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 www.gallowaygundogs.com

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.

Well Done to Achouffe Gundogs

Thanks to Mark and Julie of Achouffe Gundogs for sending the following:

“Our homebred Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer Rio, aka Achouffe Provocateur raised exclusively on Chapel Farm Dog Food from Puppy to Adult won Best in Match at an Inaugural Import Register Inter Club Match at the Birmingham National Championship Dog Show. Three Import Gundog Clubs got together to hopefully make this an annual event. The match was well organised and hugely supported, judged by Seonaid McAndrew”.

Huge Congratulations and thanks again for the update and also for the photo showing Julie and Rio.

Mark and Julie are also involved with the free online magazine – Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer. https://slovakianroughhairedpointer.com/issue/ which does not feature solely the breed in the title but has a much broader appeal and is well worth a read.

The Dog: A Celebration

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire are holding a programme of events during 2019 at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire named “The Dog: A Celebration”, which is dedicated to man and woman’s best friend. The series which began in March continues until the 6th of October.
One of the events took place over the recent Bank Holiday weekend and featured, among others, gundog-handling demonstrations.
Spaniels were represented by our own David Lisett and some of the young cockers and springers from the Buccleuch Chapel Farm Kennel with Labradors, from his Brocklebank Kennels, shown to great effect by Chapel Farm sponsored John Halsted.

For more info on “The Dog: A Celebration” https://www.chatsworth.org/events/the-dog/

Welcome to New Sponsored Handler Mike Jones.

Mike hails from Carmarthenshire and has been training dogs for rough shooting for many years. Since 2010 Mike has been training dogs to Trial and has enjoyed success in Novice and Open Trials as well as being a regular Test member for the Welsh International Team, and scored an excellent 80/80 in 2018.

Chapel Farm is delighted to sponsor Mike and wish him every success at future events.

To read Mike’s profile and find out about our other sponsored handlers click “ABOUT US” on the menu bar above followed by “WHO WE SPONSOR”

An Impressive Entry for Their First Test of the Year

Chapel Farm sponsored Galloway Gundogs held their first test of the year combined with their AGM on the 3rd March at Whiteside courtesy of Lawrence and Penny McNaught.
There were six different classes for spaniels and retrievers from Puppy to Open standard and overall a fantastic sixty dogs and their handlers took part.
Pictured are the winners of the six classes with their prizes of Chapel Farm dog food.
Their next test takes place on the 28th of April at Auchenbrack, for more info visit https://www.gallowaygundogs.com/
Our thanks to Cammy Watt of Galloway Gundogs for the update and photo.

A Fantastic Day Out at Crufts

Thanks to Yorkshire based Chapel Farm stockist Phil Dyson on his report from Crufts featuring Chapel Farm sponsored junior handler Tallulah with Willow and her young sister Amelia who competed with Fern. They came home with an excellent 2 awards each.
In The BASC Gamekeepers class for Labrador bitches Amelia and Fern were awarded a highly commended 5th place out of 43, competing against 41 adults.
Tallulah and Willow were 3rd in the junior handler class with Amelia and Fern once again a highly commended 5th.
The final award, a 3rd place for Tallulah and Willow came in the class for Labrador bitches who had gained a Field Trial award.
A fantastic experience for both girls, very well done from all at Chapel Farm.