I have taken time to write this email as I wanted to make sure that having followed your advice and that of our vet to change Chester over to a different food, it had worked!
I’m pleased to say that I also spoke to Lesley Slade, a stockist on your list and quite local to us here in Fleet, Hampshire, who also suggested the foods that you had mentioned but felt that the CP All Rounder would be her first choice based on Chester’s symptoms and her personal experience of using it.
Meet Chester, watching avidly at The Game Fair – fed on CSJ – “Everyone comments on how glossy his coat is and how bright he is” Lynda Cantelo-Jones
I decided to go ahead with this one and collected a bag the next day from Lesley. Over the next couple of weeks I introduced the food and Chester responded well. He has only had a couple of “off days” but those have been helped by giving him half of the vet prescribed Buscopan tablet.
He is now onto his second bag of CP All Rounder, again collected from Lesley, and all is going well, so fingers crossed we have come through the worrying time we had with him in January.
Your advice and the service you at CSJ provide with samples etc is so helpful and I can’t thank you enough.
Lynda Cantelo-Jones and Chester the happy working cocker spaniel
Arfon Working Gundog Club Anglesey
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Spaniel ( excluding Cocker) Open Stake at the Vaenol Estate, Nr Bangor, Gwynedd by kind permission of Mr M & Mr K Jones.
The judges were Mr Jack Iliffe and Mrs John Sexton. The guns were Eifion Roberts, Howard Latham, Rhys Roberts and Steve Preston.Beat Steward was Mr Keith Jones with keeper Mr Clive Jones.
The weather was dry overcast and the trial was run in woodland with an undercover of rhododendrons, and brambles which was quite testing.
I would like to thank our hosts, the judges, guns, and helpers and the competitors for making this a successful day. I would also wish to thank our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear for their continued support. I would also like to thank Derick Williams of BASC for providing a gamebag for winner.
First and Guns’ Choice – Lee Cooper ( Owner Paul Noyce) – Breckmarsh Dora ESSB
Second – Steve Bolton – Dashbrook Midsummer – ESSB
Third – Sarah Higgins – Kansas Kate – ESSB
Forth – Lee Marson – Sharmesvale Velvet Scoter ESSB
From Stuart and Angela Atchison
Being a new customer this year (2019) using CSJ dog food I feel it’s only right to give you all some feedback about the product I used on my 5 working dogs this grouse season.
With previous dogs and over many years of going on the grouse moors up in Northumberland feeding working gundogs, keeping them up to performance with work was a worry that the dogs never came out the kennels match fit for the job especially when they had just done two days previous on hot, heavy going, tiring days out for the team.
Then I started using CSJ That’ll Do! I was given the name and address of Brian Syms from my good friend Steven Ferguson aka BLACKLEK Gundogs. Brian and Jane only live 15mins away from me on the coast at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland – Brian and Jane couldn’t be more helpful. That’ll Do! kept the weight and healthy balance throughout all of my dogs (3 Labradors and 2 Cocker Spaniels) and I am very impressed with the coats on the dogs, the mess from the dogs was regular and not wet- this is an all-round brilliant dog food for the price and results.
So it’s a big thanks to Brian and Jane and CSJ.
Stuart and Angela Atchison
At the weekend the teams travelled over 7 hours to the BSSF British Championships rounds 3 and 4 at Pembrey Country Park South Wales.
Due to flooding of the trail the race distance was cut to 2.6 miles the trail was a mix of twisty turns ,sand dunes and fire roads.
Gonzo was out first on the bike and he ran well to be in 3rd place after race 1 8 secs behind first place after further heavy rain on the Saturday night the course was really muddy and cut up and Gonzo ran another great race to finish 3rd overall and take his second bronze of the series.
Next out was Jane Lothian with Diamond and Granite it was a tough course for the 2 girls but they ran 2 great races to finish in 4th place overall a great improvement from 7th in the first 2 heats.
Dexter was next out in the 1 dog scooter and he struggled with the hard surface of the fire road but still managed to lie in 2nd place after day 1 we put booties on him for run 2 and he handled the conditions better to hold onto 2nd and collect a silver medal his second of the series.
A huge thank you to CSJ specialist canine feeds for their continued support.
Our next race is the SHCGB race at Aviemore on 25th and 26th January.
Will Clulee is a CSJ sponsored gundog handler.
This season’s wins –
Tink – Championship Winner 2020 F.T.CH Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen – made up to Champion this season.
- Placed 1st – West Midland Field Trial Society open cocker 22/11/19 Open Cocker
Sam – F.T.CH Poolgreen Griffin – Gained diploma of merit at the 90th Cocker Spaniel Championships 2020. Made up to a champion in 4 trials.
- Placed 1st Scottish Spaniel Club 1/10/19 Novice
- Placed 1st – Glamorganshire Field Trial Society 26/11/19 Open Cocker
- Placed 1st – Essex field trial Society 4/12/19 Open Cocker
Richy – F.T.CH Mallowdale Rocky of Poolgreen – qualified for the championships made up to Champion this season.
- Placed 1st & guns choice -Kent Working Spaniel club 20/11/19 open cocker
- Placed 1st & guns choice – Coventry & district 10/10/19 open cocker
Jess – F.T.O.W Poolgreen Grace – qualified for the championships
Placed 1st Welsh & English Counties Spaniel Club open cocker 14/12/19
Pepper – F.T.O.W Poolgreen Hubba – qualified for the championships.
- Placed 1st Pembrookshire Working gundog society open cocker 5/12/19
Stevie – F.T.O.W Skronedale Stephen of Poolgreen – Black & white springer – Qualified for the Springer Championships 2020.
- Placed 1st novice – Glamorganshire Field Trial Society 5/11/1
- Placed 1st open – welsh & English Counties Spaniel Club 30/11/19
Another great year for Poolgreen Gundogs and thank you for sponsoring us.
All the best and Thank you once again for your support.
Sue & Will
4 November 2019
By Gwilym William
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held its One Day Open AV Retriever for 12 Dogs at the Llys Dulas Estate, Dulas, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Alec Pickering and Mr Nathan Midgley – Head Keeper.
This was the first time we had held a Retriever Stake at the Llys Dulas but we have held Spaniel Stakes there some years ago and have also held tests on the ground.
The Judges were:
- Lynn Mitchell
- Jamie Bettinson
- Wendy Glue
- Victoria Stanley
Nathan Midgley was our Beat Steward.
The Guns were:
- Leanne Deering
- Rob Jones
- Ken Owen
- Gerallt Wynn
- Eurwyn Roberts
- Tomos Wynn
The estate is situated on the North Coast of Anglesey with views over the sea. The first drive of mostly partridge with a few pheasants provided some testing retrieves, the second drive saw the beaters bring round a headland with three guns standing on the beach and the others standing at the base of the headland. This drive provided sufficient retrieves for the remaining dogs and when they had been retrieved the judges consulted and announced Trial Over.
I would like to thank our hosts for allowing us to hold this trial on the ground and to Nathan and his team of beaters for their patience, also our judges and guns and helpers and the clubs pickers up. Our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
After the awards the judges and contestants commented on the quality of the ground with plenty of game and a proper trialing ground.
- First – Artistryn Usha handled by David Field owner Suzanne Bailye
- Second – Gwynteg Fyne – Stuart Arch
- Third – Greenbriar Tame – Stuart Marland
- COM – Jenkmosside Ghylll of Banjak – Tim Merrill
Photo Shows L-R – Victoria Stanley (Judge), Tim Merritt, David Field, Scott Marland, Jackie Owen (F.T.S.), Stuart Arch, Wendy Glue (Judge), Lynn Mitchell (Judge), Jamie Bettinson (Judge)
From the Lothian and Borders Gundog Association
Judges: Stephen Winspear and Ben Watkins
1st – Mallowdale Shine (Endowood Cork x Mallowdale Georgi) – Ian Openshaw / Steve Stephen Charlton
Making the dog up to FTCH – congratulations to Ian and Steve
2nd – Wolferton Drama – Ian Openshaw / HRH The Queen
3rd – Heolybwich Goose of Buccleuch – David Lisett / Duke of Buccleuch
4th – Mallowdale Quad – Wendy Openshaw
Matrixglen Aphrodite – William Brooks
Emblehope and Burngrange Estate Northumberland