Hibiscus Kennel Club news

2015-12-17 06:00
Grade R at Hibiscus Kennel Club - Jennifer Render and Bonnie Elsie McKillen and Jemma Martina Cousins and Duke and Ninette Smith and Shimmer. Photo: supplied

Grade R at Hibiscus Kennel Club - Jennifer Render and Bonnie Elsie McKillen and Jemma Martina Cousins and Duke and Ninette Smith and Shimmer. Photo: supplied

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ANOTHER year has passed at Hibiscus Kennel Club which means we are now 42 years old. This is quite a milestone for a club, but what is even more amazing is that we have members who have attended training with their dogs for 42 years.

We welcome Gaby Frey and her four legged family back after their travels abroad and wish Scooby a speedy recovery.

Saturday 5 December was scheduled to be our fun day as well as club test day, but due to the rain very few members turned up. Needless to say the club tests and fun day went ahead on 12 December and we congratulate the dogs and their handlers for a job well done.

Congratulations to Linda Lyte and Nutmeg as well as Roy Hume and Lady for being awarded Most Improved certificates.

Shimmer and Glitz, both belonging to Ninette Smith, were placed in the top three for Obedience as was our veteran Mackie and her handler Jane Cruickshank. Bonnie and Jen Render Jemma and Elsie McKillen, Chiara­ and Lloyd Huber Nutmeg and Linda Lyte, Penny Shoesmith and Nickita and Turbo and Sharleen Sherrard all received rosettes­.
A special mention for Lloyd Huber who adopted Chiara from the SPCA after she was found with other dogs abandoned to their fate in a yard. There was also a fun obstacle course which all dogs managed. The last obstacle was to retrieve a tennis ball from a bucket of water, but being such a hot day many of the dogs drank the water and left the balls floating. The two Agility dogs found the obstacle course very confusing and could not understand why the handlers were asking them to slow down when normally they are being told to go, go, go.

Trainers Sharon Derman Jane Cruickshank Sue McCay and Jenny Robertson received certificates of appreciation.

Sunday 6 December was the last agility show of the year. True to form it rained for most of the day. After the first round participants voted whether we should call it a day and it was decided that we were all wet anyway and may as well continue. Despite the wet grass, and dogs and handlers had an enjoyable day.

Congratulations to Sharon and Charlie, her Yorkie, for achieving a first with a qualification and to Di Wallace and Lexi for their spectacular first. Lexi has been very ill and Di has been busy this year so they have not done any training. Gaby Frey was happy with the second places gained by both Cassie and KT.

Ninette Smith had a busy day with her four dogs obtaining a first with Qualification with Glitz, second and third with Sparkle and a third with Ozz

Linda Liversey and Dexi were placed third, Billy Engelbrecht and Gunner obtained a first and Jenny Robertson and Jodie were thrilled with their third place in the jump off.

The Carting Team went off to Forest Hills to attend their prize giving and we say congratulations to Sue McCay and Gita for being awarded Top Achiever of the League as well as Top Working Dog. Sue and Josie were also awarded Top Achiever for Mini-Novice.

Renate Haussmann and Schatz won the Mini League and Joy Botha received a badge for her accomplishment of 50 CCs. Well done Carters

Hibiscus Kennel Club is now in recess until Saturday 9 January, 2016 at 2.30pm for 3pm. We look forward to seeing everyone and invite anyone with a dog to join us for quality time with their dogs. - Supplied.

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