At the end of the year Kennel club holds a Christmas party for dogs and their owners. Here some pictures of the dogs and their owners:
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:
The judging for the places in the working group
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:
A wonderful person who comes to train two classes every Sunday when there are no shows: The 8 o’clock class is for the trainers and the 9 o’clock class she takes the advanced handler and their dogs.
She is no member of a club, just does this for the love of dogs and their performances. When there are shows being held at the club, she still comes and supports her pupils.
Last Sunday 21 May was Pam’s 80th birthday and it was felt that this should be celebrated. After her 9 – 10 class she came onto the verandah and was surprised by her special arranged “birthday table” with special made cake for her and presents from her pupils and friends.
Foto’s of Pam cutting her cake and her pupils standing around singing happy birthday to her.
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.
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.
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.
For anyone who is a vegetarian…Vegetable Lasagne was available.
Vegetable Soup with Croutons.
Sweet chili chicken (slightly flavoured not strong)
Roast Beef with onion gravy.
Cauliflower and Broccoli in cheese sauce.
Roast Potatoes and Rice.
Ice Cream and Chocolate sauce
The Zimbabwe Kennel Club held their AGM at the Kennel Club of Harare at 10.30 on 20 March 2016
Members remaining on the committee were: Mrs C Blake, Mrs AJ Bowling Scott, Mrs G Jennings, Mr P Cernuschi
Members who offered themselves for re-election were: Mrs J Way, Mrs JK Rosenfels and were duly elected again.
Dog of the year trophy was presented, puppy of the year was not available.
Mrs JF Schreiber reading her year report, while Mrs AJ Bowling Scott was taking the minutes.
She mentioned that Mrs Bettie Sugden, well over 90 years of age, had passed away in the UK.
Dr Sugden gave a lot of her time during the old way of shows, when a Vet had to be present on duty.
Members of the Zimbabwe Kennel Club present.
Stephanie Twiss and her mother attended with their only Bull Mastiff, who will be accompany them to their new home. They are leaving Zimbabwe to settle back in the UK this coming week. They showed their Bull Mastiffs at all the varies shows and Stephany did duty as a ring steward for many years. They will be sadly missed.
The Kennel Club of Zimbabwe held their AGM at 10.45 on 20 March 2016 at their grounds.
Members remaining on te committee were: Mr R Ellis, Mr P Cernuschi, Mrs G Houghton, Mr D Lamb, Mrs L Logan
Members who offered them selves again were: Mrs U McKinlay, Mrs C Blake,Mrs L Lamb and were duly elected.
Mrs U McKinlay read her report, while the treasurer Mr R Ellis and the secretary Mrs L Lamb were taking notes and Mr Ellis was explaining the balance sheet.
Mrs U McKinlay thanked the trainers who give their time nearly each Sunday to the members and their dogs: Mrs Pam Brennan, Cherrie Blake, Geraldine McLaughlan, Lana Logan, Dave Lamb and Paolo Cernuschi who comes on a Saturday for he dog jumping.
Members attending the meeting