Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2017-05-11 06:00
Waiting for the next exercise at Hibiscus Kennel Club (from left) Audrey Leggett and her rescue Jasper, Christa and her rescue Sandy and Rob Palmer with his Jack RussellxBull Terrier Whoopie. Photos: Hibiscus Kennel Club

Waiting for the next exercise at Hibiscus Kennel Club (from left) Audrey Leggett and her rescue Jasper, Christa and her rescue Sandy and Rob Palmer with his Jack RussellxBull Terrier Whoopie. Photos: Hibiscus Kennel Club

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AS always Hibiscus Kennel Club has been as pro-active as always this past month. Our members are constantly preparing for a show or packing to compete in another province albeit for carting obedience or agility, coming home with qualifications and certificates.

One of these is Tracy Norton and her Boxers. Georgie is doing so well in both obedience and agility and brought home four placings out of six in one weekend.

Then there are the members who live a more sedentary life and take long leisurely holidays at this time of the year. Enjoy and come back soon.

At the beginning of the month we held an open show at the Port Shepstone Borough grounds, which is our home ground. It was a small show but as always well run with our two resident judges Ninette Smith and Tracy Norton watching each dog carefully.

Although they do not let us get away with a knock or a refusal without a penalty, at the end of the day it is always the positives that are mentioned and every handler goes home knowing that their dogs did their best.

Our condolences go out to an ex member, Jane Cruickshank who lost her dog shortly after leaving for a five-week visit to family in Australia. Her and George will be coming home to an empty nest and Mackie will be missed. Condolences, too, to Ninette Smith and her mom Gloria on the sudden death of their beloved Oz. He was doing so well at agility having lost some weight but the positive turned to a negative and he has crossed the rainbow bridge.

The weather has cooled and the days are glorious which makes training on Saturday afternoon a pleasure. Unfortunately, the long weekend saw many people staying at home to either avoid the traffic or because they had visitors but we will see you all back in your classes soon.

Weekday training is going well and the flyball team is making strides. We should be ready for the Kusa Nationals at the end of May so wait for the next bit of news.

If you are reading this and would like to spend quality time with your dog, join us on Saturdays at 2pm. Everyone is welcome irrespective of your age or even the age of your dog. You may not aspire to be a champion but just bringing your dog to a safe environment where he may interact with other dogs and spend time with you will make you a winner in his eyes.

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

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