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Zimbabwe Kennel Club – AGM 26 March 2017

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.

Kennel Club of Harare – AGM 26 March 2017

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.

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.

Kennel Club of Harare lunch on Sunday 20 March

IMG_3152The Kennel Club of Harare organised a very special lunch after the AGM’s on Sunday 20 March. There were 30 members who paid and and enjoyed the lunch.

For anyone who is a vegetarian…Vegetable Lasagne was available.

 

 

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Starter
Vegetable Soup with Croutons.

Main
Sweet chili chicken (slightly flavoured not strong)
Roast Beef with onion gravy.
Cauliflower and Broccoli in cheese sauce.
Roast Potatoes and Rice.
Green Salad.

Sweet
Ice Cream and Chocolate sauce

 

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AGM: The Kennel Club of Zimbabwe / The Zimbabwe Kennel Club

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.

IMG_3141Mrs 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Members attending the meeting

Kennel Club of Harare – DOG’S Christmas party

The Kennel Club of Harare ended its fantastic training year with the “DOG’S Christmas party” on Sunday 13 December. The weather was sunny and quite a lot of our members came with their pooches and a plate of eats for the humans at teatime.

The fun started with the receiving committee in their Christmas outfit

Sue & son Dave Lamb

Sue & son Dave Lamb

Dog jumping at various size and height for the dogs and a lot of the people sat and watched.

IMG_2741A lot of members and friends sat at the side to watch the proceedings.

IMG_2742Margareth Wallace came too

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Start of a ‘double’ dog jump race

IMG_2747Nearly at the finish

IMG_2748Gee: end for these two

IMG_2750Instructions from Ursula how the musical chairs will be done

IMG_2753Will she get to the chair on the other side?

IMG_2759IMG_2762Linda Lamb lost out this round

IMG_2768Who will get on the chair?

IMG_2772Ladies win

IMG_2774No luck this time

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Kennel Club of Harare Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015The Kennel Club of Harare held their Christmas lunch at ‘the Bistro’ along the Borrowdale Road. 5 Tables of 10 places were arranged on their veranda and beautifully decorated with Christmas things. The dinner was a choice of 3 different starters as well as 3 choices of beef, fish or chicken. Pudding was ice-cream and chocolate sauce. The portions were big and extremely toothsome.

 

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

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

Winning dogs from the Kennel Club of Harare back from Johannesburg

Winning dogs from the Kennel Club of Harare returned from a weekend of shows in Johannesburg with excellent results, bringing home a combined total of 15 medals in obedience, agility and dog jumping.
From left, Roxy (handled by Ursula McKinlay), Jed (handled by Cherry Blake) and Chip (handled by Paolo Cernuschi)

Back from Shows in Johannesburg

Back from Shows in Johannesburg

The Kennel Club of Harare provides training every weekend, more info on www.facebook.com/KennelClubOfHarare. All dogs welcome!

Our Dog’s Christmas Party!

Come and join us at our Dog’s Christmas Party!!!!!!  Yes, your dog can bring his handler… Fun and games for all (no fancy dress this year).   Just bring a plate of snacks or cake and come and have some fun with your dog – 8.30am for 9am at the Kennel Club of Harare.  There will be no entry charge.  There will be a break for tea / drinks (cash bar) and cake / snacks etc at 10.30am.  Some members have said that they would like to stay and have a braai afterwards so those wanting to do that, please bring your own meat and salad.

GAMES – these will be in the ring by the kitchen.

DOG JUMPING – will be in the ring closest to Hampden Street.  Classes for all dogs, newcomers, beginners etc.

Some of the games which will be played on Sunday are as follows:

Musical chairs – one class for beginner dogs and handlers which will be followed by another class for the more advanced dogs (those who can sit and stay on their own).

Fastest recall to handler – your dog will be held at one end of the ring and the handler will go to the other end of the ring.  You will then call your dog to you…a stop watch is used to do the timing.  The fastest dog back to its owner wins!

Eleven legged race – find yourself a partner as two handlers and two dogs are needed….handlers legs are tied together with a sock, with a dog on each side and competitors have to run across the ring and back…

Down on the spot – send your dog to the spot and down it.

Catch the ball – handlers are in a line with their dogs sitting opposite. Handler throws a ball for the dog to catch – the dog has two chances to catch. If the dog misses the ball, then he drops out of game.  The remaining handler moves one step further away from the dog and throws again.

Dog jumping

Dogs must be 8 months old to enter.

Small/Large dogs who have done quite a bit of jumping cannot enter beginners.  This is a fun event.  You choose the course that you want your dog to jump… The jumps will be numbered with value points (there will be a time limit) – the dog with the highest points wins!

  1. Small dogs who are beginners – they will be allowed to jump on or off the lead.
  2. Small dogs who can jump off the lead.
  3. Large dogs…but beginners – they will be allowed to jump on or off the lead.
  4. Large dogs who can jump off the lead.

We look forward to seeing you all there on Sunday!