Scruffs dog fun day – Veterinarians for Animals Welfare in Zimbabwe

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.

The Kennel Club of Harare Championship Breed Show 4 June 2017

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:

Mrs Gillian Houghton

Trophy table for the Breed section

Presents for the various winners

The Australian cattle dog

Belgian Malinois

The various Border Collies

The lovely German Shepherds very well presented by their owners

The judging for the places in the working group

The Kennel Club of Harare Championship Obedience Show 4 June 2017

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:

The public watching the the obedience classes.

Dogs awaiting their turn

The trophy table

Pam Brennan 80.

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 obedience show 14-May-2017

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

  1. 8:00 for 8:30
    BEGINNERS (judge Mrs. C. Blake)
  2. After previous class
    B-TEST (judge Miss G M McLaughlan)
  3. After previous class
    C-TEST (judge Miss G M McLaughlan)
  1. 8:00 for 8:30
    A-TEST (judge Ms. L. Utton)
  2. After previous class
    NOVICE (judge Ms. L. Utton)
Some pictures of the Novice class:
Interested Members watching the class
Walking away for the sit-stay
This exercise is that the handlers are facing their dogs while they are in a one minute sit-stay
Handlers leaving their dogs in the down-stay, hope they all were good.

Kennel Club of Harare Open show 2 April 2017

An Open show for obedience was held at the club grounds on 2 April 2017
Judges were:
Mrs C Blake took the Elementary class around 9 in the morning as well as Novice class later on.
Mr Roy Ellis judged class B & C starting at 8.30 while Mrs Geraldine McLaughlan judged class Beginners and A
The weather was good and not too hot for dogs and handlers.
Dave Lamb was still taking the Puppy class training in the ring which is situated on the east side of the club grounds.
Puppy class with a few dogs and handlers as well as Dave Lamb seen from the back
Interested members Cherrie, Sam, Linda and Sue Lamb, Pam and Lynn Pozzo’s sister  watching the Open Obedience class.
Roy Ellis with his ring steward Athena Bowling Scott
A Test dogs and their handlers for the stay exercise
Novice class with Cherry Blake judging

Working Breeds AGM – 26th March 2017

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.

Zimbabwe Kennel Club – AGM 26 March 2017

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.

Kennel Club of Harare – AGM 26 March 2017

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.

Margaret Wallace

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.

Show dates 2017

SHOW DATES

ZKC Gazette [Vol.22,No. 3 November – December 2016]
The Following dates have been booked by clubs with Zimbabwe Kennel Club for the coming year:

Date Affiliated Club Contact Type Discipline
04.02.17 Kennel Club of Harare P Cernuschi O DJ AG
05.02.17 Ridgeback Club do O DJ AG
11.02.17 Toy Dog Association of Mashonaland do O DJ AG OB
25.02.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonland do O DJ AG
26.02.17 Zimbabwe Kennel Club do O DJ AG
04.03.17 Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe Mrs van der Ruit ST
05.03.17 Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe do ST
07.03.17 Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe do ST Special
08.03.17 Sheepdog Association of Zimbabwe do ST Dispensation
11.03.17 Kennel Club of Harare P Cersnuschi O DJ AG
12.03.17 Ridgeback Club do O DJ AG
19.03.17 German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare Mrs A Scott O OB
13.05.17 Ridgeback Club P Cernuschi Ch DI AG
14.05.17 Ridgeback Club do Ch OB
03,06,17 Kennel Club of Harare do Ch DJ AG
O4.06.17 Kennel Club of Harare do Ch OB CGC
18.06.17 Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland Mrs A Scott Ch OB
01.07.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland P Cernuschi Ch DJ AG
02.07.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland do Ch OB
15.07.17 Kennel Club of Harare Mrs C Jennings Ch BR
15.07/17 Kwekwe & District Kennel Club do Ch BR
15.07.17 Toy Dog Association of Mashonaland do Ch BR
16.07.17 Zimbabwe Kennel Club do Ch BR
16.07.17 +Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club do Ch BR
16.07.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland do Ch BR
21.07.17 Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland Mrs A Scott Ch DJ
21.07.17 German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare do Ch DJ
22,07.17 German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare do Ch OB
05,08.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland P Cernuschi O DJ AG
06.08.17 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland do O OB
19.08.17 Zimbabwe Kennel Club do Ch DJ AG
20.08.17 Zimbabwe Kennel Club do Ch OB CGC
02.09.17 Toy Dog Association of Mashonaland do Ch DJ AG
03.09.17 Toy Dog Association of Mashonaland do Ch OB

Dog Christmas party 2016

Hi All doggy friends,

Today was the Dog Christmas party and what fun to be able to come and watch all the various dog morning fun. It was so good to see Joyce and Alan Lester there too to watch it all.

I would like to thank all committee members for their fantastic input throughout the year for us members and dogs. Amazing the work they have put in and hope they will cary on doing so much for us.

Sadly Cherie Blake was not able to be there as she had a vary nasty experience and had to stay home for a rest, keep well Cherie and get better soon.

I have taken some pictures of the event today and need to look at them, put them onto my laptop and see what is good to go onto the web. This will take some time.

A very happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Ilse.

Arranging of the first fun tunnel race

Long time members of the cub: Joyce and Alan Lester, great to see them.

Gee some great German Shepherds were there too, beautiful to see these.

A Lovely family who came too.

Such an appealing face did this little one have

Tunnel competition: is she coming out of the tunnel?

Preparing for the musical chairs

Each handler has a helper and the fun just starting

Yes thy are all sitting and helpers try to keep the dog into the required sit position.

Some different kind of dogs? Here one with ‘spiky made up’ hairdo?

Well cut poodle hairdo, amazing what you can see on a fun day.