Logan’s Run press release

Logan Williams and Ned winning International Young Handler competition 2017By Lynda Ward

13.9.17

Less than 2 years after their partnership began Logan Williams and his young dog Ned have just won the International Young Handler Championship competition held by the International Sheep Dog Society.

At Lodge Park near Cheltenham on 8th to 10th September the trials attracted huge entries plus crowds of visitors and in their classification Logan and Ned beat off strong competition from other excellent young handler and dog duos to carry off the prestigious title.

Amazingly Logan only purchased Ned in October 2015 when he was 7 months old for the farm. After lessons they competed in their first trial in May 2016 and came away with first – Logan says, “The love and passion for the sport has grown from here.”

The pair’s long run of successes now include winning both the Young Handlers and Novice at the South Wales Sheepdog Trials Association Novice Trial in August 2016 and becoming Reserve World Champions in the Young Handler competition (only 3 points behind the winners from Norway) in the CSJ sponsored World Sheepdog Trials in July 2017.

There’s more about Logan and Ned on CSJ’s website www.csjk9.com and there’s surely more success in store for the pair…

 

 

Photo courtesy of Lisa Soar

Bodfari Sheep Dog Trial

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By Ceri Rundle

There will be two days of sheepdog trials taking place at Bodfari on Good Friday, 14th April and Saturday 15th April 2017, in aid of next year’s Welsh National Trials, which will be held in Denbighshire.

Bodfari trials always used to be the first of the season in Wales and attracted handlers from all over the country including England and Scotland so it was always over subscribed.

This will be the first time we have held the trials at Easter for many  years.

Good Friday:  2 Opens and Novice Classes

Saturday: 1 Open

Judges

Kevin Evans will judge one of the trials on Friday
Gwynfor Owen will judge on Saturday

CSJ.K9 Ltd,
Bwlch Isaf Farm,
Bodfari,
Denbighshire,
LL16 4HS

Enquiries to: ceri@csjk9.com

The Daily Post announces A Way with Dogs

Sheepdog TV series in North Wales sets out to rekindle glory days of One Man and His Dog

Web-based programmes have been produced by Denbighshire’s CSJ Canine Feeds to recapture the true essence of sheepdog trials

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LOOK: CSJ web TV sheepdog trials
A Way with Dogs presenter Bryony Billson

A leading dog food firm from North Wales is behind a new TV venture which aims to throw the spotlight on sheepdog trialing in its rawest form.

Many of the region’s top handlers agreed to take part in A Way with Dogs, a web-only TV series commissioned by CSJ Canine Feeds, Bodfari , Denbighshire .

The four-part series is being launched on Monday, November 14, and climaxes on Boxing Day with a grandstand final between the three top-scoring handlers.

Company boss Ceri Rundle hopes the on-line programmes will reach a younger audience and inspire a new generation of handlers.

“Wales was and remains the home of sheepdog trials and this series will enable people to see handlers they might have heard about in action,” she said.

“We’re now seeing some very good handlers emerge in other countries around the world but there are fewer youngsters getting involved in the UK.

“Hopefully this series will encourage some to take up trialing.”

The competitions were filmed at Bwlch Isaf Farm, Ceri’s home and the base for her company, now one of Britain’s leading suppliers of specialist dog food.

Nine top handlers were invited to compete over a tricky, steep course, including Dolgellau shepherd Medwyn Evans, this year’s Welsh National Champion .

Others in the line-up are Gwyn Jones, JR Griffiths, Arwyn Davies, Hefin Jones, Gwynfor Owen, Gethin Jones, Alun Ll Jones and Pennant Williams.

The competition was judged by Llangwm’s Aled Owen , a four times International winner and double World champion .

Ceri is a renowned sheepdog handler herself, having been the first woman to qualify for the Welsh National in 1996.

But her interest in the venture has its roots in the success of her late father H Glyn Jones, a former International champion and five times Brace winner on TV’s One Man & His Dog .

His TV success came in a different era, she said.

“These days the show relies on fast editing to interest the viewer but it means you can’t follow the action properly and see how the dogs perform,” said Ceri.

“We wanted to portray the true skills of the handler and the dog, enabling the viewer to see the straight lines to and through the hurdles and the tight turns.

“Our films will show this very clearly – allowing the viewer to understand what is going on and how the run is judged.”

Read the full story in The Daily Post onlinehttp://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/sheepdog-tv-series-north-wales-12074388

A Way with Dogs. What’s it all about?

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Our new filmed 4-part Sheepdog Trial series

We’re very excited to be launching our own series of Sheepdog Trial programmes called ‘A Way with Dogs’.

Inspired by Ceri Rundle and her late father’s (H.Glyn Jones) own experiences in Sheepdog Trialling, Ceri wanted to launch a new type of filmed Sheepdog Trial programmes that focus on the tension of the competition, the expert handling and the relationship between dog and handler.

The first series is filmed in the rolling green hills of Denbighshire. Future plans involve moving round the UK to film in different areas of country landscape, each with new handlers, dogs and fresh challenges.

The handlers are simply the best of the best. In the first series of A Way with Dogs, nine of North Wales’ top handlers focus their attention on dog, course and sheep to win the coveted A Way with Dogs title.

The programmes will be posted onto YouTube and aired on the CSJ website: http://www.csjk9.com on:

  • Monday November 14
  • Monday November 28
  • Monday December 12
  • Monday December 26

Filmed by film producer Peter Melling and presented by TV star Bryony Billson, the quality of the production is guaranteed from start to finish.

Expert trainer and handler Mike Northwood is on hand to comment on the handlers’ skills and the dogs’ moves. He helps to explain the dynamics of the course, handler decisions and tricky situations.

The tension is hair raising from the start. Years of training, practice and skill has gone into each competition round. Ceri has set a practical but very testing, hillside course which really tests the skills of the handlers – as well as the judge – twice World Champion, four times Welsh National winner and Supreme Champion Aled Owen. Each handler and dog has fresh sheep for every run.

Now try putting your own skills to the test and work out who you think will win at the A Way with Dogs grand final on Boxing Day 2016.

Don’t miss the first programme on Monday November 14th

We’d really appreciate your feedback after the first series of A Way with Dogs. Tell us your ideas and comments. We want to make A Way with Dogs the most exciting sheepdog trial event yet.

Contact us at: admin@csjk9.com

 

 

Cornwall Sheepdog Society report

Report by Wendy Hopper

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Judge Mrs S Jones (Bodmin) 28 dogs ran

Follow Cornwall Sheepdog Society on facebook:

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Driving
1. Bob Watson (North Tawton) Max 88
2. John Wheaton (Port Talbot) Ben 87OLF
3. Jed Watson (Postbridge) Jim 87OLF
4. Jed Watson Joe 87
5. Carol Worgan (Chumleigh) Holly 86
6. John Carter (Delabole) Jay 82

OMX
1. Jed Watson Zac 75
2. Jim Nicholls(Buckland Brewer) Ross 74
3. Norman Dalgarno (Tregony) Jen 67OLF
4. Jed Watson Shep 67

NMX
1. Alan Bennett (Hewaswater) Duke 76
2. Jed Watson Mo 69
3. John Carter Jack 54
4. Lesley Lock (Plmouth) Fly 52
5. Jed Watson Rock 50
6. Jim Nicholls Rob 47

YH
1. Will Cater (Davidstow)Joe 77
2. Will Carter Blue 57
3. Mark Hopper (Veryan) Zac 53

Pink Ribbon Sunday trial‏

Results for open trial.
Pink Ribbon
Posting info from  Elaine Hill

Tony Iley judged 75 dogs.

  1. Peter Telfer with Bling 93/100 points
  2. Larry Cowper with Spot 92 points
  3. Bevis Jordan with Angel 91 points
  4. David Henderson with Star 87 points
  5. Ross Watson with Nidd 86 points
  6. Joe Relph with Dell 86 points
 Young handler under 6 yo class: 2 competitors

Winner – Cassidy Patterson (Whitfield) with Kendal

Young handler under 8 yo class: 3 competitors:

Winner – Brooke Patterson (Whitfield) with Kendal

Young handler class under 10 yo:3 competitors:

Winner – Murray Common (Lockerbie) with Queen

New handler class: 12 competitors,winner Murray Common with Grit.

Novice class: 22 competitors:

1 Hazel Jackson (Co Durham) with Jill 80/90 points
2 Murray Common with Grit 78
3 Hazel Jackson with Bess 77
4 Jeanette Moscrop (Newcastle) with Beck 77
5 Astrip Estep (Germany) with Eli 75
6 Jacquie L’Etang (Lanark) with Gyp 73

All judged by Bevis Jordan

Arfon Working Gundog Club – Working Test for AV Retrievers report, 24th April 2016, Anglesey

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a Working Test for AV Retrievers on the 24th April 2016 at the Flagstaff Quarry, Penmon, Anglesey by kind permission of Sir Richard and Lady Williams-Bulkeley.
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The judges were Mike Allen, Kevin Brady, Barry Cooper and Gary McCarthy. The ground was testing but fair with the weather sunny but with a cold wind, there was a good entry of over 60 dogs and thanks must go to the judges, helpers and competitors who ensured the day progressed smoothly with everything completed just after 4 pm. Thanks also to our hosts, and sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
Results
 
Puppies under 12 months   No awards
Puppies up to 18 months
First – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail – lab bitch
Second – Ryan McKnight with Blue Lady Willow
Third – Liza Marson with Eastdale Levi
Novice
 
First – Jackie Owen with Suxi Akira of Marianbach
Second – Andy Smith with Glynhinfa Noon
Third – Paul Murphy with Magnificent Maximus
Fourth – Liz Weigh with Trefoel Chartist of Minstead
COMs – Sim Dutton with Shadyucares Teardrop, Elaine Chappell with Crooksber Lark &
David Field with Cowancourt Drummer of Artistryn
Open
 
First -David Field with FTCH Artistryn Ulrich
Second – Nicola Reynolds with Waysgreen Comet
Third – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Maigret
Fourth – Morwenna Hext-Howe with Labdom Lewis of Minstead
COMs – Suzanne Bailye with Artistryn Usha & Andy Smith with Glunhinfa Noon
photo (l-r) – Nicola Reynolds, Gary McCarthy (Judge), Kevin Brady (Judge), Barry Cooper (Judge), Mike Allen (Judge), Jackie Owen, Elaine Chappell, Suzanne Bailye, Andy Smith, David Field, Victoria Stanley, Morwenna Hext-Howe, Liz Weigh.