Press release – 22.6.22
Nigel Probert of Llangynidr Gundogs contacted Ceri Rundle of CSJ with this exciting news about the Kennel Club International Team Test held at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire on 16th and 17th June.
“When I was asked by the Kennel Club to Captain the UK gundog team for 2022 it felt an honour and a privilege to be asked. My first task was to select a team so I asked the captains of England, Ireland and Scotland to pick me a dog from their selection process.
This was done slightly different in Wales and I asked two independent panel judges to set a course and to judge the selection as I had to take part in running in the selection myself. Fortunately, I was the highest scoring on that day so I was picked to represent Wales.
The Team was picked as follows Nigel Probert . David Logan . Kieron Coey . Adam Snare
Day one of the competition consisted of a walk up with water retrieves included then followed on to a drive scenario picking 4 retrieves at 200yrds plus over a steep bank valley. This was pushing the dogs due to the extreme temperatures that we had over the two days, but with careful management of wetting the dogs and staying in the shade between retrieves as much as possible, we could keep their performance up.
End of day one we were in second position, a few points behind Netherlands but all to play for – anything could happen…
Day two consisted of five double retrieves in a variety of woodland and open grassland scenes – memories and blinds.
Our performance stayed consistent but we dribbled points here and there (which was similar to the other teams) but thankfully no zeros!! By the end, the consistent performance of all our dogs then pushed the UK Gundog Team into first position – it was tight with Ireland only 5 points behind but we did it!
I would like to thank CSJ for the dedicated help and sponsorship that they always provide for Gun dog International Events. Without sponsors such as CSJ we wouldn’t be able to take our dogs to these events so it is very much appreciated.”
Final scores were :-
1st – Great Britain 1048 points
2nd – Ireland 1043 points
3rd – Italy 1027 points
4th – Netherlands 1006 points
Kieron Coey also sent this …
“Ceri, I want to personally thank you for CSJs support over the last few days, I hope we did you proud. It is refreshing to see a company still prepared to support working dogs of all varieties in these difficult times. I struggled for at least 18 months before finding a food that agreed with Ralph (Int. Ftch Crosstone Trickster) trying everything from the cheapest to very expensive before discovering CSJ at the Moira Game Fair and we have not looked back, feeding fit and fast for the last 5 years. Once again thank you very much.
David Logan also messaged
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to CSJ, Phil and yourself for everything you have done over the weekend for the team. It is greatly appreciated!”
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