Monthly Archives: April 2016

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