Legendary sheep dog trialler, Greg Prince, has died after a battle with cancer.
Originally from a farm at Cobar where he is remembered as a wonderful rugby player of the 1960s and 1970s, Mr Prince became the Sir Donald Bradman of sheep dog triallers.
From his home base in Dubbo he dominated the major sheep dog trial events including 16 national titles and nine supreme Australian championships.
NSW sheep dog trialler, Alison Burrell, from the Hawkesbury, said Mr Prince was the most influential dog trialler the country had seen.
“Greg was not only an outstanding dog trialler, he was also a gentleman, friend, teacher, role model and inspiration to many people in many areas,” she wrote on the NSW Sheepdog Workers Facebook site.
He also represented Australia multiple times in Tests against old rivals, New Zealand.
He is survived by his wife, Jan, and sons, Bob, Brad and Greg.