Our Lamb & Rice helps to sort out two puppies with runny tummies

We have two lovely border collie pups, Smoke and Spook, who have been plagued with chronic runny tummies.

They drink from the Thames and fetid puddles, so at first we attributed it to that. But they’ve tested for giardia, had all their parasite meds, and even on days without lapping up at random ponds the output was variable. The vet suggested looking at diet.beachThough we live in London suburbs, we’ve begun training them and they have of late been losing weight from the exercise; no doubt their regular kibble was inadequate for them.

It’s anecdotal, but it took just a day for CSJ mixed-in to their diet to stabilise them. We shall monitor the weight (too early to tell), but the dogs love the kibble and it shows. They sniff about near the new kibble bag, ignoring the old one (a so-called leading brand).restWe plan to move to the Irish countryside soon.  We’re thrilled your brand is available at Quinn’s agricultural stores and other fine locations.  Bravo.  Many thanks and Keep it up!

Lorna and Francis pachas

 

Nadine and Stefan Steurer from Switzerland take their collies on tour to Wales & Cornwall…

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We are Nadine and Stefan from Switzerland, feeding and also selling CSJ for now around 8 years and totally happy with it.

We own several Border Collies and they are all out of the same family. We own Sweep, who is the dad of all of them, except the two youngest, who are by Reese, Sweep’s son. So we are having 3 generations of one family and we will breed the next Generation with our young bitch Peanut next year.

PIC3Our dogs are trained in Herding, Agility, Nosework and we do also a lot of tricks, jogging, hiking. We love to travel and we are totally in love with Cornwall!!

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After Border Collie Classics 2017 at Rutland Showground, we did a road trip trough Great Britain, visiting Wales (we loooved Rhossili beach and also Pen-y-Fan) and after this spending a week in St. Just, south Cornwall. We did lot of beach visits and walks and sightseeing. I would also be sooo intersted in going once to the North coast and we hope very much that Brexit will not make this too difficult.

Nadine

 

CSJ’s founder ‘leads’ the way

LYNDA WARD
pet trade SOLUTIONS

lyndaward@pettradesolutions.com tel: 07946 743784

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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!”

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Cheeky sheep and charity cheque!

BST3By Lynda Ward

Press release – 24.4.19

Top handlers from all over England and Wales vied with each other in the Bodfari Sheepdog Trials on Good Friday and Saturday with just under 100 dogs running each day.

CSJ were also delighted to present a cheque of £750 raised at last year’s trials to The Walton Centre Hospital Charity. Anne Hodgson of the charity’s Fundraising Committee is seen here accepting the cheque from CSJ’s Phil Rundle.

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Among the handlers were the current International Supreme and Reserve Champion, Kevin Evans, Brecon, who won both Open Classes with his young bitch, Knockmaa Bec.  Hot on his heels on Saturday was former International Supreme Champion, Thomas Longton, Quernmore, Lancashire who took both second and third prizes.

Ceri Rundle commented, “The glorious weather made the high standard of running even more enjoyable to watch…the sheep were fantastic but cheeky and would find out and exploit each dog’s weakness.”

The two judges were Paddy Fanning (incidentally Paddy carried out the interviews of the 15 handlers for CSJ’s forthcoming A Way with Dogs Series 2) and Mike Northwood (who does the commentary in the series).

The results were:

Judge:  Paddy Fanning

Day 1 – Good Friday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec -4pts
  2. Hefin Jones and Spotan  -4.5pts
  3. Llyr Evans and Zac  -4.5pts
  4. Nigel Watkins and Tanhill Alec  -5pts
  5. Paul Tomkins and Foxridge Roy -6pts
  6. Kevin Evans and Hybeck Blake -6.5pts

Novice Class

  1. Pauline Thomas and Peg -11pts
  2. Mike Northwood and Glan y Gors Cian -11.5pts

 

Judge: Mike Northwood

Day 2 – Saturday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec 93pts
  2. Thomas Longton and Lucy 92pts
  3. Thomas Longton and Jim 89pts
  4. Kevin Evans and Kemi Ross 88pts
  5. Ceri Rundle and Breka 87pts
  6. Ross Watson and Sally 86/   6.  Cyril Roberts and Roy 86pts

Novice Class

  1. Beate Behr and Leni 83pts
  2. Bryn Davies and Northtyne Lassi 81pts

 

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Results of the Bodfari Sheepdog Trial

BST3By Ceri Rundle

We had two fantastic days at Bodfari SDT on Good Friday and Saturday 20th April 2019. The weather was amazing. The sheep worked brilliantly. The standard of running was high, so there were some good scores.

We presented a cheque for the £750 raised last year to Anne Hodgson from the fundraising committee at The Walton Centre in Liverpool.

Kevin Evans’ dog, Hybeck Blake in the photo above is wearing the bright pink neckerchief from The Walton Centre…

Judge:  Paddy Fanning

Day 1 – Good Friday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec -4pts
  2. Hefin Jones and Spotan  -4.5pts
  3. Llyr Evans and Zac  -4.5pts
  4. Nigel Watkins and Tanhill Alec  -5pts
  5. Paul Tomkins and Foxridge Roy -6pts
  6. Kevin Evans and Hybeck Blake -6.5pts

Novice Class

  1. Pauline Thomas and Peg -11pts
  2. Mike Northwood and Glan y Gors Cian -11.5pts


Judge: Mike Northwood

Day 2 – Saturday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec 93pts
  1. Thomas Longton and Lucy 92pts
  1. Thomas Longton and Jim 89pts
  1. Kevin Evans and Kemi Ross 88pts
  1. Ceri Rundle and Breka 87pts
  1. Ross Watson and Sally 86/

6. Cyril Roberts and Roy 86pts

Novice Class

  1. Beate Behr and Leni 83pts
  1. Bryn Davies and Northtyne Lassi 81pts

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Ceri and Phil Rundle present the cheque for £750 to The Walton Centre

New press release: Katy’s way!

Ex public schoolgirl Katy Cropper tells how at 19 having seen a sheepdog trial in Anglesey, she “Got rid of the husband and bought a sheepdog” on CSJ’s new A Way With Dogs site: https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/

Coming to public fame in 1990 as the first female winner of One Man and His Dog she went on to international acclaim as a handler, breeder and trainer of sheepdogs.

In the fascinating and sometimes funny 20 minute video on home turf at Shap with her dogs and sheep Katy’s passion shines through as she shares memories and insights into how she chooses and starts training her Border Collies and tells Paddy Fanning, “It’s a lifetime study.” 

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As well as working and trialling her dogs Katy holds courses and trains for other owners and tells would be trials enthusiasts, “You need to want this more than anything – it’s an emotional rollercoaster and it’s hard!”

She touchingly pays tribute to H. Glyn Jones (the father of CSJ’s founder Ceri Rundle) who helped and encouraged her and says his book ‘A Way of Life’ was invaluable. 

https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/  also features interviews with other handlers in the soon to be aired A Way With Dogs 2 in which Katy runs her 8 year old Border Collie Zac – saying, “I’m still in shock, I was honoured to be invited to take part amongst such a skilled and renowned field of opponents.”

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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

 

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