From 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
Will Clulee is a CSJ sponsored gundog handler.
This season’s wins –
Tink – Championship Winner 2020 F.T.CH Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen – made up to Champion this season.
- Placed 1st – West Midland Field Trial Society open cocker 22/11/19 Open Cocker
Sam – F.T.CH Poolgreen Griffin – Gained diploma of merit at the 90th Cocker Spaniel Championships 2020. Made up to a champion in 4 trials.
- Placed 1st Scottish Spaniel Club 1/10/19 Novice
- Placed 1st – Glamorganshire Field Trial Society 26/11/19 Open Cocker
- Placed 1st – Essex field trial Society 4/12/19 Open Cocker
Richy – F.T.CH Mallowdale Rocky of Poolgreen – qualified for the championships made up to Champion this season.
- Placed 1st & guns choice -Kent Working Spaniel club 20/11/19 open cocker
- Placed 1st & guns choice – Coventry & district 10/10/19 open cocker
Jess – F.T.O.W Poolgreen Grace – qualified for the championships
Placed 1st Welsh & English Counties Spaniel Club open cocker 14/12/19
Pepper – F.T.O.W Poolgreen Hubba – qualified for the championships.
- Placed 1st Pembrookshire Working gundog society open cocker 5/12/19
Stevie – F.T.O.W Skronedale Stephen of Poolgreen – Black & white springer – Qualified for the Springer Championships 2020.
- Placed 1st novice – Glamorganshire Field Trial Society 5/11/1
- Placed 1st open – welsh & English Counties Spaniel Club 30/11/19
Another great year for Poolgreen Gundogs and thank you for sponsoring us.
All the best and Thank you once again for your support.
Sue & Will
Well this year was the first time the Retriever World Cup has come to Wales.
The outstanding picturesque estate at Glan Usk was the venue overlooking some of the most outstanding landscape in Wales.
Nigel Probert, the course designer had done a fantastic job with very challenging long retrieves on Llangynidr moor on the first day. He used the full location of the estate and river Usk for the technical retrieves on the second day. What an excellent job.
At the gala dinner on Saturday night, teams from all over Europe were entertained in the land of song by the Bois Goitre Wen Male voice choir. That was an event in itself.
Now onto the event
The ever consistent Scotland, winners for the second time in succession. England came a very close second and Denmark in third.
Wales trailed this year in 9th place, a big disappointment but things just didn’t go well for the home team. At the end of the first day Welsh dogs were prominent with Vickie Stanley leading the field closely followed by Alan Rees and Hayden Willmott. Mike Jones found things a little difficult for his young dog.
The second day followed much the same pattern with failures for Mike, Hayden and Vickie but on a course like this there were numerous bunkers to be overcome.
Hopefully we all have learnt from the experience and will benefit from it in future events.
A big thank you from the team, we all appreciated the support from numerous gundog people that had turned out to support us as well as some of the best dogs and handlers in the world.
On behalf of the team I would like to thank Ceri, Phil and all at CSJ for their continued support.
Wales Team Captain