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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

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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.

Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland Championship shows 16 & 17 April 2-16

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
CHIP
AITCHIE TARA

Two German Shepherds were entered and Rio came first in the line up. CH. RIO VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE  HEAVEN VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE AT TEGWYN

Two German Shepherds were entered and Rio came first in the line up.
CH. RIO VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE
HEAVEN VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE AT TEGWYN

First, second and third

First, second and third

First and second place decided in the line up

First and second place decided in the line up

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Choosing the placings in the line up

Choosing the placings in the line up

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CORTO MALTESE DELLA LINEA DEI PENSIERI 01/06 who came 5th in the line up.

CORTO MALTESE DELLA LINEA DEI PENSIERI 01/06 who came 5th in the line up.

Two Welsh Corgies were entered OMAIRA VOM MOOSOCKER  KARAT  VOM MOOSOCHER

Two Welsh Corgies were entered
OMAIRA VOM MOOSOCKER
KARAT VOM MOOSOCHER

Two German Shepherds were entered and Rio came first in the line up. CH. RIO VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE  HEAVEN VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE AT TEGWYN

Two German Shepherds were entered and Rio came first in the line up.
CH. RIO VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE
HEAVEN VOM SCHLOSS DER HUNDE AT TEGWYN

Two Dobermann’s were entered: HAVERHILL HARKO VON COLNETAL won the class and was second in the line up at the end. CH. HYSAND QUAESTA VON COLNETAL

Two Dobermann’s were entered:
HAVERHILL HARKO VON COLNETAL won the class and was second in the line up at the end.
CH. HYSAND QUAESTA VON COLNETAL

Kennel club Training on a Sunday

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
Small dogs.

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.

IMG_3052 copyOn 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.

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Zimbabwe Kennel Club Agility Championship

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.

Mrs. Arlett Reed

Mrs. Arlett Reed

Paolo Cernushi with Chip

Paolo Cernushi with Chip

Paolo Cernushi with Chip

Paolo Cernushi with Chip

Bruce Freebairn and Kate

Bruce Freebairn and Kate

Bruce Freebairn and Kate

Bruce Freebairn and Kate

Dennis Todd and Tucker

Dennis Todd and Tucker

Dennis Todd and Tucker

Dennis Todd and Tucker

Ursula McKinlay and Roxi

Ursula McKinlay and Roxi

Ursula McKinlay and Roxi

Ursula McKinlay and Roxi

Sam Fernandes and Mia

Sam Fernandes and Mia

Sam Fernandes and Mia

Sam Fernandes and Mia

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Cherry Blake and Jedd

Cherry Blake and Jedd

Cherry Blake and Jedd

Cherry Blake and Jedd

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Sheena Lawrence and Nugget

Sheena Lawrence and Nugget

Sheena Lawrence and Nugget

Sheena Lawrence and Nugget

Julia & Maya

Julia & Maya

Julia & Maya

Julia & Maya

Lyn Pozzo with Skye

Lyn Pozzo with Skye

Lyn Pozzo with Skye

Lyn Pozzo with Skye

Paolo Cernuschi wih Stitch

Paolo Cernuschi wih Stitch

Peter Pozzo with Smudge

Peter Pozzo with Smudge

Peter Pozzo with Smudge

Peter Pozzo with Smudge

News from Steph

A shame that Stephany and Dorothy left to go back to the UK,

Stephany sitting with their beloved dogs at a KCH show in 2008.

Stephany sitting with their beloved dogs at a KCH show in 2008.

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 (MiIMG_9988tts, 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
Steph