Category Archives: Shows

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

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

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

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

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

KCH Champion Dog Jumping show – 14 February

The Kernel Club of Harare held a Champion Dog Jumping show on 14 February and will hold another one soon again. As we are having a very bad rainy season, the day was sunny and dry and judges were busy with all the different kinds of jumping Contact, Non Contact and all 6 Dog Jumping classes.
The judges were Paolo Cernuschi, Terry Carter and Geraldine McLaughlan.
Various dogs did very well. I was there taking pictures of dogs coming out of the tunnel and fun to watch how they did and how their handlers were working hard to get them through. Public sitting on the side had a good view on all of them.
Price cards were made by Linda Lamb, so professional and must have been a treasure to win one of them.

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2016 Show Dates

13.02.16 Kennel Club of Harare  OP OB
14.02.16 Kennel Club of Harare  OP DJ AG
13.03.16 German Shepherd Club of Harare OP OB
25.03.16 KCH Provisional    CH AG
26.03.16 KCH Provisional    CH AG
27.03.16 KCH Provisional    CH AG
28.03.16 KCH Provisional    CH AG
16.04.16 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland CH BR DJ
17.04.16 Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland CH OB
21.05.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH DJ AG
04.06.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH DJ AG
05.06.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH OB
19.06.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH BR
16.07.16 Toy Dog Club of Mashonaland CH Breed
16.07.16 Kwekwe & District Kennel Club CH Breed +
17.07.16 Zimbabwe Kennel Club CH Breed
17.07.16 Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club CH Breed +
24.07.16 German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare CH OB
03.09.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH DJ AG
04.09.16 Kennel Club of Harare  CH OB
+  These Clubs have dispensation to hold their Championship Shows in Harare
*  Event rescheduled
** Event cancelled
++ Special dispensation granted by ZKC

Combined Breed show 3-4 October

A combined breed show was held at the GSD Club on Saturday 3 October: Zimbabwe Kennel Club: judges Mrs Veronica Tarr & Mrs Gill Houghton, Toy Dog Association of Mashonaland: judge Mrs Veronica Tarr,  Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club: judge Miss Elizabeth Caminade-Levault.

The following day breed shows were held at the Kennel Club of Harare grounds  on Sunday 4 October: Kennel Club of Harare: judge Mrs Wendy Davies & Kwekwe & District Kennel Club: judges Mr Alex McKinlay & Mrs Jean Schreiber

CLASSES ON OFFER AT ALL SIX SHOWS

MINOR PUPPY 6 months and under 9 months on the day of the show
PUPPY 9 months and under 12 months on the day of the show
JUNIOR 12 months and under 18 months on the day of the show
GRADUATE 18 months and under 24 months on the day of the show
ZIM BRED Born in Zimbabwe
NON-ZIM BRED Born within the continent of Africa but not in Zimbabwe
IMPORTED Born outside the continent of Africa
OPEN Any breed therein provided for
CHAMPIONS Awarded the title of Zimbabwean Champion

VARIETY CLASSES ON OFFER

BREEDERS The exhibitor is the breeder and owner of the dog
VETERANS For dogs 7 years and over on the day of the show
JUNIOR HANDLING For a dog handled by a person of 12 and under 18 years of age

Some pictures of the shows

We are waiting and waiting to go in the ring:

GSD Show 20151003-1We are off to the ring:

GSD Show 20151003-2The ‘Golden Girl’ as our ring Steward GSD Show 20151003-3Mrs Wendy Davies judging in the morning the working group, results: The Dobermann, The Geman Shepherd, The Corgi & The Rottweiler GSD Show 20151003-4In the late morning Mrs Veronica Tarr judged the working group, results were: The Dobermann, The German Shepherd, The Corgi & The Shelty. GSD Show 20151003-5

Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland Obedience & Dog jumping Championship show on 27 September 2015.

Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland held their annual Obedience & Dog jumping Championship show on 27 September 2015.
Again the weather was good, not too hot and sunny.

Judges were:
Mr. R. Ellis:                 Obedience Classes A Test, B Test, & C Test
Miss L. Utton:            Obedience Class Novice
Mrs. C. Blake:            Obedience Class Beginners
Mr. P. Cernuschi::     Dog Jumping: Grades I, II, III, IV, V & VI

Again a lot of Novice entries and 11 dogs competed. Before the obedience, the dog jumping was held and here some of the wonderful jumping dogs to see: One of the fast Border Collies as well as an Australian Shepherd dog gong through the hoop.

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