Borzoi success – not a coincidence

Julie Marvin doing the double

CSJ brand ambassador and Borzoi enthusiast Margaret Masterman has been delighted in the extent and variety of results her friends and fellow exhibitors have experienced since switching their food and says, “It can’t be coincidence can it?”

CSJ’s Fit’n’Fast did the trick for Moira Ellett’s 4 year old dog Gibbs who was never a good eater and after torsion and major surgery for a leak in his chylothorax it was really ‘touch and go’.  But he would eat Fit’n’Fast and after gaining 16kg is now a healthy 40kg with a full and shiny coat and looking the best he ever has.

Julie Marvin has been looking after Hana Kanoo’s homebred Borzoi for around 15 years and is currently first in the leader board in the Our Dogs Top Breeder competition… quite an achievement having only bred 2 litters in the past 11 years!

Julie and the Nibrass Borzoi have had a fabulous 2019 including doing the double twice – with 4 year old male male Harley (Nibrass Roger Fitzempress) winning the Dog CC and 5 year old Dotty (Nibrass Eleanore Reginae) winning the Bitch CC at Scottish Kennel Club in May and Darlington Championship shows… with both gaining their crowns at Darlington.

Julie started feeding CSJ products 2 years ago and feeds different rations to different dogs from 2 seniors on Lamb and Rice senior/light to Complete Tripe or CP21 (Salmon) to the others.

Tracy Page found the perfect food for her 2 very fussy Borzoi in CSJ’s Complete Tripe.  She says, “Ava (Lynx Christmas Belle) particularly is the fussiest eater I have ever met, she has refused pretty much every make of food and CSJ is the only food I have found which both of them will eat consistently.  On checking the ingredients I was delighted to see the high percentage of fresh meat with only herbs added – no nasties!”

Both Tracy’s Borzoi were bred by Elisabet Jonsson in Sweden and Ava has been shown little this year but won Limit Bitch at the Welsh Kennel Club Championship show whilst her other girl India (Lynx Autumn Mist) has had a run of firsts and won the Reserve CC at WKC.

Tracy said, “I can’t explain what a relief it is no longer having dogs on hunger strike!”

There will be more photos and information about Tracy, Julie and Moira and their handsome dogs shortly on the CSJ website in the popular handler profiles pages.

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HTM Team GB – just before the HTM World Championships…

5 handlers and Logo

By Kath Hardman

Well the Team is now just a few weeks before leaving home for the HTM World Championships. The FCI DogDancing World Championships* are being held from 21-24 November in Stuttgart, Germany.


Training is going well although as a Team we haven’t all met up as yet – not until 7th November so hoping to capture a Group Shot of everyone and their dogs all in full uniform.  At least it isn’t actually a “Team Sport” so training is always completed on an individual basis!

Cathy Helen Uniform

Our Major Sponsors are CSJ Dog Food, The Kennel Club and Canine Freestyle GB (the HTM Club I ran until May 2019 – but am still Honorary President).  Associated Sponsors are Eurotunnel and The Company of Animals.

Five Handlers

I have been running the Team Fundraising Auction Online since April and still have some items to put on for sale.  I usually put at least one item per day with bidding open for at least 48 hours.Thanks again for your support – if I can help you in any way please just say!

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Kath Nicci Lucy Uniformed

That winning feeling…


By Mark Laker,

Coming away from a big competition with great results provides a lot of satisfaction and gives the whole team a feeling of achievement. Coming away with a medal, class wins and top five places provides that winning feeling and causes huge excitement amongst the team.


The FCI Agility World Championships in Finland was another huge success for Agility Team GB. The large team won a bronze medal in the team event. Euan Paterson won the individual large agility class and Lauren Langman finished overall 4th in the small individual class.


When we take the results from the Junior European Open and the European Open (adults) into consideration, these results from the FCI World Championships make 2019 one of the teams most successful years with medals, class wins and high places across the three championships.


There are other good news stories below these highlights too

We’ve worked hard at our performance in all areas this year, not just podium places. We’ve seen significant improvement across the board. Our clear objectives and the strategy to achieve them is showing though in our overall performance figures.


We’ve had a few weeks to recover from our trip to Finland before we start planning for the 2020 season. The Coaching Team have just held their planning day at Hartpury College / University which will provide fantastic facilities for the team to prepare for next years competitions. This new partnership opens up opportunities for more research, use of facilities and access to experts in the canine and sports fields.


So we have lots of good news stories to share with next years squad and of course high expectations to build on.