Winners take all the CSJ prizes at South Warwickshire Canine Club July Fun Show

Winners take all the CSJ prizes at South Warwickshire Canine Club July Fun Show

By Tarryn Henson

Tarryn kindly sent us these photos taken as a result of the show we sponsored.

The show season died with the Covid epidemic. Now with the pick up of shows after lockdown ends, our charity fun shows are due to start and CSJ have supported South Warwickshire Canine Club with some products as prizes.

These were won by our members who entered the show. Everyone had a great time and we raised money for Dementia Care. We have 4 shows booked, starting with the latest fun show on 11th July 2021.

The next shows will be held on 8th, 22nd August and 19th September 2021– our Novelty Champ Show. We try to give a goodie bag to our winners 1st to 6th. We’ve enjoyed having your products before.

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Mark and Karen Laker pack CSJ at the top of their suitcase

Mark and Karen Laker pack CSJ at the top of their suitcase

By Mark Laker

We’re going to The Orkney Islands and Scotland for our holiday this year for hiking, sightseeing and to catch up with Karen’s family. We’ve also booked a day’s sea kayaking exploring caves and wrecks around Orkney’s coast on what is labelled a ‘novice trip’.

Just before Covid we had joined our local canoe club

I did a lot of slalom canoeing in my youth and am still comfortable in a kayak. Karen on the other hand had a lot of enthusiasm and needed to work on her technique – in fact that is the problem, she only seems to be strong in one arm – going in a straight line alluded her for a while. Then she decided to apply her sports psychology skills, which look like this:

• Think of the dream – paddling in sea caves
• Consider what is needed to achieve that dream
• Break it down into a long term goal – written in current tense with emotions and senses: ‘The rugged beauty of the cliffs covered in nesting birds is mingled with their cries, the smell of the sea and the taste of salt water as we confidently paddle along the coastline.’

Then turn that dream into Short Term Goals written using SCCAMP criteria:

• Specific – By the middle of July I will be able to do a day’s sea kayaking in Orkney.
• Challenging – The trip I’ve booked is for novice paddlers – am I at novice level yet?
• Controllable – I can book sessions and the trip…not to be confused with controlling a sea kayak!
• Achievable – We are now regularly paddling for a couple of an hours at a time
• Measurable – The more I practise the stronger I will be so I will measure how many hours practice we get in.
• Personal – I spent many a happy holiday in Orkney on my uncle’s farm and would love to experience some of the islands from the sea.

Now I consider the skills required to reach those goals

One of the skills I need is to know how to deal with a capsize situation, which we practised last week. I felt my body strength needed to pull myself back into the kayak in water was lacking and so I find myself on a similar fitness regime to agility. Weight loss, planking and running for aerobic strength as well as time on water.

The rest of the holiday we plan to be sightseeing and walking the dogs.

CSJ products are going to be well used:

• Kibble – easy to feed – dry or wet if they need more fluid
• Billy No Mates keeping the fleas and ticks at bay
• Skinny Spray for protection before they go running in moorlands
• Skinny Cream in case of any irritations
• Skinny Dip Shampoo – Chic will surely find something to roll in and I must remember to order,
• DemBones – ideal if they get ‘deli belly’

I hope you have fun planning for your own holiday whether you use it to push yourself to achieve something or are just relaxing.

Press release: No Ake! from CSJ

Press release: No Ake! from CSJ

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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’.

Find out more about No Ake!

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LYNDA WARD

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CSJ’s new bags pay tribute to dog sports

CSJ’s new bags pay tribute to dog sports

The innovative new bag design for CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds illustrates the masses of dog sports whose competitors use their products.

Ranging from sled dogs to working gundogs CSJ feeds the most Champions in the most fields and designed their new bags to pay tribute to the countless dogs and owners who have benefitted from CSJ products over the last 20+ years.

Kath Hardman, Team Manager of Heelwork to Music Team GB, emailed to say, “Just to say I love the Heelwork To Music logo on the bags of food! The other disciplines are good but WOW!  The HTM is perfect!”

Formulated by dog people for dog people and chosen by Champions in every field – CSJ never forgets its roots …

When founder Ceri Rundle and her father H. Glyn Jones couldn’t find great food at a sensible price for their own working and competing Border Collies they enlisted the help of leading nutritionists and herbal experts to devise their own winning recipes.

Made in the UK with an ongoing commitment to develop natural feeds, supplements and treats together with sustainability plus support for canine activities, CSJ is rightly renowned for being ‘the whole package’.

For more on CSJ products visit www.csjk9.com or call 01745710470

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LYNDA WARD

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The Border Terrier Club Open Show on Saturday 22 February 2020

The Border Terrier Club Open Show on Saturday 22 February 2020

2020Jed main winners with judge

2020 main winners with Judge

Photographs kindly provided by Joyce Martin Photography

Judge: Anne Speake

Entries: 143 dogs for 182 entries + 5 nfc 

Just to say a big thank you once again for your very kind sponsorship of our show on 22 February 2020.

We had a fantastic day – an excellent entry and the atmosphere was very friendly. The show went well – it’s always well supported. This year we’re also celebrating 100 years of the breed so there were lots of extra things going on at each of our three shows this year, including cake, fizz, special rosettes/cards etc.

Here’s a link to our website with the full results and photos: http://www.theborderterrierclub.co.uk/jedburgh2020.html

We made up some hampers up with a selection of the products to give to the main 4 prize winners – they went down really well.

We really do appreciate you support for our show and very much hope that we can get in touch again for next year’s show.

2020JedBIS, RBIS & BPIS with judge_2

2020JedBIS, RBIS & BPIS with judge_2

BIS & Best Dog Cedarhill Melt In The Mouth (Mrs C Dean)

Reserve BIS, BOS & Best Bitch Irton Sovay (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)

Reserve Best Dog Tojamatt Rhythm N’blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V L Atkinson)

Reserve Best Bitch Smurfski Seismic Bliss ( Mr J Yore)

BPIS & Best Puppy Dog Beaconpike Poseidon (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)

BOSPIS & Best Puppy Bitch Pipruda Metling Moment (Mrs J Alpe)

Best Veteran Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star (Mrs C Dean)

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 1 

Junior Handling

Judge: Mr Pete Appleby

“I would like to thank the Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge the Junior Handling in this centenary year of Border Terriers.
 
It was a pleasure and an honour to judge the three handlers today, this is the future of our hobby, not the most experienced handlers but they all did a great job, they made up for the lack of experience with enthusiasm. They where all very courteous when accepting their prizes.”

Class A 6 – 11 years 3 entries

1st and best Junior Handler: Mya Burnley

2nd: Bradley Burnley

3rd: Beue Bradley

Class B 12 -12 years – no entries

See the full results: http://www.theborderterrierclub.co.uk/jedburgh2020.html

Best wishes and kind regards,

Judith Fawcett

Sponsorship Steward for The Border Terrier Club

Newark & District Championship Show

Newark & District Championship Show

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Results

BIS – Ms J Webb-Chifido Figgy Pudding (Shar Pei)

RBIS – Mr R Wheeler-Ranveli Killa vanilla (Whippet).

BPIS – Mr E Vorrias-Windgunn’s Matheos (German Shepherd).

RBPIS – Mrs C & Mr E Thompson-Morgans-Belleville Love Song (Portuguese Water Dog).

Best Veteran – Mr N & Mrs C Kimber-Kimstaff’s Harry Potter JW ShCM (Staffordshire Bull Terrier).

Reserve Best Veteran – Mr E Vorrias-CH Surfstone Coolio For Windgunn (German Shepherd).

Our thanks to Ian Sexton
Secretary: Newark and District Canine Society

https://www.newarkshowground.com/whats-on/newark-district-canine-society/

Discover the winning world of Briards with Carol Foster at Fostebrie

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“I feel that the CP range is a very good quality priced food which suits my Briards and as we all know – we are what we eat. We now only feed CSJ on all the Briards. I feed my Briards on CP21, CP24, and the younger ones on CP30. ” Carol Foster

Briards are good looking, large dogs with their striking, long, flowing coats.

Originally bred as working dogs, for herding and guarding flocks of sheep in France, they are highly valued for their alert, kind and loyal natures, often called ‘a heart wrapped in fur’. Once they have bonded to their family members they are protective of them. They are intelligent dogs and learn quickly.

Dogs can be black, fawn with variations in shade or slate grey.  Rugged, agile and supple they are able to turn very quickly making them ideal for herding. They have double dewclaws on their back legs as well as single ones on their front legs.

Carol and Fostebrie Briards

Carol Foster is based in South Yorkshire and believes in quality not quantity when breeding puppies. She focuses on breeding good natured and healthy, well-balanced Briards, ideal as family pets and suitable for showing or working.

Owning, showing and breeding Briards has been her passion for nearly 40 years. Carol’s dogs are treated as much-loved family members and she expects the same from any new puppy owners. They live in the house as part of the family and as Carol used to be a hairdresser, she spends hours grooming their flowing coats.

First and foremost to Carol is the health and well-being of the dogs and puppies she breeds. Her breeding dogs are carefully chosen for their health, temperament, character, structure and conformation.

Carol and her partner Phil have previously imported a dog from Europe and also brought in carefully chosen fresh bloodlines from USA, Australia and Belgium to broaden the Fostebrie gene pool.

For owners of her Briards, Carol offers ongoing support and advice whenever it is needed for the duration of the dog’s life.

It all started with Storm & Sergio, only 10 months apart in age,  They came from totally different lines and were the best of friends. They grew up, played, went to shows together and passed away within 2 weeks of each other after long and happy lives. Their memory lives on in the Fostebrie pups they both sired.

Some Fostebrie Successes 

Logan. Fostebrie Supremo Noir JW Sh Cm

1) Top Breeders 2018 in UK, Australia and Ireland.  

Carol believes that this success is due to hard work and consistent breeding.

2) Successes at 2019 Championship Shows:

Ch Fostebrie Precious Hope (ai) JW, ShCM, WW18, BW18

Bitch Challenge Certificate (CC) at;

  • Blackpool
  • ​​Windsor
  • Welsh KC

Bitch CC + Best of Breed  (BOB)  ​Richmond
Bitch CC + BOB + Pastoral Group 4 ​WPBS

Sel NL, IR Ch, Ch Fostebrie Magic Star

  •    Dog CC +  BOB at ​Manchester
  •    Reserve Dog CC  ​Blackpool
  •    IR Ch, Fostebrie Fantasy
  •    Bitch CC + Res. Best in Show at British Briard Club
  •    Reserve Bitch CC at​​   Birmingham
  •    Fostebrie Romantique of Kellbry
  •    Bitch CC + BOB + Pastoral Group 1 (Handled by 13 yr old Ilysia)
  •    Fostebrie Exotique Noir of Kellbry JW, ShCM
  •    Reserve Bitch CC at Blackpool
  •    Fostebrie Pure Creation
  •    Reserve Bitch CC at Welsh KC
  •   Fostebrie Supremo Noir JW, Sh CM
  •   Reserve Dog CC at ​WPBS
  •   Reserve Dog CC     ​British Briard Club

Ch Fostebrie Dream JW

  • Best Veteran at Windsor

Fostebrie Renaisance at Lavendale

  • Best Veteran at Welsh KC

3) Junior Warrant Competition: 

In 2019, Four Fostebrie Briards gained their Junior Warrants, (3 of them from the            same litter).  Three of these dogs qualified to go to London to take part in the semi-finals at Discover Dogs in October 2019. Out of 64 dogs 10 were chosen to go through to the final at Crufts in 2020.  One of the 10 finalists was Ch Fostebrie Precious Hope(ai) JW Sh Cm WW18 Benx18

4) World Dog Show (Amsterdam 2018):

Six Fostebrie Dogs travelled to the World Dog Show held over three days.  All six dogs were graded excellent on each day and placed in their respective classes.

Highlights of the World Dog Show were:

​13 yr old Ilysia competed in the Junior Handling semi-finals with Fostebrie ​​Romantique (Macey).

Ch & Ir Ch ​Fostebrie Magic Star (Oska): 1st in Championship Class and Reserve Best ​Dog at the Speciality Show.

Ir Ch ​Fostebrie Spartan (Troy): 1st in Championship Class and Reserve Best Dog at the Benelux Show.

Ch ​Fostebrie Precious Hope (ai) JW Sh Cm (Hope): Benelux Winner & World Winner

History of the Breed

Briards are one of the oldest French breeds that could date as far back as Emperor Charlemagne’s rule in 768 AD, when similar looking dogs appear in tapestries.

The breed is thought to be a descendant of Sir Aubry de Montdidier’s dog who took it upon himself to relentlessly pursue his master’s assassin. The King ordered that a duel should take place between the man and the dog in 1371 on the Isle de Notre Dame, and the dog won.  The dog might well have been known as the dog of Aubry (chien d’Aubry), and it could easily have become over time, to ‘chien de Brie’.

There is another story that the dogs came from the region of France known as Brie where they were developed for their wonderful guarding and herding skills.

Napoleon is believed to have had two Briards.

American President Thomas Jefferson was so impressed with the breed he took several back to the States where they worked with American farmers and became highly regarded.

The breed became popular after the Paris dog show of 1863, after being crossed with the Beauceron and the Barbet.

Briards in the War

The Briard was made the French army’s official dog. Due to their keen hearing and high intelligence they were used during World War I as red cross dogs, sentry dogs and ammunition carriers.  On the battlefield, Briards appeared to know which wounded soldiers needed help and which were beyond help. Sadly, as a result of the war, breed numbers were depleted almost to extinction at the end of the war.

Briards in the UK

The breed arrived in Britain in the late 1960’s. The first Briard to be exhibited in the UK was in 1967 with 2 dogs then qualifying for Crufts in 1969. The British Briard Club was established in 1973 and a year later the Kennel Club granted the breed full championship status.

As well as showing Briards compete in dog agility trials, obedience, flyball and herding events.  Briards are now used in service and therapy roles to help people with disabilities and comfort people in hospitals, schools, and retirement communities. They are excellent as autism and PTSD service dogs for adults and children. With keen intelligence and loyalty they can really help improve someone’s quality of life.

Briard Characteristics

Positives

Loyal and devoted family pets and companions

  • Low shedding coats
  • Real ‘extroverts’ and very playful by nature
  • Good watchdogs because they are always on the alert
  • Good around children
  • Intelligent and in the right hands, easy to train

Negatives

  • Mind of their own
  • Require regular grooming
  • Better suited to households with large, secure back gardens
  • Large dogs that don’t realise their own strength and size
  • Often not the best choice for first time dog owners
  • Low boredom threshold
  • Need to be very well socialised from a young age
  • Because they are a herding dog they like to chase

Latest news from Carol Foster at Fostebrie

“We have been away with the dogs showing with great results in Scotland. We have just booked to go off again before Christmas to the Netherland and taking Hope, she only needs one more win to become Dutch Champion…”

 

Borzoi success – not a coincidence

Julie Marvin doing the double

CSJ brand ambassador and Borzoi enthusiast Margaret Masterman has been delighted in the extent and variety of results her friends and fellow exhibitors have experienced since switching their food and says, “It can’t be coincidence can it?”

CSJ’s Fit’n’Fast did the trick for Moira Ellett’s 4 year old dog Gibbs who was never a good eater and after torsion and major surgery for a leak in his chylothorax it was really ‘touch and go’.  But he would eat Fit’n’Fast and after gaining 16kg is now a healthy 40kg with a full and shiny coat and looking the best he ever has.

Julie Marvin has been looking after Hana Kanoo’s homebred Borzoi for around 15 years and is currently first in the leader board in the Our Dogs Top Breeder competition… quite an achievement having only bred 2 litters in the past 11 years!

Julie and the Nibrass Borzoi have had a fabulous 2019 including doing the double twice – with 4 year old male male Harley (Nibrass Roger Fitzempress) winning the Dog CC and 5 year old Dotty (Nibrass Eleanore Reginae) winning the Bitch CC at Scottish Kennel Club in May and Darlington Championship shows… with both gaining their crowns at Darlington.

Julie started feeding CSJ products 2 years ago and feeds different rations to different dogs from 2 seniors on Lamb and Rice senior/light to Complete Tripe or CP21 (Salmon) to the others.

Tracy Page found the perfect food for her 2 very fussy Borzoi in CSJ’s Complete Tripe.  She says, “Ava (Lynx Christmas Belle) particularly is the fussiest eater I have ever met, she has refused pretty much every make of food and CSJ is the only food I have found which both of them will eat consistently.  On checking the ingredients I was delighted to see the high percentage of fresh meat with only herbs added – no nasties!”

Both Tracy’s Borzoi were bred by Elisabet Jonsson in Sweden and Ava has been shown little this year but won Limit Bitch at the Welsh Kennel Club Championship show whilst her other girl India (Lynx Autumn Mist) has had a run of firsts and won the Reserve CC at WKC.

Tracy said, “I can’t explain what a relief it is no longer having dogs on hunger strike!”

There will be more photos and information about Tracy, Julie and Moira and their handsome dogs shortly on the CSJ website in the popular handler profiles pages.

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Ivan, Galaxy and new baby Devlin are stars all round the UK

By Emma Gates

 

We have had a fabulous few weeks showing so far.

Firstly, we attended Scottish Kennel Club Championship show on August 24 with Ivan, Galaxy and our new baby Devlin, who all did us proud yet again in the ring. Ivan – BIS/BPIS/RBPIS Russian Roulette de Lunartico ShCM took VHC in a lovely limit dog class, Galaxy – BIS/RBISS/RBIS Int/Mulit Ch Icewolf Strike a Pose de Lunartico ShCM/Esg16’17/Csg17/TAN/WPD took VHC in a superb open female class, and Dev’s took 1st in puppy dog and 2nd in junior dog. then just the following day Devlin wins Best in Show at Felinfach Show.

On September 7th we attended Richmond Championship show and again our kids did us proud. Devlin took 1st place in minor puppy dog and 1st in puppy dog and overall best male puppy. Galaxy won the biggest class of the day, open female, and went on to win the Reserve Challenge Certificate, gaining her KC Stud Book number and lifetime Crufts qualification. 

Then a week later we headed back up north, this time to Darlington Championship show, with Devlin again winning 1st place in minor puppy dog and 1st in puppy dog and overall best male puppy. Galaxy was flawless all day and gained a very respectable reserve in the biggest and strongest class of the day again, the open bitch class. It has been a tiring few weeks, but lovely to be back on the road, having fun and success with the team, and catching up with some old friends.

The next few months are also going to be busy for us with many shows already booked.

Thank you all at CSJ for your continued support, which means more than we could ever thank you enough for.

CSJ’s founder ‘leads’ the way

LYNDA WARD
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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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