CSJ’s founder ‘leads’ the way

LYNDA WARD
pet trade SOLUTIONS

lyndaward@pettradesolutions.com tel: 07946 743784

https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_58668505_205612079600_1_original

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!”

For more on CSJ products visit http://www.csjk9.com or call 01745710470
… and follow CSJ winners on:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/specialistcaninefeeds/
Twitter: @CSJDogFood
Instagram: @CSJDog_Food
YouTube: CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds

New press release: Katy’s way!

Ex public schoolgirl Katy Cropper tells how at 19 having seen a sheepdog trial in Anglesey, she “Got rid of the husband and bought a sheepdog” on CSJ’s new A Way With Dogs site: https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/

Coming to public fame in 1990 as the first female winner of One Man and His Dog she went on to international acclaim as a handler, breeder and trainer of sheepdogs.

In the fascinating and sometimes funny 20 minute video on home turf at Shap with her dogs and sheep Katy’s passion shines through as she shares memories and insights into how she chooses and starts training her Border Collies and tells Paddy Fanning, “It’s a lifetime study.” 

Handler-Profile_V2_Cropper

As well as working and trialling her dogs Katy holds courses and trains for other owners and tells would be trials enthusiasts, “You need to want this more than anything – it’s an emotional rollercoaster and it’s hard!”

She touchingly pays tribute to H. Glyn Jones (the father of CSJ’s founder Ceri Rundle) who helped and encouraged her and says his book ‘A Way of Life’ was invaluable. 

https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/  also features interviews with other handlers in the soon to be aired A Way With Dogs 2 in which Katy runs her 8 year old Border Collie Zac – saying, “I’m still in shock, I was honoured to be invited to take part amongst such a skilled and renowned field of opponents.”

For more on CSJ products visit www.csjk9.com or call 01745710470

… and follow CSJ winners on:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/specialistcaninefeeds/

Twitter@CSJDogFood

Instagram: @CSJDog_Food

YouTubeCSJ Specialist Canine Feeds

 

The Daily Post announces A Way with Dogs

Sheepdog TV series in North Wales sets out to rekindle glory days of One Man and His Dog

Web-based programmes have been produced by Denbighshire’s CSJ Canine Feeds to recapture the true essence of sheepdog trials

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-33-48

LOOK: CSJ web TV sheepdog trials
A Way with Dogs presenter Bryony Billson

A leading dog food firm from North Wales is behind a new TV venture which aims to throw the spotlight on sheepdog trialing in its rawest form.

Many of the region’s top handlers agreed to take part in A Way with Dogs, a web-only TV series commissioned by CSJ Canine Feeds, Bodfari , Denbighshire .

The four-part series is being launched on Monday, November 14, and climaxes on Boxing Day with a grandstand final between the three top-scoring handlers.

Company boss Ceri Rundle hopes the on-line programmes will reach a younger audience and inspire a new generation of handlers.

“Wales was and remains the home of sheepdog trials and this series will enable people to see handlers they might have heard about in action,” she said.

“We’re now seeing some very good handlers emerge in other countries around the world but there are fewer youngsters getting involved in the UK.

“Hopefully this series will encourage some to take up trialing.”

The competitions were filmed at Bwlch Isaf Farm, Ceri’s home and the base for her company, now one of Britain’s leading suppliers of specialist dog food.

Nine top handlers were invited to compete over a tricky, steep course, including Dolgellau shepherd Medwyn Evans, this year’s Welsh National Champion .

Others in the line-up are Gwyn Jones, JR Griffiths, Arwyn Davies, Hefin Jones, Gwynfor Owen, Gethin Jones, Alun Ll Jones and Pennant Williams.

The competition was judged by Llangwm’s Aled Owen , a four times International winner and double World champion .

Ceri is a renowned sheepdog handler herself, having been the first woman to qualify for the Welsh National in 1996.

But her interest in the venture has its roots in the success of her late father H Glyn Jones, a former International champion and five times Brace winner on TV’s One Man & His Dog .

His TV success came in a different era, she said.

“These days the show relies on fast editing to interest the viewer but it means you can’t follow the action properly and see how the dogs perform,” said Ceri.

“We wanted to portray the true skills of the handler and the dog, enabling the viewer to see the straight lines to and through the hurdles and the tight turns.

“Our films will show this very clearly – allowing the viewer to understand what is going on and how the run is judged.”

Read the full story in The Daily Post onlinehttp://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/sheepdog-tv-series-north-wales-12074388

Ceri Rundle talks about ‘A Way with Dogs’ on BBC Radio Wales

Watch A Way with Dogs: http://www.csjk9.com/a-way-with-dogs.asp

Did you hear Ceri on BBC Radio Wales this morning? Here she is: speaking live to Caryl Parry Jones on BBC Radio Wales about our new  sheepdog trial film series of ‘A Way with Dogs’ available on 14th November 2016 on: http://www.csjk9.com/a-way-with-dogs.asp

You can listen here at 49.04 – 55.04 on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zf8cq

Listen to our recording of the show here:

ceri-mike-bryony-watching-jrQuotes from Ceri

“I wanted to produce something that reflects the sport”

” When we talk about clever dogs, I always assume they mean bitches”

“I called on a friend  and a very, very good handler, Aled Owen”

“Obviously my father would have normally been here on hand to support and criticise… H. Glyn Jones… was well known. He had two dogs, Gel, who was trained in Welsh and Bracken who was trained in English… the public took them to their hearts””

“We’re looking for a nice controlled run… straight lines… tight turns”

Ceri and her father – H. Glyn Jones

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-12-48-24