An Excellent Test for Saltire Gundogs

Our thanks to Stirling based Chapel Farm Stockist and Saltire Gundogs Trainer Jim Fleming for sending this update. Jim had organised a Gundog Test on the 12th of October held at Clay Pigeon Shooting ground near Polmaise, Stirling courtesy of Craig Nicol.
Jim says: “Weather was kind and there was a very good all round effort from every one and the dogs also seemed to enjoy the day. Well worth the effort and training days that the handlers have put in with us here at Saltire Gun dogs and all should be very proud of their dogs four of whom are fed on Chapel Farm including both winners.”

Advanced – First place Mervyn Gough and black Labrador Shuna with 92 points out of 100
Novice – First Place Kenny Quinn and Springer Spaniel Quinn with 80 points out of 100.”

To find details for Jim or any of our other stockists please select the “Stockist” page from the header menu.

Phil Dyson Joins the Chapel Farm Team

Thanks to new stockist, North Yorkshire based Vet, Phil Dyson for sending this photo of daughter Tallulah out among the heather on the Yorkshire Moors where she was putting his dogs through their paces.

Phil had been using Chapel Farm to feed his dogs, was impressed with the results he was seeing and decided to become a stockist. His first delivery has just arrived.

Based at Lealholm near Whitby, to discuss Chapel Farm with Phil please give him a call on07747 037500

Success First Time Out for Cocker Spaniel Fizz

Congratulations to Chapel Farm sponsored Trainer Mr Jon Bailey who handled Fizz, owned by Mrs Jan Menzies, to first place in her first ever Trial. This was a Novice Cocker event held at Hy Fly, Pilling Lane, by the North Western Counties Field Trial Association on the 3rd September.

An excellent result and following on from Jon’s win at the English Springer Spaniel Championships last year it is a great way to start the competition season, well done Jon and Fizz and our best wishes for future competitions.

David and Nora Win Novice Stake at Dallowgill

David Lisett and Chapel Farm youngster Buccleuch Lucy “Nora” competed on Friday the 14th of August in the Novice Spaniel Trial organised by The Yorkshire Gundog Club held at Dallowgill Estate by kind permission of Air Commodore S.N Bostock.

The Steward of the beat was Mr B Watson and Judges were Mr M Whitehouse and Mr C Oakley.

We are delighted to say that Buccleuch Lucy “Nora” performed very well and was lucky enough to be awarded first place.

Charity Day Raises Valuable Funds for Brain Tumour Trust

Chapel Farm was pleased to sponsor a Charity Test Day organised by stockists Norman and Sandra Onens of Kestrelway Gundogs. An excellent time was enjoyed by all and due to the generosity of those in attendance; £933 was raised for the Brain Tumour Trust.

Sandra sent the photo and said, “These dogs are all fed on Chapel Farm. They belong to John and Deana Cornforth. Bess handled by Deana won the Puppy Test, Gracie also handled by Deana got 4th place in the Open test and Echo handled by John got a COM in the Novice test.”

Thanks to Sandra for the update and congratulations to Deana and John and all others who took part in this most worthwhile event.

Huge Congratulations to Fraser and Drummer

Well done to all who competed at Scone Game Fair over the weekend, but special congratulations to Queensberry Estate Head Keeper, Rab Clark’s son Fraser for the team event at Scone on Sunday where he ran his Labrador Buccleuch Vinnie “Drummer” to a score of 60/60, a fantastic performance. Top marks for effort to his team partners Chapel Kennel-man Scott who competed with cocker Dibley who found the jumps rather tall but she showed great determination by getting there.

Photo shows Fraser and Drummer giving a demonstration recently at Chapel Kennels.

A Memorable Fortnight for Donna and the Team

Thanks to Chapel Farm Sponsored Agility Hander, Donna Kerse for her latest update and photos. In the last 2 weeks team “Try n Fly” have amassed a fantastic 12 wins and 7 second places.

Ace excelled with 8 firsts and 3 seconds. The weekend just past saw her win the Scottish Agility Dog of the Year Qualifier as well as Jumping and Team competition held at Kelso. As Donna says “Wee girl is on fire”.

Well done Donna and Team and best wishes this weekend for all future competitions.

New Chapel Farm Stockist in Mid-Wales

Welcome to newest member of the Chapel Farm team, stockist Graham Humphreys based in Llandyssil, Powys who sent us this photo and short profile.

“Since the age of 10 when I helped to train my first pet, a Terrier – I have had a keen interest in working dogs.
In the 43 years since then I have owned and trained over 30 dogs, trying to get the perfect team for picking up at the Shoots that I attend.

As owner of the local Bakery I have little free time, but recently gave some of it up to turn my hobby into a side-line, offering obedience training to some of the local dog owners and stocking Chapel Farm dog food.”

To discuss your training or dog food needs with Graham, please call 01686 683372

Donna and Ace at World Agility Championships

Donna Kerse took the time this morning this morning to e-mail Chapel Farm to thank us for the sponsorship we provide by supplying food for her competition dogs and for providing the energy they need to compete at the highest level. This was very good of her when you consider that she is rather busy as she is about to compete with “Ace” in the World Agility Open Championships in the Netherlands which start today.

Qualification in itself was a fabulous achievement and on behalf of all at Chapel Farm, our best wishes and good luck to Donna and Ace. We hope you enjoy every minute.

Increased Availability for Northern Ireland Customers

Whilst we receive many enquiries from Northern Ireland it has not been practical for us to deliver website orders there due to high delivery costs.

Lyn and Neil Aicken, Northern Ireland, Newtownards based Chapel Farm Stockists have also received many enquiries from those who stay too far away to collect food in person.

Following some research they have created and just launched the website www.dogfoodni.co.uk and are now able to deliver Chapel Farm Dog Food to the whole of Northern Ireland next working day for a remarkably low cost which will be of great benefit to those who live some distance from a stockist. Well worth a look and our best wishes to Lyn and Neil for success with this new venture.