MIRAH IN ACTION

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

Some photos of our girl in action, Mirah – Ch Zimzala Spirit of Love FQ APT CGC(Go), captured by Sarah O’Dell, at the recent CFTC retriever trials presented at Paul Cluver, Elgin, 1 October 2017.

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CFTC RETRIEVER TRIALS

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

September has come and gone, and with it our participation in the Cape Field Trial Clubs annual Retriever Trials presented from 23 September 2017 – 1 October 2017. Mirah, Phoebe and Delft had a run and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely, treasuring our time together in the field. The girls worked well, and I am very pleased with our two weekends of trialing. Especially with miss Delft, who only recently celebrated her first birthday, completed her first Junior Stake and was awarded a Certificate of Merit.

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Delft, awarded a Certificate of Merit in the CFTC Junior Stake

 

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Phoebe and Mirah in the field at De Rust Estate, Paul Cluver, Elgin

CAPE GUNDOG CLUB RETRIEVER TRIALS

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

As pleased as Punch and so proud of my three girls, who participated in the Cape Gundog Club’s 42nd Retriever Trials presented in Barrydale from 20 – 23 July 2017. I was over the moon when our little girl Delft (Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala CGC Silver) was placed 1st in the Puppy Stake, sadly Mirah (Ch Zimzala Spirit of Love FQ APT CGC Gold) bombed out on her first retrieve, but what a joy to handle our girl Phoebe (Ch Zimzala I’m Your Angel CGC Gold) and complete the first Maiden Stake she’s ever competed in. So proud of my girls. Thank you to the club committee, judges and everyone behind the scenes for putting up a magnificent event. We had an awesome time and hope to be back in 2018

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Delft 1st Place CGC Puppy Stake

 

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Delft, Mirah and Phoebe.

CANINE GOOD CITIZENS JUNE’17

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTS 24 & 25 June 2017

Well done to all the Gill Painter Dog Training and Zimzala K9 Training students who participated in the CGC Bronze and Silver tests this weekends. Congratulations to all who passed their tests. Thank you to our evaluators Mari Ellis and Amanda de Wet, and a big thank you to Gill Painter for all her hard work and stewarding on the day. The following certificates were awarded to the successful dog/handler teams:

CGC BRONZE CERTIFICATES
Jennifer Henry & Rosie – Mixed Breed – #1885
Corlia Kotze & Axl – Mixed Breed – #1886
Corlia Kotze & Dutch – Mixed Breed – #1887
Jonathan De Mendonca & Mila – Mixed Breed – #1888
Leaonard Brewer & Kumba (Karoskloof SP Everest) – Rhodesian Ridgeback – #1884
Ilze Hanekom & Bella – Rottweiler – #1807
Natanya du Toit & Onyx (Onyx Whitesock) – Min Schnauzer – #1994
Lara Latengan & Aalwyntjie – Min Schnauzer – #1892
Charlotte Huurne & Nelson (Ace von Elzala) – Rottweiler – #1891
Nicolette du Preez & KijKij – Border Collie – #1890
Michelle Nilsson & Porthos (Porthos of Icehaven) – Rottweiler) – #1893
Johann Bauermeister & Biscuit – Parson Jack Russel – #1889
Ilse Fourie & Bentley – Mixed Breed – #1995
Tineke Moolman & Lance (Stylish Sir Lancelot) – Min Poodle – #1996
Amanda de Wet & Delft (Featherston’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala) – Flatcoated Retriever – #1997
Avon Kruger & Billy – American Pitbull – #1998

CGC SILVER CERTIFICATES
Avon Kruger & Billy – American Pitbull – #1614
Victoria Smit & Molly – Border Collie – #1617
Tineke Moolman & Lance (Stylish Sir Lancelot) – Min Poodle – #1615
Amanda de Wet & Delft (Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song of Zimzala) – Flatcoated Retriever – #1607
Edith Hand & Cindy (Godwana Touch of Spice) – Rhodesian Ridgeback – #1616
Jennifer Henry & Rosie – Mixed Breed – #1611
Corlia Kotze & Dutch – Mixed Breed – #1613
Corlia Kotze & Axl – Mixed Breed – # 1612

RIP BEAUTIFUL BOY

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

It is with an utterly broken heart that I share the news, that due to a horrible freak accident, Janine and Jacques Hugo lost their beautiful, much loved boy Kenzo, our Zimzala Prince of Peace. There are no words that could bring some relief from pain. We can only hope that time will help heal the wounds and bring some acceptance and peace. Janine and Jacques, you are in our prayers and in our hearts. 7 September 2012 – 22 May 2017. Rest in peace beautiful beautiful boy.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

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CFTC RETRIEVER TEST

ZIMZALA FLATCOATED RETRIEVERS

On Sunday 23 April 2017 the girls and I took to the road to participate in the Cape Field Trial Club’s Retriever Test presented at Dwarsberg Trouthaven, Rawsonville. It was a magical day out in the field and very rewarding to return home with two certificates to our girls’ name. Delft, taking part in her first field test ever was awarded 2nd Place in the Puppy Stake and Mirah was awarded 3rd Place in the Maiden Stake. Our judges on the day were Lisa Dimech and Carine Le Roux. Fun was had by all and we started our journey home tired, but satisfied – have to LOVE them 🙂

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KUSA CGC TEST

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING

KUSA CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST –  18 & 19 March 2017
Another very successful and rewarding two days! Congratulations to all the CGC dog/handler teams and their trainers Gill Painter and Kate van den Dool on participating in the KUSA Canine Good Citizen tests at Gill Painters Dog Training in Joostenbergvlakte and Zimzala Canine Estate. Evaluator Amanda de Wet. The following certificates were awarded. Well done to all!!

CGC BRONZE

  • Michelle Fourie & Charlie (Charlotte Le Danjoli) – German Shepherd Dog – #1798
  • Nia Thorpe & Teddy (Montessa Rust P Billi) – Hungarian Vizsla – #1799
  • Maggie Marais & Wallace (Bilkou Ewyn) – Irish Wolfhound – #1800
  • Magtellus Cloete & Maja (Kleinewies Maja) – Golden Retriever – #1881
  • Judith Brink & Jazz (Kingsdale Jazz) – Golden Retriever – #1882
  • Vicky Smit & Molly – Border Collie – #1804
  • Aviva Dodson & Boost – Jack Russell Terrier – #1805
  • Aviva Dodson & DJ – Jack Russell Terrier – #1803
  • Marietjie Swart & Rommel (Lieberlumar Jazz) – Rottweiler – #1801
  • Jill Dennis & Ruby – Boerboel – #1802
  • Gerhard Schröder & Koda (Frederick Von Brockenhurst) – German Shepherd Dog – #1876
  • Nicol Smit & Charlie – Golden Retriever – #1878
  • Marilize Pieters & Miley – Boxer – #1875
  • Morne Oosthuizen & Olivia (Olivia Vonmulleim) – Rottweiler – #1874
  • Bradley Fryer & Levi – Labrador Retriever – #1880
  • Elri van der Merwe & Ben – Cocker Spaniel – #1879

CGC SILVER

  • Etresia van Wyk & Frankie (Kamdebodream Music Man) – Australian Cattle Dog – #1609
  • James Harvie & Micco – Border Collie – #1610
  • Lezanne Winshaw & Emily (Luselle Emily) – Golden Retriever – #1608

CGC GOLD

  • Judith Brink & Roxy (Wildra Roxy Vorster) – Labrador Retriever – #668
  • Horst Deffner & Bentley (Bentley of Delo) – Golden Retriever – #667
  • Louis le Riche & Calli (Callisto Von Brockenhurst) – German Shepherd Dog – #666
  • Lezanne Winshaw & Emily (Luselle Emily) – Golden Retriever – #801

DELFT – 5 MONTHS OLD

Where does the time go? Today, 3 February 2017, our little girl Delft is 5 months old! What a little treasure she is proving to be!

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CFTC CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST

Our girls enjoyed a relaxing morning at the Cape Field Trial Club’s annual Champagne Breakfast. Some fun retrieves and a great socialising opportunity for our youngest girl Delft. She showed great character and confidence and we all enjoyed every moment.

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The girls Mirah, Phoebe and Delft
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Delft marking her first ever mini water retrieve

 

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Our clever little puppy – Featherstone’s Nightbird’s Song
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Bringing it all the way to Mama and finished with a love delivery to hand
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Mirah – Ch Zimzala Spirit of Love FQ APT CGC(Go)
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Mirah
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Phoebe – Ch Zimzala I’m Your Angel CGC(Go)
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Pink and owner Maggie Dalton
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Pink – Zimzala Love Song CGC(Si)

 

OUR PASTIS

January the 19th would have been our sweet Pastis’s 9th birthday. Our princess will always be in our hearts. Never forgotten, never far from our thoughts. We miss you precious girl.

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