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DOBERMAN CLUB OF THE CAPE

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

This weekend (2 & 13 May 2018) our two black beauties participated in The Doberman Club of the Cape’s Aptitude and Dog Mentality Assessment tests.Though Phoebe finished with a positive score, she did not pass the tests to qualify for her APT title, confirming what we know of this precious girl. No, she won’t run away from a scary situation, but if given the choice she would prefer to stay put at my side, rather than going up close and investigate what it is all about. Delft on the other hand kept the Flatcoat flag flying by passing her assessment and being awarded her DMA certificate and title. The highlight for me, being outside and spending some one on one quality time with each of my girls. LOVE and so proud of them  

MARCH’18 CGC TESTS

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING
Another end of term celebrated with our Canine Good Citizen Tests, presented on Saturday 24 March ’18 at Gill Painter’s training facility in Joostenbergvlakte and Sunday 25 March ’18 at Zimzala, Stellenbosch. I truly so enjoyed both days of evaluating these special dog/handler teams. The relationship between dog and owner, which was clearly displayed in the high standard of work, was a huge source of joy. Well done to all who participated and congratulations to those who passed their tests. Thank you to Gill Painter for once again managing the steward duties and keeping the wheels rolling without any bumps. Well done to Gill and Ilse Fourie for preparing our participants so well. The following certificates were awarded:
CGC BRONZE CERTIFICATE
Tielman Malherbe & Jamba (Kendly Jamba) – Rhodesian Ridgeback
Nikita Herring & Sheba (Mia) – Golden Retriever – #2269
Adelle van der Merwe & Pippa – Kelpie XBorder Collie – #2264
Marika Putter & Mia (Quilquest Chardonay) – Golden Retriever – #2265
Aleysia Kleinert & Sputnik (Chrisri Nazar Sputnik) – Black Russian Terrier – #2266
Susan Weyers & Bailey – Basset Hound – #2267
Karen Gibson & Kashmir (Brejan M. Kashmir) – Australian Shepherd – #2268
Ivano Contardo & Rupert – Cocker Spaniel – #2277
Gary Ballentine & Buddy (Elgehana’s Buddy) – Miniature Schnauzer – #2278
Catherina Mickschick & Xabu (Ye Japha Nabhani Xabu) – Rhodesian Ridgeback – #2270
Marina Klumper & Moyo – Labrador Retriever – #2272
Storm Mudde & Ella (Ella Eleven) – White Swiss Shepherd – #2271
Woudi Saaiman & Luna – Australian Shepherd – #2273
Riane Pywell & OD (Odus Pywell) – Golden Retriever – #2274
Daan Bloemarts & Jazz – Multi Breed – #2275
Colin Sturgens & Dante (Quando King) – Belgian Malinois – #2276
CGC SILVER CERTIFICATES
Michelle Nilsson & Porthos (Porthos of Icehaven) – Rottweiler – #1838
Janice Hicks & Gunner (Savannalands Gun’s & Roses) – Golden Retriever – #1839
Judith Brink & Jazz (Kingsdale Jazz) – Golden Retriever – #1832
Colin Sturgen & Dante (Quando King) – Belgian Malinois – #1831
CGC GOLD CERTIFICATES
Michelle Nilsson & Porthos (Porthos of Icehaven) – Rottweiler – #0928

CGC Bronze Group
CGC Bronze Group
CGC Bronze
CGC Silver Group
Janice Hicks & Gunner – CGC Silver
Colin Sturgens and Dante – CGC Bronze & Silver
Daan Bloemarts & Jazz – CGC Bronze
Judith Brink & Jazz – CGC Silver
Ivona Contardo & Rupert – CGC Bronze

OBEDIENCE JUDGING

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING

On Sunday 18 March 2018 I spent a most enjoyable morning, at the Western Cape Boxer Club Non Championship Show, judging Special Beginner, Beginner and Novice Obedience. It was very rewarding to evaluate such a high standard of dog/handler teams. Well done to all who participated and congratulations to our group winners. The following places were awarded

SPECIAL BEGINNER OBEDIENCE
1st place Andrea Johnson & Georgia (Labrador Retriever)
2nd Place Chantel Ross-Germishuys & Cleopatra (Golden Retriever)

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE
1st place Marina Schobel & Artax (Border Collie)
2nd Place Zoe Schobel & Treju (Border Collie)
3rd Place Loraine Erasmus & Ellie (Labrador Retriever)

NOVICE OBEDIENCE
1st Place Cheryl Robertson & Frodo (Jack Russell)
2nd Place Madelein van der Watt & Jesse-James (Cocker Spaniel)
3rd Place Louis Marc Germishuiys & Rose Maylie (Border Collie)

Thank you to Ilse Fourie for assisting with the steward duties and the WC Boxer Club for putting up a wonderful show 🙂

Special Beginner, Beginner and Novice Obedience group winners at the Western Province Boxer Club Open Show on Sunday 18 March 2018

TWO MORE IT IS

Delft attended the Whale Coast and Overberg Kennel Club Championship Shows on Saturday 10 March 2018 and was awarded 2 x Championship Certificate Points and 2 x Best of Breeds by judges Ms Allison Banks and Mr Mark Simpson. Love this little girl dearly.

Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC(Go)

 

DELFT FIRST CC POINTS

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

On 3 & 4 March 2018 our little super star Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC(Go) attended her first Championship Breed Shows. She was awarded  Championship Certificate Points and Best of Breed #1 on both days. Thank you, to judges Mr A Sheasby and Ms C Gilmour for recognising her quality, the Kennel Association and Liesbeeck Kennel Club committees for putting up well organised shows, and special friends for a wonderful weekend around the breed ring.

LIESBEECK KC SHOW RESULTS

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

Delft attended the Liesbeeck Kennel Club Non Championship Show on Sunday 4 February 2018. Judge Hannelie Basson awarded the following to our precious girl – Best Junior #1, Best of Breed #1, Best Junior in Group #1 and Best in Group #4. It was her first breed show and she handled herself so well. Love this sweet, gentle little girl.

Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC(Go)
Delft with her ribbons – BJ#1, BOB#1, BJIG#1 and BIG#4 at only 17 months old

DELFT 17 MONTHS

Our little girl is growing up fast. I can’t believe she is already 17 months old. Just LOVE this sweet gentle baby.

Delft 17 months old. (Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC(Go)

DELFT – GROWING UP

Our beautiful little girl is growing up. Wet and wonderful – Delft at just over 14 months old  Love this gentle baby.

Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbirds Song of Zimzala CGC(Go)

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTS

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING

KUSA CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTS 14 & 15 October 2017
Well done to all the Gill Painter Dog Training and Zimzala K9 Training students who participated in the CGC Bronze, Silver & Gold tests this weekend. Congratulations to all who passed their tests. Thank you to our evaluator Mari Ellis and a big thank you to Gill Painter for all her hard work and stewarding on the day. http://www.k9training.zimzala.co.za/results.htm
The following certificates were awarded to the successful dog/handler teams:
BRONZE CERTIFICATES
Hugh John Townsend & Bandit – Rhodesian Ridgeback – #2003
Chris Steyn & Paisley (Gandhara Princess Paisley) – Scottish Terrier – #2002
Andre Pietrse & Timmy (Browdeen Timothy) – Pomeranian – #2197
Elisabet Coetzer & Bella – Malinois – #2198
Lucille Drury & Shelby – #2199
Sidney Cox & JoJo – Labrador Retriever – #2004
Kay Geldenhuys & Anna-Belle – Golden Retriever – #2200
Morag McGarvie & Zeus (Glenroy Vanilla Boy) – Labrador Retriever – #2216
Tim Painter & Holly (Bonyl Holly Joy) – Golden Retriever – #2201
Rhyn Smit & Mila – Border Collie – #2202
Danette de Klerk & Lulah (Ashanti Tallulah) – Golden Retriever – #2203
Chris Jaquet & Xena ((Alberden Xena) – Labrador Retriever – #2207
Leigh Steyn & Bambi – Rescue Mix – #2206
Anneen Dedekind & Sparky – Border Collie – #2208
Lauren/Warren Dijkstra & Ruby – Labrador Retriever – # 2209
Rose/Gary Cullingworth & Bailey – Labrador Retriever – #2210
Roslyn Walton & Mick – English Cocker Spaniel – #2211
Kari van Zyl & Louis – Cocker Spaniel – #2212
SILVER CERTIFICATES
Sidney Cox & JoJo – Labrador Retriever – #1658
Kay Geldenhuys & Anna-Belle – Golden Retriever – #1392
Morag McGarvie & Zeus (Glenroy Vanilla Boy) – Labrador Retriever – #1391
Tim Painter & Holly (Bonyl Holly Joy) – Golden Retriever – #1379
Tim Painter & Baloo (Gavalat Born to be a Joy) – Golden Retriever – #1655
Rhyn Smit & Mila – Border Collie – #1378
Danette de Klerk & Lulah (Ashanti Tallulah) – Golden Retriever – #1656
GOLD CERTIFICATES
Jennifer Henry & Rosie – Mixed Breed – #804
Tineke Moolman & Lance (Stylish Sir Lancelot) – Min French Poodle – #805
Amanda de Wet & Delft (Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala) – Flatcoated Retriever – #796

Delft CGC Gold
Rosie CGC Gold

GOLDEN GIRL DELFT

Our sweet girl shining on a rainy day! Proudly Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC(Go) after passing her Canine Good Citizen Gold test today, Sunday 15 October 2017. What a little star she is. Congratulations to her great friends Lance (with Tineke Moolmann) and Rosie (with Jennifer Henry who was also awarded their CGC Gold Certificates  Thank you to Mari Ellis for evaluating their performance.

Delft – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC Golden Girl  🙂