The CSJ Big Sporting Dog Quiz Of The Year Check your answers here…

 

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By Steven Richardson

Q1). How many championship tickets do you need to become an agility champion?
A). 3 championship tickets

Q2). What faults are incurred for a pole being knocked down?
A). 5 faults are incurred

Q3). What is the highest grade you can get to in Kennel Club shows?
A). Grade 7

Canicross

By Ben Robinson

Q4).What is the (stretched) length of the most commonly used canicross bungee line?
A): 2metres.

By Ben Robinson

Q5). What age can dogs compete in canicross competiton?
A): 1 year old.

By Lucy Matthews

Q6). What is the standard race distance for canicross?
A): 5km

Flyball

By Sam Bawden

Q7). How long is a flyball lane from the line to the box?
A). 51 foot

Q8). What consists of a multi breed flyball team?
A). 3 or 4 recognised breeds and one cross breed permitted

Q9). What is the fastest team time recorded?
A). 14.74 Tails We Win

Gundogs

By Andy Cullen

Q10).What does HPR mean?
A) Hunt Point Retriever.
Q11). Name three types of working Spaniel?
A) English Springer Cocker Spaniel Clumber Spaniel
Q12). What is a blind retrieve?
A) A retrieve the dog is sent for but hasn’t seen

HTM

By Kath Hardman

Q13). Is a dog allowed to compete whilst on a lead in HTM or Freestyle?
A). NO. A dog must be off lead whilst competing.

Q14). In Heelwork To Music, how many official positions can the dog work in?
A). 8 on the left or right hand side of the handler, facing forward or backward, across the front or back of the handler

Q15). What are the allocated maximum marks to be obtained for each of the three categories which are judged in HRM and Freestyle?
A. Content and Flow, Accuracy and Team Performance and Musical Interpretation, eachallocated a maximum of 10 marks

Obedience

By Jeannie Gee

Q16). What side does a dog usually do heelwork on in competitive obedience?
A: Left

By Mary Ray

Q17). Which is the first class that features sendaway as a test?
A: B

By Mary Ray

Q18). From which class do dogs have to retrieve the judge’s article?
A).:B

Sheepdogs

By Ceri Rundle

Q19) Who was first lady to win International Supreme Champs – when and where?
A). Julie Hill won the International in 1996 held at Chatsworth
Q20). How many handlers make up each Home Nations Team to go and compete at the annual International Championships?
A). 20 handlers (15 singles plus 1 reserve; 2 brace; 1 driving and 1 Young Handler).
Q21). Which Musketeer was mentioned in the first AWwD series?
A). d’Artagnan

Showdogs

By Emma Gates

Q22). How many Challenge Certificates must a dog win to become UK Champion?
A). 3
Q23). What does BIS stand for?
A). Best in Show
Q24). Which of the 7 groups in the UK is the border collie part of?
A. Pastoral

Sleddogs

By Mary Carter

Q25). If you want to tell your husky team to take a right turn, what command would you give?
A. Gee!
Q26. Which CSJsponsored handler won the IFSS European Championship in 2018 and the WSA World Championship in 2017?
A).John Carter
Q27). In Sleddog racing, what term is given to the metal anchor that is used to hold a Sleddog team from moving forward when racing in the snow?
A). Snow hook

 

Thank You!

Karen and Mark Laker launch a new website – Inner Agility

Moog2I always thought the off-season was a quiet time of the year… how wrong was I? The last couple of months have been as busy as ever in the Laker household. In the world of Agility Team GB we’ve been busy finishing the Performance Weekend schedule; preparing for squad day two for the juniors and adults later this month; working on the 2020 squad qualification process and trying to keep track of recent announcements about this years international events – not exactly a quiet time. And then….

Karen and I launched our new website – Inner Agilityhttps://inneragility.co.uk/ This has been something we’ve been meaning to do for a while. We decided it would be done in 2019. The idea is to bring together all our activities into one place. There’s still some tidying up to do with various social media sites, however the main piece of work is done thanks to our web designer friend Niall.

Following on from my recent article about forming habits I’m pleased to say so far, I’ve kept to the new habits I’m trying to establish…mostly! There is the occasional day where something comes along that prevents me from achieving the days objectives. Interestingly, it now annoys me and makes me more determined to achieve it the following day. I also have to be creative to achieve some habits when day-to-day activities get in the way. For example I set out to achieve 10,000 steps a day. This is doable on a usual day, but when I have to travel on business it’s quite hard…even with some of the long walks in airports. However, I’ve found that asking for a hotel room on the 10th floor and using the stairs rather than the lift I can not only achieve 10,000 steps but also achieve the days calorie count. Why is it that climbing stairs never gets easier…

I’ve attached a picture of my young lad Moog enjoying the recent snow we experienced while staying with family. I’m no photographer but I’m quite pleased with this one.

Hector – Hernwood Achilles gains his first CC and BOB at only 20 months at Manchester Championship Show

Manchester 2019 DCC & BOBDebra Harker has just told us that Hector – Hernwood Achilles not only finished 2018 as Our Dogs – Top Pup and gained his JW at 14 months: Top Junior in the breed as well as gaining a RCC at only 12 months….

He has just started 2019 with a bang by gaining his first CC and then topped it by gaining BOB at only 20 months at Manchester Championship Show.

“Blown away with my youngster and as ever exclusively fed on CSJ!!” says Debra. Find out more about Debra and Ettrick Gordon Setters at: https://www.csjk9.com/profiles/debra-harker_p1620.html

Sven and Blitz from the Netherlands were selected for Crufts 2019

In August last year agility handler Adelaine Bastiaansen’s son Sven Bastiaansen and his dog Blitz from the Netherlands were selected for Crufts 2019. In the photos below, you can see the kit that agility handler Adelaine designed for Sven and his Coach.

 

Sven and Blitz will running the jumping for kids up to 12 years old. Good luck Sven and Blitz! Find out more about Adelaine Bastiaansen

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CSJ fuel the The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 36th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally 2019

26th-27th January 2019

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This year for the 2nd year, we’re delighted to be a co-sponsor of the The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain and the Forestry Commission Scotland, along with Leucillin,  and Photizo Light Therapy. The race is run on forest trails around beautiful Loch Morlich, in the shadow of the Cairngorm mountains.

The race is now the largest event of its kind in the UK, with over 1,000 sled dogs and 250 mushers

“Every year since 1984, mushers from across the UK have gathered in the forests around Aviemore for the biggest event in the British sled dog racing calendar, The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Aviemore Sled Dog Rally.   In 2019 we celebrate our 36th anniversary of the race on 26 and 27 January.” says Pete Jones, Organiser.

CSJ sponsored sleddog handlers

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Colin Spalding

At CSJ, we’ve sponsored incredibly successful sleddog handlers and events for many years, including:

John and Mary Carter

Pete and Karen Jones of Team Coldfeet

Colin Spalding of Suco Sleddogs

Matthew and Adele Clarke of Quinaya Sleddogs

Bethan and Danny Fitzgerald

Vickie Pullin and more.

Now we look forward to seeing some of our CSJ sponsored handlers at The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Aviemore Sled Dog Rally,

How the race works at Aviemore

From an original of only 12 teams, the race is now the largest event of its kind in the UK, with over 1,000 sled dogs and 250 mushers.  Teams of between two and eight dogs pull their musher on a sled around a four to seven mile trail.   If there’s no snow at ground level for the event, the races still go on with mushers using a three-wheeled rig that looks like a tricycle without a seat.   There are eight adult classes and two children’s classes and mushers range from just 8 years old to over 60.  Along with the Siberian Huskies, race dogs include Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs – the pedigree breeds of dogs first bred to pull sleds in Arctic conditions hundreds of years ago.

The trail is a designated cross-country ski course and is clearly defined. The Start lies just over the wooden bridge from the car park and runs parallel to the ski road for a short distance before entering the forest. The first part of the trail is quite demanding, but then runs along the loch side to the Finish without great problem.

CSJ’s founder Ceri Rundle commented, “We have been involved in this exciting sport for many years with numerous successful mushers using our food,  so we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to support the biggest event in British sled dog racing.”

Pete Jones and CSJ

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Pete Jones

Pete Jones has used CSJ for his dogs for many years and says “We have a successful kennel built up over many years and have learned many things on the journey. One of the major things is finding a diet that works. The food you choose to give the dogs needs to produce good energy levels and help to keep a good healthy dog that you get the longevity for a long healthy working life. A happy dog is a good working dog… We find CSJ CP30 does this and as we train all year round (weather permitting) we have no need to change their food from summer season to winter.”

 

 

We’ll be there taking photos, live video streaming and recording social media interviews  and running a photo competition. We promise to keep you in touch with action and results all the way.

Jamie Lawless helps to explain that the dietary needs of hound trailing are very different to other sports and pet dogs

By Jamie Lawless 
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“Hound trailing is a racing sport that consists of many hounds competing against each other in what could be described as a sprint race, only this covers around 10 miles of Cumbrian & Scottish border Fells. The ground is challenging and the hounds will do this distance in between 25-35 minutes.. All while following a scent..
 
Trails are held 2-4 times a week, every week for 8 months of the year

 

We often get comments on ribs and weight which we don’t take personally, When you take into account the time, ground and distance they cover week in week out its easy to understand why they are in such athletic condition, with a physique often compared to say a marathon runner or triathlete.. Lean, muscular and carrying little to know fat. Carrying unnecessary weight can be the difference in winning or loosing. As for the ribs, these hounds will visibly show the lateral muscle covering the ribs, hope this gives some clarity on the hounds.

 

We recently emailed CSJ for advice on feeding during pregnancy & thanks to your advice we just picked up some CP 30… This is our girl Jasmine, she finished the racing season on 9 wins in a row.. . a 7 year old Veteran Trailhound.

Fuelled by Fit N Fast 

I was put into you guys by a friend in Wales. He recommended your food and I have to say the dogs are thriving on it. Hound trialling is a dying sport sadly but I’m happy people out there still appreciate the athletes they are.