You are here: Home > Handler Profiles > Sheepdog Handlers > Kevin Evans

Sheepdog Handlers

Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans has been described as one of the most talented young handlers of his generation …. in 1994, at just 13 years of age, he won One Man and His Dog ‘Young Handler' competition with Maid, his first trial dog given to him by Mostyn Isaac when he was 10.

In the beginning……….

Kevin currently owns 30+ Border Collies and when asked how he became involved in Sheepdog Trials he says, "I've always been interested”

That's not surprising since he grew up around dogs - his playground was the family farm (Penclyn Farm) in Libanus under the Brecon Beacons, a part of Wales that contains some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes in Europe

His father, Dai, a top handler and trainer in his own right who has represented Wales five times, has had a huge influence on Kevin

Kevin's most memorable success is winning the 2008 Int.Supreme Championship with Mirk (ISDS 272009)

He has also been a Wales Team Member 9 times and Wales Brace Champion twice (the first time at just 18)

He qualified two dogs for the final of the 2008 World Trial - Mirk and Spot, and also been the Reserve International Brace Champion

What Kevin wants in a dog

Kevin likes dogs to have good sound temperament and lots of stamina. They must enjoy training! He has no tolerance for slow, sulky dogs that shy away from work.

He also likes watching and learning from other good handlers. He urges new handlers to watch the best handlers and try to get help from them. He says "Never get dejected when things are not going well. You must keep trying!”

Again representing his country at the 2011 World Trial

Kevin has qualified Spot (ISDS 272008) to run at the 2011 World Trial.

Spot is by Kevin's Jaff (ISDS 231424), now in retirement, who took him within an inch of winning the coveted International Supreme Championship but for an argumentative ewe in the shedding ring!

More about Kevin and his dogs at

Kevin Evans, Penclyn Farm, Modrydd, Brecon, Powys LD3 8ND

List of all Sheepdog Handlers

Logan Williams

In August 2016 Logan entered the South Wales Sheepdog Trials Association Novice Trial in Blackwood and won both the Young Handlers and Novice with his dog Ned
Find out more

Rhion Owen

Rhion is an up and coming sheepdog handler who handles a dog well and in 2016 represented Wales at the International Supreme Championships ‘Young Handler’ competition in Tywyn
Find out more

Nij Vyas

Internationally renowned author and sheepdog handler
Find out more

Dr Angie Driscoll

Kinloch Sheepdogs “I thought it might be fun to train a working sheepdog.”
Find out more

Terena Plowright

“CSJ Dog food has made a huge difference to my dogs (and I am being very honest here).
Find out more

Wiet van Dongen

Wiet’s affix ‘BaW’ stands for Borders at work….very apt!
Find out more

Meirion Owen and The Quack Pack

Meirion is a very accomplished and well-respected sheepdog handler, judge and event organizer.
Find out more

Anita Hermes

Anita has been a German team member 16 times in the Continental Sheepdog Championships and 4 times in the World Trials team
Find out more

Magdalena and Piotr Michalscy

Working Border Collie kennel in Poland.
Find out more

Kevin Evans

Kemi Working Sheepdogs
(You are on this page).

Matt Watson

2010 English National Championship winner.
Find out more

Richard Millichap

2009 International Supreme Champion with Dewi Tweed.
Find out more

Katy Cropper

Winner of 'One Man and His Dog' in 1990.
Find out more

Aled Owen

Aled was brought up with sheepdog trialling in his blood.
Find out more

Michael Longton - Rooten Brook

Michael currently owns 10 Border Collies and was always involved in dogs through the family, but started trialling at 12 years old.
Find out more

Timothy Longton

From the famous Longton sheepdog trialling family has farmed at Rooten Brook Farm for over 50 years, taking in four generations.
Find out more

Janne Litgov

Kennel Litgov's, Denmark.
Find out more

Thomas Longton

The 3rd generation of the well known Longton family.
Find out more

Judith Owens-Poole and Jeff Poole

Fircroft Border Collies and DogWise, Canine Training and Behaviour Consultants.
Find out more

Latest News

New 'A Way with Dogs' website

'A Way with Dogs' has its own website now. To find out all about the newA Way with Dogs' Series 2 sheepdog trial, visit:

:: full story
:: all stories

Customers' Views

The poo eating has stopped!

Dear Ceri.

I am writing to say a huge thankyou!!!

Our 10month old choc lab has been a poo eater for almost the entire time we have had her (since 8wks old). We have tried everything we could think of seeking support from other owners of dogs that poo eat and vets, nutritionalists and behavouralists - and to be honest, had almost given up.

After speaking to a friend whose dog eats your food, we decided to look at your website and eventually spoke to you on the phone. We talked about our dogs (3 labs - all with different requirements) and home situation, as well as indepth diet discussions, and decided to try your advice (we had nothing to lose as it couldn't be any worse!).

I have to say, we are over the moon to be able to say IT WORKED! (in the first day!!) The poo eating has stopped and her stools have become more normal, and we can now finally begin to enjoy our gorgeous dog.

Thank you so much for treating us as individuals, and following us through a very stressful problem.

We will continue to follow your advice and will be recommending anybody with the same issues to yourselves.

If anyone is reading this and is having the same problem with a dog, dont give up. There is help out there, honest!!



:: more testimonials

CSJ User Profiles

Matt Watson

2010 English National Championship winner.

:: more info
:: all profiles

Need Help? (office hours 9.30am - 5.00pm) contact us. Nutritional help available by email only.