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!”
BIS & Best Dog Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Reserve BIS, Reserve Best Dog Stineval Lambert JW (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Best Opposite Sex & Best Bitch Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) Reserve Best Bitch Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) BPIS & Best Puppy Bitch Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) BOSPIS & Best Puppy Dog Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue (Mrs N Anderson) Best JuniorAlcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn (Miss C Tutin) Best Veteran Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon)
Firstly, I would like to thank the Committee for my invite to judge my first Club show, also my 2 able stewards Judy and Kathy for keeping me and the ring in order. Mostly, I thank the exhibitors for their wonderful entry and allowing me to go over their beautiful dogs. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I was really pleased with both my line ups. I loved all my main winners and look forward to following their futures.
Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st: Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue (Mrs N Anderson)Blue & Tan, 6mths old raw baby, head is developing nicely, correct bite with lovely big teeth, lovely expression nicely set ears, has a correct double jacket of good texture and ticking starting to show itself, easily spanned, nice bone, tighter feet will help the over all picture, moved well for such a raw baby, nice type. Best Puppy Dog and BOSPIS.
Puppy Dog Entries: 0
Junior Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st: Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) 15mth old Blue and Tan, super jacket with lots of ticking, nice head with correct bite and not over done, easily spanned, ribbed well back, he’s nicely angled in front with a good lay of shoulder, moved very well in profile but needs to tighten up in front.
2nd: Whittonglebe Poacher (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie) Grizzle and tan boy. Beautiful headed boy with nice small ears, good expression, good pelt, excellent tail and well set, nice angles and narrow throughout, again moved really well in profile but feet could be tighter, sadly he left his coat at home which cost him the class.
3rd: Beaconpike Adonis (Miss J Strother)
Res: Netherhill Lochy (S Laverick)
Special Beginners Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll 1st in Junior
2nd: Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence) Grizzle and tan boy, up to size but still spannable, good head and correct bite a little heavy in ear but well placed on a broad skull, nice bone, a little short and deep in rib, good pelt and good jacket and moved ok.
3rd: Netherhill Lochy
Maiden Dog Entries: 0
Novice Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st: Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue 1st in Minor Puppy
2nd: Foxwater Captain Scarlet 2nd in Special Beginners
Post Graduate Dog Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st: Thornheswin Huntsman (Mr. J.C.Dixon) Masculine Ottery head, lovely dark eye and great expression, very little stop, neat ears ,super lay of shoulder, good angulation all around, lovely tight thick feet, correct jacket with thick pelt and undercoat, good tail and set well, easily spanned, sound mover in fit condition.
2nd: Hollexby Travellin Man (Mr P Appleby) Grizzle and tan, a little longer in muzzle but has little stop, correct bite, easily spanned with very good rib carried really well back, good ground covering movement in profile, so wasn’t surprised to find good angles all around, shame he was missing jacket.
3rd: Smurfski Jingle Bells (Mrs A Walker)
Res: Ravenside Run To Me (Mr G Grassie)
VHC: Kadaredhills Breaking Free (Mrs J Potts)
Limit Dog Entries: 7 Absentees:
1st: Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Lovely sized red boy, so lovely to go over with no exaggeration, good otter like head with very little stop, good bite and nice neat ears, best of fronts with lovely rib carried well back so easily spanned, brand new tight jacket, lovely tail set and level top line, beautifully angulated, this dog excels on the move in profile and coming and going he makes a balanced picture, so pleased to award him Best in Show.
2nd: Stineval Lambert JW (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Grizzle and tan, beautiful boy in the best of jackets with correct undercoat, has a masculine head with well set ears and correct bite, ok in rib, nice lay of shoulder, really good tail and set so well too, great pelt, I would to see more reach on the move. Reserve Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show.
3rd: Fisherbloom Dont Stop Me Now At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
Res: Hollexby Travellin Man
VHC: Lairehope L’ile D’or (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Open Dog Entries: 4 Absentees:
1st: Cedarhill Dish Of The Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) lovely headed Grizzle and Tan boy, excellent expression, correct bite, in super jacket, a squarer dog being shorter in rib but still lots to like, good pelt, moved soundly.
2nd: Lairehope Starman (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian) Pale Red very masculine boy, bigger dog in heavy coa , beautiful masculine head with the best of expressions, under all the coat is great angles and moves really soundly with good reach and drive and this won his placing, good tail and well set only just spannable with thick pelt.
3rd: Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrell)
Minor Puppy Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann (Mrs J Spence) Just 6 mths old Grizzle and tan raw baby, lovely front being narrow with nice angulations, good feminine head with a strong short muzzle correct bite, nice expression and dark eye, beautiful hard jacket with good undercoat and thick pelt, ribbed well back and spanned so easily, moved well and so confidently for one so young, should have a bright future.
2nd: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls (Mrs J M Dixon) Another 6 mth old Grizzle and Tan baby, lovely head of correct proportions good correct bite, neat ears, moderate neck into nice lay of shoulder, bit shorter in rib than 1, no jacket today but nice thick undercoat, lovely well set tail, moved ok.
3rd: Craigshield All The Way (Mrs J Blakey)
Puppy Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees:
1st: Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) Blue and Tan 11mth old puppy. Beautiful, so well made she really caught my eye, nice for bone and good rib carried well back, easily spanned, good angulation throughout beautiful thick tight feet, amazing jacket and good undercoat, lovely feminine head, good expression good dark eye and short strong muzzle with correct bite, moved well once she settled, I loved her and look forward to watching her in the future. Best Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best Bitch
2nd: Ragatam Brodie (Miss T J Peacock) Grizzle and Tan, almost 12mths old another really nice puppy , lovely feminine Ottery head, dark eye and nicely neat ears, great expression, very easily spanned and such a showy girl that catches your eye, unlucky to meet 1st today.
3rd: Earthwise Andromeda (Mr E Houston)
Res: Ragatam Isla At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
VHC: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
Junior Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees:
1st: Alcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn (Miss C Tutin) head with little stop, slightly heavy in ear, nice reach of neck into well laid shoulders, beautiful tight feet, ribs carried well back which allows for such neat elbows and gives her a lovely underline very easily spanned,good tail and set well, good thick pelt and great jacket with thick undercoat, moved true when she settled, really liked her. Best Junior.
2nd: Picer Mirabel Ostler (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) 15 mth old Blue and Tan, a different type to 1 but a lot to like, she moves very soundly and lovely to go over, beautiful head and expression correct bite, moderate length of neck into nicely laid shoulders, ribs ok but a little deep, spannable, lovely tail and set really well which she uses to advantage on the move, good pelt and thick jacket with good undercoat.
3rd: Ravenside Despacito (Mr M Lowry)
Res: Thornheswin Northern Lass (Mr J C Dixon)
VHC: Whittonglebe Pearl ( Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees:
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann 1st minor puppy
2nd: Roseghyll Lady Solitaire (Mrs A Johnson) Grizzle and Tan, smaller type, a little wider than I like but nice head and correct bite, neat ears, moved well today on tight feet, good jacket and thick undercoat, good pelt.
3rd: Lairehope New Beginning For Tyneaster (Mrs S Gill)
Res: Whittonglebe Lots To Like (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
VHC: Elemcella Sedum (Miss C Blackie)
Maiden Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann 1st in Minor Puppy
2nd: Earthwise Andromeda 10mth old Grizzle and Tan puppy, nice feminine head with short strong muzzle, good expression and lovely dark eye, well angled throughout good tail and set really well, sadly in her underwear, I liked her a lot.
3rd: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
Res: Realydorn Lilac (D Martin)
Novice Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees:
1st: Alcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn 1st in Junior
2nd: Roseghyll Lady Solitaire 2nd in Special Beginners
3rd: Elemcella Sedum
Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st: Whittonglebe Hazy Mist (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie) Grizzle and tan lovely sized bitch, ok in head with nice dark eye and expression with correct bite, she’s a lovely moderate bitch with nothing over done and is easily spanned, moved well, nice tight feet.
2nd: Foxwater Miss Adventure At Dejurra (Mrs A E Pitt) Grizzle and tan bitch, good feminine head, she sports the best of jackets and good undercoat, nicely angulated but needs to tighten her feet, good tail and tail set, easily spanned.
3rd: Remony Fallen Embers (Mrs B Wakefield)
Res: Lairehope New Beginning For Tyneaster
VHC: Hollexby Heartbreaker At Tinkletop (Mrs L Templeman)
Limit Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees:
1st: Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) Beautiful grizzle and tan bitch ,she’s lovely size, easy to span, ok pelt, correct Ottery head of good proportions, correct bite, small neat ears, well laid shoulders, good rib, racy hind leg and she uses them well on the move, could be tighter in front movement, great tail and set so well. Pleased to award Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex
2nd: Thornheswin Set To Strike (Mr C Dixon) Blue and Tan, lovely Ottery head with very little stop, best of expressions, correct bite, nice length of neck into really lovely lay of shoulders, narrow throughout. Great tail and set well but unfortunately she left her jacket at home, she moves really well and very sound.
3rd: Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Res: Kadaredhills Henley Star (Mrs J Potts)
VHC: Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Open Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 5
1st: Carrock Curiosity JW (Ms J Fawcett) Grizzle and Tan lovely light framed bitch, she’s a cracking size, beautiful femine head with very little stop, good angulations throughout and moved ok, pelt could be thicker and sadly didn’t have her jacket with her, very easily spanned, correct bite.
2nd: Oakyard Objet D’art at Hollexby (Mr P Appleby) Beautiful head, great expression, sporting a lovely jacket and correct undercoat, good lay of shoulders and good angles in front with good length to her upper arm, good rib which are carried well back, tail and set could better, moved ok.
Special Open Dog or Bitch Holding a Working Certificate Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Veteran Dog/Bitch Entries: 14 Absentees: 6
Really enjoyed judging this class, great to see so many Veterans still sound and spannable enjoying their day out
1st: Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon) 8 year old Grizzle and Tan bitch, super bitch that is easily spanned, great jacket and super undercoat, excellent rib carried well back, narrow throughout, good angles and moves very soundly, nice feminine head with correct bite. Best Veteran
2nd: Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrell) 7 Year old Grizzle and Tan, lovely headed boy, with good reach of neck into good shoulders, good angulation in front but slightly over angulated behind, good pelt and fabulous jacket, moved well.
3rd: Blue Duke Of Cumbria At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)
Res: Kalebank Harvester (Mrs S Portsmouth)
VHC: Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss A M Dixon)
Brace Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st: Thornheswin Huntsman / Thornheswin Set to Strike Super matching pair, really similar in colour type and movement, looked great together and moved well.
2nd: Otterpaws Munnin / Otterpaws Mountain High Nice pair that compliment each other well, didn’t quite move as well together as 1st.
3rd: Blue Duke of Cumbria at Roseghyll / Crosby Dark Duchess at Roseghyll
Res: Oakyard Objet D’Art at Hollexby / Hollexby Travellin Man
Our HTM show went very well. Everyone loved their time in Scotland and they were of course amazed by their welcome packs. We made up 60 packs and your samples were in each of them. As your brand is well known by those in working disciplines they were very pleased to have your sample packs.
Thomas Prince – despite not having been to a show since 2019, Tom won Beginner at Coventry DTC then followed it next day by winning his second beginner at our show, taking him out of the Beginner class. He also came 6th in his first Novice class.
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.”
The United St Bernard Breed Open Show was held in April 2022 and CSJ kindly provided CSJ Salmon Oil and TurmerTinc! for the winners in each category.
United St Bernard Club Open Show 23/04/2022 Best In Show & Reserve Best In Show sponsored by CSJ
Best In Show Bell & Jeffries’s Tizine Wielkopolski Bernardyn for Bellfries
A dog of excellent type, a beautiful head and lovely expression, Correct in bite, good muzzle length, nice dark eyes and correct in skull. Neck length just right, Nice deep chest of good width with correct shoulder placement. Good spring to ribs ,level topline and strong loin, god curve to croup just right in rear angles, well musculed and had good bone throughout. He moved with purpose, drive and power. A very beautiful dog who drew my eye to award him Best male and Best in Show.
Reserve Best In show Deegan & Grainger’s Chandlimore Smoking Gun
Deegan & Grainger’s Chandlimore Smoking Gun 2yr old male who makes a good picture standing, good breed type with plenty of bone throughout. Liked his head with short muzzle, good bite and just the right amount of stop, nice neck length, body of substance, a correct structure in front with his depth and width of chest just right, a good topline and rib to loin ratio, moved very well and deserved his RBD & RBIS.
Best Puppy O’Reilly’s Fantasira Welkopolski Bernardyn Strelillys
At 11 months I found her a very nice puppy of excellent type. Overall, she made a good picture standing, quality headpiece, correct in muzzle with good bite, good dark eyes giving a lovely expression, stop and top skull good, nice length of neck, shoulder angulation correct Body of excellent width good in rear angles and well-muscled giving her good movement. BP BPIS.
Best Smooth Bell & Jeffries Ch Bellfries Smooth Jazz
I liked this female, she makes a lovely picture of balance and strength, A great head that was just right in muzzle depth and width, clean in mouth and eyes with tidy ears. A good shoulder in chest of depth and width, level topline, not as smooth over croup as I would like, strong in rear and good bone throughout, moved cleanly with reach and drive, strong contender for top honours today. BSIS.
As one of my Danes definitely wasn’t getting on with the Little Champ or the tripe, I took the plunge and started to change to one of your recommended foods pretty soon after you sent me your email… I chose CP24 as I’d looked at the ingredients and it looked like it had the highest % of meat- and as I used to have fab results on raw, that looked to be the best option.
OMG! What a difference – even on 1/4 CP24 at the beginning of transitioning them, you could see it was an improvement. I haven’t had a really good firm poop from any of the 4 since I moved from raw a while back. I can’t tell you how hard it’s been not to attach a photo to this email 🤪
They are now still only on 2/3 CP24, but in another week I’ll be fully swapped over. I planned on trying the herbs to see if they helped- but I didn’t need to, it’s been such a success.
Anyway- I just wanted to say I’m over the moon. I’ve recommended CP24 to all of the owners of my litter of puppies who my girl had 10 months ago…
Fabulous. Many thanks for your help. I’ve now got 4 very happy Danes.
Thank you so much for being part of “Team SESSS” and generously sponsoring our recent Virtual Charity Dog Show in aid of The Alzeimers Society and Just Springers Rescue. Once we had started to advertise the show online, a member of our society asking us to consider raising money for Ukraine. After some thinking, we decided on having an extra two ‘Special Stakes’ classes with the money donated to these classes going to The Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.
Our show was a huge success with an amazing 629 entries raising an incredible £1,600
Without your amazingly generous and kind support we have no doubt that our show certainly would not have been the success it was. So from the bottom of our hearts we thank you.
Already, English Springer owners are saying they cannot wait until our next show! So fair warning….. we will be back to ask if you would be involved again next year!!!
If you’d like to go onto our website, visit: sesss.org
You’ll see on the home page information about the show and if you click on the downloaded file, you’ll be able to view the winners of each class and the 7 judges comments on them.
Please find attached the winning photo of Supreme Best In Show, Marley and a photo his owner took of him with his rosettes!
Once again, thank you, we truly appreciate your help and support.
Bev Nicholson and Eve Whitley
(Part of the Southern English Springer Spaniel Society committee)