Last weekend on 18 June VAWZ [Veterinarians for Animals Welfare in Zimbabwe] held their Scruffs dog fun day at the Hellenic School along the Borrowdale Road in Harare in conjunction with the SPCA and with the help of the Kennel Club of Harare .
Entrance fees and a small fee for entering the fun classes were all for helping the SPCA needed expenses. Various classes owners and their dogs could enter like: veteran dog, dog with the most appealing eyes, dog with the waggiest tail and more. The SPCA brought their dogs on display who were looking for a good home.
The day started cloudy and cold and some dogs wore jerseys or were wrapped in blankets on their owners lap. Lots of children came into the ring to show their pooches.
The Kennel Club of Harare put on a display of how dogs can jump the various obstacles and some made many mistakes which was loved by the children and grown ups.
It was the 120 th year of shows and Mrs. Gillian Houghton was judging breed. The weather was sunny but quite a tad colder as winter is approaching.
Here some pictures of that day:
The judging for the places in the working group
The club decided to leave the combination shows in July and go it alone beginning of june.
It was their 120th year of shows and five canine disciplines: Breed, Obedience, Dog Jumping, Agility and Canine Good Citizen (puppy and bronze). We are excited to have three imported judges for this event: Mrs. Noelene Pretorius will be judging Agility; Mrs. Yvonne Taentzer will be judging Obedience, Dog Jumping and CGC; and Mrs. Gillian Houghton will be judging breed.
The weather was sunny but quite a tad colder as winter is approaching.
Here some pictures of that day:
A wonderful person who comes to train two classes every Sunday when there are no shows: The 8 o’clock class is for the trainers and the 9 o’clock class she takes the advanced handler and their dogs.
She is no member of a club, just does this for the love of dogs and their performances. When there are shows being held at the club, she still comes and supports her pupils.
Last Sunday 21 May was Pam’s 80th birthday and it was felt that this should be celebrated. After her 9 – 10 class she came onto the verandah and was surprised by her special arranged “birthday table” with special made cake for her and presents from her pupils and friends.
Foto’s of Pam cutting her cake and her pupils standing around singing happy birthday to her.
The Ridgeback club [Licence borrowed and run by the Kennel Club of Harare]
The Obedience section was held on Sunday 14 May 2017. Weather was sunny and cool for dogs and handlers. The Judge Mrs L Utton, came from S Africa
The following members will remain on the Committee for the 2017 period:
Mr. R Ellis, Mrs. U McKinlay, Mr. D Lamb, Mr. P. Cernuschi [Co-opted], Mrs. C. Jennings [Co-opted], Miss S. Fernandes [Co-opted].
Mrs. S. Lamb was re-elected.
Mrs. G. McLaughlan stood down after many years of hard work and running several shows each year.
The AGM of the Zimbabwe Kennel club was held at the Kennel club of Harare on 26 March 2017
The following persons will remain in office for a further year, thus completing their second year and term of office – Mrs J K Rosenfels and Miss J I Way.
The following persons stand down after serving their agreed term of office – Mrs C Blake, Mrs A J Bowling Scott, Mrs C G Jennings, Mr P Cernuschi, Mrs G E Houghton and Mrs J F Schreiber. Mrs C Blake, Mrs A J Bowling Scott, Mrs C G Jennings, Mr P Cernuschi and Mrs J F Schreiber do, however, were elected for the new year.
The Annual General Meeting of the Kennel Club of Harare was held on Sunday 26 March 2017, commencing approximately 10.45am (immediately following the Zimbabwe Kennel Club AGM) at the Kennel Club of Harare Grounds, Hampden Street, Belvedere, Harare. The financial year of the Kennel Club of Harare is from 1 January to 31 December.
Mrs U McKinlay , Mrs C Blake and Mrs L Lamb.Mr R Ellis, Mr P Cernuschi, Mr D Lamb and Ms L Logan were elected for the new year and what a stirling job they do to keep the club running and holding training every Saturday and Sunday when there is no show at the grounds.
It is with sadness that we advise that Margaret Greer Wallace, wife of the late Sammy Wallace, passed away yesterday on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at B S Leon. A memorial service will be held at Highlands Presbyterian Church, 112 Enterprise Road, Harare on Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 2.30pm. Tea will be served on the Church verandah afterwards – friends please kindly bring a plate of eats to assist if possible.