Gold & Bronze for Bethan and Danny Fitzgerald at SDAS Culbin Race

By Bethan Fitzgerald
The dogs have done us proImageud again, taking home a Gold in the 4-dog class and scooter and a Bronze in the bike at SDAS’s Culbin race. 
It’s nearing the end of the season, the dogs have been working hard since September and are still beaming with energy and muscle power. The weather is wet so trails are getting tougher and they can get covered in mud, but their coats have protected them well, thanks to CSJ CP30 and salmon oil.
The next race is at the British Sleddog Sports Federation World Cup in Cambridge, which has a huge entry list involving all the teams wishing to qualify for the Europeans in France next season. Let’s hope we can get good results again.

2013 Report from Huw Jones, FFynongain Gundogs

Latest update from Huw Jones, FFynongain Gundogs
“We’re all totally fed up with the weather and so are the dogs! Now the shooting season has finished, here’s a quick report to catch up with what’s been happening. I’ve again been asked this year again to captain the Wales Gundog team at Home Internationals in Anglesey and at the Irish Game Fair. I will be holding the team selections as last year with two test ones in March and April. This is the third year I have captained the team and the selections are getting better and better each year with support now from all over Wales. In the first year we had 14 dogs attend the selection test, last year we had 24 and this year I’ve been talking to 35 so far and  nearly half of these have either Field trial champions/winners or Field trial award winners. From last year’s team of 4 we had one dog take Top Retriever at Anglesey and one take top Welsh dog at the CLA, so I am looking forward to this year.
I have also been asked to carry on my position as BASC Gundog Advisor for Wales. This will be my 5th year as Advisor and I am extremely pleased to have been asked again.” Huw Jones, FFynongain Gundogs

2013 Report

Now that the shooting season has come to an end I thought I would let you and the team at CSJ know how our year has gone from the summer shows and Game Fairs to the Shooting Season.

The year started well with an invitation to demonstrate my dogs at the National police dog championship at Margam Park. I attended with my German Shepard and Belgian Malinios. It was a great honour to take part at such an event and this was followed by demonstrations at the St Clear’s agriculture show – the really wild food festival, Llanfair Pwll Fun Day at Anglesey and the Pembrokeshire Agriculture Show at Haverforwest, I was also asked to take part at the Welsh Game Fair and to be one of the main attractions at the show with gundog displays each day in the main ring. This was the first time I had done home game fair and I really enjoyed the two days.

As BASC gundog advisor for Wales, I have held training days through Wales during the year and taken part in most of BASC Wales events throughout Wales, now in 2014. BASC will be at the Royal Welsh Spring Fair and I have been asked to be one of the main ring attraction with the Ffynongain team.  I can’t wait  andI just hope it goes well.

Again in the shooting field our dogs have done very well at field trials with dogs that I have bred winning both in the UK and Europe. This makes FFynongain gundogs one of the most consistent gundog kennels in the UK. Field Trial Champion FFynongain Lincoln come second at the Belgium championship with Field Trail Champion FFynongain Razor doing very well at the Irish Championship. This follows on nicely from Field Trial Champion FFynongain gunner winning the Danish championship. We also had three field trial winners in the UK and four field trial award winners. Let’s hope 2014 carries on the same with a couple of nice young dogs now showing great potential – my fingers are crossed.

One thing that has stood out in the last year is the condition of the dogs – it has been excellent. As you know I use CSJ Hi Lost, That’ll Do! and CSJ Puppy food and I can honestly say they are all great, If you could only hear the compliments I get at the shows regarding the condition of my dogs and this is down to the food they get, without question.

Now for 2014 I will again be at all of the major events in Wales with the FFynongain Dogs and very proud to fly the flag for CSJ. Thank you Ceri and the team for all the help in 2013

Huw Jones

FFynongain Gundogs