Sunshine and rain for the Arfon Working Gundog Club Test

ArfonPhoto (L-R) Gary McCarthy (Judge), Colin Torr (Test Secretary), Nicola Reynolds, Rob Lloyd, Victoria Stanley, Trevor Edwards, Terry Bailey, Harvey Jones
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held an AV Retriever Test at Cefn Maesoglan, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey on the 24th August 2014 by kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Roberts.
Judges were Mr Terry Bailey, Mrs Gaynor Bailey and Mr Gary McCarthy. We would like to thank our host, the judges, the competitors, the helpers and our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gundog Gear. The ground proved quite testing and the weather was cloudy and bright except for a twenty minute downpour at when the open tests started which tested everyone’s waterproofs, cleared after.
First – Harvey Jones with Derramoore  Welsh Wizard
Second – Nicola Reynolds with Waysgreen Comet
Third – Rob Lloyd with Kentredecium Starshine Dusk
Fourth – Trevor Edwards with Minstead Zen
COM – Victoria Stanley with Pantavac Brough
First – Trevor Edwards with Minstead Zen
Second – Harvey Jones with Minstead Ace
Third – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Miigret
Fourth – Rob Lloyd with Kentredecium Starshine
COM – Nicola Reynolds with Leacaz Lloyd


Wales won the Irish Gamefair International – update from Huw Jones

From Huw Jones – photos coming soon
I thought you should be the first person to know Wales won the Irish gamefair international gundog test today at Birr castle, as our main sponsor and someone that has supported what I have done in the last three years in building a great group of people that work as a team I wanted to share our delight with you.
The Team of Andy Fisher, Nigel Probert, Paul Hobbs and Michael Jones did Wales proud today, not only have they shown that they are all first class gundog handlers but the way they competed as a team was excellent.
Andy just missed out on top international retriever by one point again showing that he can compete at the very highest level year in year out, both Nigel Paul and Michael had excellent rounds scoring well and showing how important it is to run and score for the team.
After the international test the team entered the open gundog test and again it was Wales that came out on top with Nigel winning the top overall gundog award, so all in all a very good day at the office for the boys.
I am sure that if there had been a award for the best turned out team we would have won that as well as the boys did look smart in the CSJ red of Wales.
Ceri as the Wales team captain I would like to thank you for supporting this team and having the faith to stick by them and I know they will all be in contact to thank you themselves as soon as they can.
CSJ Team. Thank you Huw. Congratulations on your fantastic and well deserved success. We really appreciate your update and your kind words

Leicestershire Gundog Society’s working test 2014 Summer schedule

By Jane Sizerphoto


Sunday 17th August was the last event in the Leicestershire Gundog Society’s working
test 2014 Summer schedule. 

An Open walked-up cold game test in sugar beet was held at Collyweston, Nr
Stamford by kind permission of Mr Phil Palmer and Mr Tim Beaver. The
weather was kind to us with some beautiful bursts of sunshine, but a strong
blustery wind. 


1st Lilleburn Neap Tide Nena handled by Catherine Munn 

2nd Stauntonvale Irish Sea handled by Sandra Braithwaite 

3rd FTCH Jobeshill Lotta of Stauntonvale handled by Laura Hill 

4th Labdom Barra handled by Simon Truslove

COM’s to 

Lamazing Jazz of Fieldcrest handled by Phil Garton 

Pinkfoot Eigg handled by me (Jane Sizer) 

Stauntonvale’s Mr Grey handled by Laura Hill 

Vilendal Hurricane handled by David Clark 

Special Thanks to CSJ who have supported us once again this year. The Bags
for life together with the various food samples have proved to be very
gratefully received. 

So thanks AGAIN for supporting LGS this summer it is very much appreciated.

Jane Sizer

It’s our pleasure Leicester Gundog Society – we are firm fans of your hard work and skill – CSJ Team

Jenny, Tiga and Yogi at the Trophee des Montagnes in the French Alps!

253Tiga at TDM 2014 VS9
From Jenny Brown , Runners Retreat
Hi Ceri
We survived!
I registered both Tiga and Yogi so they were able to share the races, Tiga did 7 races and Yogi 3. Yogi did the long 12 km race and finished 3rd in his first ever race getting a podium place at the resort.  We were lying in 4th place overall chasing hard for 3rd and trying to stay ahead of 5th and it was only in the last race that we clinched 3rd place overall in my age category.
No sooner were we back home and we were out tracking missing dogs – only possible with the help of a good quality food from CSJ and topped up with extra energy from the Fruit & Mutt bars. 
I have just placed an order for Tiga using his paw points and paid for an additional 2 bags for a friend who is now on CSJ.
I hope you like the photos!
Jenny, Tiga & Yogi
CSJ blog team – 10 races in 9 days up and down the mountains – we’re impressed. Love the photos and hearing about how you got on!


Beagle Welfare Funday Report

DSC_0502 DSC_0511 DSC_0670 DSC_0695 DSC_0704 Good to hear from Dawn Briggs and all at Beagle Welfare
The Beagle Welfare Funday was a great success on 27. 7.2014 at Marbury Park, Cheshire.

The Marbury Beagle Walk and Fun Day (27/07/14) was a great success, enjoyed by about 200 Beagles and their families. In a beautiful location, with perfect weather, over £1400 was raised and nearly £500 worth of BW goodies sold.

On behalf of everyone who had a great day out, a truly MASSIVE THANK YOU to Helen Hatton and Dawn Briggs for undertaking the organisation of this very popular event.

There are so many other people to thank as well. All the volunteers and stall holders, who
included –

  • Sue Bailey Williams
  • Christine (Dog Show judge) & Mike Hartland
  • Linz Ash
  • Rob & Jenny Gregory
  • Jinny Syson
  • Matt Ellery
  • Neil Bancroft
  • Karen Ellery
  • Steve & Liz
  • Tabbie Sweeney
  • Jill Sawford
  • Lynne Daffern
  • Judi Harvey
  • Karen & Ian Adams
  • Run Free Alliance

Also thank you to  all the tremendously generous sponsors and for the donations – including: CSJ Dog Food

In fact, the fantastic generosity of these sponsors will also benefit the ‘Och Aye Aarooo’ event, in Scotland in September. Special thanks too, from Clare Clark, to all the people who brought donations of treats, tinned dog food and washing powder for the Beagle Welfare Centre in Staffordshire.

Your kind donation was used in the welcome packs, raffle prizes or prizes for the 4 winners bags in each of the 5 fun dog shows:DSC_0719
  • Cutest pup
  • Best Golden Oldie
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Handsomest dog
  • Best Welfare hound
The 15kg bag of No Grainer was also used as the 1st prize for overall Best In Show won by Welfare Hound Pebbles (photo’d with her brother Jack Colburn, and show judge Christine Hartland).
Glad it went so well. We’re looking forward to next year – CSJ Team

Wales Gundog Team 2014 Anglesey Show

DSCF1500A message from Huw Jones
Morning Ceri,
Hope you are well and enjoying the summer, just to let you know the boys got home late yesterday from the Anglesey International and all did very well on a very challenging course we did not win but lost the top retriever award by only 3 points, the scoring was very good from these top handlers with Andy Latham winning with a score of 95/100 this was followed by 93/100 followed by three dogs on 92/100 and this is where we slotted in with Nigel Probert. As you can see at this level it is so close, but in the end we came fourth out of the five teams that were there, from a personal view the top international dog is out of FFynongain Silk, so we can at least say Wales had a big part on the day.
As everyone knows this event is the hardest on the International calendar. This year as normal the weather was not going to help the event and we were very lucky that we had our CSJ fleece jackets and I must say these are excellent, we by far looked very smart in our kit and we now will move on from this week and look forward to Ireland in two weeks and ill let you know how we get on as soon as we get home.
Thank you Ceri,
Well done Huw and all the Wales Team from all of us at CSJ. It’s a tough event and you all did really well and as you say, Wales had a big part in the day. You looked great in your kit and we’re with you all the way.

A warmly appreciated message from Andy Fisher – Anglesey sponsorship

Hi Ceri,

Just a short note to thank you for your sponsorship for Huw’s team for the above event.

We wore the Welsh colours kindly provided with pride, unfortunately my dog left his knowledge and skill at home and had a poor day, but the support of the team in the face of adversity was again unflinching. It is this ethos embedded right from the outset that sets this group of guys apart and I trust that should the need arise I will be able to do the same for someone else when they hit the lows of running dogs. That’s the lesson I guess: you need the lows to really appreciate the highs.

Again thank you very much and best regards

Andy Fisher

Thank you Andy from all of us at CSJ

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Highland Fieldsports Fair Moy 2014‏

From Martyn Ryan

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Thank you CSJ once again for your sponsorship of our spaniel events. We had a hugely successful two days at Moy,  and due to your generosity,  we were able to present five prizes for our novice test,  and six prizes for our open test. Here are the results:
Novice Spaniel Test Friday 1st August
1.Barbera Matheson…Beam Me Up Scottie…ESSD
2.Alan Pett…Kingcott Bow…CSD
3.George Gardiner…Meikleburn Evie…ESSB
4.Clair McPake…Centrewalk Serpent…CSD
5.Will Calder…Balmuir Sage…CSD
Open Spaniel Test Saturday 2nd August
1.Eddie Scott…Chyknell Eagle…CSD
2.Mark Richardson…Rowtonwood Lilly…ESSB
3.Stuart Dunn…Kirstzo Mr Soft…ESSD
4.Nicloa Hannann…Sealpin Sugarspun Sister of Druimmuir…ESSB
5.Jim Adamson…Rothievale Larch…ESSD
6.Dougie Gibson…Nunney Catherine…CSB
P.S. A nice wee story. Barbera Matheson, one of life’s really nice people, and a long time supporter of our Moray Firth Spaniel events explained to me before the event that her dog Scott had to have an eye removed three weeks prior to the event due to a benign tumour. She did not want anyone to know, but told me in case it all went pear shaped on the day. ***Only went on to win the novice***! Go Barbera and Scott 🙂