Clwyd retriever club Spring Working Test 2016 results and photos

“Thanks for you continued support and the goodies from CSJ” Mary Roberts


1st Mark McGuirk with Kelmagra Adder

2nd Lynne Lewis with Ringneck Phoenix of Gwrychbedw

3rd Brendan Kelly with Tweedshot Abari

4th Paul Murphy with Magnificent Maximus


1st Gary Collier with Thornyoakes Tanzanite

2nd Amy Collier with Brocklebank Vital

3rd  Brendan Kelly with Broadbog Billy

4th Brendan Kelly with Tweedshot Abari

And the winner of The Ernie Bradshaw Memorial Trophy for the highest scoring dog in both Classes was our Novice winner Mark McGuirk with Kelmagra Adder scoring 59 ½ out of 60 marks.


More images of the day taken by Mark Beedie can be viewed on

Note. There will be eye testing at Nannerch on May 14th. If interested, please contact: 01244 344676

Arfon Working Gundog Club – Working Test for AV Retrievers report, 24th April 2016, Anglesey

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a Working Test for AV Retrievers on the 24th April 2016 at the Flagstaff Quarry, Penmon, Anglesey by kind permission of Sir Richard and Lady Williams-Bulkeley.
The judges were Mike Allen, Kevin Brady, Barry Cooper and Gary McCarthy. The ground was testing but fair with the weather sunny but with a cold wind, there was a good entry of over 60 dogs and thanks must go to the judges, helpers and competitors who ensured the day progressed smoothly with everything completed just after 4 pm. Thanks also to our hosts, and sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
Puppies under 12 months   No awards
Puppies up to 18 months
First – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail – lab bitch
Second – Ryan McKnight with Blue Lady Willow
Third – Liza Marson with Eastdale Levi
First – Jackie Owen with Suxi Akira of Marianbach
Second – Andy Smith with Glynhinfa Noon
Third – Paul Murphy with Magnificent Maximus
Fourth – Liz Weigh with Trefoel Chartist of Minstead
COMs – Sim Dutton with Shadyucares Teardrop, Elaine Chappell with Crooksber Lark &
David Field with Cowancourt Drummer of Artistryn
First -David Field with FTCH Artistryn Ulrich
Second – Nicola Reynolds with Waysgreen Comet
Third – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Maigret
Fourth – Morwenna Hext-Howe with Labdom Lewis of Minstead
COMs – Suzanne Bailye with Artistryn Usha & Andy Smith with Glunhinfa Noon
photo (l-r) – Nicola Reynolds, Gary McCarthy (Judge), Kevin Brady (Judge), Barry Cooper (Judge), Mike Allen (Judge), Jackie Owen, Elaine Chappell, Suzanne Bailye, Andy Smith, David Field, Victoria Stanley, Morwenna Hext-Howe, Liz Weigh.

“We were at the Rural Seaside Show at Southsea this weekend” Terena Plowright

“We were at the Rural Seaside Show at Southsea this weekend and it was a great show.” said Terena Plowright. “Loads of people aw the CSJ banner and wanted to discuss what I was feeding Sweep.”

The Rural and Seaside Show was back again this year on Castle Field, Southsea on 30 April – 2 May 2016

There were heavy horse displays, donkey rides, archery taster sessions, welly throwing and tug of war, sheep grazing, market stalls, Punch and Judy, basket weaving, ferret racing, dog show, classic cars, children’s rides, refreshments and much more!

One of the attractions at this year’s show,  was a chance to meet Terena Plowright, who appeared on BBC Countryfile on Sunday, 28th Feb. Terena was talking about Sheep Watch UK, a national campaign which is trying to reduce the number of dog attacks on sheep. Sheepwatch UK is asking Farmers to put signs up warning people when sheep are in the field,  then asking people to put their dogs on a lead when they are near the sheep.

Terena was at the Rural Seaside Show  this year and lots of people came to meet her and Sweep and ask  questions about their dog. Sweep and Terena were working in the arena every day with their geese. Find out more about Terena Plowright

” We are proud to feed CSJ dog food to all our dogs, first choice for many of the top dog handlers. If you’d like help to choose exactly the right food, herb supplements and treats for your dog, just ask the CSJ Nutrition Adviser: www.csjk9.comTerena Plowright