Product Type: CSJ dog food
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CSJ Dog Food
Member Name: lilmisssunshine3
CSJ Dog Food
Date: 19/04/11, updated on 19/04/11 (723 review reads)
Advantages: Knowing my dog is getting the best I can give him and I am not paying a small fortune for it.
Disadvantages: The 15kg sack can be hard to store.
I came across the CSJ brand whilst looking for a reasonably priced dog food which had no additives or preservatives for my very bouncy, energetic Jack Russell. I had recently been reading a lot on various dog forums about the link between bad behaviours and over excitable, hyperactive dogs and the quality of the dog food given, so when the CSJ name kept cropping up, I decided to have a look at their website.
CSJ was founded by Ceri Rundle, after Ceri and her father H.Glyn Jones had spent years searching for a affordable, top quality dog food for the dogs they breed, trained and competed with. CSJ's main ethos is that the food they make contains Real Chicken, Lamb or Salmon and that it contains no GM ingredients, no artificial colours, additives or preservatives. CSJ dog food is made in the UK in DEFRA approved sites which adhere to the most stringent quality control and traceability systems. CSJ provides energy dense nutrition with no smell.
So far so good I thought, I clicked to have a look at the products to find that they do quite a large number of food in different ranges. Before I list the different ranges it is worth mentioning that CSJ is aimed at working dogs but I think that the foods are just as good for non working dogs/breeds. Also worth mentioning is that CSJ comes in 15 kg sacks.
* CSJ Original dog food: which includes 10 different foods, ranging from the Natural Hi lost, for gundogs at £11.65 which contains 20% real chicken to the Natural Hike on, formulated for racing sled dogs so also ideal for hard working dogs, bitches in whelp or puppies at £20.95 with Salmon being the main ingredient. There is also a Natural puppy in this range at £19.05.
*CSJ Champ: CSJ Champ is the value range of dog food they do, but please don't let this put you off as it is real value for money and carries the same high standards as the more expensive foods. The Champ range includes amongst others a Little Champ, puppy pack with Little Champ!(Puppy) food, Dem Bones (25g) and a money-off voucher at £10.00 , A lower protein food called Old Champ! at £13.50, Natural Champ! Adult £10.45 and Sooper Dooper Champ! at £13.50.
*CSJ Command Performance which is the super premium, 'natural' feeds range, and is based on the requirements and feedback from some of the most experienced and successful dog handlers in the UK and overseas. This range includes amongst others CP21(salmon), which is a hypo allergenic dog food for dogs with sensitive tummies or skins at £30.10 and CP18 ( less active), for less active dogs or as part of a calorie controlled diet for overweight dogs.
CSJ also supply a range of herbal supplements for your dog ranging from Billy No Mates natural flea treatment at £13.25 to Stroppy Bitch! a natural product to help bitches with hormonal temperament problems at £13.25.
As I stated previously CSJ comes in 15 kg sacks, which can be quite large if you only have a little dog but I have found the food does last without going stale and can be stored for up to a year unopened without going off. CSJ stockists are growing rapidly so you will more than likely be able to find one not to far away, if not you are able to order from their website, with shipping costs of:
England : Wales : Scottish Lowlands-£6.85
Scottish Highlands and Islands : Northern Ireland : Isle of Man : Scilly Isles -£10.10
It does cost the same to deliver two 15kg sacks as it does one 15kg so is worth stocking up. It states delivery will be 5 working day from order despatch. I received an email telling me my order had been despatched the day after I ordered it, and it arrived 2 days later, so really quick.
I ordered the Adult champ and I have to say within a few weeks I noticed a difference in my dog who seemed a lot calmer, less hyperactive and a charming little boy compared to the hyper terror we had before. I noticed the doggy smell also vanished which I have since found out is also linked to what we feed our dogs. My dogs poops are solid and no problem to pick up at all. My dog looks forward to his meals and wolfs them down.
I cannot rate this dog food highly enough, I think it is fantastic in every aspect from the cost to the nutrition for my dog. I have spoken to several people who use different foods in the CSJ range and we all agree that it is the dogs business. Brilliant!
Summary: A high quality food for reasonable prices