CSJ is sponsoring the GB Team at the FCI IPO world championship 2014

This year CSJ is sponsoring the GB Team at the FCI  IPO world championship 2014, with branded T shirts for the team members. More t shirts will be sold to supporters to raise funds to help them with the costs of their trip to the Championships.

IPO is a spectator sport, where the dogs compete in 3 phases

  • tracking
  • obedience
  • protection

Each marked out of 100 points. The FCI championship is the only championship that pits all FCI registered breeds against each other.

This year the championship is hosted by Sweden & the main phases will take place in the FC Malmo football stadium. On average there are over 120 competitors from over 20 nations.

In order to represent GB at these championships, each team member has undergone qualification trials and are only invited to take up a team place by finishing in the top 3 competitors nationally within their relevant association. Team GB for 2014 will be made up of 1 GSD, 1 Rottweiler and 2 Malinois. This is the first year that we will see the first team not dominated by German Shepherds.

The team members are as follows:
Thomas Nye & Vytensa Asko (GSD)
5 x world team qualifier (WUSV & FCI 2012 & 2013, FCI 2014) top scoring British dog at FCI 2013, Czech Republic.
3rd place 2012, winner 2013 & 2014 BAGSD Supertrophy & FCI selection trial, high tracking & protection 2014
5th place 2012 & 3rd place 2013 GSDL/BAGSD selection trial to WUSV, top scoring protection both years (did not compete 2014)

Martin Thompson & Beckenberry Extreme (Mal)
3rd place 2013 & 2nd place 2014 BAGSD Supertrophy, high obedience 2014.
Reserve FCI world championships 2013

Sue Scott & Berwynfa Zero Tolerance (Mal)
2nd place GSDL All Breeds National 2014

Paul Rekert & Newgen Aiken (Rott)
3rd place GSDL All Breeds National 2014

Soon you’ll be able to follow the GB Team blog to hear all about the team’s preparations and during the event, including photos and results. Find out more: http://www.fciwm2014.se/valkomsttext_eng.html

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Ely & District Wildfowler’s Association gundog test

Press Release: Derek Robinson, Hon Sec


A total of 43 dogs entered the Ely & District Wildfowler’s Association gundog test held at Frank’s Farm , March, inCambridgeshire, by kind permission of Mr. Michael Deptford on Sunday 1st September.

The minor breeds proved exceptional  amidst some stiff competition from the more popular labrador retrievers.

Winner of the Open test, sponsored by the British Association for Shooting & Conservation was E Bristow‘s Labrador bitch Olive.

2nd Place went to Haley Drew Labrador Dee

3rd was John Iacono’s Labrador dog Saharalhi Cahira.

The Ken Gandy novice test sponsored by Ely & District Wildfowlers was won by Jacqui Crew and her flat Coat retriever Casblauidd Quill Hogan.

Runner up was  Ms J Waddington who came all the way from Lancashire to run her Irish Water Spaniel Kirkmash Wild Beanside.

Third place went to D Gresty with his  Irish Water Spaniel Kirk Marsh Torrent.

David Wilcox with his Irish Water Spaniel bitch  Niamh took the highest scoring Ely & District WA trophy, while the team of four Irish Water Spaniels under the team heading the Kirkmarsh Fliers took the team trophy scoring 221 out of a possible 240.

Runners up for the team event were Gameflight Training club scoring 216.

All places were sponsored by  Cabnine Food Specialist CSJ.  Sales of refreshments and draw tickets on the day raised £200 which will be split between the Air Ambulance and March Paramedic appeal.

Group photo of the Kirkmarsh Fliers (Irish Water Spaniel Team) are from left to right: M Hurst, D. Gresty, J. Waddington,  P. Probart and D. Wilcox. 

Photo taken by Ian Probart.

Derek Robinson

Hon Sec

CaniX event at Duncarron Medieval Village

From Janis McArthur
CaniX1The weekend two day CaniX 
event over 28th & 29th of 
September at Duncarron 
Medieval Village was a
fantastic success. 

We had a great turnout of 
72 Cani-crossers - the best 
turnout yet and some nice 
weather, just cool enough 
for the dogs to run.
Full details here of our 
registration form here

CaniX7The prizes went down amazingly well 
and the feedback from everyone was 
great. The dogs were sniffing out 
the Fishcuits before they were even 
open and one dog ran off with a 
bag. The saver bags were fab, as was 
the Salmon Oil, sampled by one of 
the juniors who was curious about 
how it tasted - lol!

Myself & Cani-Sports Scotland would 
like to say a massive Thank You for 
helping to make our races a great 
success and giving our competitors 
something worth racing for - if we 
had no prizes it wouldn't be a great race!

We have 8 categories on the following dates:
CaniX827 Oct 2013
17 Nov 2013
23 Feb 2014
23 Mar 2014
27 April 2014

Cani-Sports Scotland is growing and 
growing every race so support and 
sponsorship from CSJ is hugely 
appreciated :-)