Amazing Frisbee Cup | Amazing Frisbee Dogs

By Jos van Sluis, Iceborders

Results of the event of 6 and 7 May 2017

Throw & Catch Open Class

Perry van Mulukom

Piper          Ned

Melanie Fydrich

Trouble      Ger

Claudia Wagstyll

Rufus        Ger

Throw & Catch Starters

Karsten König

iMac       Ned

Alex van der Meulen

Tuttie     Ned

Diana Slavenburg

Bandit    Ned

Freestyle Combined Open

Melanie Fydrich

Trouble     Ger

Angela Tederke

Pepper     Ger

Marjolaine van Arkel

Chubby    Ned

Freestyle Combined Starters

Ilonka Kruitbos

Kensi       Ned

Sharona Pijl

Blitz         Ned

Susanne Kuipers

Pim         Ned

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“It’s all about Focus!” Mark Laker

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“Photo by Debbie Mangles-Steel (another CSJ feeder). Debbie caught this great action shot of me and Devo in the Tunbridge Wells Championship final; which unfortunately we didn’t win. ” Mark Laker

After a very exciting Performance Weekend this year’s international agility teams have been selected

This years judge AJorge Pires from Portugal set up challenging course that tested the handlers across a variety of areas needed for the international competitions. Of course our selections are not just based on one weekends performance. The five month assessment process helped us filter down to those handlers who performed well across all the areas we focused on.

You can see the full list of handlers on this years teams here

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

My young dog Moog is still learning about the competing and developing his agility skills. My competition dog Devo is in good form, we’ve qualified for the Olympia semi-finals and two Championship finals; we’re having a good start to the season.

I find myself having to work extra hard at keeping to ‘the plan’ during the competition season. Its so easy to get carried away with the fun and thrill of running my dogs that I sometimes forget what my main focus areas are for this year. And when that starts I get carried away and not focused on the competitions that I really want to do well in.
Its all about focus!

Kizzy Calms Down and passes KC Bronze test

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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

April Report for the Arfon WGC Retriever Test

DSCF0737The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their first test for AV Retrievers on Sunday 9th April 2017 at an excellent new venue Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and the headkeeper Mr Steve Cadman.

The judges were Mike Allen, Dave Gallimore and W F Williams. Many thanks to our hosts for allowing us to use the ground the, judges and all the helpers and the competitors for their support who all contributed to making it a successful day, also CSJ and Gary McCarthy our sponsors.

Results

Puppies up to 12 months
  • 1st – Christopher Joseph Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
  • 2nd- Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20.4.16
  • 3rd – Harvey Jones with Skiffle Legend lab dog 6.5.16
  • 4th – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
  • COM – Paul Murphy with Elsmore Paige lab bitch 2.6.16
Puppies up to 18 months
  • 1st – Christopher Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
  • 2nd – Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20,4.16
  • 3rd – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
  • 4th – Danny Wells handling Ian Griffiths’ Mossborough Flint lab dog 29.11.15

Novice

  • 1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
  • 2nd – Kim Dutton with – Shadyacres Teardrop lab bitch
  • 3rd – Victoria Waterfield with Kenquartz Dame Sibyl lab bitch
  • 4th – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail lab bitch
Open
  • 1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
  • 2nd – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab dog
  • 3rd – Paul W Travis with Brackenbird Lucas lab dog
  • Coms – Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab dog, Morwenna Hext Howe with FTCH Labdon Lewis of Minstead lab dog
Photo: L-R back D Gallimore (Jundge), W F Williams (Judge), Paul M Travis, R Harvey Jones, Morwenna Hext Howe, Mike Allen (Judge), Victoria Waterfield
Front Paul Murphy, Jackie McHugh

Cats go wild for CSJ’s new cat food!

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PRESS RELEASE

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.

For more details, talk to your local stockist

 

 

Berwyn wins best puppy in breed at Crufts

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:

Fit ‘n’ Fast

Hike On!

Salmon Oil

 

Not even a tree can get in the way of Team Spalding’s success

By Colin Spalding

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Dexter getting a bronze medal in the bikejor
  • Cupar a silver in the 1 dog scooter
  • Diamond and Granite silver in the 2 dog nordic scooter

We also placed in the top 3 in every race we entered throughout the season.

For more information visit our website

Border Terrier Club Open Show

2017Jed BIS, RBIS & BPIS winners with judge_2

By Judith Fawcett

Open Show, 25th February 2017, Jedburgh

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
Jedburgh.

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:
http://www.theborderterrierclub.co.uk/jedburgh2017.html

Many thanks once again.

Judith Fawcett
Sponsorship Steward

For and on behalf of the Border Terrier Club.

Ceri Rundle talks about ‘A Way with Dogs’ on BBC Radio Wales

Watch A Way with Dogs: http://www.csjk9.com/a-way-with-dogs.asp

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:

ceri-mike-bryony-watching-jrQuotes from Ceri

“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

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Wales Team at the Skinner’s World Cup Retriever Event

Blog posting by Alan Rees

Vikki Stanley, Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert

Vikki Stanley, Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert. Photo by Lorna Gray

Cawdor Estate, Nairn, Scotland- 13th & 14th May 2017.

This year’s World Cup event for Retrievers witnessed 15 countries, each with a team of 4 Retrievers, congregating at Drynachan Lodge, on the well known Scottish Sporting estate, by kind invitation of Lord & Lady Cawdor.

We were all welcomed with the sound of a lone piper on a glorious Saturday morning and the excitement was palpable amongst all that attended. As one of the five judges invited, it was clear to me from the outset that Roddy Forbes and his son Fraser, with an army of helpers, had designed a series of challenging tests, five double retrieves on the first day followed by five further single tests on the second. This would raise the bar for this competition to another level in its fourteen year history, with retrieves on all types of terrain with dogs being required to retrieve from across the Findorn river.

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Nigel Probert handling Slipside Danny Jones

Wales had to make two late changes to the selected team due to Mark and Jamie Bettinson’s withdrawal and in came Vikki Stanley, running two dogs, joining Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert. At the end of the first day Denmark lead comfortably from second placed England by a clear 35 points. Behind England in third were Holland a further 13 points adrift. Wales, who had their problems, were lying in fifth place 90 points off the leaders, but with everything to play for on a second day in the grounds of the picturesque Cawdor Castle.

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Haydn Willmott handling Stykes Boy Llangynidr.

At close of play on the second day Denmark were worthy winners with 1028 points out of a possible 1200,  England narrowly missing out by 8 points in second place with 1020, with Holland holding onto third place, just ahead of host nation Scotland.

Wales finished in fifth place on 935 points, with the four dogs and handlers returning scores of 243 for Vikki’s first dog, 238 for Nigel, 259 for Haydn and 195 for Vikki’s second dog. This was a creditable performance from the four Welsh dogs over a very challenging course.

Vikki Stanley. Photo by Lorna Gray

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I felt very humbled and honoured to have been invited to judge this event due to my close affinity to Roddy and his family and the Cawdor Estate. It was a magnificent two days and the atmosphere was electric with a good crowd of spectators in attendance.

Again, I would like to personally thank Ceri, Phil and All at CSJ for their continued support of the team and for their generous sponsorship.

Diolch o galon.

As we now turn our attention to the Home Internationals, the Four Nations international challenge at Scone Palace, Perth and the Game Fair Four Nations International at Hadfield House, watch this site for further information on team selections.

Alan Rees

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Photo by Alan Rees

More info and photos from Lorna Gray
I was at the Skinners Retriever World Cup last weekend and took the photos of the Welsh team. It was a really good weekend hosted and superbly organised. Conditions were dry, warm and mainly sunny with a great atmosphere. 15 teams competed and the eventual winners were Denmark, followed by England then the defending champions Holland. See the photos above.

News from Adelaine Bastiaansen

Sven blue blitzFrom Adelaine Bastiaansen

Last weekend we had a competition in the Netherlands and Blitz is now in grade 3.
Kees and Ready had their first weekend in grade 2 and a second place on the agility course. Blue and I had a first place on the jumping grade 3. Sven (my son) and Blitz had a first place on the jumping on the junior course.

Results

Does your dog suffer from itchy, dry or sore skin in the summer? 

Skinny imageSummer isn’t always kind to your dogs’ skin, but our Skinny range is…

Our Skinny range of cream, shampoo, spray and herbs have been specially formulated to be extremely kind to skin. Skinny is great at dealing with fleas, ticks, mites, lice and files, as well as pesky midges.

Skinny contains no preservatives, sulphates or artificial colours and smells of coconuts. and leaves a lovely shiny coat. SLS and parabens free. Skinny is suitable for dogs, horses & people – not suitable for cats, due to essential oil content).

Pollen? Heat? Itchy grass? Try NEW Skinny Herbs! 

The ingredients contain: Echinacea, Nettle, Neem leaves, Marigold Flowers, Thyme, Burdock Root.

Don’t let your dog’s skin suffer this summer!

Now’s the time to defend your dog’s skin against nasty summertime irritations. Find out more about our Skinny range – cream shampoo, spray and new herbs

“Excellent”

Annette Cousins on 5/5/2017

Review: Have only used it once, so hard to judge as also using it with skinny cream as my little dog gets bald patches every summer, and makes them sore by biting at them. He has greatly improved and almost back to normal after a few weeks of applying the cream, probably using both these items have helped a lot and I will continue to use for the rest of the summer.

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“Fantastic”

Anita on 21/3/2016

Review: Although the chemical laden shampoo from the vets helped I wanted something natural for my dog so my partner found this. The dogs skin is much better and I don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals either.

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“Great Product”

Carol Bath on 31/5/2013

Review: I found this shampoo to be gentle, yet effective on all my dogs even my youngsters. Thanks for giving us a natural shampoo.

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“PERFECT FOR CRESTEDS”

Christine Bridgwater on 24/11/2011

Review: Some of my dogs’ skins can be difficult to maintain in top condition. I have spent a FORTUNE on the top products/labels. CSJ’s Skinny Dip Shampoo had remarkable effects OVERNIGHT! Fantastic – another hit – well done Ceri and Team x x x

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“Really Conditioning!”

Amity Pet Care on 24/8/2013

Review: We’ve recently started using Skinny Cream for the first time, and we’re really pleased! It’s so conditioning on the skin and coat, as well as protecting against external parasites. It also smells pleasant, which is a bonus.

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“Good for humans too”

Paula Head on 6/8/2013

Review: This is a very good quality shampoo for my show cocker, stopped the scratching and keeps ticks away. I also tried in Scotland and it kept the midgees away.

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“Skinny spray”

Hanna Palmu on 25/3/2017

Review: No ticks or fleas on my dogs last summer after using only this product. And it doesn”t even smell bad.

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“Skinny Spray”

Rosie Phillips on 27/9/2016

Review: What a fabulous product. Every year my bitch scratched at her rear end – 2 areas on either side of her hips. Tried all sorts of flea treatments both topical and internal and nothing worked. She chewed herself raw ! A friend mentioned BNM so I looked it up and found this spray. When I used it she was bleeding and sore but she did not object to being sprayed and almost straight away she stopped scratching and was very quickly on the mend and wasn’t bothered again with scratching. I boosted the eff… More details

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“Helps with flea allergy”

Charlotte Seden on 31/7/2015

Review: Despite our best efforts, our flea-allergic collie always ends up with one or two bites when out and they drive him mad. This provides him real relief and I’ve tried a lot of products and he actually comes up wagging his tail to ask for it to be put on.

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“No more exzema”

Wendy Tunnard on 13/3/2015

Review: The hospital and my doctor gave me a huge bag full of creams shampoos gloves all sorts to clear eczema on my hands, but nothing worked. One afternoon I thought I would try csj skinny. Immediately, my hands stopped itching. They did not burn as with the prescribed creams. And the eczema has started to clear up. My hands smell lovely and coconutty. My GP is not going to believe this!

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“Brilliant”

LINDA JOHNSON on 14/12/2014

Review: Love all three of the skinny products ,they really do work after 9 weeks of my dog scratching this was the only thing that stopped it ,I spray his bed every night he has had flea bites .

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United Spaniel Association show sponsored by CSJ

Posting by Gina Bowers

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The show was a success and everyone seemed to enjoy it. For the first time we scheduled Spanish Water Dogs and for the second time, Lagotto, since they were approved by the Kennel Club as spaniels.
There are now 10 spaniel breeds all with classes and breed judges at our show as well as stakes and varieties. We are very pleased with the generous sponsorship from our member spaniel clubs and individual committee members who all help make the show a success.  The weather was good for us so photos could be taken outside.
There was a sale of knitted dogs to raise money for Parkinson Disease charity and this raised almost £80.  We also ran a successful Treasure Hunt and raffle to boost club funds.

Profits on the show go towards holding other events during the year, the next being a day for people to train their dogs as gundogs. This is on 28th May and details are on our website: www.unitedspaniel.com

Best in show : cocker spaniel Claramand Ziggy Zigy with owner Eliane
Thomas.

Reserve best in show: Mr and Mrs Monaghans Tweedsmuir Blaze of Glory,
Clumber spaniel.

Best puppy in show: the Irish Water spaniel owned by Mrs E Brown  Axlehurn
Song of Mweenish

Reserve best puppy: the Lagotto Patrick and Seamons Ashlowrick Tutti Frutti.