Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2016-04-21 06:00
Photo: supplied. Saturday afternoon training at Hibiscus Kennel Club. Swish on the box resting while mom, Ninette Smith, takes the photo of Linda Lyte and Meg, trainer Jenny Robertson, Jeanette Cheetham and Ros, Jeremy Brown and Tim, Christine Zeeman with Bilton (obscured) and Erika Albracht and Fritz.

Photo: supplied. Saturday afternoon training at Hibiscus Kennel Club. Swish on the box resting while mom, Ninette Smith, takes the photo of Linda Lyte and Meg, trainer Jenny Robertson, Jeanette Cheetham and Ros, Jeremy Brown and Tim, Christine Zeeman with Bilton (obscured) and Erika Albracht and Fritz.

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HIBISCUS Kennel Club held a successful agility show on 10 April in perfect weather on a field that was newly cut and green. This is the stuff that makes a dog handler smile because life is so good. We thank Barbara Egan and Tracy Norton for the interesting courses and for giving up their day to judge. Judges offer up their time to help make our day a success while their own dogs stay at home.

Thank you to the committee and members who assisted with the running of the show and to the handlers who participated.

On a personal note, please be aware of your dog`s health and take note of any changes in their behaviour or eating patterns. Also check their stools regularly as by being aware you could save your dog`s life. The scribe was very fortunate to detect a change in her dog timeously and paid her vet a visit. Jodie had billary and is now on time out for two weeks. As is so often the case we did not notice any ticks but one had infected her days before.

We welcome new members who have joined the club during the month with their young dogs. Enjoy your training each Saturday knowing that you are doing the responsible thing but be warned your dogs will know that it is time for training and will remind you constantly.

Hibiscus Kennel Club is proud of their Agility handlers who are doing so well in the ring and congratulate Ninette Smith and her little poodle Swish on being chosen to represent KZN in South African Champs in Cape Town in May. Our thoughts and good wishes go with you.

The following results are for both the The Boxer Club and Hibiscus Kennel Club shows:

Gaby Frey and Kylie. This little dog is doing exceptionally well with five firsts with qualifications.

Gaby Frey and Scooby are still in the top echelon with three firsts and three second places.

Sheldene and Bernice Smit with Mindy achieved two firsts and a second and Bernice and Chloe a second place. Anne Shaw and Romulus are proud of their second place, but the cherry on the cake was Bondi, who is so fast, and her first, followed by a second place.

Ninette Smith runs four dogs, all very different as large dogs handle a course differently to small dogs. Her pack did exceptionally well and we have little Swish who is still being a terrible two at times with two first places, one with a QC Sparkle with three seconds and two third places. This is Ninette`s steady dog. Glitz achieved a first.

Sharon Derman was delighted with her two little Yorkies as Minkie, who just manages to clear the hurdles went home with a first with QC and Charlie with a second.

It was good to see Bily-Anne Engelbrecht and Gunner entering. This young pair have youth, long legs, enthusiasm and a wonderful bond which is so obvious as they “gun” round the course. A well deserved first and two second places.

Karen Salhus, unfortunately, injured herself on the canopy of her vehicle and had to take herself off to hospital for stitches but not before her and Kajun achieved one first place. Get well soon Karen.

Last but most certainly not least we say congratulations to Beryl Verwoerdt and Spice on their placing as they have not been training for months, as well as Linda Livesey and Dexi. These two both took home third places.

Hibiscus Kennel Club is certainly not all about agility as we also have some very clever Carting dogs as we proved in Port Elizabeth earlier this month.

Congratulations to Sue McCay and Gita her GSD who brought home provincial colours with her 99% and 98%. She was also nominated weekend overall winner.

Renate Haussmann and Banshee entered their first show as a carting team and scooped first place followed by a second place at their second show. They were also novice winners of the weekend very well done.

For more information, contact Sharon Derman on 073 601 4622 or Jenny Robertson on 083 250 4253. - Supplied.

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