on Saturday, October 13 to test the skill of dogs and their owners.

Alongside the sheepdog trials there will be a sheep show where local farmers will show the best of their stock.

The popular 10 mile hill run will once again take place and begins at 1pm.

The race doesn’t require advance registration but runners are advised to arrive in plenty of time for the start. Previous years have seen more than 100 runners take part.

Peebles Cycling Club will also be running a family bike ride and refreshments will be provided by the Manor Rural.

The event is free and a raffle in the afternoon will raise funds for various local charities.

The sheepdog trials will begin at 9am and run throughout the whole day. The sheep show starts at 1pm.

Chairman Robert Barr said: “It will be an interesting day out.

"The quality of the dogs coming are tremendous and of international standard.

"The sheep that will be shown are all local, and again, of a high standard.

“At the moment the hill run route is dry underfoot and there are prizes up for grabs.

"But irrespective of the weather, the show will go on.”