Veteran dog triallist Ian (Ginger) Anderson has secured his fifth national title and his new dog Jet’s first. The duo won the short head New Zealand title at the Tux New Zealand Championships and South Island Championships. Hosted by the Greenvale Sheep Dog Trial Club and the Southland Sheep Dog Trial Association the event finished on Saturday with 75 year old Ginger Anderson’s having been trialling dogs for 59 years. He won his first title, a North Otago Championship in 1963. Fellow Southlander Brian Dickison and Cole landed a New Zealand title with winning the long head title. Mackenzie country’s William Lott won the Zig Zag Hunt with Liz and Jamie Shrubsall with Stag took out the Straight Hunt. Four thousand sheep were needed and 275 competitors entered, and all up about 450 to 500 dogs competed.