Newark & District Championship Show

Newark & District Championship Show

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Results

BIS – Ms J Webb-Chifido Figgy Pudding (Shar Pei)

RBIS – Mr R Wheeler-Ranveli Killa vanilla (Whippet).

BPIS – Mr E Vorrias-Windgunn’s Matheos (German Shepherd).

RBPIS – Mrs C & Mr E Thompson-Morgans-Belleville Love Song (Portuguese Water Dog).

Best Veteran – Mr N & Mrs C Kimber-Kimstaff’s Harry Potter JW ShCM (Staffordshire Bull Terrier).

Reserve Best Veteran – Mr E Vorrias-CH Surfstone Coolio For Windgunn (German Shepherd).

Our thanks to Ian Sexton
Secretary: Newark and District Canine Society

https://www.newarkshowground.com/whats-on/newark-district-canine-society/

Are you a dog food snob?

By Ceri Rundle

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You know the ones – the ‘magpie’ people who stand in front of the shelves and pick up the shiniest packs.

No, they don’t bother to read the ingredients or check the nutrients inside. They just grab the glossiest packs with the brightest pictures or the feeds they’ve seen on expensive ads. After all, it’s easy to fall for fancy packaging and think that choosing the most costly food shows you’re giving your dog the ‘best’.

All these ‘magpie’ people are doing is demonstrating that they don’t really understand the dog they love.  Branding is powerful and recognition of a highly advertised logo can unfairly influence your opinion.

Do your research properly

A few years ago, I spoke to a dog owner, whose dog had experienced regular digestive upsets. So, after discussing the dog’s dietary history I sent her samples of the foods that I thought might solve the problem and suit her dog.  Encased in plain bags, all evidence of the name, ingredients and price of the sample foods were hidden. I took care not to tell the dog owner how much each of the foods cost, until after her dog had tried them.  I then waited for her to give me some proper feedback as experience showed me that the price of the food could influence her choice to purchase.

Sometimes cheap can win all the prizes

p_champ_mImagine when it turned out that Champ! Adult was loved by the dog and had sorted the digestive problem out, but was surprisingly reasonably priced. Several owners that I did this ‘blind’ testing on actually admitted  that they wouldn’t have chosen  Champ! Adult, if they had known how ‘cheap’ it was – especially if they’d been paying a lot more money for foods that had possibly caused a digestive upset in the first place.

When you’re testing dog food, anonymity is vital

If you saw what you perceived to be a ‘cheap’ brand, you might not even let your precious dog sully its lips with it. And yet that food might be the one that suits and your dog loves the best.

Basic packaging keeps our prices low

It’s always been part of our CSJ ethos to keep the packaging simple – because then we can keep prices low too.

We regularly review the environmental impact of the feed packaging and need packaging that can keep food fresh during storage and protect from outside elements. Currently the best solution is still recyclable plastic, but we’re always looking for better answers – while keeping prices down.

Moral of the story

flat,1000x1000,075,f.u2If your dog isn’t happy on the food you’re giving, check with our nutrition expert Nicki.  Don’t go on our online shop and just choose the most expensive.

Just fill out the short form on our website to give Nicki information about your dog and she’ll give you an individual recommendation of exactly what feeds, treats, supplements and herbs suit your dog the best and she’ll arrange for food samples to be sent out.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

It’s what sets us apart from the competition. We don’t spend money on pricy packaging, ads or sales people. We see all the time that other brands just build these costs into the ever increasing  retail price for the customer.

We prefer to have an expert nutritionist on board who can give professional free health advice, to ensure that every dog has the right food for its individual digestive system. We’re all different and so are our dogs. So, don’t be a ‘magpie’ person, be someone who cares.

Make a nutrition enquiry: https://www.csjk9.com/contact-nutrition.asp

Report – Arfon Working Gundog Club Open Spaniel Trial

Report – Arfon Working Gundog Club Open Spaniel Trial

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The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Spaniel ( excluding Cocker) Open Stake at the Vaenol Estate, Nr Bangor, Gwynedd by kind permission of Mr M & Mr K Jones.

The judges were Mr Jack Iliffe and Mrs John Sexton. The guns were Eifion Roberts, Howard Latham, Rhys Roberts and Steve Preston.Beat Steward was Mr Keith Jones with keeper Mr  Clive Jones.

The weather was dry  overcast and the trial was run in woodland with an undercover of rhododendrons, and brambles which was quite testing.

I would like to thank our hosts, the judges, guns, and helpers and the competitors for making this a successful day. I would also wish to thank our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear for their continued support. I would also like to thank Derick Williams of BASC for providing a gamebag for winner.

 

Result

 

First and Guns’ Choice – Lee Cooper ( Owner Paul Noyce) – Breckmarsh Dora ESSB

Second – Steve Bolton –  Dashbrook Midsummer – ESSB

Third – Sarah Higgins – Kansas Kate – ESSB

Forth – Lee Marson – Sharmesvale Velvet Scoter ESSB

 

Photo – L-R . Jack Iliffe (Judge), John Sexton (Judge), Wendy Rowland (Host), Lee Cooper, Sarah Higgins, Lee Marson, Steve Bolton.

https://sites.google.com/site/arfonworkinggundogclub

Our little blog of love for working dogs

❤️❤️❤️ We were feeling the love for working dogs on Valentine’s Day and we asked you  to send us a photo showing the love for the dog in your life. We were overwhelmed with your response. So many heartfelt photos summing up how we feel about the dogs in our lives.

It hasn’t been easy choosing a winner, so we’ve chosen three. 💐💐💐 A pack of our tasty little bone shaped training treats – Poppets will go to all you each of you. ❤️❤️❤️

Winners

Niomi Durrant – My world sharing the love

Niomi Durrant My world sharing the love

Niomi Durrant – My world sharing the love

Cheryl Quinn – Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Cheryl Quinn Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Cheryl Quinn – Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Matt Lewis I wish she was still with us

Matt Lewis I wish she was still with us 😢

Thank you for sharing your photos with us. We hope you enjoy all the photos here. Just hover over each photo and you’ll see the names and messages.

Entries

 

 

Why Mark Laker looks forward to February…

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By Mark Laker

I look forward to the month of February. Firstly, it’s my birthday and I like to take the day off and do whatever I fancy for the day. Often that day extends to a long weekend spending time with family, friends and of course our dogs. I’ve done all of that this year.

 

Our wedding anniversary is in February too

Celebrating this day often rolls on the end of the birthday weekend…making it an even longer weekend, possibly week. And then as it’s the end of my annual leave for the year, I use up any remaining time off too. So rather than being a dark, wet, often cold month, February ends up being really enjoyable.

 

I also look forward to the second agility team GB squad day

We’ve extended this to a weekend this year just so we can cover all the topics and activities we’ve planned. There’s lots to do this year with the European Open in the UK in July. As host nation we’ll be taking our biggest team yet – up to 40 dogs.

Countdown to Crufts

 

And the other thing I look forward to in February is the countdown to Crufts. Of course this is more exciting if I’m competing there, which I am this year, so my training with Rhyme is well underway.

 

Come rain or shine, birthday celebrations or not, Rhyme and I set out to do something together everyday towards our Crufts preparations. Thank fully we’ve had some beautiful weather so far this month so we’ve been able to stick to the plan.

 

I just need to go easy on the birthday cake…

That’ll Do! kept the weight and healthy balance throughout all of my dogs

Stuart and Angela AtchisonFrom Stuart and Angela Atchison

Being a new customer this year (2019) using CSJ dog food I feel it’s only right to give you all some feedback about the product I used on my 5 working dogs this grouse season.

With previous dogs and over many years of going on the grouse moors up in Northumberland feeding working gundogs, keeping them up to performance with work was a worry that the dogs never came out the kennels match fit for the job especially when they had just done two days previous on hot, heavy going, tiring days out for the team.

Then I started using CSJ That’ll Do! I was given the name and address of Brian Syms from my good friend Steven Ferguson aka BLACKLEK Gundogs. Brian and Jane only live 15mins away from me on the coast at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland – Brian and Jane couldn’t be more helpful. That’ll Do! kept the weight and healthy balance throughout all of my dogs (3 Labradors and 2 Cocker Spaniels) and I am very impressed with the coats on the dogs, the mess from the dogs was regular and not wet- this is an all-round brilliant dog food for the price and results.

So it’s a big thanks to Brian and Jane and CSJ.

Stuart and Angela Atchison

KC ATCHILODGE.

 

‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

The #pushyourmush competition was created in honour of CSJ, Leucillin and Photizo sponsoring the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (SHCGB) 37th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 25th and 26th 2020.

The winners are:

1st prize: Emma Maunder with Manny
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Emma Maunder #pushyourmush Manny at his 1st bssf race at Pembrey! We weren’t fast but we had a great time 😊

2nd Prize: Gill McLeod (Team Schwartz)
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Gilli McLeod #pushyourmush Team Schwartz, literally flying!

Runner Up Prize Winner: Jax Hopkinson – Milo
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Here are the entrants: