‘Selection Days’ for the Wales Team  in the  International Gundog Team event at The Game Fair 2022.

‘Selection Days’ for the Wales Team in the International Gundog Team event at The Game Fair 2022.

By Alan Rees

This was one of the ‘Selection Days’ are being held to determine the Team that will represent Wales in the prestigious International Gundog Team event that will take place at The Game Fair being staged this year at Ragley Hall in early July, 2022.

Here are some pictures of our first assessment/selection day:

14 qualified dogs attended, both Aled and Eleri Rees were very pleased with what they saw. They’re going again this coming weekend.

The Game Fair banner with CSJ our sponsors
 Part of the group, showing last year’s winning shield ( won twice in succession), hope for a third win.
 Competitors waiting their turn at the Lake’s edge
Nathan Quinn,  top spaniel for the past 2 years at it again. 

More info coming soon.

Alan Rees

Team Captain 

St Johns Hospice Open Test – 1st May 2022

By Richard Sanderson

Thank-you very much for supplying the CSJ Salmon Oil as sponsorship for the test we held on 01/05/22. 

The Full Results from the St John’s Hospice open walked up Retriever test at Ashlack Hall, Cumbria. 

1st No.3 Chris Pilkington Lab D Shadeoak Major

2nd No.2 Simon Capstick Lab B Drakeshead Casey

3rd No.22 Tony O’Hare Lab D Burrendale Rambler

4th No 34 Paul Dukes Lab D Brindlebay Rum of Ravencote

COM No.9 Paul Dukes Lab D FTCH Brocklebank Boorbon of Ravencote

COM No.13 Tony O’Hare Lab D Burrendale Bruno

COM No.21 Dave Latham Lab D FTW Bluecreek Curtis Cash

All competitors had a great day despite the rain and the standard of dogs was truly outstanding. 

Here are a couple of photos of the 30 strong entrants and the winner plus the runners up. We’re delighted to say the event raised nearly £600.

Team Coldfeet are at Dalby Forest – Forestry England.

Team Coldfeet are at Dalby Forest – Forestry England.

By Kaz Jones

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 😊🐾🐾

WSCC Working Assessment Tests for Any Variety Spaniel

By Sharon Barkley

A fabulous day was had by all at The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club (WSSC) Spring Assessment Test for AV Spaniels held at Rickneys Training Ground in Hertfordshire on 17th April 2022.

28 dogs were entered: WSS, Clumbers. Lagotto Romagnolo and a Field in the 4 classes – Special Beginners, Puppy, Novice & Open and we were certainly blessed with the weather.

It was great to see some ‘old & bold’ again after Covid restricted events together with some ‘new’ people. The supportive atmosphere amongst everyone on the day was second to none so I hope that even those not in the places will have gained something to encourage them to continue.

Thanks must go to the judges – Julie & Paul Shawyer and Ann Moon together with volunteers to throw dummies and sell raffle tickets as events cannot run smoothly without help.

It was lovely to receive 2 visitors from America who have WSS at home and spotted on our FB page that the event was running so came to see us before flying back the next day.

Thank you CSJ, once again, for your kind & generous sponsorship.

4 Nations Nursery Final 2022

LYNDA WARD 
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Press release – 6.4.22

Ceri Rundle, founder and owner of CSJ, who sponsored the event, commented on the photo below, “I think this year’s 4 Nations Nursery Final Champion, Kennox Meg, likes her boss Kevin Evans!”

CSJ sponsored the exciting 4 Nations Nursery Final Championship 2022 on Saturday 19th March, where the top 40 Nursery dogs competed. 

Taking place at George Bonsall’s farm in Slindon, Stafford competitors and organisers commented on a stunning trial amid freezing winds.

CSJ applauded Kevin Evans with his dog Kennox Meg as the overall 4 Nations Champion and congratulated the Ireland team for winning Top Team. 

The dogs competed over a large testing course, with each national team being made up of ten dogs and their handlers. 

The final results were …

Four Nations Nursery Final

1. Kevin Evans and Kennox Meg (pictured) – 162 Wales
2. Shannon Conn and Yellow Hill Chip – 158 Ireland
3. Angie Driscoll and Kinloch Sweep – 155 Wales
4. Chris Toner and Niro Mace – 148 Scotland
5. Stuart Davidson and Jack – 148 Scotland
6. Martin O Malley and Heather Hill Bruce – 148 Ireland. 

Team Results

1. Ireland – 1084
2. Scotland – 994
3. Wales – 982
4. England – 894

The winning team members and the overall 4 Nations Champion were wearing CSJ kit embroidered with the CSJ logo in Ukrainian colours.

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Gold and silver for Team Coldfeet at the BSSF British championship 

By Kaz Jones

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.

Pete and Kaz Jones from Coldfeet Sibes

#sponsoredbycsj

WALES INTERNATIONAL GUNDOG TEAM SELECTION/ASSESSMENT DAYS NOTICE

WALES INTERNATIONAL GUNDOG TEAM SELECTION/ASSESSMENT DAYS NOTICE

We are looking to select a Team of Spaniels, Retrievers, and their handlers, capable of running at International Level.

If you have an interest in representing Wales at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall on the 30th and 31st July 2022, and/or Scone Palace, Perth on the 2nd July 2022, please note the following:

If you have a Spaniel or Retriever that meets the following criteria –
You and your dog has won a Novice Working Test, won or gained an award at an Open Working Tests, or gained an award or won a Field Trial.

If you want to enter your dog for Selection, please complete a Kennel Club approved entry form in full.
Please return your completed entry form, electronically or by post no later than 15th April 2022.

Contact Details – Alan Rees
e-mail : dsalanrees@gmail.com
Mobile : 07966 772402
Address : Delfryd, Palmer Terrace Road, Capel Seion, Drefach, Llanelli SA14 7BS

Contact Details – Aled Jones
e-mail: aledjones9@gmail.com
Mobile: 07815820532

Alan Rees (Team Captain)

Silver medals for SUCO Sled Dogs at BSSF British Championship

By Colin Spalding

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.

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Highest placed GB adult ever on snow!

LYNDA WARD
pet trade SOLUTIONS

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tel: 07946 743784

Press release – 23.3.22

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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Ammerdown AV Spaniel Test 2022 sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and BASC

Ammerdown AV Spaniel Test 2022 sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and BASC

By Joanne and Kim Barnes

The Ammerdown AV Test (in aid of Dorothy House Hospice) was once again held on the Ammerdown Estate on Sunday 20th March by kind permission of Sam Nickels, Scot Yorke and Dean Tayler of the Ammerdown and Owls Nest Shoot to whom we are most grateful. The Test has returned from a four year absence due to family circumstances and, of course, Covid.

The aim of the Ammerdown Test is to try and provide a low key, less pressured entry into the world of Gundog competitions for the first time competitor and a chance for the genuine novice to hone their skills. Although not a KC registered event, we follow KC guidelines as far as practical.

The low key and friendly atmosphere of the day is due entirely down to the judges. Each judge is a gundog trainer in their own right and renowned for their people skills, friendly manor and expertise in the field of gundog training. We are extremely grateful to the commitment that they all showed for the day.

Our thanks go to the jugdes:
Mr Neil Varney of Twistmount Gundogs
Mr Shane Leigh of Garrowwood Dog Training
Mrs Sandra Blake

We are also extremely grateful to CSJ who were once again very generous in their sponsorship of awards and would very much welcome their support in the future.  We thank them.

The run up to the test was more stressful than normal with a large number entrants pulling out the day before the test with covid and personal/dog related injury which meant runners were well down on previous years. We decided to add a puppy test this year. Unfortunately the puppy judge contacted very early on Sunday morning unable to attend due to a family illness which added to the fun. We are extremely grateful to Sandra Blake who did a sterling job of not only running the puppy but managing to run the retrieve for the novice as well.

The day started out in glorious sunshine, lots of nervous chatter amongst the six or so first timers. Which soon disappeared with the calm influence of the judges and support of the more experienced competitor. After a short introduction by Neil Varney of what the judges would be looking for, the day started.

The novice test consisted of a hunt up in fairly open woodland intermixed with a few rushes. The standard of hunting was very high considering the inexperience of some of the handlers. A sit to shot followed by a seen retrieve which all the dogs performed well with the odd dog running in. The hunt up continued another shot fired and a short blind was left out. This proved slightly more challenging for some of the dogs with the more experienced dogs and handlers making up points. This completed the first run. A short break and light lunch gave the entrants the opportunity to consult the judges for advice and recommendations for the second run. The test concluded with a separate retrieve alongside a cover crop which again suits the more experienced dogs who marked well and the less experienced stopping short and entering crop too early and struggling to be pushed back.

The puppy test consisted of two short hunt ups in tufty grass and sparse cover crop and concluded with a much simplified version of the retrieve. With such a wide variation of ages ranging from 7months up to 17.5 months, Sandra did an amazing job of setting and marking the test.

We retreated back to the Jolliffe Arms in Kilmersdon for the prize giving. With the excited chatter and smiling faces it looked like a good day was had by all.

Results:

Novice
1st. ESP Dog Digby — Ruby Walter
2nd. ESP Bitch Countryways Krystal—Oliver Ellis
3rd. ESP Bitch Artos—Bethany Kington
4th. Not presented
COM. ESP Bitch Craiwarn Sarafina—Steve Viviash
COM. CS Dog Wea Wea— Karen Fleet

Puppy
1st. ESP Bitch Alispen DIamond Nalya— David Drew
2nd. CS Bitch Zywarix July Belle—Jess Ward
3rd. CS Dog Mooncourt Black Jack—Kim Barnes
4th. CS Dog Mooncourt Herbie—Tawana Butt

We would like to thank –

All the helpers on the day Emma Wollacott, Howard Feltham ,Stephanie Milne, Christine Wilkins, Justin and especially Emilia no 1 Dummy thrower, it’s always nice to see the younger generation involved with the dogs.
CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds
BASC
Mooncourt Gundogs
KRB Services 
Lewis Thomas Hairdressing 
Lindsey from Crafty Brown Bear Designs and Embroidery for the donation of two stunning hand made and embroidered blankets 
Tracey Corbin for all your help and advice
Jolliffe Arms, Kilmersdon

And a special mention to little Albie who carried out the best retrieve it has been my privilege to witness. With the help of you all we managed to raise £380 for Dorothy House.

Many many thanks, Joanne and Kim