Category Archives: Shows

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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Obedience and Dog jumping show 5 & 6 September 2015

An Obedience and Dog jumping show was held over the weekend of 5 & 6 September 2015. It was good weather, not to hot and sunny. A lot of dogs completed and amazing enough quite a lot were entered in Novice.
Here some pictures of that class.

20150905 Ob Show-1This looked an organised well behaved sit stay of all the dogs, but watch this stampede

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Kennel Club of Harare Champion Obedience 7 June 2015

The Kennel Club of Harare held their Champion Obedience show on the 7th June. It was a clear blue sky, but as our winter has started. pretty cold on the ground. The concrete benches very cold to sit on, while watching the dogs competing. The Judge was Clare Patterson-Abrolat from South Africa. Entries in Beginners 8, Novice 10, one dog was withdrawn, A test 8 and B Test 1, C test had no entry.

Beginners
Paulo Cernuschi Qualified and won with 96 3/4 out of a total of 100 points.
Dennis Todd came 2nd with 95 points and Qualified
Sue Crundall 3rd with 91 1/4 points
Tendai Nyaundi 4th with 90 points
Nicky McLauchlan 5h with 83 3/4 points
Peta Clare with 66 points
Peet Pozza with 67 1/2 points

Peta Clarke with her Meg,very keen Australian Heeler, Tendai Nyaundi with his Boerboel Toruk, working very well and Dennis Todd with Tucker his Labrador

Peta Clarke with her Meg,very keen Australian Heeler, Tendai Nyaundi with his Boerboel Toruk, working very well and Dennis Todd with Tucker his Labrador

Sit stay for all Beginners

Sit stay for all Beginners

Beginner Handlers

Beginner Handlers

Novice Test
Sam Fernandes with Myra 93 points
Denise Todd with Jasmin 92 1/4 point
Debbie Christy with Tammy 82 points
Felicity Zamudio with Whisky 78 3/4 points
Cherrie Blake with Kate 73 3/4 points
Sheena Lawrence with Nugget 72 3/4 points
Lana Logan with Judah 69 points
Tim Covarr with Jay 62 1/2 points
Lynn Pozzo with Sky 50 1/2 points

Geraldine had to withdraw with Harko

Novice sit stay

Novice sit stay

Novice sit stay

Novice sit stay

Novice sit stay

Novice sit stay

Novice handlers

Novice handlers

A Test
Lesley Patterson-Abrolat with Frodo 91 points
Bruce Freebairn with Tjilk 91 points
Less Covarr with Josh 86 points
Irene Kilpert with Lupa 77 points
Ursula McKinlay with Tara 75 points
Ursula McKinlay with Roxi 73 points
Dave Lamb with Kirby 72 points
Lynne Pozzo with Pedro 71 points

B Test

B Test

Cherrie Blake with Jed 91 % and her “DEAD” downstay

Cherrie Blake with Jed 91 % and her “DEAD” downstay

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Show dates 2015

17.05.15   Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland CH Obedience Dog Jumping
06.06.15   Kennel Club of Harare CH Dog Jumping Agility
07.06.15   Kennel Club of Harare CH Obedience
28.06.15   Mashonaland Ladies’ Kennel Association CH Breed CANCELLED**
28.06.15   Hatfield Kennel Club CH Breed CANCELLED **
18.07.15   Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland CH Dog Jumping
19.07.15   Welsh Corgi Club of Mashonaland CH Obedience
25.07.15   German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare CH Dog Jumping
26.07.15   German Shepherd Dog Club of Harare CH Obedience
01.08.15   Zimbabwe Kennel Club CH Breed
01.08.15   Toy Dog Club of Mashonaland CH Breed
01.08.15   Kennel Club of Harare CH Breed
02.08.15   Kwekwe & District Kennel Club CH Breed +
02.08.15   Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club CH Breed +
27.09.15   Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland CH Obedience Dog Jumping Agility

+ These Clubs have dispensation to hold their Championship Shows in Harare
* Event rescheduled
** Event cancelled
++Special dispensation granted by ZKC

Please Note:
Show Dates 2015 are compiled from approved Applications for a Licence to hold a Dog Show, from dates indicated as required by affiliated Clubs, and dates as confirmed by Club Secretaries.

OTHER NEWS

We caught up with Elizabet Caminade-Lavault who had just got back from a judging appointment in Cyprus. She was the only judge from Africa. Thank you Elizabet for the following interview.

On 20, 21 and 22 March 2015, I travelled to Cyprus and judged the Spring Weekend Shows.  Two National (CAC) and two international (CACIB) shows in Episkopi just outside Limassol  for the Cyprus Kennel Club. Over the three days I judged all 10 Groups (as per FCI listings) as well as Best In Show at the International Show on the 21st.March. As per FCI requirements a grading is awarded and a critique is dictated on each dog judged whilst in the ring. So in each ring there is a laptop, printer, secretary/translator as well as the Judge and Ring Steward.

There were seven judges in total, Mr. Erodotos Neofytou (President of the Cyprus Kennel Club), Mr. Chris Zeniou, Mr. Savvas Shiapanis and Mrs. Sonia Philippou-Kelveri from Cyprus.  Mr. Ronnie Tolson from Ireland. Mrs Elaine Ty from Philippines and yours truly. My Steward at the Friday and Saturday shows was the extremely efficient Mr Shaun Watson and on Sunday I was ably assisted by Mr Vasilis Aspromatis. The shows were well run, the overall quality of the dogs was pleasing and the people were wonderful. My Best In Show was a stunning Bichon Frise who was also runner up Supreme Champion at the end of the weekend – this is where all Best In Show winners compete against each other for the title of Supreme Champion.

The Supreme Champion was judged by Mr Erodotos Neofytou who awarded the title to a beautiful Hungarian Puli bitch from Sweden who has won over 60 Best In Show titles. I cannot thank Mr Erodotos Neofytou enough; he was the most unbelievably magnanimous host, nothing was too much trouble and he and his beautiful and charming partner Despoina Christoforou showed us the wonderful island of Cyprus in the week after the shows.

Championship Show Sunday, 28 September 2014

Championship Show

Obedience and Dog Jumping

to be held on

Sunday, 28 September 2014

at

Kennel Club of Harare, Hampden Street

(off S Machel Avenue) Belvedere, Harare

 JUDGES

Miss G. McLaughlan:   Obedience Class C Test
Mr. R. Ellis:                     Obedience Classes Novice and B Test
Miss L. Utton:                Obedience Classes Beginners and A Test
Mrs. A. Bowling-Scott:  Dog Jumping: Grades I, II, III, IV, V & VI

ENQUIRIES:

The Show Secretary
Tel:        0772 220 516
E-mail:  meadowf@mweb.co.zw

Four All Breeds Shows And Two Group Clubs In One Week End

Saturday 16 August 2014 08h30 for 09h00

CLUB JUDGE
Zimbabwe Kennel Club Mrs Alison van Zyl (SA)
Kennel Club of Harare (excluding Toy Group) Mr Alex McKinlay (Zambia)
Kennel Club of Harare (Toy Group only) Mrs Catherine Jennings

WORKING (AND HERDING) BREEDS CLUB OF MASHONALAND

JUDGE:  Mr Graham Thompson (SA)
TIME:  On conclusion of Zimbabwe Kennel Club Championship Show in the Main Ring
SHOW SECRETARY:  Miss Geraldine McLaughlan

 

Sunday 17 August 2014 08h30 for 09h00

CLUB JUDGE
Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club Mrs Jean F Schreiber
KweKwe & District Kennel Club
(Excluding Working Group and Toy Group)
Mr Graham Thompson (SA)
KweKwe & District Kennel Club
(Working Group and Toy Group only)
Mrs Gill Houghton

TOY DOG CLUB OF MASHONALAND

JUDGE:  Mr Graham Thompson (SA)
TIME:  On conclusion of Zimbabwe Midlands Kennel Club in the Main Ring

 

The weather was very cloud the whole weekend and I was not able to attend to take pictures or the people who entered. The next show a better attempt will be made.

Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland

The Working Breeds Club of Mashonaland held their 38th Annual Championship show for Dog Jumping on the Saturday 28 June 2014. The Annual Championship Obedience was held the next day 29 June. Both show were held at the Kennel Club of Harare.

Judges for the Saturday DJ Show were Mrs C Patterson-Abrolat from South Africa and Miss GM McLaughlan Zimbabwe with Mr P Cernuschi as Learner Judge.

On Sunday 29 June Mrs Clare Patterson- Abrolat judged all Obedience classes:

Tjilk waiting his turn

Tjilk waiting his turn

Competitors discussing the DJ Course

Competitors discussing the DJ Course

Walking the DJ Course

Walking the DJ Course

Border collies in action

Border collies in action

Midair action

Midair action

Another great jumper

Another great jumper

Some of the competitors watching the DJ dogs

Some of the competitors watching the DJ dogs

Tjilk

Tjilk

Sue Carter & Sammy to the next jump.

Sue Carter & Sammy to the next jump.

Mashonaland Ladies Kennel Association Championship show 22 June 2014

It was a very cold morning here in Harare Zimbabwe although it warmed up later during the day. The Judge came from South Africa: Mrs L Wilson who judged the complete show.

Dogs attending were:

  • 2 Border Collies
  • 2 Dobermanns
  • 1 German Shepherd
  • 1 Giant Schnauzer
  • 1 Japanese Shiba Inu
  • 1 Yorkshire Terrier
  • 4 Scottish Terriers [only 2 were at the show]
  • 1 Retriever – Golden
  • 9 Retriever – Labrador

How to prepare for the show:

How to prepare for the show

How to prepare for the show

How to prepare for the show - final result

How to prepare for the show – final result

The Retriever group

The Retriever group

Yes and now the double show on 22 June has gone with a lot of members home and happy. MLKA was judged first, followed by the HKC show and all was finished at around after lunch. A great job done by Leigh Tarr again and lucky we have her willing to organise those two shows each year. The Results are:

MLKA Best in Show:

Judge was Mrs L Wilson from S Africa

  1. German Shepherd Rio vom Schloss der Hunde
  2. Scottish Terrier Croc Valley Laird Auchntosh
  3. Dobermann Ch [Zim] Haverhill Harko vom Colnetal
  4. Retriever – Labrador [black] Huntingdon’s Bird Song

HKC Best in Show:

Judge Mrs JM Heneke form S Africa

  1. Dobermann Ch [Zim] Haverhill Harko vom Colnetal
  2. German Shepherd Rio vom Schloss der Hunde
  3. Retriever – Labrador [yellow] Huntingdon’s Amitabha
  4. Retriever – Golden Kilifi Malilangwe at Huntingdon

 

Jed

Jed

Tara

Tara

Tara

Tara

Jed & Tara

Jed & Tara

BOB Border Collies

BOB Border Collies

Harco

Harco

Quaesta

Quaesta

BOB

BOB

Rio

Rio

Rio

Rio

Boy

Boy

Best Working Group

Best Working Group

Best Working Group

Best Working Group

Best Working Group

Best Working Group

Final Placing

Final Placing

Utility only dog

Utility only dog

tility only dog

Utility only dog

 

Blise

Blise

Blise

Blise

Only 2 Sc Terriers in the show

Only 2 Sc Terriers in the show

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Gundogs

Deciding on BIS Placing

Deciding on BIS Placing

Deciding on BIS Placing

Deciding on BIS Placing

Final BIS Placing

Final BIS Placing

Kennel Club of Harare Annual Obedience Championship show on 1 June 2014

Again as usual this time of the year, the weather was bright and sunny, a little cold in the morning. The Judge was again Mr Mostert from Bloemfontein.

Beginners class

  1. Debbie with Tammy
  2. Colette with Milo who Qualified and came 1st
  3. Dennis & Tinker who came 3rd
  4. Lana & Judah
  5. Paul & Duke who came 2nd
  6. Nicky & Oban
  7. Terry & Rocket
  8. Sheena & Nugget who came 4th

Novice class

  1. Ursula & Rocky who Qualified and came 1st
  2. Peter & Zoe who came 4th
  3. Denise & Jasmin who came 2nd
  4. Sue & Sammy who came 3rd
  5. Shane & Hubble who came 5th

Class A

  1. Ursula & Tara
  2. Bruce & Tilke
  3. Lyn & Pedro
  4. Dave & Kirby

I have no results for class A. Class B had only one dog and class C only one dog who did not come to compete Pictures to follow.

Beginners

Beginners

Beginners Down Stay

Beginners Down Stay

A class handlers

A class handlers

A class

A class

Public watching

Public watching

Public watching

Public watching

After the show Lana with her dog

After the show Lana with her dog

The Kennel Club of Harare annual championship dog jumping show

The club held its annual Championship Dog Jumping show on 31 May 2014 As usual at this time of the year, the weather was excellent bright sunny weather and still not too cold in the early hours of the morning.

The Judge was from Bloemfontein in South Africa, he judged all the Dog Jumping grades. He used to have German Shepherds some time ago, but now has Border Collies. He gave various lessons in DJ and OB on the Friday before the shows. He believes in teaching his dogs with verbal commands.

I have tried to make some pictures of the competitors, unfortunately not all I could put a name to. So they will be unnamed till some one can send me the details

 

Competitors 31 May 2014

Competitors 31 May 2014

Sue Carter & Sammy

Sue Carter & Sammy

Sue Carter & Sammy

Sue Carter & Sammy

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Denise with Jasmin in motion

Lyn Pozzo & Pedro

Lyn Pozzo & Pedro

Cherry & Kimble

Cherry & Kimble

Cherry & Jed

Cherry & Jed

Debbie & Tammy

Debbie & Tammy

Dave & Kirby

Dave & Kirby

Debbie & Tammy

Debbie & Tammy

Sheena & Nugget

Sheena & Nugget

KCH 25 DJ KCH 28 DJ

Bruce & Tilke

Bruce & Tilke

Lana & Judah

Lana & Judah

Mr FGJ Mostert

Mr FGJ Mostert

Paolo

Paolo

Peter & Zoe

Peter & Zoe

Ursula & Roxy

Ursula & Roxy

Linda & Chloe

Linda & Chloe

Mashonaland Ladies & Hatfield Kennel Club Champion Breed Shows

ENQUIRIES:   0779-922 105                                                                     Entries Close : 01 June 2014
or ENZED56@GMAIL.COM                                                                       Posting entries is unwise.

Entries will be collected from KCH
Sunday 01 June 10.00-11.00 or contact
Mrs Tarr for delivery arrangements

DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW OF MASHONALAND LADIES’ KENNEL
ASSOCIATION (commemorative glassware to all Exhibitors),
Plus HATFIELD KENNEL CLUB
(affiliated to Zimbabwe Kennel Club)

All Breeds Shows on SUNDAY, 22 JUNE 2014

commencing 08.30 with the Ladies’ and followed by Hatfield’s Ch. Show at the
Kennel Club of Harare’s grounds, Exhibition Park, Harare

~ ~ ~

JUDGES :   MRS L WILSON (South Africa) for the Ladies
MRS J M HENEKE (South Africa) for Hatfield

ORDER OF JUDGING: Working, Utility, Toy, Terrier, Hound and Gun dog Groups,

Group Challenges: Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show, Junior Handling, Breeders Challenge

CLASSES: Minor Puppy, Puppy, Junior, Graduate, Zimbabwean Bred, Non-Zim Bred, Imported, Veterans, Open, Champions, Junior Handling (8-12 & 12-18 years), Breeders Challenge

ENTRY FEES :  USD 10 per dog per Class per Show

CATALOGUES : one free to each exhibitor