Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2016-02-04 06:00
Photo: supplied Hibiscus Kennel Club trainers Sharon Derman, Sue McCay, Jenny Robertson (back) say happy birthday to Linda Lyte`s dog (front, left) and farewell to Jane Cruickshank and her Border Collie Mackie (front, right).

Photo: supplied Hibiscus Kennel Club trainers Sharon Derman, Sue McCay, Jenny Robertson (back) say happy birthday to Linda Lyte`s dog (front, left) and farewell to Jane Cruickshank and her Border Collie Mackie (front, right).

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THE Hibiscus Kennel Club started the year off well despite the excessive heat. We have signed up new members each week, which is amazing considering the weather. Training has been relaxed and we have managed to find a shady tree or two and to shorten the lessons.

We thank members who attended the special general meeting which was held in the clubhouse. You were all very brave and showed your commitment to the club. We also wish to thank the three provincial council members who travelled­ from Durban to assist with this meeting. A new committee was chosen and they have already taken up their posts.

Last Saturday, 30 January, was birthday time. Linda Lyte celebrated three dog birthdays as well as her son’s in Australia. We said happy birthday to Sue McCay for Monday, then we said good-bye to Jane Cruickshank as it was her last day as a trainer at HKC. This was not a final good-bye as she will be visiting before finally bidding us farewell.

Congratulations to those who attended the show at Scottburgh on 10 January and came home winners:

Billy-Anne Engelbrecht and Gunner are a team to be watched. They achieved two firsts,one with a qualification

Tracy Norton and Badger received a third and second, Gaby Frey and Scooby a well deserved first considering Scooby`s health. Bernice Smit and Mindy went home with two third places as well as a first and Sheldene Smit and Chloe had a fantastic round to achieve first place. Anne Shaw and Romulus, an excellent second place. Renate Haussmann and her Beetle Bug, a first place in dog jumping with a qualification. To receive a qualification in dog jumping one needs a clear round in the time and a first place.
That is a lot to expect from a Daxi with short legs so well done. Lastly, Jenny Robertson and Jodie who took home their first qualification in dog jumping. It has taken a long time, but worth the wait.

At the top achievers award held in Durban Schatz, another Daxi belonging to Renate Haussmann won top achiever for 2015 mini senior in carting. She is now a champ. A grand champ and the holder of Natal colours. Sue McCay`s Gita is now a grand champion at the top of the league as well as top working carting dog. Jose, her poodle, won mini novice league. Joy Botha and Jess brought home Natal colours. Well done everyone.

For more information on the club and its activities contact Sharon Derman on 073 601 4622 or Jenny Robertson on 083 250 4253. - Supplied.

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