The world has changed massively…

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April 2020

By Mark Laker

Wow, the world has changed massively since my last blog. Who would have thought nearly half the world’s population would be in a lockdown situation under the threat of a nasty virus back in February.

I hope all the CSJ readers are keeping safe in these difficult times

It’s a huge challenge to the world. I have been home based for the last six years, so I’m lucky that I’m used to this way of working. We also have space to get out for daily exercise and living in a rural area means social distancing isn’t a problem either. However, I do understand the challenges, the worry and uncertainly other people are experiencing and readily offer my support where I can.

I’m confident we’ll pull through this and move on to a stronger future

In March I announced my retirement as the Team Manager for Agility Team GB. I had always planned to review my position in 2020, and after seven years in the role I decided that the time was right to hand over the reigns.

My time as Team Manager has been immensely rewarding. Of course there were challenging times and some incredible highlights too. In a role like that you grow broad shoulders and learn a lot about people; I’m sure there’s a future book in my journal somewhere.

I thought I’d have a lot of time on my hands now with no agility shows and no team manager responsibilities. However I’m finding myself busy with other projects and interests that have been on hold… a subject for future blogs.

I hope all our readers keep safe in these difficult times. And if anyone wants any hints and tips about working from home I’m more than happy to share.

Mark Laker

Agility Team GB Manager

Follow Mark Laker’s blog: http://marklaker.blogspot.com

 

Madison Wells is enjoying her new found freedom from school. It means she can spend every waking minute with the dogs…

Madison Wells is enjoying her new found freedom from school. It means she can spend every waking minute with the dogs…

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By Danielle Card

Here’s a little update on Maddi and the dogs.

Maddi is enjoying her new found freedom from school, it means she can spend every waking minute with the dogs. I’m sure they are looking at me asking when will she return to school!!!!

All races may be cancelled but Maddi has been out training daily, 1/2 times a week a short 2km canicross run with her training dog Bella the spaniel. She even tried 100m sprint with the Pup (11 months) and managed to stay on her feet!

Daily scent work and games with the dogs in the garden. Lots of off lead walks and free running. Most importantly daily trampolining!! 

Stay safe everyone.

Lots of love Maddi, Bronte, Lilly and Bella.

 

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Lynda Cantelo-Jones tests Chester the working cocker spaniel on CP All Rounder with happy results

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I have taken time to write this email as I wanted to make sure that having followed your advice and that of our vet to change Chester over to a different food, it had worked!

I’m pleased to say that I also spoke to Lesley Slade, a stockist on your list and quite local to us here in Fleet, Hampshire, who also suggested the foods that you had mentioned but felt that the CP All Rounder would be her first choice based on Chester’s symptoms and her personal experience of using it.

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Meet Chester, watching avidly at The Game Fair – fed on CSJ – “Everyone comments on how glossy his coat is and how bright he is” Lynda Cantelo-Jones

I decided to go ahead with this one and collected a bag the next day from Lesley.  Over the next couple of weeks I introduced the food and Chester responded well.  He has only had a couple of “off days” but those have been helped by giving him half of the vet prescribed Buscopan tablet.

He is now onto his second bag of CP All Rounder, again collected from Lesley, and all is going well, so fingers crossed we have come through the worrying time we had with him in January.

Your advice and the service you at CSJ provide with samples etc is so helpful and I can’t thank you enough.

Best regards

Lynda Cantelo-Jones and Chester the happy working cocker spaniel

Maddi was testing her new CSJ coat out at a canicross event today… such a smart coat! 

Maddi was testing her new CSJ coat out at a canicross event today… such a smart coat! 

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By Danielle Card – Madison Wells’ mum

“Maddi was testing her new coat out at a canicross event today! Such a smart coat!

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The coat was needed – Sunday was horrendous!!!!

Race overview 

So this weekend Maddi headed to Westonbirt Arboretum – Forestry England to take part in CaniX UK (official) Cani-Cross UK or CaniCross UK weekend event. Due to Bella our spaniel being in season. Maddi’s brother Lewis ran English Pointer Bronte which meant Maddi had to find a replacement…. so she teamed up with K9 trail time team mate Chris & Wolfie Canicross and ran eurohound Wolfie. Maddi together with Chris remain unbeaten this season 💪🏼

Maddi, Wolfie and Chris managed 🥇 on a slippy slippy course with a super strong dog, Maddi did well to stay afloat.

Thanks to Di Newton for the pictures

Huge thanks to sponsors

CSJ K9 foods who fuel our dogs

K9 Trail Time who provide kit for our dogs and Madison

Find out more about Madison Wells: https://www.csjk9.com/profiles/madison-card_p2104.html

Agility competition in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands raises money for children’s hospital

Agility competition in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands raises money for children’s hospital

By Adelaine Bastiaansen
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We had a competition last weekend in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands on 6-8th  March.
It was a competition to raise money for the children hospital Sophia in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They raised 17.710 euros.
We had a several clear runs, but on Saturday Spice and I went 3rd on the agility course.Sophia benefiet wedstrijd podium 1

 

Watch the run on Facebook:

DPD, the couriers we use for CSJ deliveries are taking steps to avoid the spread of Coronavirus:

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We’re pleased to see that DPD, the couriers we use for CSJ deliveries are taking the appropriate steps to avoid the spread of Coronavirus:
From DPD
 
DPD has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and following the advice issued by HM Government and Public Health England (PHE).
 
We can confirm that a number of precautionary steps have already been taken to protect our people and the service we provide. These measures include:
 
  • Issuing a clear travel policy to all our people that follows the latest guidelines given by HM Government
  • Extensively communicated to all our people the importance of following basic hygiene protocols in line with World Health Organisation and PHE guidance. This particularly focuses on hand hygiene
  • Issuing our driver workforce with sanitary hand gels and wipes
  • Asking our drivers to use hand wipes to cleanse their handheld units at the point of delivery.
 
To date, DPD has had no suspected cases amongst our workforce, if we were to do so we would follow the advice issued by PHE and ask the individual to self-isolate for the required 14 day period.
 
We have had no suspected cases reported at any of our locations but if that did happen we would report this to PHE and follow the advice given.
 
Clearly this is a fast moving situation and we will continue to update our customers regularly or as events dictate.
 
DPD, working hard to keep your business moving.
The Border Terrier Club Open Show on Saturday 22 February 2020

The Border Terrier Club Open Show on Saturday 22 February 2020

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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.

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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

Madison Wells is up and running!

Madison Wells is up and running!

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This was from this weekend, another first place win for the pair. This was at the Canix Delamere 2 day event, Madison and Bronte were the fastest time on the short course in all categories. It was tough, muddy, hilly, wet and windy! They finished first both days. Even the crazy spaniel got a run by Maddi’s older brother.

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Find out more about Madison Wells: https://www.csjk9.com/profiles/madison-card_p2104.html

 ‘Fit ‘n’ Fast! review – Molly’s story

 ‘Fit ‘n’ Fast! review – Molly’s story

By: Kirsty Dodd

I’d just like to share Molly’s story with you mostly as a huge thank you for your amazing food!

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This is a very very happy Molly! 

Molly is my 4 year old rescue large munsterlander/collie mix. She was rescued along with her sister from a drunk farmer who was threatening to shoot at them. Their rescuer drove through the night to fetch the two girls from him.

She kept them as foster dogs till they could be re-homed. Molly was initially re-homed at around 6 months old but unfortunately that didn’t work out so she went back into foster care. Just as she turned 1yr old she came to live with me as a trial for the weekend with me and my husky.

Within the first week I quickly discovered Molly’s health issues! A couple of nights in I woke up to what in all honestly looked like somebody has slit their wrists in my living room. My insides dropped, Having never seen anything like it before I thought I was going to lose her.

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After many vet visits, medication trials and allergy testing it became apparent that Molly suffers from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. The slightest bit of food that her body doesn’t agree with and it sets the whole process off again. I’ve tried Molly on grain free, sensitive, hyper allogenic, raw, the list goes on without particularly great results.  Her weight drops so fast when she has an episode and nothing seemed to be helping. Not to mention living on a budget is important to me – £70 a month on dog food for one is a last resort.

I decided to try Fit ‘n’ Fast! by recommendation of our trainer Hayley Laches. After looking into the ingredients I could see that it had all the ingredients I have seen in foods that are specific for sensitive tummies. Beet pulp, milk thistle, mint, yucca, marigold, salmon, the list goes on. So I agreed to give it a go.

Molly has been on Fit ‘n’ Fast! now since August 2019. Her tummy episodes have since since near disappeared! Her weight has gone from a very skinny 15kg on average to a healthy 20kg! – my vet was astonished last month at her weight! She loves the food so much I can carry it around as training treats too. She looks healthy! Her coat is shiny and she feels like she has some muscle mass on her for the first time in her life. Her energy and endurance has lifted and I am seeing a significant difference in her strength whilst competing in agility and hoopers.

I’m so happy with Fit ‘n’ Fast! that I have also moved my youngster, Misha Bear, on too who is also looking amazing and loving the food. She will be competing in Crufts this year in the Border Collie Breed Classes and is already looking to be an absolute superstar in both agility and hoopers! She turns 16 months old on Crufts weekend, after which she will be able to start competing in both sports.

Here are some links of Molly so you can see how amazing she is doing and I’d just like to say thank you very very much for having such an affordable and amazing food product on the market that agrees with my girl! It really has been a big deal to me how well she has done on it!

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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/