Suco Sled Dogs collect silver and bronze at Pembrey

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.


Congratulations Will Clulee on a superb season. ‘Tink’ – Championship Winner 2020  F.T.CH Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen was made up to Champion this season.

Congratulations Will Clulee on a superb season. ‘Tink’ – Championship Winner 2020  F.T.CH Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen was made up to Champion this season.

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Will Clulee is a CSJ sponsored gundog handler.

This season’s wins –

IMG_2722Tink – 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

A10I4527.jpg tink & trophiesRichy – 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

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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

Arfon Working Gundog Club Report Open AV Retriever Trial

P1000237 (2)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)

Report from the open cocker spaniel trial at Embelhope

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

G Dobbie

Emblehope and Burngrange Estate Northumberland
Open Cocker

Essex Working Trials Society – Championship Working Trial

“Thanks once again for sponsoring our Championship Working Trial.”  Penny Bann


Congratulations to: TD and CC winner: WTCh. Glenalpine Peg with Julie Atkins 


WD winner: Pam Clark with Lupintoonz Black Phoenix 


CD winner: Lauren Marlow with Petal Power


UD winner: Mick Tustain with Vonhauswolf Voldemort


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Shannonside Gundog Club trial report

IMG_20191109_1545449th Nov saw Shannonside Gundog Club hold its third trial of the year in Glenoo.

A 16 dog open stake for retrievers. Glenoo is a fantastic venue where judges have plenty of scope to put the dogs through their paces, to find a winner.

A huge debt of gratitude must go to Tom Woods and his team who are so accommodating where it comes to hosting trials. This day was no different. The birds flew really well, and the team of guns were very skilled in bringing down game.

I would like to thank the judges, who all are running Open dogs and would have welcomed the chance to run their dogs. They instead gave up their day to Judge. They were Gary Wilson, Danny Behan, Sean Kearney and Trevor Doherty.

To the competitors who came to support this trial, Shannonside GD Club would like to acknowledge your part in making these days viable. As we all know, trialling is an ever increasing financial burden so thank you to you all.

Finally I would like to thank CSJ Dog food for their continued sponsorship

Quality dog food fuels all our dogs, so it is great for the club to have the support of this company CSJ. For your dog food requirements please contact Keith Freeburn (+447729423620) for your nearist CSJ stockist.

Three dogs finished, and all were graded excellent

1st – Anthony Reilly with FTCh Kilgola Lola.
2nd – John Behan with Quarry pool Glenda.
3rd – David Fitzpatrick with Mayberry Little Button.

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Arfon Working Gundog Club -16 dog A V Novice Spaniel Stake 2019

P1000210 (2)The Arfon Working Gundog Club held its 16 dog A V Novice Spaniel Stake at the Carrog Shoot, Carrog, Clwyd on the 30th October 2019 by kind permission of Mr James Tuner.

The judges were Mr Kevin A Powell and Mr Noel Parry. The Guns were Mr Eifion Roberts, Mr Howard Latham. Mr Graham Burton and Mr Ian Ross.

The weather was overcast but dry with a cold wind, the ground was a mixture of white grass, gorse, heather and bracken. As the wind got colder the birds got more scares and our host moved us to a more sheltered area where where we were able to complete the trial.

I would like to thank our host, the judges, the guns,the helpers and for the continuing support of our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.

Results below you will notice that all the spaniels in the awards are female and for the first time in my recollection we have two lady handlers in the awards.




First – Kipperidge Diamond ESSB – handler Adrian Slater

Second – Dawsonlee Krystal ESSB – handler Richard Wells

Third – Betley Court Holly ESSB – handler David Ross

Fourth – Edgegrove Stich of Cudannsa ESSB – handler Louise Allen

COM – Scafell Swift ESSB – handler Angela Atkins

Guns Choice – Royal Engineers Lady ESSB – handler David Wilkes


Photo L-R – Steve Jamesy (helper) Eifion Roberts (Gun), Noel Parry (Judge), Howard Latham (Gun), James Tuner (HOst), David Wilkes, Ian Ross (Gun), Adrian Sleter, Richard Wells, Angele Atkin, David Ross, Louise Allen, Graham Burton (Gun), Kevin Powell (Judge)