The Arfon Working Gundog Club AV Retriever test – Sunday 29th May 2016


The Arfon Working Gundog Club held an AV Retriever test on Sunday 29th May 2016 at Bodrida Farm, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Peter Rogers.

Judges were Mr Phillip J Smithies, Dr Nicola Reynolds and Mrs Jackie A Owen.
The weather was warm and sunny and the ground was testing.
We would like to thank our hosts, the judges, competitors and especially the helpers without whom we would be unable to hold our tests. Thanks also to the continued support of our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
First – James  Murphy with Mastertoutch Flash
Second – Gary McCarthy with Muggleswick Samba
Third – Ryan McKnight with Loughgashell Nifty Nick of Gunnarah
Fourth – Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd
COMs – David Ross with Marvellous Mossey & Kim Dutton with Kenmilleven Midnight Kip
First – Paul Murphy with Magnificent Maximus
Second – Kim Dutton with Shadyacres Teardrop
Third – Elaine Chappell with Crooksber Lark
COMs – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock & Thomas Newton with Kirger Saint Kitts of Brogdenview
Photo shows (L-R) David Ross, Rye McKnight, Gary McCarthy, Jackie Owen (Judge), James Murphy, Kim Dutton, Paul Murphy, Harvey Jones, Phil Smithies (Judge), Nicola Reynolds (Judge)

Keep your dog parasite-free, the NATURAL way!

Blog posting by Joy Matthews

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Are you concerned about the chemicals in conventional worming, flea and tick treatments?

If you’re looking for an alternative, read on!   Here are two products that tackle all those parasite nasties using totally natural ingredients:

  • Billy No Mates – to keep away fleas, ticks and mites
  • Verm X – worming treatment

Both products have a strong odour – not unpleasant but strong!  It’s what keeps the parasites away.   So, if your dog is a fussy eater you may need to craftily disguise the herbs in his dinner!  But if you can surmount this (minor) hurdle, you’ll find that BNM (Billy No Mates) makes your dog’s coat beeeautifully silky and soft … and makes him smell lovely (it’s not the reason I use the product but it’s a definite bonus).

How The Products Work & How To Switch

Both products create an environment that parasites find repugnant!  The herbs repel parasites from wanting to go near your dog in the first place; but should your dog ingest any ‘intruders’, the herbs make it difficult for the parasites to survive.  Give BNM alongside your current medication for 1 month to ensure a smooth transition and that your dog is fully protected during the product change.

What Are You Waiting For?! 

Let nature’s pharmacy keep your dog parasite-free… and his coat glossy, silky and smelling suuuper!

If you’d like more information about this topic or about training your dog or puppy, contact Joy on  or 07717 89 44 14 for your free consultation.

About Joy Matthews

“I grew up in the rolling hills of Lancashire’s ‘Ribble Valley’ – you’ll probably notice a slight Northern twang! After my degree I worked in London for 16 years as a Recruiting/HR Manager.  However, in 2014, I was lucky enough to be able to change my career completely and follow my real passion – dogs! Now I help other people train their dogs so they have a dog who’s beeeautifully behaved and welcomed anywhere; a dog they feel proud of.” Read more about Joy



Congratulations to the Wales Team – 3rd place at Skinners Gundog International 2016

By Alan Rees

Alan Rees

The Skinners Gundog International for Retrievers was held this year at Englesfield, near Reading on the 14th and 15th May, 2016. There were 15 international teams entered, with 4 retrievers per team; Wales, ably lead by Mark Bettinson, had suffered the late withdrawal of Alan Rees, with FTCh Jobeshill Ragnar of Flypatch. The Wales team competing were

  1. Mark Bettinson
  2. Jammie Bettinson
  3. Nigel Probert
  4. Craig Perry.

After a very difficult and challenging first day Wales rallied on the second day to end up in a creditable 3rd place overall. Winners of the event were Holland on 648 points, second place went to England on 636 points and Wales register a very creditable 620 points. In his first World Cup event Nigel Probert scored 159 points out of a possible 200 (79.5%), Craig Perry scored 156 (78%), Jamie Bettinson scored 153 (76.5%) and Mark Bettinson scored 152 (76%) out of 200. This was achieved on a very difficult and demanding course.

A very big Thank you to CSJ for their continued, invaluable sponsorship of the team.

Alan Rees


The Gordon Setter Championships Show 2016

The Ch Show
Posting from Sharon Green
The Championships Show was held on 7th May 2016 at Cochrane Hall, Alva, Clackmannanshire
DCC & BIS – Alcorn, Crowther, Swan & Baddeley’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW
RDCC & RBIS – Horler’s Sh Ch Lourdace Stable Lad at Rackens ShCM
BCC & BOS & BVIS – Green’s Ch Balnakeil An Cearcallach
RBCC – Frew’s Dunfionn Rysa
BPIS – Warren’s Benbuie Secret Agent
All the winners were delighted with their dog food and winners packs!

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Dogfrisbee Event in the Netherlands

From Jos van Sluis

UFO Local: Amazing Frisbee Cup
Aalst/Waalre, North Brabant, April 23rd, 2016
Hosted by Amazing Frisbee Dogs

The event was a big success. Here are some photo’s of the winners and prizes.

It was a long day, but all people enjoyed the event. Lot of wind so it was difficult for all competitors.

You can find the complete results on the UFO site

The German and Belgian competitorsg won most of the prices in the freestyle.

Thanks for the sponsorship.

CSJ comment

Jos Van Sluis from the Netherlands was our CSJ representative at this Dogfrisbee qualifier event for the World Cup Series show that we sponsored on 23rd April 2016.

Imagine, Believe, Achieve – Easter Training Camp

By Leah Gardner


Stacey Irwin and myself would like to say an enormous thank you to CSJ who so generously supported our agility camp. Each of our participants were supplied with a lovely goodie bag at the start of their camp (all courtesy of CSJ).

We had a fabulous camp even if the gale force winds at the beginning threatened to stop play! It was a great camp with lots of fun and such a wonderful bunch of people and dogs.
I’m really pleased to say all the treats and samples went down well. Since camp lots have people have reported back with wins (which Stacey and myself love hearing about). Next camp is in 2 1/2 weeks. We can’t wait 😊
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