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.

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

 

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

The working Breeds club of Mashonaland AGM

The working Breeds club of Mashonaland held their  AGM on 21 February 2016 at the Kennel Club of Harare. The new committee was elected, the following members will remain on the committee : Mrs S Lamb, Ms G McLaughlan.
The following members offered themselves for re-election and were duly voted in: Mr R Ellis, Mrs U McKinlay and Mr D Lamb.

Presented were the trophies for the ‘Working Dog of the Year, the Dog Jumping Dog of the year, Agility Dog of the year, Obedience Dog of the year and Overal Working Dog of the year.

The club held 3 Championship Shows in 2015 as well as a championship breed show.

Roy Ellis and Geraldine McLaughlan showing the various trophies which were presented to the winners.

Roy Ellis and Geraldine McLaughlan showing the various trophies which were presented to the winners.

Members of the Working Breeds club of Mashonaland attending the AGM

Members of the Working Breeds club of Mashonaland attending the AGM

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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News Flash from Australia.

Time flies and we often don’t hear any news about our German Shepherd owners who left and now live far away. One of our members was Daphne McDowall.

I can’t remember all her dogs, but do know about her keen trading and entering her dog Jutta.
She got Jutta in 1987 who was a pup from Tanah Merah Diana  and Gero com Trei Madelhaus [Imported form Belgium].
Daphne entered Jutta many times and was so dedicated. In 2006 she got Wuckey, named her Nicky? who was form Bakhari of Barchaelo [imported from S Africa] and Tanah Merah Rambutan.

Daphne with Wuckey

Daphne in 2006 with Wuckey

Fairly soon Daphne immigrated to Australia to live with her son on the East coast, Nicky then came to live with Daphne’s daughter Susan.
A few weeks back Daphne got bad flu which turned into bad pneumonia. Because of this she had a vey bad cough which caused to get her a strangulated hernia, poor girl. Had to have the hernia operated on and had a heart attack. She was in ICU for over a week.
Susan managed to get a flight to Australia to be with her and thank goodness all went well and she is now home again recuperating. Still weak and frail, but I believe all is going slowly better.

We all remember her from those days and whish her all the best and some good times to come.

 

On the home front

Susan New PupsA lovely new arrival in Zimbabwe. Wucky passed away and Susan now has a wonderful new addition to her other Shepherd. How great that we have still so many true lovers of our breed. Enjoy her Susan and have a good time with her as soon as you get back from your Mum