Success at Sandringham for Tallulah and Amelia

Chapel Farm Sponsored Junior Handler Tallulah Dyson and younger sister Amelia enjoyed their time at Scurry Bandits at Sandringham Game and Country Fair and as can be seen both did very well in the various scurries with Amelia having a great Saturday being awarded three firsts.

On the Sunday Tallulah competed in the Combined Scurry Final consisting of four different stations running Fern and Willow respectively where she achieved first and second place.

Tallulah also competed in the Lintran Working Test with Willow and Fern was awarded second and third.

Thanks to dad Phil for the update and photos and our congratulations to Phil also as he has been among the prizes himself winning the Leicestershire Open Cold Game Test and being awarded Guns Choice with Fern in her first Trial, the Scottish FTA Novice.

Phil is our Chapel Farm Stockist based in Stockton-On-Tees, to speak with Phil about Chapel Farm call 07747 037500

An Excellent Galloway Country Fair

Thanks to all who attended Galloway Country Fair at the weekend and visited the Chapel Farm marquee. It was really good to see so many old friends and to make quite a few new ones.
The weather on Saturday was very pleasant and while the forecast for Sunday may not have been so good, the weather was in fact very kind and the rain was nowhere near as bad as expected. Even when we had a shower it could not dampen the spirits of those in attendance.
The main ring entertainment was excellent, well done to all who took part in the various displays. Our thanks go especially to Chapel Farm sponsored Lee Hartis who gave this year’s gundog demonstrations following which he was happy to answer any training queries from audience members. This was Lee’s first time in front of an audience, he did a grand job and we hope we are able to entice him back in the future.

We offer thanks to all those involved in creating the Fair and we look forward to seeing you there next year.
To keep up to date and plan your visit, check out the GCF website from time to time

Photo shows Scurry competitors waiting their turn. To see more images from the Fair please visit our Facebook page.

Dog Show at Galloway Country Fair

While dogs play a big part at Galloway Country Fair they are not restricted to Scurries and Tests, last year a Dog Show was held for the first time. It was such a success that it returns this year on Saturday the 17th August with categories for: Gundogs, Any Other Breed and Best Trick.

It is Free to Enter which can be done online at
or, on the day in the Chapel Farm Marquee between 10am and 12noon.

For any enquiries please e-mail


Galloway Country Fair Welcomes Lee Hartis

We are delighted to say that Chapel Farm sponsored Lee Hartis (a member of the winning Team at the Home International Test held at the Game Fair last weekend) will be giving this year’s Gundog Demonstration at the Galloway Country Fair being held here on the Queensberry Estate on the 17th & 18th of August.
David Lisett will also be in attendance and both will be available in the Chapel Farm Marquee for a good part of each day and will be happy to answer any training queries you may have.

To find out more about Galloway Country Fair please visit

Congratulations on New Arrivals

Thetford based Chapel Farm stockist Kevin Crawley of Kingsrange Gundogs called on Friday to place his latest order. He was quite busy at the time, as his Lab bitch had just started giving birth.
Kevin called back later to report on the whelping, which had gone very well and last night sent the photos of a very happy looking Mum with her youngsters.
Our congratulations to Kevin on these new arrivals.

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A New Chapel Farm Stockist in Moray

We are delighted to welcome Lynda Hall and Wille Smith of Aldivonie & Delnamer Gundogs to the Team of stockists of Chapel Farm dog food.
Lynda and Willie are based at Knockando near Aberlour in Moray where Willie is the head Keeper at Knockando Estate They trial both Spaniels & Labradors.
Lynda also breeds Labradors for people with autism and has been donating assist dogs for a number of years to the Friendly Access Charity which provides a comforting best friend to children with autism. We have all seen the benefits of dog ownership in its many forms and congratulate Lynda on this most worthwhile endeavour.
To contact Lynda about Chapel Farm, please call 07400 056918

Galloway Gundogs Barnmuir Test

Thanks to Susan Edgar for sending the results and photo from the Chapel Farm sponsored Galloway Gundogs Test at held at Barnmuir on the 2nd of June where 57 dogs and their handlers took part.

Prize-winners from left to right;-Gordon Thomson (Open Spaniel), Dale Clark (Open Plus Retriever), Sue Siddons (Novice Spaniel), Martin Whiteford (Novice Retriever) & John Cleland (Open Retriever).
This test also includes the presentation of Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Cup which is awarded to the Highest Scoring member over the 5 main classes. The winner of this award was determined after a run off between Martin Whiteford & Morton Muirhead who both received Top Marks 100/100 for the Novice Retriever Class. This resulted in Martin Whiteford also being awarded this prize.

Well-done to the prize-winners and good luck to all for the next Test which will be held at Dunscore on the 30th of June.

European Success for Team Scotland

David and Daisy were at Landgoed‘t Zelle in the Netherlands with fellow team members George Buchan and Team Captain Roddy Forbes on the first and second of June representing Scotland at the International Working Test, also known as, The European Championship.
Forty Teams, each consisting of three dogs and their handlers, from fifteen different European countries competed over two days.
Each day all forty teams experienced a sequence of five different tests, all based on practical situations which could occur during a day in the field, including water work and searching in dense cover
At the close of the competition we are pleased to report Team Scotland were announced as the winners.

Thanks to all involved in the Netherlands for a truly great experience, the hospitality, atmosphere and venue were excellent and all handlers could not have been made to feel more welcome.

Another Great Day Out for Galloway Gundogs

Chapel Farm sponsored Galloway Gundogs held their third Test of the year at Mossdale on the 19th of May. With Puppy, Novice and Open classes plus Scurries for both spaniels and retrievers this well supported club, as ever had a busy day.
Our thanks to Secretary Susan Edgar for sending the photo showing winners on the day from left to right:
Fiona MacLean, William Leckie, Simon Siddons, Keith Brown, Bailey Little (Jnr winner) Steven Waddell.

The next event will be held at Barnmuir on the 2nd of June, for more info please visit

Well Done Alan, Bertie and Betty

Congratulations to Chapel Farm sponsored Alan Sankey who was presented with two trophies last week by the 3T’s Gundog club for last season’s achievements of littermates FTW Brocklinton Bertie and FTCh Brocklinton Betty. (Buccleuch Pepper x Wild Poppet of Brocklinton)
The Biteabout Handlers trophy for the most points awarded to two dogs with 160 points earned.
The John Alvey trophy for most points awarded to one dog with 95 points gained by FTW Brocklinton Bertie

Bertie was Alan’s first Field Trial winner and also ran consistently in Open Stakes gaining several good placings. Betty had a fantastic season winning three Open Stakes in a row and becoming Alan’s first Field Trial Champion.

Well done Alan on a great season last year and our best wishes for the next.