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  🙂

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