MFSRC Summer Test Report

summer test 2017By Lorna Gray
Our Summer test took place at Ralia Estate by the kind permission of Mr Alasdair Findlay and Head Keeper Mr Alistair Lyon. In between showers we had blue skies and really quite a pleasant day with a great atmosphere and a few new faces which is always good to see. The spaniel tests were sponsored by CSJ and Tain Pottery, and once again we thank them for their continued support. Several committee members are using CSJ foods and are very happy with how their dogs are looking and going on it.
The tests were judges by Mr Peter Holmes and Mr William Drummond accompanied by a team of dedicated dummy throwers, some of whom did get a bit of a soaking, thanks from the club and the competitors to all of them for giving up their time.
Results were as follows:
Spaniel Puppy
1st Ryan Hoggan – Caulliechat Rosina
2nd Fraser MacDougall – Shiel Wonder
3rd Barry Lamb – Salrowbra Ruby’s Sunshine
Novice
1st Martyn Ryan – Glenugie’s Quickfire
2nd James Groat – Deepfleet Muller
3rd Barry Lamb – Salrowbra Ruby’s Sunshine
Open
1st Graham Clark – Broomfied Gnat
2nd Eddie Scott – Chyknell Golden Eagle
3rd Nicola Hannan – Sealpin Sugar Spun Sister of Druimmuir
Photo L-R: Jimmy Groat; Ryan Hoggan; Peter Holmes; Graham Clark; Nicola Hannan; Eddie Scott; William Drummond & (kneeling) Fraser MacDougall

CSJ Charity Test for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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By Alison Sorley

I held a charity test on Saturday on behalf of CSJ Dogfood for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a lovely day and raised £1200.00. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of all the members of the Scottish Gundog clubs coming along and supporting these charities and also all the persons donating prizes for raffles, auctions etc.

I have to add a huge thank you to Mike Henderson from the Hillend Tavern who donated a hidden malt whisky bottle, which had to be guessed by individuals at £1.00 a go. This raised £100, also 4 x 24 packs of Best beer for auction. Much appreciated Mike!

Thanks to Ceri and Phil for prizes – we missed your presence this year. The judges J. Douglas, D. Sorley, E. Munro Ferguson and G. Spacey, Laura, Jean and Elinor for their help with the admin etc. Especially for the dummy throwers who put themselves forward every week. Thank you and especially to our speaker Mr Fred MacAulay.

The £1200.00 was absolutely brilliant – thank you again to all who contributed to help raise this amount for this amazing charity.

Results

Puppy

1st – A. Adamson – Rumbleton Zak of Witchmyre

2nd – A. Fairweather – Craigmillour Venus

3rd – J.Nicol – Belneiden Delta

Novice

1st – A. Adamson – Rumbleton Zak of Witchmere

2nd – C. Johnston – Nellsecundus River Drive

3rd – J. Hood – Polmaise Fala Crow

Open

1st – G. Buchan – Misty Longa

2nd- C. Johnston – Nellsecundus River Drive

3rd – C. Court

Thank you,

Alison Sorley

 

Arfon Working Gundog Club Club AV Retriever Test – 4 June 2017

DSC_1457The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a working test on the 4 June 2017 for AV Retrievers. This was held at Bodrida Farm, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Peter Rogers.

Judges were Glenys Caldwell, Gareth Lewis and P Wesley Travis. Many thanks to the helpers and sponsors CSJ & Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
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Results
The lady handlers came to the fore with a clean sweep in the Novice and first and third in Open

Novice

First – Mrs Jackie Owen with Muggleswick Cha Cha of Marianbach lab b
Second – Mrs Jackie Owen with Kentrecim Chooting Star of Marianbach labb
Third – Mrs Elaine Chapel with Crooksber Lark lab b
Fourth – Mrs Elaine Chappel with Wapsac Wagtail lab b
Open

First – Mrs Kim Dutton with Shady Acres Teardrop lab b
Second – Gary McCarthy with Muggleswick Samba lab d
Third – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab d
Fourth – R Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab d
COM – Ryan McKnight with Loughgasher Nifty Nick of Gunnarah lab dog

First Picture – P Wesley Travis (Judge), Gareth Lewis (Judge), Victoria Waterfield, Kim Dutton, Gary McCarthy, Harvey Jones, Glenys Caldwell (Judge), Ryan McKnight, Jackie Owen.

Second Picture – Jackie Owen & Kim Dutton

Arfon’s Retriever Test Report

By Gwilym Williams

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The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their first test for AV Retrievers on Sunday 9th April 2017 at an excellent new venue Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and the Headkeeper Mr Steve Cadman.

Results

Puppies up to 12 months
1st – Christopher Joseph Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16 2nd- Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20.4.16
3rd – Harvey Jones with Skiffle Legend lab dog 6.5.16
4th – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16

COM – Paul Murphy with Elsmore Paige lab bitch 2.6.16

Puppies up to 18 months
1st – Christopher Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
2nd – Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20,4.16
3rd – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
4th – Danny Wells handling Ian Griffiths’ Mossborough Flint lab dog 29.11.15

Novice
1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch 2nd – Kim Dutton with – Shadyacres Teardrop lab bitch
3rd – Victoria Waterfield with Kenquartz Dame Sibyl lab bitch 4th – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail lab bitch

Open
1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
2nd – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab dog
3rd – Paul W Travis with Brackenbird Lucas lab dog
COms – Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab dog
Morwenna Hext Howe with FTCH Labdon Lewis of Minstead lab dog

Wales Team at the Skinner’s World Cup Retriever Event

Blog posting by Alan Rees

Vikki Stanley, Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert

Vikki Stanley, Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert. Photo by Lorna Gray

Cawdor Estate, Nairn, Scotland- 13th & 14th May 2017.

This year’s World Cup event for Retrievers witnessed 15 countries, each with a team of 4 Retrievers, congregating at Drynachan Lodge, on the well known Scottish Sporting estate, by kind invitation of Lord & Lady Cawdor.

We were all welcomed with the sound of a lone piper on a glorious Saturday morning and the excitement was palpable amongst all that attended. As one of the five judges invited, it was clear to me from the outset that Roddy Forbes and his son Fraser, with an army of helpers, had designed a series of challenging tests, five double retrieves on the first day followed by five further single tests on the second. This would raise the bar for this competition to another level in its fourteen year history, with retrieves on all types of terrain with dogs being required to retrieve from across the Findorn river.

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Nigel Probert handling Slipside Danny Jones

Wales had to make two late changes to the selected team due to Mark and Jamie Bettinson’s withdrawal and in came Vikki Stanley, running two dogs, joining Haydn Willmott and Nigel Probert. At the end of the first day Denmark lead comfortably from second placed England by a clear 35 points. Behind England in third were Holland a further 13 points adrift. Wales, who had their problems, were lying in fifth place 90 points off the leaders, but with everything to play for on a second day in the grounds of the picturesque Cawdor Castle.

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Haydn Willmott handling Stykes Boy Llangynidr.

At close of play on the second day Denmark were worthy winners with 1028 points out of a possible 1200,  England narrowly missing out by 8 points in second place with 1020, with Holland holding onto third place, just ahead of host nation Scotland.

Wales finished in fifth place on 935 points, with the four dogs and handlers returning scores of 243 for Vikki’s first dog, 238 for Nigel, 259 for Haydn and 195 for Vikki’s second dog. This was a creditable performance from the four Welsh dogs over a very challenging course.

Vikki Stanley. Photo by Lorna Gray

Vikki Stanley

I felt very humbled and honoured to have been invited to judge this event due to my close affinity to Roddy and his family and the Cawdor Estate. It was a magnificent two days and the atmosphere was electric with a good crowd of spectators in attendance.

Again, I would like to personally thank Ceri, Phil and All at CSJ for their continued support of the team and for their generous sponsorship.

Diolch o galon.

As we now turn our attention to the Home Internationals, the Four Nations international challenge at Scone Palace, Perth and the Game Fair Four Nations International at Hadfield House, watch this site for further information on team selections.

Alan Rees

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Photo by Alan Rees

More info and photos from Lorna Gray
I was at the Skinners Retriever World Cup last weekend and took the photos of the Welsh team. It was a really good weekend hosted and superbly organised. Conditions were dry, warm and mainly sunny with a great atmosphere. 15 teams competed and the eventual winners were Denmark, followed by England then the defending champions Holland. See the photos above.

April Report for the Arfon WGC Retriever Test

DSCF0737The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their first test for AV Retrievers on Sunday 9th April 2017 at an excellent new venue Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and the headkeeper Mr Steve Cadman.

The judges were Mike Allen, Dave Gallimore and W F Williams. Many thanks to our hosts for allowing us to use the ground the, judges and all the helpers and the competitors for their support who all contributed to making it a successful day, also CSJ and Gary McCarthy our sponsors.

Results

Puppies up to 12 months
  • 1st – Christopher Joseph Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
  • 2nd- Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20.4.16
  • 3rd – Harvey Jones with Skiffle Legend lab dog 6.5.16
  • 4th – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
  • COM – Paul Murphy with Elsmore Paige lab bitch 2.6.16
Puppies up to 18 months
  • 1st – Christopher Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
  • 2nd – Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20,4.16
  • 3rd – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
  • 4th – Danny Wells handling Ian Griffiths’ Mossborough Flint lab dog 29.11.15

Novice

  • 1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
  • 2nd – Kim Dutton with – Shadyacres Teardrop lab bitch
  • 3rd – Victoria Waterfield with Kenquartz Dame Sibyl lab bitch
  • 4th – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail lab bitch
Open
  • 1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
  • 2nd – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab dog
  • 3rd – Paul W Travis with Brackenbird Lucas lab dog
  • Coms – Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab dog, Morwenna Hext Howe with FTCH Labdon Lewis of Minstead lab dog
Photo: L-R back D Gallimore (Jundge), W F Williams (Judge), Paul M Travis, R Harvey Jones, Morwenna Hext Howe, Mike Allen (Judge), Victoria Waterfield
Front Paul Murphy, Jackie McHugh

Berwyn wins best puppy in breed at Crufts

by Sarah Finch

Field Trial secretary for the Brittany Club of Great Britain.

We’re a big fan of your food – its pretty much the only thing my boy will eat. He’s finishing off a bag of Fit and Fast!, then he’ll be moving on to Hike On! as we increase our training before the shooting season. Brittanys hunt wide and fast, so they cover a lot of ground. Plus my boy only has a small appetite, so he needs the calories. He’s also having the Salmon Oil, and he gets some of the Kronch Bar if we’re out all day. He’s a picky sod, but he loves the salmon food – so it’s nice to have a range of options that are all salmon-based. He’s doing really well on the food too – going nicely in the field and looking good for the show ring, he got best puppy in breed at Crufts.

My boy’s name is Jassendue Manet’s Medley, pet name Berwyn. He was 10 months at Crufts and 8 months in the hunting photos.

Find out more about about berwyn’s favourite CSJ products:

Fit ‘n’ Fast

Hike On!

Salmon Oil