Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2015-10-01 06:00
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Billy Engelbrecht and Gunner take off from the first hurdle.

Photos: supplied Billy Engelbrecht and Gunner take off from the first hurdle.

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THE Hibiscus Kennel Club recently hosted a three-day championship show at the Port Shepstone Borough Grounds, the home of Hibiscus Kennel Club.

We thank our local judges, Niki Calvert, Jean Whittaker and Ninette Smith for judging as well as Alett Reed from Gauteng and Gawie Faul from the Free State. Judging entails many hours of preparing and building courses and then judging those courses­ in every conceivable type of weather.

Thank you to those who participated as without you there would be no show. Congratulations go to the committee and sub-committee and especially to Sharon Derman for all the hard work she put into the entries, running orders and everything else that needed doing.

Without sponsors there would be no prizes and once again we thank Montego for its generous sponsorship of dog food and to Tailsup for its packets of treats which were eagerly accepted by the winners.

Although all the qualifying certificates were taken by out-of-town handlers, members of Hibiscus Kennel Club were very successful and can be very proud of what they achieved.

Well done to young Billy-Anne Engelbrecht and Gunner for four firsts, three seconds and one third place. What an amazing pair.

Staying with the small dogs Sharon Derman and Charlie were delighted with their performance all in one day. They took home two firsts, one with a qualification and a third place. Charlie is still a novice so we can expect great things when his mother gets fit.

Ninette Smith only entered one day as well so we have Swish with a first place, Glitz with a second and Sparkle with two seconds.

Sheldene Smit and Chloe took home a second and third place while her mom Bernice with Mindy were excited about their firstt, two seconds and two thirds.

Jenny Robertson and Jodie achieved two seconds and a third place, and Linda Liversey and Dexi a third. Tracy Norton and Badger were surprised with their first place, but slow and steady pays off too.

Not only did we participate in this three-day show, we also did an afternoon seminar on the Thursday with Alett Reed, which was very beneficial.

While the Agility was taking place in Port Shepstone the Carting ladies, Joy Botha and Sue McCay, had to take themselves off to Durban to participate in the championship there. Sue and her dog Gita became grand champions as well as being placed first in all three shows. Josi Sue’s little poodle also took first place in all three shows. Well done to this little team. Hard work has certainly paid off.

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