By Lisa Duggan
Photos by Samantha Houston – contact Sam on facebook
Lisa feeds her dog ‘Dee’ on CSJ
CSJ Highland Agility Stakes
Sunday 2 July
Scone Palace… Scottish Game Fair, main ring event
5 qualifiers around Scotland in spring 2017, from the heats of a max. of 5 Small, 5 Medium and 20 Large dogs are invited to Final. In addition the winner from the 2016 final is invited back to defend their title.
Open to grade 6/7 dogs
Youngest finalist Kyle Davidson and Scream (border collie)… Eldest 60 Peter Elms, 65 Mark Bruce and at 70 Anne Ripley.
Judge Tam Quinn (experienced Scottish agility judge who has judged at Olympia and Crufts)
Prelim – invitational run
1)Mark Bruce and Sindy (Jack Russell Terrier) – defending 2016 winner
2) Anne Ripley and Clova (Schnauzer)
1) Derek Elms and Kia (merle Collie X)
2)Nigel Staines and Scorch (Kelpie)
1) Kyle Davidson and Scream (Border Collie)
2) Peter Elms and Jynx (Border Collie
Final (full results and photos below)
1) Pamela Keith and Sway (working Cocker Spaniel) (Musselburgh East Lothian)
2) Derek Elms and Bunty (Jack Russell Terrier X)
1) Nigel Staines and Scorch (Kelpie) ( Lockerbie Dumfries and Galloway)
2) Steven Richardson and Libby (X breed) (Agility Champion, defending 2016 winner, World Agility Open World Champion) Steven Richardson feeds Dee on CSJ
1) Lisa Duggan and Dee (Border Collie) (Stirling). Lisa feeds Dee on CSJ
2) Kyle Davidson and Scream (Border Collie)
Comments from Nigel Staines…
“First time a mother and daughter dog have won as Scorch’s mum won back in 2008.”
“I have appeared at the Highland Final many times over the past 12 years. I have always referred to the Final as Scotland’s equivalent to Olympia thanks to size of course and large crowd.”
“Zico (AG CH Dragonheart Dark Destroyer AW Gold), won the apparently cursed invitational event (no previous winner of this event had won the main final later on) and then broke the curse and went on to win the final, this was in 2008, a great day, a great occasion, one of the many fantastic memories this amazing dog left for me. Zico qualified for the final every year, Scorch (Morgans Dark Destroyer AW Gold)is 7 years old, is Zico’s daughter, was at the Highland 2016 Finals – Large, placing top 5 in both runs. Sunday was a great day, I got her as relaxed as I could by having her Sire ringside with her (Zuma – An Australian import kelpie, Elfinvale Legend), it was great to relive 35 seconds of the feeling that I was competing with Zico again for that short moment. Steve Richardson who got the reserve is a great friend of mine, Libby owes him nothing as defending Highland Winner and current World Champion and was great to compete against him.”
Large and small winner dogs at the CSJ Highland Trials
|CSJ Highland Agility Stakes|
|2017 final results|
|1||lisa duggan||sherebridge kismet||c||34.465|
|2||kyle davidson||scream if you want to go faster||c||34.732|
|3||heather mclean||morgans shocking navigator||c||35.949|
|4||steve pegram||borderbrook final match||c||36.051|
|5||carol anne duthie||incanto in it together||c||36.219|
|6||euan paterson||clan chieftan macsweep||c||36.285|
|7||katrina hands||just the best jess||c||36.333|
|8||peter elms||chikaramor lovegame||c||36.393|
|9||claire todd||storms macy be the one||c||37.089|
|10||allan wright||no shadow of doubt||c||37.253|
|11||bethany todd||morgans R smooth criminal||c||37.900|
|12||karen penman||ticky two||c||39.980|
|13||dorothy anderson||lalapaws just jude||c||40.637|
|14||elaine brownlie||tale of two tribes||c||41.408|
|15||steven richardson||morgans digital demon||5||34.456|
|16||euan paterson||preloved glendale girl||10||33.738|
|17||dane redford||rednamuir truly focused||10||36.433|
|1||nigel staines||morgans dark destroyer||c||36.358|
|2||steven richardson||ag ch no worries sweeps dream||c||36.723|
|3||derek elms||calderwood charmer||c||38.582|
|4||jennifer kent||ag ch maximus mischief managed||c||42.84|
|5||linda hill||crash bang wallop||5||41.793|
|6||denise clayton||scallie marise of vynor||e|
|1||pamela keith||tiz awesome for devongem||c||39.175|
|2||derek elms||calderwood cheeky cherub||c||41.889|
|3||sharon sturgeon||carive don biggles||c||45.698|
|4||mark bruce||sindy of erskine||10||39.579|
|5||anne ripley||olecrose cotton lavender||e|
Results of the event of 6 and 7 May 2017
Throw & Catch Open Class
Perry van Mulukom
Throw & Catch Starters
Alex van der Meulen
Freestyle Combined Open
Marjolaine van Arkel
Freestyle Combined Starters
So now the hard work and the training begins. Over the coming months the Coaching Team and I will be supporting these handlers in their preparations building up to what for some will be the biggest agility championships of their agility careers.
Meanwhile the domestic competitions are in full swing
Press release – 26.4.17
CSJ receive testimonials every day from delighted customers, but the message from Donna Waring about her stressed and barking puppy Kizzy stood out as dog training classes had refused to help because Donna is totally blind.
Other dogs barking at Kizzy had caused her to retaliate and bark back, which then escalated into a fear of small dogs and she would bark every time she passed one.
Donna worked hard with her by introducing her to dogs of various sizes and putting her on CSJ’s acclaimed Calm Down! herbal supplement.
When she finally found a dog club willing to allow them to attend Donna told CSJ, “I took her along and all my hard work and Calm Down had done its stuff. She was absolutely fine and just barked twice the whole of the time we were there.”
The following week the group were doing a Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze test and Donna entered Kizzy just for practice…but she passed!
Donna told CSJ, “This is the best calming product I have ever tried. Don’t get me wrong, you have to put the work in. But if you work hard and use the product in conjunction, you can achieve a lot.”
Attached: photo of Donna Waring with Kizzy.
Try Calm Down!: Order from your local stockist
CSJ’s nutritionists aimed to formulate protein, fat and carbohydrate content close to that preferred by cats and of a natural diet in CSJ’s new Command Purrformance feeds.
In two complete extruded rations – for Active Adult cats and for Mature cats the crunchy texture (which helps promote healthy teeth and gums) and high percentage of animal fats and protein has sent cats into raptures in trials.
Command Purrformance for Active Adult Cats is suitable for all and preferably active adult cats and may be fed as part of the daily diet to kittens. With ingredients including poultry meal, sweet potato, marigold flowers and spinach it is formulated to help maintain urinary pH near to optimum when fed free choice, help maintain muscle mass and help support healthy heart and eyes.
Command Purrformance for Mature Cats is suitable for all and preferably ageing and geriatric adult cats. Containing a mix of animal proteins, enhanced protein quality and quantity to help maintain muscle mass in old age, the blend which includes duck, poultry, salmon, green lipped mussel and cranberry extract has the benefit of healthy ingredients yet with a yummy taste – which is so important to all cats and often lacking in a mature cat food.
Made in Britain and packed in 1kg metallised foil sachets with a 12 month shelf life and an RRP of £5.50 new Command Purrformance for cats is an eagerly awaited addition to CSJ’s renowned natural dog food, herbs and treats ranges.
by Sarah Finch
Field Trial secretary for the Brittany Club of Great Britain.
We’re a big fan of your food – its pretty much the only thing my boy will eat. He’s finishing off a bag of Fit and Fast!, then he’ll be moving on to Hike On! as we increase our training before the shooting season. Brittanys hunt wide and fast, so they cover a lot of ground. Plus my boy only has a small appetite, so he needs the calories. He’s also having the Salmon Oil, and he gets some of the Kronch Bar if we’re out all day. He’s a picky sod, but he loves the salmon food – so it’s nice to have a range of options that are all salmon-based. He’s doing really well on the food too – going nicely in the field and looking good for the show ring, he got best puppy in breed at Crufts.
My boy’s name is Jassendue Manet’s Medley, pet name Berwyn. He was 10 months at Crufts and 8 months in the hunting photos.
Find out more about about berwyn’s favourite CSJ products:
By Colin Spalding
We attended our Final race of the season at Bowlands Trails near Blairgowrie at the weekend and on a very technical, wet, muddy trail.
I was out first on the bike with Dexter and in very difficult conditions for the bike. I had a high speed crash which resulted in me having a head on collision with a tree which resulted in my helmet being cracked all the way through and me with heavy bruising to the left hand side of my body. I managed to complete the trail and lie in 3rd place.
After medical attention, I decided to continue with the rest of my races that day and finished day 1 with a 2nd in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter.
On day 2 although i was still very sore we had 3 good runs and we moved up to 2nd on the bike and first in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter. Once again we are so proud of our dogs and what they have achieved this season they have exceeded all our expectations.
We would like to thank CSJ Canine Specialist Foods for their support and products that have kept the dogs in peak condition throughout the season.
Main achievements for season 2017
3 teams selected to represent team GB in the European Championships. Dexter in the 1 dog Bikejor, cupar in the 1 dog scooter and Diamond and Granite in the 2 dog scooter
Diamond and Granite – Winners of 2 dog Aviemore 2017
British championship overall race series
We also placed in the top 3 in every race we entered throughout the season.
By Judith Fawcett
I would like to thank your company on behalf of the Border Terrier Club
for your very kind sponsorship of our Open Show on 25 February in
I am pleased to advise that the show was very well attended with a good
entry of border terriers and a very good atmosphere around the ring.
Here’s a link to the Border Terrier Club website showing the results of
the show and confirming your very kind sponsorship:
Many thanks once again.
For and on behalf of the Border Terrier Club.
Did you hear Ceri on BBC Radio Wales this morning? Here she is: speaking live to Caryl Parry Jones on BBC Radio Wales about our new sheepdog trial film series of ‘A Way with Dogs’ available on 14th November 2016 on: http://www.csjk9.com/a-way-with-dogs.asp
You can listen here at 49.04 – 55.04 on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zf8cq
Listen to our recording of the show here:
“I wanted to produce something that reflects the sport”
” When we talk about clever dogs, I always assume they mean bitches”
“I called on a friend and a very, very good handler, Aled Owen”
“Obviously my father would have normally been here on hand to support and criticise… H. Glyn Jones… was well known. He had two dogs, Gel, who was trained in Welsh and Bracken who was trained in English… the public took them to their hearts””
“We’re looking for a nice controlled run… straight lines… tight turns”
Ceri and her father – H. Glyn Jones
By Cliff Mtett from JarDirect
I thought you might be pleased to see the following photos – the 2 men holding
the CSJ Banner are the Head Coach and the Deputy Coach just in front of
banner with Liliane is another deputy coach.
We have put CSJ at last on the French Agility map
In the last photo you can see Liliane handing out Jardirect green bags which
contain 1 x Billy No Mates! & 1 x Go On! pouch together with 1 Pemmikan Bar. The coach next to Liliane when taking part in the agility competition wore
We also sponsored the 42 podiums at this open
The French Team member Renaud we sponsor on an individual basis was Agility
Champion in the small category and came 2nd in the Final TITAN which was
based across small, medium and large categories. In the photo Renaud is in
the second row 3rd from the right hand side of the first photo he has been
10 years in the French National Team and he feeds CP24 to his dogs.
The other Team member we sponsor is the deputy coach Greg. He has been in the
French Team for 6 years and is now Agility Coach. He is 3rd in from the left
on our photo and is holding the CSJ banner. He often goes to the UK to coach
and is very well known and like by a number of the Team GB. He is a Border
Collie fanatic and will help Liliane choose a BC next year as Garonne will
be coming up to 6 years of age and Liliane will possibly retire her in a
couple of years time and Greg will coach and her BC right from the very
By Adelaine Bastiaansen
Here are some photos from the European Open Juniors. Sven.and Blitz were clear on the jumping, 6th place. Clear on the agility course, 2nd place. Overall a 2nd place for Sven and Blitz. Sven was running for the Belgium team.
By Kath Hardman
Denby and I swept the board – 1st in Advanced Freestyle – 1st in Advanced Heelwork To Music – our last competition before the Open European Championships.
Team Member Karen was 2nd in Freestyle and Lucy Creek (HTM Reserve) was 3rd in HTM!!
And the competition sponsored by CSJ – thank you for my two goody bags1! I use them for all HTM Competitions for keeping bits of my costumes in!!
Find out more about HTM Team GB for both HTM and Freestyle competing at the Open European Championship Belgium 2017: https://teamgb2017.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/htm-team-gb-uniform.html
Joe Hipwell and his Sealpin Gundogs had a busy weekend at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, held at Scone Palace, Perth from the 30th June – 2nd July.
Joe and 12 dogs spent the weekend demonstrating in the main ring each day, giving ‘have-a-go’ gundog lessons at the World of Gundogs area, judging the gundog element of the inaugural Estate Challenge and judging the CSJ sponsored junior handlers event.
The junior handlers competition was very well received with gundog trainers of the future being put through their paces. All the prize winners went away with a bag of CSJ Champ! and hopefully a keen interest to pursue our sport.
After demonstrating at the Royal Highland Show the previous weekend, the Sealpin team were away from home for nine of the last twelve days. It is important at these busy times to keep the dogs in good condition so they were all enjoying an extra scoop of CSJ Champ! whilst on the road.’
For all the Gundog results, please visit: http://www.scottishfair.com/docs/2017/2017%20Gundog%20Results.pdf