By Alison Sorley
I held a charity test on Saturday on behalf of CSJ Dogfood for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a lovely day and raised £1200.00. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of all the members of the Scottish Gundog clubs coming along and supporting these charities and also all the persons donating prizes for raffles, auctions etc.
I have to add a huge thank you to Mike Henderson from the Hillend Tavern who donated a hidden malt whisky bottle, which had to be guessed by individuals at £1.00 a go. This raised £100, also 4 x 24 packs of Best beer for auction. Much appreciated Mike!
Thanks to Ceri and Phil for prizes – we missed your presence this year. The judges J. Douglas, D. Sorley, E. Munro Ferguson and G. Spacey, Laura, Jean and Elinor for their help with the admin etc. Especially for the dummy throwers who put themselves forward every week. Thank you and especially to our speaker Mr Fred MacAulay.
The £1200.00 was absolutely brilliant – thank you again to all who contributed to help raise this amount for this amazing charity.
1st – A. Adamson – Rumbleton Zak of Witchmyre
2nd – A. Fairweather – Craigmillour Venus
3rd – J.Nicol – Belneiden Delta
1st – A. Adamson – Rumbleton Zak of Witchmere
2nd – C. Johnston – Nellsecundus River Drive
3rd – J. Hood – Polmaise Fala Crow
1st – G. Buchan – Misty Longa
2nd- C. Johnston – Nellsecundus River Drive
3rd – C. Court
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a working test on the 4 June 2017 for AV Retrievers. This was held at Bodrida Farm, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Peter Rogers.
Judges were Glenys Caldwell, Gareth Lewis and P Wesley Travis. Many thanks to the helpers and sponsors CSJ & Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
The lady handlers came to the fore with a clean sweep in the Novice and first and third in Open
First – Mrs Jackie Owen with Muggleswick Cha Cha of Marianbach lab b
Second – Mrs Jackie Owen with Kentrecim Chooting Star of Marianbach labb
Third – Mrs Elaine Chapel with Crooksber Lark lab b
Fourth – Mrs Elaine Chappel with Wapsac Wagtail lab b
First – Mrs Kim Dutton with Shady Acres Teardrop lab b
Second – Gary McCarthy with Muggleswick Samba lab d
Third – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab d
Fourth – R Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab d
COM – Ryan McKnight with Loughgasher Nifty Nick of Gunnarah lab dog
First Picture – P Wesley Travis (Judge), Gareth Lewis (Judge), Victoria Waterfield, Kim Dutton, Gary McCarthy, Harvey Jones, Glenys Caldwell (Judge), Ryan McKnight, Jackie Owen.
Second Picture – Jackie Owen & Kim Dutton
By Adelaine Bastiaansen
Last weekend, Blitz became Belgium Champion of Grade 2!! On Saturday, Blitz was selected on the first course with a 1st place. On Sunday, he ran and jumped in the morning. Again – a clear round and a 1st place – 3 seconds faster then number 2 .
In the afternoon they had to run the agility course. Again a clear round and a 1st place. CONGRATULATIONS to Blitz and Adelaine Bastiaansen!
By Gwilym Williams
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their first test for AV Retrievers on Sunday 9th April 2017 at an excellent new venue Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and the Headkeeper Mr Steve Cadman.
Puppies up to 12 months
1st – Christopher Joseph Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16 2nd- Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20.4.16
3rd – Harvey Jones with Skiffle Legend lab dog 6.5.16
4th – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
COM – Paul Murphy with Elsmore Paige lab bitch 2.6.16
Puppies up to 18 months
1st – Christopher Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
2nd – Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20,4.16
3rd – Gill Awty with Higgscroft Cedrus Libani lab bitch 22.5.16
4th – Danny Wells handling Ian Griffiths’ Mossborough Flint lab dog 29.11.15
1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch 2nd – Kim Dutton with – Shadyacres Teardrop lab bitch
3rd – Victoria Waterfield with Kenquartz Dame Sibyl lab bitch 4th – Elaine Chappell with Wapsac Wagtail lab bitch
1st – Paul Murphy with Lady Emma of Shamrock lab bitch
2nd – Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab dog
3rd – Paul W Travis with Brackenbird Lucas lab dog
COms – Harvey Jones with Ty Newydd lab dog
Morwenna Hext Howe with FTCH Labdon Lewis of Minstead lab dog
By Cliff Tett
Here is a photo of Team Jardirect for the Selectif for our region in the South West of France.
Liliane and GARONNE are on the right hand side of the photo.
In the centre is Jean Pierre (member of Team France at the EO 2016) and Sylvie. Both have been buying CSJ Kibble and Herbs since Sept 2013 and were virtually our very first clients).
Our team was not selected for the National Finals – next year we hope!!
By Adelaine Bastiaansen
Last weekend we held the agility competition that we sponsored. It was a great success! People were very enthusiastic and we have already a couple of enquiries from new people that want to switch to CSJ :-).
On Saturday and Sunday there were almost 1400 dogs. We sponsored every first 3 places of grade 1, Small, Medium and Large.
- Grade 2, Small, Medium and Large
- Grade 3, Small, Medium and Large
- Old dogs, combined class, first 3 places
The competition had 5 rings and we places banners on each ring. We used the new banners that you sent us on one ring and on the place of the price giving and we had also some old banners that we used on the other rings. We also give some information about CSJ at the prize giving.