“Very Happy – never achieved so high a place in Obedience” Kath Hardman

1st B.jpgBy Kath Hardman

Here’s HTM Team Dog Denby with his first place prize from OBEDIENCE today at Worcester Show.   His first and my first ever win at level B!!   Just need 2 more B Wins and then get 3 qualifiers to compete for Crufts Tickets!

CSJ 4.jpg

Love the CSJ First Prize and funny seeing me in HTM Team GB on the cover of the enclosed magazine, plus a sample of the food I feed him, the Fruit ‘n’ Mutt !bar and a bottle of Turmertinc!  WOW!!

CSJ 2.jpg

 

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

Bearded Collie Club (Scottish Branch) Premier HTM Competition

Photograph credit to Graeme Mcculloch & Nicole Bowman

For prints, please visit: www.nb-photography.co.uk

Photos in no particular order

64441306_652791655185406_6897006875036876800_n

What a great success the Heelwork to Music Show was this year.

As I write this my Facebook page is filled with posts from people sharing their photos and congratulations to the organisers and helpers and there are many more messages on the Dog Dance Forums. The feedback has been great and included positive comments on our DJ who goes above and beyond the call of duty, the wonderful home baking that Anne brings (OMG that mouthwatering fudge), the calm environment as well as the friendly welcome and the lovely venue.

The weather could have been kinder to us with the first day being a little damp, but the second day picked up greatly. And despite our sharing the venue with a wedding the venue staff were so very supportive and helpful – as indeed they always are.

64659340_1642713479196142_4478390076308455424_n (1)

Over the two days we have sixteen classes and the entries this year were spread fairly evenly across these classes

The Starters Classes saw Jackie McLaughlin and Brachen in all four classes. In the Heelwork Classes they performed to ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’ by Lonnie Donegan. This routine had lots of comic elements with Brachen pushing his bin across the ring and finishing with his head in the dustbin and they picked up a 4th and a 6th place.

Lanark Dog Show Class 1,2,3

Starters Freestyle also saw Kathryn Death and Quista (Runival Winter Sky) performing to ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness

The theme was a school with Kathryn dressed in a mortar board and gown and with Quista starting and finishing sitting up on a bench. They had lots of props to help tell their story from a lunch bag to dunces’ cap and Quista enjoyed weaving amongst these. They finished just outside the top six places in seventh, but we have something for everybeardie at our show so they received the Best Bearded Collie in Class Rosette which Anne Stewart has sponsored since our first ever show. Jackie McLaughlin and Brachen were also in this class performing to Pick a Pocket by Victor Spinetti and Boys and provided an entertaining routine which included some very memorable tricks with Brachen ‘drinking’ out of a bottle, jumping on Jackie’s back and hiding in a box. They picked up a place and a great deal of applause and laughter.

Novice Heelwork saw Marie Docherty and Mr. Walt I Am Wooly Wonka aka Walter in the Novice classes

They did training rounds on both days as Marie has only had Walter for around 15months and he is in his fourth home having come via Beardie Rescue. The freestyle routine was very entertaining with Marie and Walter performing as ‘children’ playing to ‘See Emily Play’ by Pink Floyd. This was full of some really unusual and well executed tricks such as Walter spinning a box and some super control as he waited in his window to be called out to play.

On Friday, Jackie Riddell was also in this class with her working Beardie, Miss B’haven Redefined performing to ‘Calling All Workers’ by Eric Coatest Symphony Orchestra. Afraid I didn’t see the routine but in the places were Michelle Porter and Jax Factor – no he’s not a Beardie but Michelle is on our Committee. Jaxon the Bichon Frise pulled off 4th place in this class of 14.

More Lanark Dog Show Class 1,2,3

 

Michelle and Luna (Princess Punk) were in the Intermediate classes

In the Heelwork to Music Class and performing to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ they were pipped into 2nd place, unlucky since this partnership are one win away from making it into Advanced HTM. In the Freestyle where they are also just waiting for their second win, they picked up a 4th and a 5th place performing to ‘Touch the Sky’ by Julie Fowlis from the Disney film ‘Brave’.

The Advanced Classes had three Beardies – all mine!

And we had a very successful show, Dare (Dare to be a Daniel) won the Freestyle classes on both days performing our routine to ‘Eyes Shut’ by Years and Years. The theme is about not being able to see the damage being done to the world. She was a very lucky girl as her ‘sister’ Google finished second in the Freestyle on the first day on exactly the same score with Dare only beating her as her Musical Interpretation Score was higher.

Google’s performance was to Lily Allen’s ‘Somewhere’. This routine has some spectacular moves which really showcase the athleticism of a young bouncing Beardie such as jumping onto my back and into my arms. However, the Freestyle was all about Dare as she added the Crufts Semi Final Qualifier to her Heelwork Qualifier gained earlier in the year.

Class 3

The Advanced heelwork was won by Gertie (Runival Snowcrystal) on the first day and on the second day she qualified for the Crufts Semi Finals

Her music was ‘Sway’ by Il Divo and the interpretation is all about cleaning! I arrive in the ring with my able assistant Gertie, I take off my coat, remove my duster, decide to pick up a polish spray and we do some cleaning, including dusting Gertie’s bottom. Of course, cleaning is not as much fun as dancing so the polish is discarded and at the end we are dancing.

Clases 4.5.6

We have annual trophies that are presented at the show and this year the Scottish Starter of the Year Trophy went to Jackie McLaughlin and Bearded Collie, Brachen

This trophy is awarded to the Starter with the most points over the year leading up to the show. The other Annual Trophies include The Backstage Trophy which this year went to Willie the Health and Safety Officer at the Market who is a constant support, The Pat Scott Memorial Trophy for the best newcomers in Starters Freestyle across both days that went to Deborah Morgan and her NSDTR Fitznitser Amber Eclipse, and the Bonnie (Runival Sgurr an Lochain) Trophy for the best newcomers in Starters Heelwork across both days which went to Lynn McFarlane and her Labrador, Gallowmar Midnight Morna.

Class 4,5 and 6

We had new sponsors this year with CSJ providing prizes for the top four places in each class

This is very generous and we hope they will continue their sponsorship into next year. We also have Tunnocks to thank for continuing their sponsorship and of course Penny and John Mansfield who sponsor the beautiful rosettes and sashes. And As I have already mentioned Anne Stewart for those stunning Best Bearded collie rosettes for every class.

It would be remiss of me not to thank all the people who help out. So many folks step up to make sure the many tasks required to ensure the show runs smoothly are undertaken such as helping competitors with their props, making sure the running order is adhered to, timing and so much more! Ken Handley so very kindly does our Scoring program which we so very much appreciate.

The Thursday night laying of the carpet and setting up always bring people to help and we genuinely could not do It without them. A big shout out to Marguerite Robertson and Helen in particular who give up their time and don’t even take part in the show, and a massive thank you to everyone else who helps out too.

If you are interested in getting involved in Heelwork to Music or Freestyle our Branch is in a very fortunate position of having plenty of experienced people who can help you with advice or point you in the direction of your nearest class or workshop. So do get in touch with Anne Stewart, Michelle Porter or myself via our Facebook page:

Bearded Collie Club (Scottish Branch) Premier HTM Competition

Class 4, 5 and 6

 

Overall we received 80 entries making 105 routines on Friday and 97 on Saturday

We had people from all over the UK. Lots of different breeds of dogs including gorgeous:

  • Crossbreeds Bearded Collies
  • Border Collies
  • Working Sheep Dogs
  • Toy Poodle
  • Bichon Frise
  • Labradors
  • Australian Shephed Dogs
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Cocker Spaniels
  • English Springer Spaniels
  • Chihuahua; Border Terrier
  • Chinese Crested Powder Puff
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Doberman
  • Golden Retriever
  • Pyrenean Sheepdog
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Pug
  • Whippet

Note. All the dogs mentioned by name are Beardies

Lanark Dog Show Classes; 7,8,9,10,11

The CSJ Big Sporting Dog Quiz Of The Year Check your answers here…

 

Screenshot 2019-02-05 at 14.56.38Agility

By Steven Richardson

Q1). How many championship tickets do you need to become an agility champion?
A). 3 championship tickets

Q2). What faults are incurred for a pole being knocked down?
A). 5 faults are incurred

Q3). What is the highest grade you can get to in Kennel Club shows?
A). Grade 7

Canicross

By Ben Robinson

Q4).What is the (stretched) length of the most commonly used canicross bungee line?
A): 2metres.

By Ben Robinson

Q5). What age can dogs compete in canicross competiton?
A): 1 year old.

By Lucy Matthews

Q6). What is the standard race distance for canicross?
A): 5km

Flyball

By Sam Bawden

Q7). How long is a flyball lane from the line to the box?
A). 51 foot

Q8). What consists of a multi breed flyball team?
A). 3 or 4 recognised breeds and one cross breed permitted

Q9). What is the fastest team time recorded?
A). 14.74 Tails We Win

Gundogs

By Andy Cullen

Q10).What does HPR mean?
A) Hunt Point Retriever.
Q11). Name three types of working Spaniel?
A) English Springer Cocker Spaniel Clumber Spaniel
Q12). What is a blind retrieve?
A) A retrieve the dog is sent for but hasn’t seen

HTM

By Kath Hardman

Q13). Is a dog allowed to compete whilst on a lead in HTM or Freestyle?
A). NO. A dog must be off lead whilst competing.

Q14). In Heelwork To Music, how many official positions can the dog work in?
A). 8 on the left or right hand side of the handler, facing forward or backward, across the front or back of the handler

Q15). What are the allocated maximum marks to be obtained for each of the three categories which are judged in HRM and Freestyle?
A. Content and Flow, Accuracy and Team Performance and Musical Interpretation, eachallocated a maximum of 10 marks

Obedience

By Jeannie Gee

Q16). What side does a dog usually do heelwork on in competitive obedience?
A: Left

By Mary Ray

Q17). Which is the first class that features sendaway as a test?
A: B

By Mary Ray

Q18). From which class do dogs have to retrieve the judge’s article?
A).:B

Sheepdogs

By Ceri Rundle

Q19) Who was first lady to win International Supreme Champs – when and where?
A). Julie Hill won the International in 1996 held at Chatsworth
Q20). How many handlers make up each Home Nations Team to go and compete at the annual International Championships?
A). 20 handlers (15 singles plus 1 reserve; 2 brace; 1 driving and 1 Young Handler).
Q21). Which Musketeer was mentioned in the first AWwD series?
A). d’Artagnan

Showdogs

By Emma Gates

Q22). How many Challenge Certificates must a dog win to become UK Champion?
A). 3
Q23). What does BIS stand for?
A). Best in Show
Q24). Which of the 7 groups in the UK is the border collie part of?
A. Pastoral

Sleddogs

By Mary Carter

Q25). If you want to tell your husky team to take a right turn, what command would you give?
A. Gee!
Q26. Which CSJsponsored handler won the IFSS European Championship in 2018 and the WSA World Championship in 2017?
A).John Carter
Q27). In Sleddog racing, what term is given to the metal anchor that is used to hold a Sleddog team from moving forward when racing in the snow?
A). Snow hook

 

Thank You!

Heelwork to Music competition held in Kinver, Stourbridge

thumbnail_IMG_20181121_193138Thank you for your sponsorship of winning packs for our Heelwork to Music competition held in Kinver, Stourbridge on October 27th.

An excellent day was had by all, at the Westglen Heelwork to music competition held in Kinver. 130 handlers and their dogs competed in both heelwork and freestyle with the winning teams winning a bag of goodies generously donated by CSJ dog food. Max in the photo particularly liked the treats he had won!

Karen Braden
Westglen Heelwork to Music Dog Club,

Team GB at the OEC in Switzerland 2018

By Kath Hardman

Photos by Lucy Heath

Well it’s a week now since we competed as Team GB at the OEC in Switzerland and without your sponsorship – it would have been near impossible to get the team there and back.

43691968_10161031837235445_816786184222015488_o

Three days travel to get there and we cut it to two days travel  at 800 plus miles each way and three days competing – it was a very busy time and has taken us all some time to recover!

Team GB were placed 3rd in the Heelwork To Music Championship and 7th in the Freestyle Championship. 

The event was Live Streamed although I’m not sure how successful this was due to poor internet connections but there will be a DVD of the entire event produced shortly.    The Team performed really well which sadly was not reflected by the judges markings and it’s not just the Team that felt this way but fellow competitors and those at home who managed to watch.

So once again – THANK YOU Ceri and CSJ for your support.  The entire team is truly grateful.

Regards,

Kath Hardman

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2018 YNYS MON Heelwork to Music Show

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Find out the results from the 2018 YNYS MON Heelwork to Music Show on 30th June 2018 & 31st June 2018. See the photos here:

IMG_7020IMG_6997IMG_6995IMG_6993IMG_6991IMG_6986IMG_6984IMG_6982IMG_6980IMG_6978IMG_6895

Thanks for the photos and details to Maggie Blackhouse. Find out more