CSJ’s Orkney stockist, Alan Clouston, posted on Facebook, “Pleased to see Moose is loving our CP27 puppy food supplied by CSJ Dog Feeds – Orkney Stockist .” He said, “Moose’s owners are giving him the best possible start in life by feeding him CSJ’s premium puppy food – CP27. We got sent some cracking photos of Moose and couldn’t resist sharing the outtake with him eager to get stuck in.”
Ceri Rundle commented, Alan is an excellent stockist and, judging by his many lovely photos of dogs fed on our products, obviously enjoys getting feedback from his clients and seeing how fit and happy their dogs are.
Ceri Rundle, founder and owner of CSJ, who, as usual, sponsored the annual Bodfari Sheepdog Trials on Good Friday and Saturday said, “From 2 days of top-level sheepdog trialling we were delighted to have raised over £400 for such a good cause that is close to the hearts of so many people.
As usual the competition was of the highest standard with the current International Supreme Champion, Dewi Jenkins, winning Saturday’s Open Class with Reserve Champion, Aled Owen, again in second place. There were 5 former International Supreme Champions competing and over 70 dogs running each day.”
The top 6 competitors in both Open classes were presented with mugs designed and supplied by Dr Kelvin Broad – a fellow handler. The initials WA appear at the bottom of each mug’s handle to commemorate CSJ’s sadly missed social media expert Wendy Allen.
On Good Friday, the trial judge was Osian Jones when the top 3 places in the Open Class were:
Open 1. Dylan Davies with Treflys Ben
2. Kevin Evans with Kemi Jack
3. Emyr Jones with Sam
On Saturday the results of the first 3 places in each class under judge Cyril Roberts were:
1. Dewi Jenkins with Tynygraig Meg 3
2. Dewi Jenkins with Clwyd Bob 4 OLF
3. Aled Owen with Llangwm Bud 4
1. Aled Owen with Llangwm Tom 8
2. J.R. Griffith with Ben 20
3. Glynn Howells with Lad 21
Dewi Jenkins posted: “Great start to the season with Tynygraig Meg and Clwyd Bob. Thanks Ceri Rundle and team for a great trial and a great donation for a worthy cause.”
CSJ’s owner and founder Ceri Rundle doesn’t just ‘feed the most Champions in the most canine activities’ … she breeds many of them too, under her Moel affix.
Crufts 2023 was no exception, with Stephen Richardson winning the hotly contested Intermediate Agility Championships with his Border Collie ‘Gamble’, or to give his full title, Agility Champion Moel Gamble Demonic Risk. Stephen is a professional dog agility trainer based in Cumbria with over 20 years’ experience in agility.
Ceri says, “We really enjoyed the TV coverage and spotting so many people who feed CSJ doing so well in a variety of activities. It was thrilling to see Toni Dawkins and her Miniature American Shepherd win the nail-biting Medium Agility Final, which gave Tiger his Champion title to become Agility Champion Bachero Cross My Heart.” Toni later posted, ‘Thanks to my bestest pals and to CSJ who have now sponsored me for the best part of 20 years.’
Ceri continued, “In the Gundog rings, amongst so many enjoying their day was Debra Harker with Hector, her beautiful Gordon Setter Ch. Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick JW, who was shortlisted in a fantastic Open class and James Reavil of Cwnsaethu Gundog Training with his lovely Vizsla dog Nadorpusztai Gore at Cwnsaethu getting a VHC in Junior.”
Whilst Crufts was in full swing Ceri, herself a world-renowned sheepdog trainer and triallist, heard the news that another CSJ user, Kevin Evans, had won the EU Nursery Championship 2023 in Belgium on 12th March with Kemi Jack and also his Balearic Meg coming 6th .
Ceri added, “Congratulations to everyone, unfortunately just too numerous to mention!”
In the 24 years since Ceri Rundle and her father were struggling to find good food at an affordable price for their working Border Collies the word has spread about their CSJ products throughout all canine activities.
Ceri says, “As dyed in the wool owners, breeders and competitors we truly understand the varying needs of dogs within the now huge variety of dog sports from flyball to gundogs and even dancing with dogs.”
She goes on, “We feed the most Champions in the most sports as well as pets which themselves have particular needs such as defence from fleas and lice (Billy No Mates!herbs), or Calm Down! (our herb supplement aimed at dogs in stressful situations such as thunder or fireworks).”
It makes all the years of commitment worthwhile when we hear from happy owners about their successes, typical of which are …
Canisports competitor Chelsea-Anne Lee who won the 2021 / 2022 Championship at Newnham in two categories – Champion 4 Dog Rig (Tony with Ted, Wally, Kai and Nero) and Champion Male Bikejor (Tony racing Nala). Chelsea-Anne told us, ‘Our team as you know is made up of 6 rescue sheepdogs and a staffy x husky. As the interest in canisports grows there will always be a desire for purpose bred dogs for the sport (that’s what makes it such a spectacle to watch) however we are keen to show that rescue dogs can compete just as well and ultimately provide plenty of fun whilst doing so.’
Debra Harker with her beautiful Gordon Setter, Hector – Sh Ch Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick JW – who sent us this photo and comments, ‘Hector gained his 6th CC at Birmingham National on Saturday, as ever fed on CSJ CP21 and Salmon oil. Lots of lovely comments about how good he looks and I know what you put in counts so much.’
Ceri concludes, “People’s dogs mean so much to them and, as grass roots owners ourselves, we understand why, so will consistently strive to offer the very best in nutrition at the best possible price to help give their dogs full, healthy and happy lives.”
Nigel Probert of Llangynidr Gundogs contacted Ceri Rundle of CSJ with this exciting news about the Kennel Club International Team Test held at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire on 16th and 17th June.
“When I was asked by the Kennel Club to Captain the UK gundog team for 2022 it felt an honour and a privilege to be asked. My first task was to select a team so I asked the captains of England, Ireland and Scotland to pick me a dog from their selection process.
This was done slightly different in Wales and I asked two independent panel judges to set a course and to judge the selection as I had to take part in running in the selection myself. Fortunately, I was the highest scoring on that day so I was picked to represent Wales.
The Team was picked as follows Nigel Probert . David Logan . Kieron Coey . Adam Snare
Day one of the competition consisted of a walk up with water retrieves included then followed on to a drive scenario picking 4 retrieves at 200yrds plus over a steep bank valley. This was pushing the dogs due to the extreme temperatures that we had over the two days, but with careful management of wetting the dogs and staying in the shade between retrieves as much as possible, we could keep their performance up.
End of day one we were in second position, a few points behind Netherlands but all to play for – anything could happen…
Day two consisted of five double retrieves in a variety of woodland and open grassland scenes – memories and blinds.
Our performance stayed consistent but we dribbled points here and there (which was similar to the other teams) but thankfully no zeros!! By the end, the consistent performance of all our dogs then pushed the UK Gundog Team into first position – it was tight with Ireland only 5 points behind but we did it!
I would like to thank CSJ for the dedicated help and sponsorship that they always provide for Gun dog International Events. Without sponsors such as CSJ we wouldn’t be able to take our dogs to these events so it is very much appreciated.”
Final scores were :-
1st – Great Britain 1048 points
2nd – Ireland 1043 points
3rd – Italy 1027 points
4th – Netherlands 1006 points
Kieron Coey also sent this …
“Ceri, I want to personally thank you for CSJs support over the last few days, I hope we did you proud. It is refreshing to see a company still prepared to support working dogs of all varieties in these difficult times. I struggled for at least 18 months before finding a food that agreed with Ralph (Int. Ftch Crosstone Trickster) trying everything from the cheapest to very expensive before discovering CSJ at the Moira Game Fair and we have not looked back, feeding fit and fast for the last 5 years. Once again thank you very much.
David Logan also messaged
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to CSJ, Phil and yourself for everything you have done over the weekend for the team. It is greatly appreciated!”
CSJ were delighted to hear from Matt Hodgson that he’d achieved Silver in the 2 dog 2 category on snow at the World Sleddog Association/IFSS World Championships in Sweden.
Matt said, “I wanted to thank you for your support, the dogs did me proud and we achieved Silver in the 2 dog 2 category – the highest placed GB adult ever on snow at a WSA World Championships!”
The event was held on 10th to 12th March and started and finished in Östersund’s famous ski arena, which also was the venue for the 2019 the Biathlon World Championship and the 2021 Biathlon World Cup Finals.
For logistical reasons the races had been moved from Ramundberget the city of Östersund where their world-class arena was able to showcase to the world the very best the sled dog sport has to offer.
Entrants were racing on excellent trails and competitors came from many countries, with Matt racing against mushers from countries including Belgium, Sweden and Italy.
CSJ say, “We are so proud of Matt’s and his dogs’ achievement. The energy expended by these fabulous Nordic breeds in these competitions is huge and the humans also need to be extremely fit and focussed – well done Matt!”
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Tics, fleas, ticks and lice have been hating CSJ’s herbal supplement Billy No Mates! since its introduction in 2006, but customers and their dogs and cats love it!
This year’s mild winter weather has enabled tics and other pesky critters to thrive and already cause problems for dogs and cats … soBilly No Mates! has again been the ‘go to’ product for relief. Now available in tincture or dry form it’s an easy to use, effective and natural product composed of an aromatic combination of mint, seaweed, fenugreek, neem leaves and lemon balm and is simply added to the dog or cat’s food or treats.
For customers who’ve yet to discover it CSJ recommend that, “As Billy No Mates! is a natural product it can take up to 6 weeks to become totally effective so it’s a good idea to start using it straight away – and if owners suspect their dog or cat already has fleas they should consider using our Skinny Dip Shampoo and Skinny Spray first.”
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CSJ are delighted that their couriers, DPD, deemed the UK’s most sustainable delivery company, are doubling the size of their all-electric Green Fleet.
DPD have ordered 750 Maxus edeliver vehicles and are already delivering green to UK cities.
As an eco-conscious company CSJ are committed to an ongoing process of making their business as green as possible and actively seek to work with like-minded suppliers and partners.
CSJ’s owner and founder Ceri Rundle says, “We are consciously looking at everything we do and recently started encouraging customers to cut down on their number of deliveries by for example ordering in multiples of 2 bags so halving the deliveries and delivery costs to themselves.
Also, earlier this year, we re-launched our Billy No Mates! flea, tick and mites easy use tincture in a bottle made from recycled milk bottle tops!
Ceri adds, “Last year’s March Covid 19 lockdown illustrated what a huge difference the lack of traffic made to air quality and the environment in a very short time and this reinforced our determination to continue to strive for sustainability and green opportunities in every step of our processes.”
CSJ’s range of treats and training rewards are tops for trainers, handlers and pet owners.
Ceri Rundle says, “All our treats are natural and contain specific ingredients aimed at benefitting health“.
Poppets are a low-calorie wheat gluten free treat which include our Get Over! herbs to aid mobility and Fishcuits (made from 85% fresh wild salmon and 15% salmon meal) are extremely palatable and nutritious and great for dogs that can’t tolerate grain. For example, our crunchy Dem Bones! contain effective levels of charcoal and herbs to help clean teeth, freshen bad breath and ‘eliminate’ bad instances of gas!
Our Training Tipssemi-moist 80% meat treats with cranberry and blackcurrant are air-dried for extra flavour and owners tell us their dogs go wild for them. Whilst Pemmican Energy bars are a powerful, high energy feed block that has been specially formulated for working dogs such as gundog, agility dogs, flyballers, racing sled dogs, search and rescue dogs, as well as those in training or stressed show dogs.
Other examples are Gnaw Rolls which are delicious semi-moist 80% meat treats with seaweed and parsley so ideal for a reward while benefiting oral health, whilst Fish’n’Hips ingredients include devils claw, turmeric and oleogrape to help support the joints… they’re highly palatable and low in fat so perfect for older or overweight dogs.”
Ceri adds, “Coming from a working dog background I understand that all dogs are different and our ranges of food, herb supplements and treats are very comprehensive because they are designed to meet the real needs of dogs in differing circumstances and situations … as well as of course being very tasty!”
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’.