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.

Please take note the following KCH dates

Sunday 4 December 2016 – Annual Christmas Lunch – Time 12 for 12.30pm

This year, our Annual Christmas Lunch will be held at the Kennel Club Grounds on Sunday 4 December 2016.  There will be no training on that day.
The price will be $20 per head for a three course lunch.  Please see attached menu.  There will be a complimentary bottle of wine at each table

christmas-luncheon-poster-2016

Sunday 11 December 2016 – Dogs Christmas Party

Come along and have fun with your dog.  Plenty of games (suitable for both puppies and adult dogs) and dog jumping fun for the dogs and their handlers.  Time – 8.30 am for 9am. Please bring a plate of snacks.

Sunday 18 December 2016 – the Club will be open as usual.

Sunday 25 December 2016 – Christmas Day – the Club will be closed.

Sunday 1 January 2017 – New Year’s Day –  the Club will be closed.

Sunday 8 January 2017 – the Club will re-open.

 

Farewell Tea for Gilly Houghton – Sunday 25 September 2016

We will be holding a special Farewell Tea for Gilly Houghton who very sadly will be leaving Zimbabwe at the end of September to move to Barrydale in South Africa.  Gilly has been involved with dogs since 1963 and initially her main breeds were German Shepherds and Pugs.  Subsequently, she has had Yorkshire Terriers and Golden Retrievers.  Gilly is a well known Breed Judge who has also judged in South Africa.  She has also competed in obedience with German Shepherds, Yorkies and Golden Retrievers.  Additionally, Gilly has also served on the Kennel Club of Harare Committee for many years.  As a farewell, we are having a get-together tea on Sunday 25 September to be held after training so that we can all say our goodbyes to Gilly and to wish her all the best for the future!  We shall miss her very much and thank her for her great contribution to the dog world over the years in Zimbabwe. Please kindly bring a small plate of snacks or cake as a bring and share.

Please note that there will be the normal obedience training classes at the Kennel Club of Harare at 9am.

Gladys Litle

After Gladys left for the UK she came back for a visit to her friends here in Zimbabwe on various days at the end of April.
She managed to see them or even go to Kennel Club to see then there and watch them in their training classes. Some did not know she was there and you can see their or Gladys expression as a wonderful surprise.

At the training field and handler and dog arriving giving gladys an expression of surprise.

At the training field and handler and dog arriving giving gladys an expression of surprise.

So happy to see you !

So happy to see you !

Sue Lamb, Ann Folcarelli watching the sudden happy handshake from Sue de Grandhomme, daughter of Daphny McDowall, who did not know Gladys ha arrived.

Sue Lamb, Ann Folcarelli watching the sudden happy handshake from Sue de Grandhomme, daughter of Daphny McDowall, who did not know Gladys ha arrived.

Followed with a big hug and kiss

Followed with a big hug and kiss

Happy all

Happy all

The tea break on the verandah with Pam Brennan, Pippa Cory behind Gladys.

The tea break on the verandah with Pam Brennan, Pippa Cory behind Gladys.

The Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland Championship shows 16 & 17 April 2016.

The Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland held its Championship shows over the weekend of 16 & 17 April. As usual at the time of the year the sun was shining and the weather was not too hot anymore. The judge was Mr B.W. Blades from South Africa, he was judging Obedience  as well as Dog Jumping.

Novice class had 8 dogs entered, a border collie, Australian cattle dog, Labrador, Miniature Poodle, and at the end 2 German Shepherd dogs handled by Lana Logan.

Novice class had 8 dogs entered, a border collie, Australian cattle dog, Labrador, Miniature Poodle, and at the end 2 German Shepherd dogs handled by Lana Logan.