The Arfon Working Gundog Club held an Open Stake for 16 English Springer Spaniels on the 18th October 2016 at Glasfryn Estate, Pwllheli, Gwynedd by kind permission of Mr Gwilym Jones.
Our new filmed 4-part Sheepdog Trial series
We’re very excited to be launching our own series of Sheepdog Trial programmes called ‘A Way with Dogs’.
Inspired by Ceri Rundle and her late father’s (H.Glyn Jones) own experiences in Sheepdog Trialling, Ceri wanted to launch a new type of filmed Sheepdog Trial programmes that focus on the tension of the competition, the expert handling and the relationship between dog and handler.
The first series is filmed in the rolling green hills of Denbighshire. Future plans involve moving round the UK to film in different areas of country landscape, each with new handlers, dogs and fresh challenges.
The handlers are simply the best of the best. In the first series of A Way with Dogs, nine of North Wales’ top handlers focus their attention on dog, course and sheep to win the coveted A Way with Dogs title.
The programmes will be posted onto YouTube and aired on the CSJ website: http://www.csjk9.com on:
- Monday November 14
- Monday November 28
- Monday December 12
- Monday December 26
Filmed by film producer Peter Melling and presented by TV star Bryony Billson, the quality of the production is guaranteed from start to finish.
Expert trainer and handler Mike Northwood is on hand to comment on the handlers’ skills and the dogs’ moves. He helps to explain the dynamics of the course, handler decisions and tricky situations.
The tension is hair raising from the start. Years of training, practice and skill has gone into each competition round. Ceri has set a practical but very testing, hillside course which really tests the skills of the handlers – as well as the judge – twice World Champion, four times Welsh National winner and Supreme Champion Aled Owen. Each handler and dog has fresh sheep for every run.
Now try putting your own skills to the test and work out who you think will win at the A Way with Dogs grand final on Boxing Day 2016.
Don’t miss the first programme on Monday November 14th
We’d really appreciate your feedback after the first series of A Way with Dogs. Tell us your ideas and comments. We want to make A Way with Dogs the most exciting sheepdog trial event yet.
Contact us at: email@example.com
Posting by Victor Pogson
Wendy and Calli did well, achieving solid pass grades in all three phases.
Marks were A: 79, B: 84, C:85, Total 248.
Out of 129 dogs entered, 107 achieved pass grades and Team GB came in 86th place. Considering that this was Wendy’s first World Championship event and only her second ever entry at IPO3 we are delighted with the result.
Thanks again for the support – the jackets looked great and it was good to fly the flag for CSJ.
- Small team – 20th
- Medium team – 7th
- Large team – 10th
- Small – Lucy & Fling 40th
- Medium – Christine & Zev 19th, Tash & Dizzy 13th
- Large – Jess & Cara 5th (highest placed team member)
Posting by Rachel White
Lottie is becoming quite well known where we live and with my CSJ customers. They always ask about her and she comes to greet them. Win – Win! I say.
Lottie continues to be amazing. We have seen a huge difference in her in the last 2 weeks. When we go out with all our dogs she is actually trying to run to keep up with them, and she wants to go off exploring with them.
She is getting more confident with leaving my side as I’m hoping she is realising that I’m always going to be here and not leaving her, so she is starting to relax a lot more. I can leave our back door open now and she is confident to potter outside and the door won’t ever be shut on her.
She is still loving her Porky Pooch! (thank goodness) and she has her next weigh a week on 30th Sept.. We have everything crossed for her, but you only need to look at her to see the difference.
We can’t get over how young she is looking in the face.
We weighed Lottie at the vets today and she is now 25.6kg !!! At the last weigh in 4 weeks ago she was 27kg. We are so thrilled with her. Onwards and upwards and let’s hope it’s another great weight loss in 4 weeks.
We took her for a walk along the River Taff to celebrate and she loved it.
Team GB are busy making last minute preparations for the FCI Agility World Championships in Spain later this month. It’s the highlight of the year on the international agility calendar. Over 30 countries from afar away as Russia, Brazil, USA and Canada send teams to these championships.