CSJ’s owner and founder Ceri Rundle doesn’t just ‘feed the most Champions in the most canine activities’ … she breeds many of them too, under her Moel affix.
Crufts 2023 was no exception, with Stephen Richardson winning the hotly contested Intermediate Agility Championships with his Border Collie ‘Gamble’, or to give his full title, Agility Champion Moel Gamble Demonic Risk. Stephen is a professional dog agility trainer based in Cumbria with over 20 years’ experience in agility.
Ceri says, “We really enjoyed the TV coverage and spotting so many people who feed CSJ doing so well in a variety of activities. It was thrilling to see Toni Dawkins and her Miniature American Shepherd win the nail-biting Medium Agility Final, which gave Tiger his Champion title to become Agility Champion Bachero Cross My Heart.” Toni later posted, ‘Thanks to my bestest pals and to CSJ who have now sponsored me for the best part of 20 years.’
Ceri continued, “In the Gundog rings, amongst so many enjoying their day was Debra Harker with Hector, her beautiful Gordon Setter Ch. Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick JW, who was shortlisted in a fantastic Open class and James Reavil of Cwnsaethu Gundog Training with his lovely Vizsla dog Nadorpusztai Gore at Cwnsaethu getting a VHC in Junior.”
Whilst Crufts was in full swing Ceri, herself a world-renowned sheepdog trainer and triallist, heard the news that another CSJ user, Kevin Evans, had won the EU Nursery Championship 2023 in Belgium on 12th March with Kemi Jack and also his Balearic Meg coming 6th .
Ceri added, “Congratulations to everyone, unfortunately just too numerous to mention!”
We were delighted to hear from gundog handler, Debbie Mould, at Daisygate Gundogs. Debbie switched her bitch, Marketgate Marble, aka Daisy, to CSJ Complete Tripe in 2019.
“I spoke to Ceri at Ragley Hall Game Fair and told her how I had struggled to find a food to suit Daisy, until Andy Cullen at Laochin Gundogs recommended CSJ and we have never looked back!”
Daisy won the Kennel Club Open Working Test at Chatsworth in 2019. She went on to be selected for the England Spaniel Team in 2021, giving a great account of herself at both The Game Fair Ragley Hall and the GWCT Scottish Game Fair Scone Palace in the International Competition. Her daughter, Mavis, won the Open Spaniel Working Test at the GWCT Scottish Country Fair in 2021, the same weekend her mum had run for England.
Daisy ran in the Open Working Spaniel Test at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair in 2022, only being beaten to second place by one point by “The Flying Scotsman,” Mr Eddie Scott.
Daisy’s daughter Mavis was selected for the England Spaniel team for 2022 as reserve dog. Mavis went on to win the Lincolnshire Novice Field Trial and then The Kennel Club Open Field Trial qualifying her for the 92nd Kennel Club Any Variety Spaniel Championship in January 2023, at Invermark Estate in Scotland. Although her championship run was cut short by a bird getting up behind, after a nice flush and retrieve over a fence in front of the Gallery.
Both Daisy and Mavis are fed on CSJ Complete Tripe. I had some lovely comments about Mavis from some very experienced handlers as both girls have great stamina and hold their condition really well. My Local supplier is Operation K9 Canine at Sherburn Malton.
BIS & Best Dog Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Reserve BIS, Reserve Best Dog Stineval Lambert JW (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Best Opposite Sex & Best Bitch Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) Reserve Best Bitch Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) BPIS & Best Puppy Bitch Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) BOSPIS & Best Puppy Dog Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue (Mrs N Anderson) Best JuniorAlcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn (Miss C Tutin) Best Veteran Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon)
Firstly, I would like to thank the Committee for my invite to judge my first Club show, also my 2 able stewards Judy and Kathy for keeping me and the ring in order. Mostly, I thank the exhibitors for their wonderful entry and allowing me to go over their beautiful dogs. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I was really pleased with both my line ups. I loved all my main winners and look forward to following their futures.
Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st: Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue (Mrs N Anderson)Blue & Tan, 6mths old raw baby, head is developing nicely, correct bite with lovely big teeth, lovely expression nicely set ears, has a correct double jacket of good texture and ticking starting to show itself, easily spanned, nice bone, tighter feet will help the over all picture, moved well for such a raw baby, nice type. Best Puppy Dog and BOSPIS.
Puppy Dog Entries: 0
Junior Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st: Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) 15mth old Blue and Tan, super jacket with lots of ticking, nice head with correct bite and not over done, easily spanned, ribbed well back, he’s nicely angled in front with a good lay of shoulder, moved very well in profile but needs to tighten up in front.
2nd: Whittonglebe Poacher (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie) Grizzle and tan boy. Beautiful headed boy with nice small ears, good expression, good pelt, excellent tail and well set, nice angles and narrow throughout, again moved really well in profile but feet could be tighter, sadly he left his coat at home which cost him the class.
3rd: Beaconpike Adonis (Miss J Strother)
Res: Netherhill Lochy (S Laverick)
Special Beginners Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll 1st in Junior
2nd: Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence) Grizzle and tan boy, up to size but still spannable, good head and correct bite a little heavy in ear but well placed on a broad skull, nice bone, a little short and deep in rib, good pelt and good jacket and moved ok.
3rd: Netherhill Lochy
Maiden Dog Entries: 0
Novice Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st: Tyneotter Bolt From The Blue 1st in Minor Puppy
2nd: Foxwater Captain Scarlet 2nd in Special Beginners
Post Graduate Dog Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st: Thornheswin Huntsman (Mr. J.C.Dixon) Masculine Ottery head, lovely dark eye and great expression, very little stop, neat ears ,super lay of shoulder, good angulation all around, lovely tight thick feet, correct jacket with thick pelt and undercoat, good tail and set well, easily spanned, sound mover in fit condition.
2nd: Hollexby Travellin Man (Mr P Appleby) Grizzle and tan, a little longer in muzzle but has little stop, correct bite, easily spanned with very good rib carried really well back, good ground covering movement in profile, so wasn’t surprised to find good angles all around, shame he was missing jacket.
3rd: Smurfski Jingle Bells (Mrs A Walker)
Res: Ravenside Run To Me (Mr G Grassie)
VHC: Kadaredhills Breaking Free (Mrs J Potts)
Limit Dog Entries: 7 Absentees:
1st: Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Lovely sized red boy, so lovely to go over with no exaggeration, good otter like head with very little stop, good bite and nice neat ears, best of fronts with lovely rib carried well back so easily spanned, brand new tight jacket, lovely tail set and level top line, beautifully angulated, this dog excels on the move in profile and coming and going he makes a balanced picture, so pleased to award him Best in Show.
2nd: Stineval Lambert JW (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Grizzle and tan, beautiful boy in the best of jackets with correct undercoat, has a masculine head with well set ears and correct bite, ok in rib, nice lay of shoulder, really good tail and set so well too, great pelt, I would to see more reach on the move. Reserve Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show.
3rd: Fisherbloom Dont Stop Me Now At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
Res: Hollexby Travellin Man
VHC: Lairehope L’ile D’or (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Open Dog Entries: 4 Absentees:
1st: Cedarhill Dish Of The Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) lovely headed Grizzle and Tan boy, excellent expression, correct bite, in super jacket, a squarer dog being shorter in rib but still lots to like, good pelt, moved soundly.
2nd: Lairehope Starman (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian) Pale Red very masculine boy, bigger dog in heavy coa , beautiful masculine head with the best of expressions, under all the coat is great angles and moves really soundly with good reach and drive and this won his placing, good tail and well set only just spannable with thick pelt.
3rd: Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrell)
Minor Puppy Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann (Mrs J Spence) Just 6 mths old Grizzle and tan raw baby, lovely front being narrow with nice angulations, good feminine head with a strong short muzzle correct bite, nice expression and dark eye, beautiful hard jacket with good undercoat and thick pelt, ribbed well back and spanned so easily, moved well and so confidently for one so young, should have a bright future.
2nd: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls (Mrs J M Dixon) Another 6 mth old Grizzle and Tan baby, lovely head of correct proportions good correct bite, neat ears, moderate neck into nice lay of shoulder, bit shorter in rib than 1, no jacket today but nice thick undercoat, lovely well set tail, moved ok.
3rd: Craigshield All The Way (Mrs J Blakey)
Puppy Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees:
1st: Haystoun Cosmic Dancer At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell) Blue and Tan 11mth old puppy. Beautiful, so well made she really caught my eye, nice for bone and good rib carried well back, easily spanned, good angulation throughout beautiful thick tight feet, amazing jacket and good undercoat, lovely feminine head, good expression good dark eye and short strong muzzle with correct bite, moved well once she settled, I loved her and look forward to watching her in the future. Best Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best Bitch
2nd: Ragatam Brodie (Miss T J Peacock) Grizzle and Tan, almost 12mths old another really nice puppy , lovely feminine Ottery head, dark eye and nicely neat ears, great expression, very easily spanned and such a showy girl that catches your eye, unlucky to meet 1st today.
3rd: Earthwise Andromeda (Mr E Houston)
Res: Ragatam Isla At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
VHC: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
Junior Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees:
1st: Alcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn (Miss C Tutin) head with little stop, slightly heavy in ear, nice reach of neck into well laid shoulders, beautiful tight feet, ribs carried well back which allows for such neat elbows and gives her a lovely underline very easily spanned,good tail and set well, good thick pelt and great jacket with thick undercoat, moved true when she settled, really liked her. Best Junior.
2nd: Picer Mirabel Ostler (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) 15 mth old Blue and Tan, a different type to 1 but a lot to like, she moves very soundly and lovely to go over, beautiful head and expression correct bite, moderate length of neck into nicely laid shoulders, ribs ok but a little deep, spannable, lovely tail and set really well which she uses to advantage on the move, good pelt and thick jacket with good undercoat.
3rd: Ravenside Despacito (Mr M Lowry)
Res: Thornheswin Northern Lass (Mr J C Dixon)
VHC: Whittonglebe Pearl ( Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees:
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann 1st minor puppy
2nd: Roseghyll Lady Solitaire (Mrs A Johnson) Grizzle and Tan, smaller type, a little wider than I like but nice head and correct bite, neat ears, moved well today on tight feet, good jacket and thick undercoat, good pelt.
3rd: Lairehope New Beginning For Tyneaster (Mrs S Gill)
Res: Whittonglebe Lots To Like (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
VHC: Elemcella Sedum (Miss C Blackie)
Maiden Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st: Foxwater Alma Ann 1st in Minor Puppy
2nd: Earthwise Andromeda 10mth old Grizzle and Tan puppy, nice feminine head with short strong muzzle, good expression and lovely dark eye, well angled throughout good tail and set really well, sadly in her underwear, I liked her a lot.
3rd: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
Res: Realydorn Lilac (D Martin)
Novice Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees:
1st: Alcumlow Show And Tell At Riseburn 1st in Junior
2nd: Roseghyll Lady Solitaire 2nd in Special Beginners
3rd: Elemcella Sedum
Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st: Whittonglebe Hazy Mist (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie) Grizzle and tan lovely sized bitch, ok in head with nice dark eye and expression with correct bite, she’s a lovely moderate bitch with nothing over done and is easily spanned, moved well, nice tight feet.
2nd: Foxwater Miss Adventure At Dejurra (Mrs A E Pitt) Grizzle and tan bitch, good feminine head, she sports the best of jackets and good undercoat, nicely angulated but needs to tighten her feet, good tail and tail set, easily spanned.
3rd: Remony Fallen Embers (Mrs B Wakefield)
Res: Lairehope New Beginning For Tyneaster
VHC: Hollexby Heartbreaker At Tinkletop (Mrs L Templeman)
Limit Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees:
1st: Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) Beautiful grizzle and tan bitch ,she’s lovely size, easy to span, ok pelt, correct Ottery head of good proportions, correct bite, small neat ears, well laid shoulders, good rib, racy hind leg and she uses them well on the move, could be tighter in front movement, great tail and set so well. Pleased to award Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex
2nd: Thornheswin Set To Strike (Mr C Dixon) Blue and Tan, lovely Ottery head with very little stop, best of expressions, correct bite, nice length of neck into really lovely lay of shoulders, narrow throughout. Great tail and set well but unfortunately she left her jacket at home, she moves really well and very sound.
3rd: Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Res: Kadaredhills Henley Star (Mrs J Potts)
VHC: Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Open Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 5
1st: Carrock Curiosity JW (Ms J Fawcett) Grizzle and Tan lovely light framed bitch, she’s a cracking size, beautiful femine head with very little stop, good angulations throughout and moved ok, pelt could be thicker and sadly didn’t have her jacket with her, very easily spanned, correct bite.
2nd: Oakyard Objet D’art at Hollexby (Mr P Appleby) Beautiful head, great expression, sporting a lovely jacket and correct undercoat, good lay of shoulders and good angles in front with good length to her upper arm, good rib which are carried well back, tail and set could better, moved ok.
Special Open Dog or Bitch Holding a Working Certificate Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Veteran Dog/Bitch Entries: 14 Absentees: 6
Really enjoyed judging this class, great to see so many Veterans still sound and spannable enjoying their day out
1st: Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon) 8 year old Grizzle and Tan bitch, super bitch that is easily spanned, great jacket and super undercoat, excellent rib carried well back, narrow throughout, good angles and moves very soundly, nice feminine head with correct bite. Best Veteran
2nd: Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrell) 7 Year old Grizzle and Tan, lovely headed boy, with good reach of neck into good shoulders, good angulation in front but slightly over angulated behind, good pelt and fabulous jacket, moved well.
3rd: Blue Duke Of Cumbria At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)
Res: Kalebank Harvester (Mrs S Portsmouth)
VHC: Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss A M Dixon)
Brace Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st: Thornheswin Huntsman / Thornheswin Set to Strike Super matching pair, really similar in colour type and movement, looked great together and moved well.
2nd: Otterpaws Munnin / Otterpaws Mountain High Nice pair that compliment each other well, didn’t quite move as well together as 1st.
3rd: Blue Duke of Cumbria at Roseghyll / Crosby Dark Duchess at Roseghyll
Res: Oakyard Objet D’Art at Hollexby / Hollexby Travellin Man
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Retriever Trial at Checkley Wood Shoot by kind permission of Mr Ivor Beavis. The judges were Mr John Yarwood, Mrs Lynn Mitchell, Mrs Victoria Stanley and Mr Phillip Smithies.
The weather started off a bit dull but, as the day went on, the clouds cleared and we finished in sunshine.
I would like to thank our hosts, the judges, the guns and the helpers who volunteered to carry the game etc. and the competitors. Finally thanks to our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds for providing gifts for the award winners.
Winner – IntFTCH Skovagers Six Mile Woodcock a Lab Bitch Owner/Handler Miss Louise Munchaus Adsboel
Second – FTCH Lowtrrey Klay of Ticefield a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Keith Broomfield
Third – Brocklebank Vital -a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Miss Amy Collier
Fourth – Brockahghs Forba a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Jim Collins
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a 14 dog Novice A.V.Retriever Stake at Bryn Y Pys, Overton on Dee, Wrexhan by kind permission of the Rosselli Family and Head Keeper Mr Tom Painter. I would like to thank the judges for giving up their time and also to the guns, our team of helpers, our hosts, the competitors and all who organised a very successful day.
Our judges were Mr Keith Bellamy, Mrs Victoria Stanley, Mr Gary Collier and Mr Gareth Lewis.
I would like to congratulate our winner who, on her way to victory, achieved a multi dog eye wipe, also congratulations to the other award winners.
Winner – Minstead Boa Vista Lab B owned and handled by Judith White
Second – Kynigos Majic Midnight Lab D Owner Handler – Paul Edmunds
Third – Risbtbrow Bertie Lab D Owner Handler – Chris Kettle
Judge Mrs Jan Janes VIS Clunie’s Golden Retriever Warrentor maple Moon RBVIS Newman’s Hungarian Wire Haired Visla Lanokk Violeska
Judge Mrs Jan Janes BPIS Leeming’s Golden Retriever Kadaka Kalypso at Iscadu. RBPIS McCabe’s Spaniel (Cocker) Zheridons Zephranthos at Grandtully. 3rd BPIS Coleman, Irish Setter Camaling Rose Royal 4th BPIG Stone’s Kideoan Mark Time for Merrem
Judge Mrs Jan Janes BIS Pike’s Irish Setter Redclyst Boris RBIS Henderson’s Gordon Setter When I Was Your Man Black Lofty 3rd BIS Attwood’s Welsh Springer Spaniel IR SH CH Kylowen Drym ShCM ShCEx 4th BIS Osman’s Pointer Fleurfield Firethorn at Marissolo ShCEx