Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2017-06-15 06:01

MAY is always a busy month on the dog world calendar and this year has been no exception with more than the usual members entering shows. Over and above the agility contestants and the Carters Hibiscus Kennel Club entered a Flyball team which was quite aptly named the Flying Fossils (apologies to the younger ones.) in the Kusa Classic Champ Show.

It started with the team, Sharon Derman and her Yorkshire Terrier Charlie, Linda Liversey and her Border Collie Shadow, Niki Calvert our box loader Sue McCay and her poodle Josie and Jenny Robertson and her Border Collie Jodie having to leave the coast at 4.30am to arrive at Shongweni at 6.30am to then wait for the start which was delayed as usually happens with large events.

There were eight teams participating, six of which were seasoned competitors and then the Flying Fossils and another team from the South Coast.

We left there realising we had a long way to go before we could consider winning or being placed but the dogs had a wonderful time.

Those of us who have agility dogs then stayed on to compete in Agility which means we can now add Kusa Classic to our resume.

This past weekend was KZN Championships at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg where Ninette Smith and her poodle Swish did extremely well coming first in the Dog Jumping small dogs as well as winning the non-contact round. This little dog is really on a winning streak and we wish them both the best of luck. His sisters also had a good weekend with Glitz winning the tunnelling and 24 weave pole race. Shimmer took third place in Novice on the one day and first place the next day and Sparkle was placed second in non-contact.

Believe Gaby Frey and Billie Engelbrecht had some amazing rounds as well and we congratulate them. Congratulations to Sue McCay who I believe also did very well in Carting with Gita.

May I remind members that unless the scribe receives your results from you personally she cannot report accurately.

Please remember that there is an open show at the club on June 18.

We look forward to seeing all agility handlers participating as Hibiscus Kennel Club always goes out of its way to make everyone feel welcome.

Obedience and agility training takes place at the club every Saturday afternoon starting at 2pm and there is also training during the week.

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

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