Meet Hector – Top Gordon Setter Puppy in the UK

By Debra Harker

Photographer: David Alcorn

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Debra and Hector after winning Best Puppy in Show at the Gordon Setter Club of Scotland Championship Show

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More super news on Hector. He started his junior career at Bath Championship Show, where he not only won the class, but took the reserve dog CC.  Certainly a day to remember, as it is unusual for such a young dog to take such high awards.  Absolutely thrilled with his progress and he is certainly gathering a fan club.  I have now swapped him over onto CP24 to continue his maturing.

Best Puppy in Breed

I’m thrilled to tell you that Hector, ‘Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick’ ended his puppy career at Birmingham National Show by not only going Best Puppy in Breed, but also gaining Puppy Group 4 which I was absolutely thrilled at.

Hector is now unbeaten in puppy at all the Championship shows he has attended and has finished with 6 Best Puppy in Breeds including 2 breed shows and Crufts.  This makes him Top Gordon Setter Puppy in the country at the moment.

He has had an amazing start to his show career and of course exclusively fed on CSJ.

Find out more about Debra Harker

 

 

Scottish Kennel Club (SCK) Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva

 

 

By Edith M Young

To CSJ,

Many thanks for supporting our Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva last weekend. We were delighted with all that you sent as were the exhibitors.

Please see attached photographs taken by SKC member Ruth Dalrymple.

PHOTO INFO in order as attached:

PUPPY WINNER – Ria Johnston with her winning pug: Riajae On the Brink

– with (from l-r):

Edith Young (SKC’s new Secretary)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

Dick Morrison (SKC Steward)

DOG WINNER – Kirsty Torbett with her winning cocker spaniel – KirlinJis Made You Look JW,

with (from l-r):

Irene McManus (SKC Convener)

Margarette Mulholland (SKC Steward)

Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

PUPPY RESERVE – Karen King with Karamyst Star Maker JW, with (from l-r):

Stuart Payne (SKC Show Manager)

Edith Rose (SKC Steward)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

DOG RESERVE – Jennifer Anne Murray with Happypaws Carefree ShCM – with (from l-r): Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

Margaret Lowe (SKC Steward)

Christine Smith (SKC Steward)

More photographs in Our Dogs  by photographer, Sandra Whyte

Thanks again for your continued support

Edith M Young
Office Manager/Club Secretary
The Scottish Kennel Club
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 665 3920

Email: edith@scottishkennelclub.org

 

Kywidden Flatcoated Retriever pups show their appreciation!

By Kywidden Flatcoated Retrievers
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Very many thanks for the nine free puppy packs you kindly sent us.  They arrived just in time for us to take some photos of all nine puppies for you by way of a thank-you.  The first pup left next morning (sob,sob) with his own puppy pack and the rest will follow over the next two weeks (except for the one we are keeping).

 

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Here are all nine members (five liver and four black) of the 2017 litter of Kywidden Flatcoated Retrievers (who for some reason always think some bowls taste better than others but end up eating the lot!), born in west Cornwall.

 

 

Pups3And here is just one of them – Pendragon (kennel name Kywidden Uther Pen-dragon) sporting his new bib (he’s also the one finding the bag quite interesting in the one above).
At eight weeks old, he now weighs in at 5.9 kg having started life at around 400 gms – a testament to his Mum Hattie (fed on CSJ CP Active) and to CSJ CP Puppy.

Their grandmother Flossie, mother of the puppies’ father Hobbs, is doing well at almost 11 years old on

CSJ CP Seven-plus. (We own Hattie and Flossie but they are not related). Flossie also has CSJ Get-Over! and CSJ Salmon Oil once a day and we think this definitely helps to maintain her agility.
 
 

5 pups all took to the feed very well, grew very evenly and were lovely healthy pups

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Photo of pups by Howard Kent

By Lesley Knowles

Twiggy had her first litter of pups earlier this year and following advice from CSJ I used CP27 for Twiggy in the last stage of pregnancy and for weaning the pups. The 5 pups all took to the feed very well, grew very evenly and were lovely healthy pups.

They were all early reaching their developmental milestones, were all very keen to learn and had mastered basic commands by 8 weeks of age and then each pup went off to its new home and settled in very well right from the first night. Their new owners have been thrilled with how well the pups coped with such a big change in their lives and as breeders we were very pleased with how well the puppies did.

They were 5 weeks old here and it took three of us about 2 hours to get a couple of photos of them all together as they all thought it was a great idea to run all over the place – huge fun!!

This is my second order of CP30 and I am now changing all of our dogs onto this feed. Since changing to CSJ some time ago I have had all 4 dogs (3 Clumbers & 1 collie cross) on Fit n Fast and have been very happy with this feed. However our youngest dog, despite many trainers saying how talented she is, was not quite achieving her full potential.

“>We recently started gundog training with a new trainer and he suggested that we move her onto CP30 as he has seen it make a difference in similar dogs. Since being on the new feed, Twiggy has gained her Working Gundog Certificate and been placed third & first in two gundog tests as well getting her first two clear rounds at agility shows. Her energy levels and ability to concentrate have both improved since being on CP30.