Report – Arfon Working Gundog Club Open Spaniel Trial

Report – Arfon Working Gundog Club Open Spaniel Trial

P1000253 (2)Arfon Working Gundog Club Anglesey

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Spaniel ( excluding Cocker) Open Stake at the Vaenol Estate, Nr Bangor, Gwynedd by kind permission of Mr M & Mr K Jones.

The judges were Mr Jack Iliffe and Mrs John Sexton. The guns were Eifion Roberts, Howard Latham, Rhys Roberts and Steve Preston.Beat Steward was Mr Keith Jones with keeper Mr  Clive Jones.

The weather was dry  overcast and the trial was run in woodland with an undercover of rhododendrons, and brambles which was quite testing.

I would like to thank our hosts, the judges, guns, and helpers and the competitors for making this a successful day. I would also wish to thank our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear for their continued support. I would also like to thank Derick Williams of BASC for providing a gamebag for winner.




First and Guns’ Choice – Lee Cooper ( Owner Paul Noyce) – Breckmarsh Dora ESSB

Second – Steve Bolton –  Dashbrook Midsummer – ESSB

Third – Sarah Higgins – Kansas Kate – ESSB

Forth – Lee Marson – Sharmesvale Velvet Scoter ESSB


Photo – L-R . Jack Iliffe (Judge), John Sexton (Judge), Wendy Rowland (Host), Lee Cooper, Sarah Higgins, Lee Marson, Steve Bolton.

Our little blog of love for working dogs

❤️❤️❤️ We were feeling the love for working dogs on Valentine’s Day and we asked you  to send us a photo showing the love for the dog in your life. We were overwhelmed with your response. So many heartfelt photos summing up how we feel about the dogs in our lives.

It hasn’t been easy choosing a winner, so we’ve chosen three. 💐💐💐 A pack of our tasty little bone shaped training treats – Poppets will go to all you each of you. ❤️❤️❤️


Niomi Durrant – My world sharing the love

Niomi Durrant My world sharing the love

Niomi Durrant – My world sharing the love

Cheryl Quinn – Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Cheryl Quinn Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Cheryl Quinn – Showing our love after a days flyball 😍

Matt Lewis I wish she was still with us

Matt Lewis I wish she was still with us 😢

Thank you for sharing your photos with us. We hope you enjoy all the photos here. Just hover over each photo and you’ll see the names and messages.




Why Mark Laker looks forward to February…



By Mark Laker

I look forward to the month of February. Firstly, it’s my birthday and I like to take the day off and do whatever I fancy for the day. Often that day extends to a long weekend spending time with family, friends and of course our dogs. I’ve done all of that this year.


Our wedding anniversary is in February too

Celebrating this day often rolls on the end of the birthday weekend…making it an even longer weekend, possibly week. And then as it’s the end of my annual leave for the year, I use up any remaining time off too. So rather than being a dark, wet, often cold month, February ends up being really enjoyable.


I also look forward to the second agility team GB squad day

We’ve extended this to a weekend this year just so we can cover all the topics and activities we’ve planned. There’s lots to do this year with the European Open in the UK in July. As host nation we’ll be taking our biggest team yet – up to 40 dogs.

Countdown to Crufts


And the other thing I look forward to in February is the countdown to Crufts. Of course this is more exciting if I’m competing there, which I am this year, so my training with Rhyme is well underway.


Come rain or shine, birthday celebrations or not, Rhyme and I set out to do something together everyday towards our Crufts preparations. Thank fully we’ve had some beautiful weather so far this month so we’ve been able to stick to the plan.


I just need to go easy on the birthday cake…

That’ll Do! kept the weight and healthy balance throughout all of my dogs

Stuart and Angela AtchisonFrom Stuart and Angela Atchison

Being a new customer this year (2019) using CSJ dog food I feel it’s only right to give you all some feedback about the product I used on my 5 working dogs this grouse season.

With previous dogs and over many years of going on the grouse moors up in Northumberland feeding working gundogs, keeping them up to performance with work was a worry that the dogs never came out the kennels match fit for the job especially when they had just done two days previous on hot, heavy going, tiring days out for the team.

Then I started using CSJ That’ll Do! I was given the name and address of Brian Syms from my good friend Steven Ferguson aka BLACKLEK Gundogs. Brian and Jane only live 15mins away from me on the coast at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland – Brian and Jane couldn’t be more helpful. That’ll Do! kept the weight and healthy balance throughout all of my dogs (3 Labradors and 2 Cocker Spaniels) and I am very impressed with the coats on the dogs, the mess from the dogs was regular and not wet- this is an all-round brilliant dog food for the price and results.

So it’s a big thanks to Brian and Jane and CSJ.

Stuart and Angela Atchison



‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

The #pushyourmush competition was created in honour of CSJ, Leucillin and Photizo sponsoring the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (SHCGB) 37th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 25th and 26th 2020.

The winners are:

1st prize: Emma Maunder with Manny

Emma Maunder #pushyourmush Manny at his 1st bssf race at Pembrey! We weren’t fast but we had a great time 😊

2nd Prize: Gill McLeod (Team Schwartz)

Gilli McLeod #pushyourmush Team Schwartz, literally flying!

Runner Up Prize Winner: Jax Hopkinson – Milo



Here are the entrants: