Date : Sunday 8th September
Venue: Lenches Lakes, Evesham Road, Church Lench, WR114UB
Sponsored By CSJ Dog feeds
Written By Steve Davis
Photos by courtesy of Country Shots Photography.
“Another brilliant day with the Worcestershire Gundog Society at the annual Fun Scurry Day which was held at The Lenches Lakes near Evesham last Sunday.”
A good turnout of members and non-members saw a wide range of breeds from the Spaniel, Retriever and HPR groups take part in one or more of the 5 scurries on offer throughout the day.
Everyone had plenty of laughs, which is what the day is all about, mums, dads all the kids (and one or two of the grandparents) were all to be seen giving it a go,along with a little semi-serious competition amongst one or two more experienced handlers.
It was a pleasure to welcome visitors from the Vale & West Gundog Club getting stuck in trying to beat each others times, all in good humour, I believe “Beetle” eventually won bragging rights in the end.
The Sun shone all day in the picture perfect blue sky and everyone went home with a smile on their faces and some very tired dogs.
Well done to one and all who came along and took part thank you for supporting the Club and we hope to see you again next year, tell your friends and maybe drag them along too?
Thank you to all the committee members who have worked so hard behind the scenes to create and run this day and to all the volunteer dummy throwers and admin staff for giving their time yet again and a very big thanks to our sponsors for the day CSJ Natural Dog Food, Herbs and Treats for Active and Working Dogs (and now for Cats too!) for the superb goody bags and prizes.”
My images of the action are now uploaded to my website. Visit: https://www.countryshotsphotography.co.uk/Gundogs-Portfolio/Gundog-Training/WGDS/Autumn-Fun-Scurry/
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a A V Retriever Test at Bodrida Farm, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey on the 17th August 2019 by kind permission of the Rogers family. The judges were Mr Phil Smithies, Mr Peter Thompson and Scott Marland.
The weather was sunny and windy with the wind strengthening as the day went on.
I would like to thank our hosts, the judges,and the helpers and dummy throwers for helping make the day a success, also to our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear. Thanks to the competitors for supporting us and congratulations to all in the awards.
First – Paul Edmunds with Kynigos Midnight Magic lab
Second – Kim Dutton with Ashwynd Lemon Spirit lab b
Third – Victoria Stanley with Craigmaddie Nevin Lab d
Fourth – Steve Burns handling S J & C P Burns’ Eiderbay Fasnet at Jollybrow lab b
COMs – Jackie Owen with Kensteen Tomorrow’s Dream of Marianglas lab b
H Llyr Roberts Arrupe Janet lab b
First – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Maigret lab d
Second – Victoria Stanley with FTCH Patanavac Brough lab d
Third – Wendy Manning with Dallagil Bluebel with Overmarsh lab b
COMs – Vicky Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab d
Kim Dutton with Shady Acres Teardrop lab b
First photo – Novice awards – (L-R) Steve Burns, Jackie Owen, Victoria Stanley, Huw Llyr Roberts, Paul Edmunds, Kim Dutton
Second Photo – Open Awards (L-R) Victoria Stanley, Phil Smithies (Judge), Scott Marland (Judge), Wendy Manning, Peter Thompson (Judge), Kim Dutton, Vicky Waterfield
By Libby Middleton
On behalf of the Calverhall Family Day Committee, I’d like to say a “Big Thank You” for your support of this year’s Calverhall Family Day – Fun Dog Show.
We had an excellent day. The weather was kind, with only a couple of sharp showers during the afternoon. We had a just over 60 entrants spread across 10 classes, with lots of them entering several classes.
Our judge for the show was Christine – she shows Saluki’s and loves Hounds. She was excellent, spending time with each dog and their owners and encouraging the children that entered. She said the hardest class to judge was the ‘Dog the Judge would most like to take home’..! She picked a beautiful greyhound called ‘Jimmy’ who went on to receive the Reserve Best in Show, much to his owners surprise. Best in Show went to, a beautiful working cocker called ‘Jinny’, owned by Guy Frankfort (who also scooped BiS at last year’s show..!)..
So, THANK YOU and we hope you will consider supporting the show again next year.
Secretary – Calverhall Family Day
Bev Buckenham spoke to our nutrition expert Nicki, who helped advise her on the best feeds for her dogs with gluten and dental issues. The results were outstanding. Here’s what Bev has to say.
By Bev Buckenham
“I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the person I spoke to last week. I have been having your foods and treats for about 8 years now. I had dreadful problems finding a dog food which suited my rescue Lurcher. You thought she was gluten intolerant and following your advice I started her on one of your foods and we have had no trouble since.
Jack our Border terrier eats the same as Jazzy the Lurcher, but Jack has just had another dental which means he has had a total of 20 teeth out now. I didn’t think he would be able to eat the big rings of food anymore.
I spoke to a very helpful member of staff who sent me two lots of food which was smaller for him to try. He chooses the old champ. I ordered a bag on Saturday and it has just arrived. I owed you a bid thank you for sorting out Jazzy eight years ago and now I owe you another huge thanks for sorting out Jack….
You have been so helpful and I don’t know what I would have done without you when I got my rescue Lurcher, as everything I gave her was going straight through and she began to look so thin. It was only with your help I got her sorted out.
Now Jack has lost all his teeth, I came to you again as your foods have kept both of them very young, even though they are Jazzy now 10 and a half and Jack 12 and a half. I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else for food.” Thank you very much. Bev
By Kath Hardman
Here’s HTM Team Dog Denby with his first place prize from OBEDIENCE today at Worcester Show. His first and my first ever win at level B!! Just need 2 more B Wins and then get 3 qualifiers to compete for Crufts Tickets!
Love the CSJ First Prize and funny seeing me in HTM Team GB on the cover of the enclosed magazine, plus a sample of the food I feed him, the Fruit ‘n’ Mutt !bar and a bottle of Turmertinc! WOW!!