Sven and Blitz won a 2nd place on the agility course at the European Open Agility


By Adelaine.Bastiaansen

Sven and Blitz had a 2nd place at the agility course on the European Open Agility Kreuzlingen, Switserland.

They started on Friday 12th of July with the jumping, but there was thunder, so Blitz was afraid and run away. Sunday the 14th, they had the agility course and went 2nd.


There where 25 dogs in his class and total there were 450 competitors.


This was already the 3rd time that Sven and Blitz were on the stage. Also in 2017, in Luxembourg and in 2018 in The Netherlands.




67560251_506825923454266_6596051073427832832_nWhat a fantastic International Gundog Competition



Compliments to the organisers, judges, helpers and all concerned for delivering such a wonderfully organised event.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, each running 5 Retrievers and 5 Spaniels per team, and the International teams of 10 dogs, being marked out of a potentially maximum score of 1,200 points.

The competition as always was fierce over the two days,  but the camaraderie, sportsmanship and atmosphere was one of the best experiences ever, a real credit and advert for our sport.  After running 10 dogs each England ran out overall winners, 22 points behind England were Ireland in second place, and only 5 points separated Ireland and Wales, in third place. Scotland were in fourth place overall.

The International course was extremely well laid out causing all sort of challenges for both Retrievers and Spaniels who competed

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The Game Fair proved to be the best result for Welsh Spaniels since 2006. In a very close competition Wales ran out winners, with England 8 points behind in second, Ireland were third, 7 points behind England, with Scotland in fourth.

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The Wales Spaniel Team were superb:

  • David Gregory running Hillfighter Thresher and Draigoch Ella
  • Aled Jones running Barcudwen Molly and Barcudwen Mambo
  • Nathan Quinn running Tynywaun Beartrix

In addition Nathan ran out as Overall Top Spaniel in his first Game Fair, a fantastic achievement. This brilliant result was achieved despite losing two of our selected spaniels, having come into season the day before we travelled to the Game Fair.

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The Retriever Team ran out in third place overall  with England Retrievers worthy winners, 15 points behind England were Ireland in second and Wales in third place 20 points after Ireland with Scotland in fourth place:

  • Haydn Willmott with Stykes Boy Llangynidr
  • Andrew Fisher with Kaliture Rooster
  • Vikki Stanley with Minstead Maigret
  • Alan Rees with Fendawood Ecclestone at Delfryd
  • Nigel Probert with Stauntonvale Buckwheat of Llangynidr

The team and their travelling supporters were delighted to have Ceri and Phil of CSJ present at the weekend’s event. Their continued support and sponsorship is very much appreciated by us all.

In concluding I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and every one that have been involved with the Wales International Gundog Team this year. A big thank you for all your hard work and efforts!

Diolch yn Fawr

Alan Rees (Wales Captain)


GSP Rescue Services – Pointer Party

By Louise Furniss
“GSP Rescue Services would like to extend a huge thank you to you, for your generous donation which we greatly received for our recent Pointer Party on the 22nd June, held in Langport Somerset. This Annual Event would not take place without the generosity & support of our sponsors to help us to raise funds in aid of German Shorthaired Pointers.
The event was a great success. We managed to raise just over £1300.
Once again thank you so much for your support.”
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Photographs curtesy of Clayton Jane Photography

Report: Arfon Working Gundog Club AV Retriever Test 1st June 2019

DSC_2019The Arfon Working Gundog Club held its Summer test at The Kennels, Bodorgan Estate, Anglesey on the 1st June 2019 by kind permission of Sir George Meyrick & Bodorgan Estate and Mr Hugh Farrar (Head Keeper). This was a new venue for the club and proved quite testing. The morning started damp and drizzly but is cleared by lunch time for the Open Test .

The judges were Mr Andy Latham, Mrs Vicky Waterfield and Mr Noel Parry.

We would like to thank our hosts, the judges and all our helpers together with our Sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear for making is a successful day.

Congratulation to the award winners 



First – Gary McCarthy with Hilbre Jackson of Thorsrock Lab D

Second – Caroline Slater with Glassgreen Alfie Lab D

Third – Arthur Telfair with Upperaughton Blackberry Lab D

Fourth – Judith White with Minstead Strike Lab D

COMs – Paul Edmunds with Kynigos Midnight Majic Lab D

              Paul Murphy with Elanore Paige


– Caroline Slater with Glassgreen Alfie Lab D

Second – Henry Vincent Price with Galloway Rose April Lab B

Third – Paul Murphy with Lady Shamrock Lab B

Fourth – Arthur Telfair with Upperaughton Blackberry Lab D

COMs – Judith White with Minstead Axel Lab D

            – Kim Dutton with Shady Acres Teardrop Lab B


Photo shows L-R – Judith White, Vincent Price, Paul Murphy, Kim Dutton, Arthur Telfair, Gary McCarthy, Caroline Slater, Noel Parry (Judge), Vicky Waterfield (Judge), Andy Latham (Judge).

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Press release – 17.7.19

As one of 4 finalists in the Leadership in the Private Sector category of the prestigious 2019 Leading Wales Awards® Ceri Rundle was invited to attend a judging panel on Friday July 12th at the Hilton Cardiff.

The Leading Wales Awards® were developed by a consortium of professional institutes, voluntary and public sector bodies as well as private companies. The Awards seek to identify, recognise and celebrate personal achievement in outstanding leadership in Wales.

This final stage – having been selected from shortlisted candidates from businesses as diverse as engineering and data – saw Ceri interviewed by a panel of 4 including 2 previous winners.

With a theme in this year of “Daring to Lead®” the judging criteria had sought individuals in Wales whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational.
Ceri whose background took her from breeding, working and trialling her Border Collies to developing her own brand of natural food, treats and herbs for working and active dogs says, “My husband Phil and I are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on September the 26th…in such strong competition who knows the final outcome, but it has been an honour to have progressed to the final 4!”

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Local leader Ceri Rundle, Founder of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, shortlisted for national leadership awards

Daring to leadCeri Rundle, Founder of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, from Bodfari, North Wales has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards.

The Leading Wales Awards Consortium that run Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards have announced this year’s short list. They are delighted that once again The Institute of Leadership & Management are the headline sponsors.

Ceri Rundle from Denbighshire has been nominated in the Leadership in the Private Sector category for her leadership role and is one of 4 finalists in the category.

The awards, which have been running for 15 years, have eight individual categories including Women in Leadership and Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion and one organisational leadership category which was won last year by the NHS Wales Finance Academy.

Barbara Chidgey, Chair of the Leading Wales Awards consortium, said; “This year our theme is “Daring to Lead®”. We received many impressive and outstanding nominations for individuals in Wales (in all sectors and at all levels of responsibility) whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational. They were a privilege to read and a challenge to shortlist.”

Ceri Rundle, founder of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds said “Entering the Leading Wales Awards is an important step and I feel the time is right. I’ve grown our business from the ground up, since we started out to develop our own range of natural working dog food and supplements, over 20 years ago and supported handlers, teams and dog events from grass roots up to championships throughout Wales and Europe. Today at CSJ, we continue to do our best to promote the finest of Wales’ heritage and qualities throughout all our business endeavours”

This is the 15th and concluding year of the Leading Wales Awards®. They will culminate with the Awards presentations as part of a legacy dinner at Hilton Cardiff on 26th September 2019. Tickets are available for £67.50 and by emailing

Previous alumni include Laura Tenison MBE, Jo Jo Maman Bébé, Mario Kreft MBE, CEO of Pendine Park Care Homes, Kelly Davies, Managing Director of Vi-Ability, and Dr Sabine Maguire of Sparkle, South Gwent Children’s Foundation.

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  1. Leading Wales Awards 2019 Finalist details


Category Finalists
Leadership in the Public Sector

(Supported by Academi Wales)

·      Iwan Davies, Chief Executive, Conwy County Borough Council

·      Sarah King, HR Director, Gower College Swansea

·      Tracy Myhill, CEO, Swansea Bay University Health Board

·      Detective Chief Inspector Tracey Rankine, South Wales Police

Young Leader  (14 – 25 years old)

Sponsored by Alcumus

·      Christie-Leigh Holvey, Volunteer Activity Coordinator, Volunteering Matters

·      Rudina Koka, Volunteer & Trustee, EYST

·      Levi Rees, Volunteer & Trustee, WRAP

Leadership in the Private Sector

Sponsorship TBC

·      Jack Kelleher, Managing Director, JDK Cleaning

·      Ceri Rundle, Founder, CSjk9 Ltd

·      Jenny Scourfield, Operations Manager, DataKom Limited

·      Richard Selby, Director and co-founder, Pro Steel Engineering

Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector

Sponsored by Williams-Ross Ltd

·      Katie Dalton, Director, Cymorth Cymru

·      Sarah Hughes, Centre Head, Maggie’s Swansea

·      Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO, Techniquest

·      Helgard Krause, Chief Executive Officer, Welsh Books Council

Leadership for the Future (Sustainability)

Sponsored by Educ8 Group


·      Mari Arthur, Director, Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales

·      Catrin Middleton, Head of Programme, Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board / Welsh Goverment

·      Ian Titherington, Lead Officer, Drainage, Cardiff County Council

Women in Leadership

Sponsored by Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University


·      Nia Brennan, Assistant Director, Joint Legal Service South Wales and Gwent Police, South Wales Police

·      Dawn Casey, Macmillan Lead Nurse for Cancer Services, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

·      Julia Heslop, Operations Sections Head, Aberthaw Power Station

·      Lynne Thomas, Project Manager, Community Gateway / Cardiff University

Leadership in Social Enterprise

Sponsored by Social Business Wales

·      Arthur Beechey, CEO, Agoriad Cyf

·      Simon Michaels, Founding Director, Riverside Market Garden / Bodloni Soup

·      Vicki Roskrams, Director, The Enbarr Foundation

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion

Sponsored by CMI Cymru

·      Ali Abdi, Partnerships Manager, Community Gateway / Cardiff University

·      Assistant Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan, South Wales Police

·      Sharon Williams, Managing Director, Pia

·      Alicja Zalesinska, Director, Tai Pawb

Inspiring Great Leadership (Organisational Award)

Sponsored by The Institute of Leadership & Management

·      Bridgend College

·      Cadoxton Primary School

·      Do Digital Agency

·      Orbis Education and Care Ltd



About the Leading Wales Awards

  1. The Leading Wales Awards are Wales’ only designated leadership awards. The Awards seek to identify, recognise and celebrate personal achievement in outstanding leadership in Wales and is hosted in association with The Institute of Leadership & Management.


  1. The Leading Wales Awards is run by a consortium of organisations from across Wales, they are:
  • ACCA Cymru Wales
  • CBI Cymru
  • FSB Wales
  • gofal gair
  • Hilton Cardiff
  • Learning Pathways Cymru
  • WCVA


Scottish Game Fair Four Nations International Gundog Competition  Scone Palace on the 6th July 2019

Scottish Game Fair Four Nations International Gundog Competition Scone Palace on the 6th July 2019

thumbnail_IMG_2582This is the third successive year that the Wales International Gundog Team have competed at this Four Nations International event, at the beautiful Scone Palace Estate in Perth. The Wales team, consisting of 3 Spaniel and 3 Retriever handlers, took on the cream of England, Ireland and Scotland in what proved to be an extremely close and hard fought international test.


The Wales Spaniel Team of David Pither, Aled Jones, Stuart Morgan and reserve, David Gregory, competed on the Saturday morning over a very challenging course with difficult, long retrievers and water work. All handlers and dogs ran very well , each one taking on the challenges before them. The result was extremely close with Ireland coming out as eventual victors with 386, closely followed by England with 383, Scotland with 370 and Wales with 367; only 29 points separating all four teams.

Wales Team

The Wales Retriever Team of Haydn Willmott, Alan Rees and Nigel Probert took on the International course in the afternoon, again with long, challenging retrieves and extensive water work. Like the Spaniel Team the Wales team competed well and ran out a close 2nd to England; the final result being England with 380, Wales with 366, Ireland with 354 and Scotland with 344.

Nigel Probert

In addition, Nigel Probert with Stauntonvale Buckwheat of Llangynidr gained top Individual Retriever with 144 points, after what proved to be a superb run.

Overall Team standings at the end of the Competition were –

  • 1st England on 763 points
  • 2nd  Ireland on 740 points
  • 3rd Wales  on 733 points
  • 4th Scotland on 714 points


Alan ReesOnce again, the Wales Team were sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feed, with both Ceri and Phil travelling with the team to lend their  support as always. Alan Rees, and every member of the Wales Team, are extremely grateful to CSJ and Ceri and Phil, without them we would not be able to compete at this level of competition. “Diolch yn fawr iawn:.

Now we turn our attention to the up and coming International at the Game Fair at Hatfield House on July the 26th to the 28th 2019.

Alan Rees

Captain Wales Gundog Team



We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But did you know there’s no such thing as ‘free shipping’?


Free shipping sounds great, but in reality it should be called ‘Shipping included’ not ‘Free shipping’

Of course, you can’t really buy the product you want without any P&P, the delivery companies don’t work for free. We all fall for it, but the truth is the shipping cost is always built into the retail price. So, you can end up paying more for both your product and the shipping!

At CSJ we believe in 100% transparency

That means we do charge for shipping. But it also means we show the lowest price possible for your product. So, when we add the best shipping cost we can find, we’re not trying to pull the wool over your eyes, we’re giving you the best possible deal.

Lots of big retailers have followed Amazon’s lead in making free shipping the norm. But it doesn’t always give customers the best deal. Yes, free shipping sounds like a discount, but the only people who gain are the retailers, by building in an added cost.

We believe in offering a fair deal

We calculate the delivery charge, based on the order size and your location, when you place items in your basket. You can see clearly what the costs are by clicking on the ‘Estimated Shipping Charges’ link on your basket page to see the delivery charge for your order. Some items (such as herbs and treats) have the shipping cost included and no delivery charge will be shown in this case. As a guide the courier contract is for 30kg.

Our P&P costs are second to none

In 2019, the price of a First Class stamp is 67p and the price of a Second Class stamp is 58p. However, for CSJ products send to England Wales and the Scottish Lowlands, the cost is £6.85 per 30 kg. That’s around 23p for 1 kg. Everywhere else in the UK costs £10.10 per 30kg.

Herbs & treats go by 2nd Class Royal Mail


We send out our smaller items, such as herbs and treats, etc. by 2nd Class Royal Mail post and include the postage charge in the price, because Royal Mail charge the same price for the whole of the UK.  It’s only our 15 – 30kg food orders that we deliver by courier ( DPD) and have to charge by destination.

Remember – there’s no such thing as free delivery

We hope you enjoy a feeling of satisfaction that when you buy from CSJ, you get exactly what you pay for.

We aim to be clear in all our transactions, in a way that other sellers are not. So, when we hold competitions and we do give away free prizes, that’s when you know that free means free.

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British Manchester Terrier Fun Weekend in Witney


Report from Ann Harrison

CSJ K9 were a huge success at the British Manchester Terrier Fun Weekend in Witney last weekend.  Despite the odd heavy shower we held Games, Flyball, Terrier Racing, Good Citizen Testing, a Limit and Companion Show plus lots of socialising and it was all rounded off with a ‘Manchester Mooch’ across the fields to a local pub on Sunday night.


Every canine competitor earned their pack of CSJ goodies to take home, although I have a feeling some were devoured long before the owners could get back to their cars!  From the first picture of the generous boxes full of sample packs that I put on our MT FB page

We had fantastic feedback for your product.  Some already feed CSJ, and another who lives in North Wales spoke very highly of you and your family so we had really positive vibes from the start.


Manchester Terriers have been bred for generations to be the ultimate ratters, a pursuit that many still enjoy although most now follow alternative careers.  The general consensus was that the kibble had the perfect ‘crunch’  with the perfect mix of ingredients for sleek athletes with discerning tastes.  Several folk told me they were going to give CSJ a go, they had already gone onto your website and sussed out the competitive prices!



Thank you so much for your generous support, and if there is anything else you would like from me please let me know.