- "Er—he says can he have the ham sandwich, please?"
- ―translating for the blue cattle dog[src]
Shepherd Jones is a boy who can speak to dogs. He was a candidate for the Wundrous Society, making it past the first three trials. He was the first person to rank on the leaderboard during the Show Trial before he dropped out of the running as other contestants placed higher than he did.
At around the age of eleven, Shepherd likely would have been bid on by a Wondrous Society patron. He then completed three trials and made it to the Show Trial.
The Show Trial
Shepherd was the first to make the leaderboard in the show trial, showing his knack of talking to dogs. However, he quickly dropped out of the leaderboard.
Shepherd comes from an English occupational surname meaning "sheep herder". There are also many types of 'shepherd' breeds of dogs.
Jones is an English/Welsh surname that is derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John. John is ultimately the English version of the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "Yahweh is gracious."
Trivia and Behind the Scenes
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (First appearance)