The weather was quite sunny and cool. Just right for the dogs to enjoy the day. Some pictures taken during this Sunday 26 February with owners and their dogs, cuddling them, the judge setting out the jumping course or in the ring competing.
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.
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:
|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|
|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|
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.
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
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.
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.
The Kennel Club of Harare aAnnual Breed Shows on Sunday 18 September 2016 to was held at the Kennel Club of Harare. Mrs Glenda de Taranto from S Africa was Judge.
As Usual of this time of the year, it was sunny and not too hot for Dogs and Handlers.
Here some pictures of the Working Group and the final line up.
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.
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.
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 breed show was held on the Saturday morning with 3 Border collies, 2 Dobermann dogs, 2 German Shepherds and 2 Welsh Corgies ending with one Shelty.
The judge was Mr B.W. Blades from South Africa, who is a specialist Dobermann judge as well as all the other dogs in the breed, he will be judging Obedience as well as Dog Jumping, so an unusual versatile Judge to have for this weekend.
I was too late to take the Border collies. Three were entered:
Ch.Br & Ch. DJ ELFA JED
Please note that amendments have been made to the structure of the Obedience classes held on Sunday mornings at the Kennel Club of Harare. Please see the following details and if there are any queries, please speak to either Cherry Blake on 0772 326922 or your normal trainer on Sunday morning.
Trainer – Dave Lamb – 9am
Puppy class – puppies up to 9 months.
Trainer – Cherry Blake – 9am
All new comers with dogs older than 9 months.
Trainer – Geraldine McLaughlan – 9am
Trainer – Ursula McKinlay – 9am
Dogs coming out of Dave’s and Cherry’s class.
Trainer – Pam Brennan – 8am
Trainers class and dogs in Obedience Class A, B and C.
Trainer – Pam Brennan – 9am
Show Beginners and Novice classes.
On a busy day Dave Lamb’s class has a lot of new dogs. Dave is always coming every Sunday to take his special class. Dogs get obedience training and special socialising with each other with different breeds. Important for all.
The Zimbabwe Kennel Club held their Non-Contact Agility and Agility Contact Championship Shows on Sunday 27 March at the Kennel Club of Harare grounds. The Judge was Mrs. Arlett Reed from S Africa.
It was a bright sunny day and all the dogs performed well. The first show of the morning had only one qualifying dog of all 14 competing. Awesome to see Peter Pozzo and Smudge doing it all without making a mistake.
Unfortunately I do not have all the dogs and owners names and my apologies for that. Look forward to get a feed back on them.
A shame that Stephany and Dorothy left to go back to the UK,
NEWS DIRECT FORM STEPH:
We all set off in the cab of this van with our cases and Mitts’s travel box in the back and the four of us (Mitts, Dorothy, Steph and our very kind and efficient host, Bryn) for our first base. I travelled with my feet against the windscreen and we had a delightful stop half way to relieve the cramp! All safe and sound and VERY happy to be together.
We set off for Lincolnshire tomorrow in convoy: Dorothy and Steph with Mitts in the car acquired today and Bryn in the van with Mitsi’s Mansion, the eight (+) suitcases and sundry other bulky acquisitions with a picnic lunch and great optimism.
Love to all