Here’s a little video from the weekend. We were away with Team Coldfeet enjoying training runs, keeping our dogs fit and active with maintenance training which helps keep their muscles toned during the summer months.
We train in the early mornings when the temperature are cool. The dogs really enjoy being away and having a change of scenery Once we’ve run, we head back to the camping field where the dogs have their breakfast and chill out. Lots of happy smiley huskies with wagging tails as they enjoy their CSJ CP30 which they are fuelled on!
Great food for all of our dogs young and old it keeps them in tip top condition
After a few years since we have been racing at Ford estate, it was an exciting run for two 6 dog teams working around the fast winding, technical and exciting trail. The dogs were amazing, reacting to every command at such speed. To come across the finish line with the biggest smile knowing the teams give everything. The results come second to a perfect run but a gold and silver makes us so proud of our dogs.
A massive thank you to CSJ for all their support. Our dogs are fuelled by CSJ CP30 & CSJ salmon oil.
SUCO sled dogs won two silver medals at the BSSF British championships held at Ford estate Northumberland on 26-27th March 2022.
On a technical but very enjoyable course, for both dogs and athletes, we ran 2 teams. Gonzo was in the masters bikejor and was lying in silver medal position after run 1, 3 tenths of a second down. Even though he ran 9 seconds quicker on day 2, we stayed in a very credible silver medal position. Dexter was running in the 1 dog scooter and, after a scare with a blowout puncture walking to the start and a quick borrow of a scooter, he ran really well to take second after day one. He ran a quicker time on day 2 to hold onto the silver medal position.
Gonzo on the bike on his 5th Birthday and Dexter on the scooter they ran really well on both days. Huge thanks to CSJ for your amazing continued support. We are so proud of the dogs fuelled by CSJPERF30, thanks to all the team.
CSJ were delighted to hear from Matt Hodgson that he’d achieved Silver in the 2 dog 2 category on snow at the World Sleddog Association/IFSS World Championships in Sweden.
Matt said, “I wanted to thank you for your support, the dogs did me proud and we achieved Silver in the 2 dog 2 category – the highest placed GB adult ever on snow at a WSA World Championships!”
The event was held on 10th to 12th March and started and finished in Östersund’s famous ski arena, which also was the venue for the 2019 the Biathlon World Championship and the 2021 Biathlon World Cup Finals.
For logistical reasons the races had been moved from Ramundberget the city of Östersund where their world-class arena was able to showcase to the world the very best the sled dog sport has to offer.
Entrants were racing on excellent trails and competitors came from many countries, with Matt racing against mushers from countries including Belgium, Sweden and Italy.
CSJ say, “We are so proud of Matt’s and his dogs’ achievement. The energy expended by these fabulous Nordic breeds in these competitions is huge and the humans also need to be extremely fit and focussed – well done Matt!”
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A big thank you to CSJ for sponsoring our Siberian husky club of Great Britain Dalby rally this weekend. Everything went really well , a very good entry of 50 teams, we had quite strong winds and it was very cold on Saturday and on Sunday we had rain for most of the day so it ended up being very muddy. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the event went really well, dogs and mushers loved the kamikaze down hill. It was very muddy and we’ve got some awesome pictures of some muddy mushers and happy muddy dogs from the weekend.
Well done to all the winners and thank you for taking part. What a great event! Photos are courtesy of Eleanor Wilson of The Muddy Hill photography.
LYNDA WARD pet trade SOLUTIONS Press release – 9.2.22
The weekend of January 29-30 saw the 38th annual Aviemore Sled Dog Rally organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain.
CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds were again delighted to sponsor the event and to see again the many owners of these wonderful canine athletes who feed their specialist feed, herbs and treats.
Covid had forced the cancellation of the 2021 event and Race Organiser Pete Jones said about 2022: “The event was again a great success. It was good to see so many people come and watch the event, many travelling a long distance to do so.”
Dogs and owners had to cope with gale force winds on the first day, then frost on the second but everyone enjoyed the demanding 4.2 mile forest trail around Loch Morlich and through Glenmore Forest.
Colin Spalding and Suzanne Moore Spalding of Suco Sled Dogs were running their dogs Diamond and Granite in Bikejor and Scooter. Colin commented: “So proud of the girls who at 10 years old are still competitive at the highest level. A huge thank you to CSJ for their amazing support of our teams.”
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Thanks again to Ceri and the team for their sponsorship over the past race season. Admittedly like most it hasn’t been as action packed as we liked. However, of the events we went to we managed the following.
1st place DR4O at NATB October 2020 with Nero, Nala and Kai
1st place DR4O at NATB December 2020 with Nero, Nala and Kai
2nd place Checkendon Challenge Team Event with Nero and Ted
3rd place Checkendon Challenge Bikejor with Nala
Top 5 canicrosser at the Trail Events Company Exmoor Half Marathon with Nero
1st place season finisher at Newnham Bark 2 Dog Rig Series with Kai and Nala
3rd place season finisher at Newnham Bark Bikejor Series with Nero
As well as some agility top 3 placings for Kai at some UKA and independent shows.
In the last couple of months we have also welcomed another new rescue to our team, a failed working Kelpie called Wally. Although no good on sheep we are hoping that he will thrive having a job competing in various dog sports with the other rescues over next season.
Many of our clients are first time owners and are very receptive to CSJ food and nutrition advice, as well as the CSJ welcome puppy packs.
Thanks again for your ongoing generosity, especially during this crazy past year.
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 reachthose 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.
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’.
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’.