LATEST NEWS from the Leicestershire Gundog Club – Puppy, Veteran and Young Handlers

LGS3 copy“Yesterday was the Puppy (under 18 months), Veteran (over 7) and young handlers (under 18) working test. The weather was fine with just a couple of short sharp showers. The presentation was made by the Patron of the Leicestershire Gundog Society – Admiral Sir James Perowne.

The winning puppy is owned by Ian Glover and is only 11 months old. He got 95 out of 100 and  did a wonderful job.

The Young Handler winner was Rosie Chattaway with her yellow dog Consgrove Harry.

The Veteran was won by Mrs Val Anderton with her 9 year old dog – scoring 97 out of 100 – a fantastic job.

All the award top prize winners were presented with a bag of CSJ Champ! and all award winners were given a ‘Winners Pack’ – the feedback has been great.

LGS2 copyThe next competition is on the 4th August to be held in Collyweston, nearr Stamford which will be a ‘Mock Field Trial’ limited to 30 entries.

Thank you so much for your sponsorship, all the competitors really appreciate your contribution.” Jane Sizer, Working Test Secretary of the Leicestershire Gundog Society

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More top class sled dog racing for the Sled Dog Association of Scotland

“Huge thanks CSJ for sharing our vision and helping SDAS continue to lead the way in Sled dog sport in Britain, helping us to move forward into the future with our wonderful sport! Thanks also for helping keep our amazing dogs happy and healthy!” Charlie Brecknell

March saw the close of another successful season of top class sled dog racing for the Sled Dog Association of Scotland.

As usual races were organ6dog teamised across Scotland at some of the best sled dog racing venues in the country, Darnaway and Culbin in the North, Bowland and Tentsmuir in the central region and Ford to the south. Unfortunately Kershope once again fell foul to inclement weather rendering the trail unsuitable for sled dog racing. As ever racing was closely fought with the top UK teams traveling the distance to compete, with over 100 teams competing at the National Championships alone!karl cuddle

SDAS again sent a selected team to compete at the ESDRA European championships off snow in Germany in November. Once again the team performed well and achieved results to be proud of – including Silver medal in the six dog Nordic class going to John Carter with his team of Siberian huskies. Tobias Leask narrowly missed a medal position and was placed fourth in the six dog open class with his team of Scandinavian hounds, only seconds behind the top three teams in Europe!

canicrossers culbin SDASThe 2013/2014 season promises to be an exciting one, with SDAS members again representing Great Britain overseas.  In October, members travel to Switzerland for the ECF European Championships and in November to Italy for the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Championships (off-snow).

This coming season sees the introduction of an 8 dog class and a 2 dog Scooter class at all events, a trial for this season. If proven popular these additions will become a permanent feature for future events.

Perhaps most exciting of all, for the first time ever on British soil SDAS will host a round of the IFSS World cup. This prestigious event is hoped to attract teams from across GB and Europe.  The event to be held at the Fabulous Darnaway estate trails, Morayshire is a part of a worldwide point’s series leading to an overall winner and a world ranking for all those participating.mia bowland

Exciting times ahead for sled dog racing in Scotland only made possible due to the generous and continued support from CSJ canine feeds

This year’s goodies for our canine athletes have included some old favourites CP30 and Hike on! for our series winners and national champions, top quality dog food for top performance; Poppets were again given to all competitors, yummy salmon flavour treats and some mouth-watering new additions to the CSJ range were also awarded; Salmon oil not only delicious but great for skin and coat and Fishcuits, tasty real fish treats that our canine partners find irresistible! The results again speak for themselves –  a food fit for champions!

Report by Charlie Brecknell, Chairman Sled Dogs Association of Scotland (SDAS)

News from our sponsored Moray Firth Spaniel and Retriever Club summer tests

ImageLatest news from Martyn Ryan “Another fantastic day at the CSJ sponsored Moray Firth Spaniel & Retriever Club summer tests. We had a day of sunshine and big entries. And just to make sure Eddie Scott did not win any more this year, I made him judge the tests along with Graham Clark. Many thanks for your continuing support of our spaniel section over the last number of years… I actually won a packet of fishcuits at the test and the dogs go mad for them, so they are not going to last long””

Martin is now getting ready for the Highland Fieldsports Fair at Moy Hall at the beginning of August.

Spaniels Test Results


  • 1st Andrew Cunningham Spamvalley fizz SS
  • 2nd Richard Clayden Silabh Peggy of Greenbush SS
  • 3rd B McRalid Dreamacres Lark CS


  • 1st Helen Gray Taponoth Annie Lennox of Rothievale  SS
  • 2nd John Regan Buccleuch Dale SS
  • 3rd James Stevenson Balmuir Henry SS


Finalists for the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes

Here’s the full list of finalists for the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes due to run on Saturday July  6th in the Main Ring at the Scottish Game Fair. The judge this year is the vastly experienced Dane Redford.

“We are delighted that CSJ have sponsored this again this year and it couldn’t run without the support of CSJ or the Scottish Clubs who host the qualifiers.” Lisa Duggan, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority,

CSJ Highland Agility stakes

List of 2013 finalists

CSJ Large Highland Agility Stakes

Preliminary event running order Handler Dog Attendance Confirmed 


Allan Wright No shadow of doubt y


Allan Wildman Chikaramor born performer y


Emma Jones Knockhills kerri y


Lisa Duggan sherebridge kismet y


Jennifer hart Capehope carpe diem y


Carol Anne Duthie Indistorm chaser y


Sarah Osborne Touchango top gear y


Joanne Hughes Ludgat Flynomenal Power y


Phillip Patterson Total Hannarchy y


Lisa Duggan Kipcroft tig y


Lyne Crombie Easterdale’s just the tonic


Nigel Staines Elfinvale Legend


Siobhan Butterfield Artfully dodgy y


Alan Wildman Canen flame of the future y


Marion Mackie Pause at midnight y


Georgia Tosh Glen and sues winning tip y


Peter Dall Gee Hits the spot y


Peter Elms Ag ch josh ma lad y


Donna Kerse Tri n fly crackerjack y


Anne Young Mask of Zorro y

CSJ Medium Highland Agility Stakes

Preliminary event running order Handler Dog


Alan Wildman Za Zar Zoom y


Karen Penman Fire flier y


Heather Mclean Ag Ch Morgan’s Chance Navigator y


Kevin Mackintosh Macs Muck y


Stuart Raine Woodbails zeus y

CSJ Small Highland Agility Stakes

Preliminary event running order Handler Dog


Mark Bruce Sindy of erskine y


Peter Ray Nujax Ice dancer y


Luisa Fallon Reymony blue chip y


Fiona McLellan Snug bug y


Pamela Lawson Alncroft kaiser Chief y

Winners All!

Introducing our three latest fab Fishcuits winners

Post your pic of your working dog in action on our facebook company page and give us a ‘like’ and you could win a FREE pack of NEW delish Fishcuits too. We’re giving away three packs of Fishcuits each month to three lucky winners who we’ll draw out of a virtual hat at the end of June. Well done Scott Mossop, Gemma Miles, Ailsa Bailie and Gemma Miles for your great pics. Now let’s see who are going to be this month’s winners.

Scott MossopAilsa BaillieGemma Miles

FFynongain gundogs in action!

charlieargograce028The FFynongain gundog displays are going extremely well and they’re flying the flag for CSJ with great success ( apparently people want new orders for CSJ at every event). To date FFynongain gundogs and specialist dogs have been seen at the following events:
  • Windsor great park charity test (competing)
  • The British National National Police Championship
  • Sherbourn Caste Inter club challenge (competing and team captain)
  • St Clears YFC show
Next week, FFynongain gundogs will be doing the two day Gundog display in the main arena for the Welsh Game Fair and the following week will be at Llanfairpwllhelli carnival at North Wales.
ffynongainbismark“The Wales team are training hard for Ireland and we hope we win for you with the team” Huw, FFynongain gundogs