Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace on 24th, 25th, 26th SEPTEMBER 2021

Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace on 24th, 25th, 26th SEPTEMBER 2021

By Alan Rees

The Four Nations Challenge Gundog International

This year’s event saw the welcomed return of the Four Nations Challenge competition. Three Spaniels and three Retrievers made up the International teams from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. From the outset the warm, dry, still weather conditions was going to cause scenting problems, despite the fact that the event was being held some three months later than usual, it still felt like it was being staged in mid July.

The Welsh running order of Aled Jones with  Brynambor Blaze of Barcudwen , Rhys Carpenter with Lynchside Shikra and Nathan Quinn with Whitebeam Warbler made up the Spaniel team, Aled having to substitute Barcudwen Molly for his young dog. The Retriever team was Alan Rees with Fendawood Ecclestone at Delfryd, Andrew Fisher with Kaliture Rooster and Nigel Probert with F.T.Ch. Stauntonvale Buckwheat of Llangynidr.

This year’s event proved to be one of the closest fought international competitions at Scone Palace, Scotland and Ireland battling it out for the top two places respectively  with England and Wales in a close battle for third and fourth. Three dogs returned a top score of 114, Drew Allen, Scottish Retriever and Spaniels, Ireland’s Raymond Wilson and Wales’ Rhys Carpenter .

The International competition turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag with Scotland registering a win after their fourth place at the Game Fair, England in third place after their previous win at the Game Fair and Wales and Ireland reversing their positions.

Despite the disappointing result at Scone Palace, the Team has shown its resilience, consistency and development, each team member personally supporting each other. This can only bode well for future competition.

It was fantastic to have Ceri and Phil, of CSJ K9, at the event with us supporting the Welsh team. A huge thank you to you both for your generosity and continued support.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a successful up and coming trialing season.

Diolch yn Fawr

Alan Rees

Wales Team Captain

The Game Fair 2021, Home Countries International Competition, Ragley Hall

The Game Fair 2021, Home Countries International Competition, Ragley Hall

By Alan Rees

It was great to be back at the Game Fair, after a two year break, due to the pandemic

It was excellent to meet up with friends, new and old, competing with their dogs; Some dogs, not having competed for two years.

The ground and tests were well thought out with some very technical elements, while conditions were at times challenging, with scenting and the cover proving to be trying at  times. Compliments to the two Spaniel judges and two Retriever judges and also to Steve Smith and his team. This is indeed a difficult job.

Over Saturday and Sunday, in a very keenly contested International  competition

Overall winners were England, closely followed by Ireland and  Wales,  and then Scotland. There was fantastic individual performances,  for Wales, Spaniel handler Nathan Quinn returning an impressive winning score of 113 out of Maximum 120, being awarded top Spaniel at the event. Likewise a fantastic performance from Drew Allan, of Scotland returning a score of 117 out of a maximum of 120, winning the top Retriever and dog overall.

The spoils were shared evenly, with Wales winning the top Spaniel team at the event, Ireland winning the top Retriever team, and yet another highlight for Wales was Rhys Carpenter’s performance in the run off for top Spaniel team.

The handlers representing Wales were as follows:

Winning Spaniel team Aled Jones, David Pither, David Gregory, Rhys Carpenter, Nathan Quinn and reserve Julie Thatcher.

Welsh Retriever team, who came a creditable third were Andrew Fisher, Nigel Probert, Mike Jones, Alan Rees, Nigel Probert and reserves Jane Middle and Wendy Glue.

A big personal thank you to CSJ K9, Ceri, Phil and the whole team for your continued support and encouragement. You were sadly missed at the event this year and hope that we will be back together as a full team at Scone Palace in September. DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN.

One special comment from the team – the coats are a big hit, everyone loves them!!

Breaking News

Before the start of the Game Fair I decided, with Aled, that the top three Spaniels and Retrievers would represent Wales at the Four Nations International Gundog Challenge at Scone Palace in September. The team named is as follows –

Spaniels – Rhys Carpenter, Aled Jones, Nathan Quinn ( reserve to be confirmed)

Retrievers – Alan Rees, Andrew Fisher, Nigel Probert ( reserve to be confirmed)

Alan Rees

Wales International Team Captain

Latest report from the Clwyd Retriever clubs Annual working tests

Latest report from the Clwyd Retriever clubs Annual working tests

Clwyd Retriever clubs Annual working tests held on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 2021, both kindly sponsored by CSJ Canine Foods, Bodfari -www.csjk9.com or 01745 710470, who provided the winners with some wonderful goodies for their dogs.

We held our Puppy & Novice test on Saturday 17th and our Open test on Sunday 18th both held at Plas Isaf, Rhosant, Halkyn By invitation of Mrs Price & Mr Ian Jones, which we thank them for as it is wonderful ground and as always the land owners where very supportive and helpful providing water troughs around the ground to help keep the dogs cool.

Well done to all those who were in the awards and to all who competed in the tests and we hope that you all had enjoyable days out running your dogs, although the heat was a challenge over both days.

Judges

Our judges on Saturday were Alan Fryer (A), Victoria Waterfield, Gill Awty & John Benyon and on Sunday Andrew Latham (B), Victoria Waterfield, John Benyon & Kevin Jackson, Who we need to say a big thanks to as both days were extremely challenging in the heat and although we tried to provide shade for the waiting dogs and competitors the judges were out in the sun for most of the day.

Thank you

Big thank you to all the helpers and club committee members who all did an amazing job over both days whether they were throwing dummies, placing or stewarding they made the days run smoothly and for most they helped over the both days which is greatly appreciated as without them the tests just would not be able to run, I hope everyone who came to help enjoyed the days. I would like to say a special thanks to Chris Kettle who helped set up the tests with Glenys Caldwell and who organised all the helpers over the 2 days.

Raising money for Cancer Research UK

And as all the entry fees are being donated to Cancer research U.K, along with all collected in the donation bucket from the 2 days and on my just giving page in memory of Mary Roberts we have raised £1108.40 so far, the just giving page is open until the end of the month so I am hoping that this may increase and will keep you updated at the amount raised for such a worthy cause.

Puppy 6-12 MTHS

  • 1st Anthony Appleton with Abbeyfold Dandelion King of Applebriar
  • 2nd Karen Jones with Caedyah Kelen Music
  • 3rd Lesley Chapman with Our Golden Quill to Canalhouse

Puppy 12 -18 Months

  • 1st Henry Vincent Price with Galloway Rose May
  • 2nd Bill Dewhurst with Claybrow Indiana Copper
  • 3rd Roz McIlroy with Gibbolt Time After It’s Gone

Novice

  • 1st Nicola Pipe with Calonbride Calumet
  • 2nd Phil Goulden with Turpingreen Espinoza
  • 3rd Jackie Owen with Kensteen Tomorrow Dreams of Marianbach
  • C of M Karen Jones with Mood Music Millie
  • C of M Roz McIlroy with Applebriar Jet

And the winner of The Whitter Trophy for the highest score overall on the day, was Anthony Appleton with Abbeyfold Dandelion King of Applebriar scoring 75 out of 80.

Open

  • 1st & The winner of The Mary Roberts Trophy for the highest scoring dog was
  • Paul Edmunds with Kynigos Midnight Magic
  • 2nd Caroline Slater with Glassgreen Alfie
  • 3rd Victoria Stanley with Craigmaddie Nevis
Winners take all the CSJ prizes at South Warwickshire Canine Club July Fun Show

Winners take all the CSJ prizes at South Warwickshire Canine Club July Fun Show

By Tarryn Henson

Tarryn kindly sent us these photos taken as a result of the show we sponsored.

The show season died with the Covid epidemic. Now with the pick up of shows after lockdown ends, our charity fun shows are due to start and CSJ have supported South Warwickshire Canine Club with some products as prizes.

These were won by our members who entered the show. Everyone had a great time and we raised money for Dementia Care. We have 4 shows booked, starting with the latest fun show on 11th July 2021.

The next shows will be held on 8th, 22nd August and 19th September 2021– our Novelty Champ Show. We try to give a goodie bag to our winners 1st to 6th. We’ve enjoyed having your products before.

Follow South Warwickshire Canine Club on Facebook: South Warwickshire Canine Club

Congratulations on achieving RBiS with Hector at the Gorden Setter Association Shows – sponsored by CSJ

Congratulations on achieving RBiS with Hector at the Gorden Setter Association Shows – sponsored by CSJ

By Debra Harker

Here are our principle winners from the two Open Shows you sponsored.  Our exhibitors were blown away with their prizes and I found out a lot already use your herbs… Thank you so much for your generosity, it made our two show truly memorable.

Here’s picture of Hector winning RBIS at our breed Open Show, his first show since February 2020!!  He is still on the CP24 and am trying the Salmon Oil as his coat a bit dull at the moment, will let you know how I get on.

Thank you and best wishes to all the CSJ team.

Debra & Hector and the Officers and Committee of The Gordon Setter Association

Sarah Hawkins is on a winning streak!

Sarah Hawkins is on a winning streak!


By Sarah Hawkins

“Today, I did the novice working test with the Utility Gundog Kent and East Sussex Branch and we went and won it – some tricky tests but he did all I asked of him!”

The event was the Utility Gundog society Kent and East Sussex Novice working test on 27th June 2021. Sarah’s dog’s kennel club name is Nevilldown Jelly Bean, normal name is Opie. He will be three on the 22nd of July.

WALES NAME THEIR TEAM FOR THE 2021 GAME FAIR HOME INTERNATIONAL

WALES NAME THEIR TEAM FOR THE 2021 GAME FAIR HOME INTERNATIONAL

Ragley Hall will be the venue for this year’s Home International, on the 24th & 25th of July, 2021. Saturday, the 24th of July, will see the Retrievers from Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland go head to head in a competition where some of the best Gundogs and handlers in Great Britain compete. Sunday, the 25th of July, will see the best Spaniels and handlers complete the international event. The Welsh Spaniel team will be defending their 2019 title.

 Alan Rees, Wales Team Captain, names the following dogs and handlers, making up this year’s team, after a three week selection process –

Spaniels

5 dogs to run out of Aled Jones with Barcudwen Molly & Brynambor Blaze of Barcudwen, Julie Thatcher with Fuselea Harriett, Rhys Carpenter with Lynchside Shikra, Nathan Quinn with WhiteBeam Warbler, David Gregory with Draigcoch Ella and David Pither with Brynambor Misty.

Retrievers

Andrew Fisher with Kaliture Rooster, Nigel Probert with Drakeshead Drew of  Llangynidr, Mike Jones with Ffynongain Buzzard of Wauniago, Alan Rees with Fendawood Ecclestone at Delfryd, Nigel Probert with F.T.Ch. Stauntonvale Buckwheat of Llangynidr and reserves Jane Middle with Vamp Clover and Wendy Glue with F.T.Ch. Tanyrallt Blue Bloods.

I would like to thank CSJ K9, and personally Ceri, Phil and all the team for their continued support, friendship and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you all at the Game Fair.

Alan Rees

Wales Team Captain

Meet invincible Vince

Here’s a short clip of one of our stockist’s 8 week old Springer Spaniel puppy, Vince enjoying his meal of CSJ Puppy Food. He was the only the puppy to survive out of a litter of 13 born by C Section. His mother developed an infection and her milk bar dried up. He had to be bottle fed every two hours day and night for 2 days. His mum is now fine and getting back into condition ready for the start of the shooting season.


“As Pip was a CP27 puppy, I weaned Vince onto CP27. He’d been a reluctant eater, but my vet was happy enough with his weight gain. My dad commented this morning that I’d used “Puppy” for several generations without issues. Maybe it was worth trying with Vince”.


His nose does not come out of the bowl until the last scrap of food has gone 😁

Mark and Karen Laker pack CSJ at the top of their suitcase

Mark and Karen Laker pack CSJ at the top of their suitcase

By Mark Laker

We’re going to The Orkney Islands and Scotland for our holiday this year for hiking, sightseeing and to catch up with Karen’s family. We’ve also booked a day’s sea kayaking exploring caves and wrecks around Orkney’s coast on what is labelled a ‘novice trip’.

Just before Covid we had joined our local canoe club

I did a lot of slalom canoeing in my youth and am still comfortable in a kayak. Karen on the other hand had a lot of enthusiasm and needed to work on her technique – in fact that is the problem, she only seems to be strong in one arm – going in a straight line alluded her for a while. Then she decided to apply her sports psychology skills, which look like this:

• Think of the dream – paddling in sea caves
• Consider what is needed to achieve that dream
• Break it down into a long term goal – written in current tense with emotions and senses: ‘The rugged beauty of the cliffs covered in nesting birds is mingled with their cries, the smell of the sea and the taste of salt water as we confidently paddle along the coastline.’

Then turn that dream into Short Term Goals written using SCCAMP criteria:

• Specific – By the middle of July I will be able to do a day’s sea kayaking in Orkney.
• Challenging – The trip I’ve booked is for novice paddlers – am I at novice level yet?
• Controllable – I can book sessions and the trip…not to be confused with controlling a sea kayak!
• Achievable – We are now regularly paddling for a couple of an hours at a time
• Measurable – The more I practise the stronger I will be so I will measure how many hours practice we get in.
• Personal – I spent many a happy holiday in Orkney on my uncle’s farm and would love to experience some of the islands from the sea.

Now I consider the skills required to reach those goals

One of the skills I need is to know how to deal with a capsize situation, which we practised last week. I felt my body strength needed to pull myself back into the kayak in water was lacking and so I find myself on a similar fitness regime to agility. Weight loss, planking and running for aerobic strength as well as time on water.

The rest of the holiday we plan to be sightseeing and walking the dogs.

CSJ products are going to be well used:

• Kibble – easy to feed – dry or wet if they need more fluid
• Billy No Mates keeping the fleas and ticks at bay
• Skinny Spray for protection before they go running in moorlands
• Skinny Cream in case of any irritations
• Skinny Dip Shampoo – Chic will surely find something to roll in and I must remember to order,
• DemBones – ideal if they get ‘deli belly’

I hope you have fun planning for your own holiday whether you use it to push yourself to achieve something or are just relaxing.

Press release: No Ake! from CSJ

Press release: No Ake! from CSJ

25.5.21

No Ake! Is a highly potent herb that is aimed at the nutritional maintenance of the dog’s musculo-skeletal system and in particular the inflammatory response.

Composed of Devil’s Claw Root it is extremely effective and can provide that extra bit of help for dogs experiencing acute stiffness of the joints or are perhaps getting over an injury – without the need for steroids or pricey alternatives AND it won’t upset the dog’s tummy.

Here’s what one dog owner posted: “Amazing supplement!!”

“I used No Ake for my elderly golden retriever, Ellie, to ease her aching joints for several years. She only needed vet meds as well from about the age of 15, and lasted past 16 years and 4 months. Thank you CSJ!”

The tiny daily dose can be added to the dog’s dinner on a continuous or ad-hoc basis and is provided in a 100g foil pouch of the dry herbs or in the 250ml liquid form of ‘No Ake! Tincture’.

Find out more about No Ake!

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