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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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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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GOODBYE PRECIOUS ZOLA

It is with immense sadness that we share the news of Zola – Ch Zimzala Spirit of Peace’s passing. To my utter shame, I don’t even have a record of all the working titles that she and owner Jonathan collected over the years. They competed in obedience, tracking, she passed her Companion Dog test with and Excellent Grade had her Canine Good Citizen Silver certificate to her credit and so many more achievements, that bears testament to the special bond and working relationship they shared. Zola was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen in November 2016. She put up a brave fight right to the end. Our hearts and prayers are with Jonathan and Alma, who lost their beautiful girl way too soon. Rest in peace sweet girl. You will be dearly missed. 22 January 2011 – 15 January 2017.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

We wish all a Happy and Prosperous 2017. May we share our love among all.

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Today we also remember our two girls who left such big holes in our hearts and our home. Our precious Lica, who would have celebrated her 11th birthday today, and dear Rusty who joined our family 8 years ago on new years day. Babies we miss you more than we can even begin to say.

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Lica – Ch Black Amanda’s Zim Zala Bim FQ APT CGC(Go)
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Rusty – Willem’s loyal shadow.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016

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On this Christmas day, we want to give thanks to our Lord and Savior for all the blessings that we as a family receive on a daily basis. We are truly grateful. Blessings abound and love overflowing is our wish for all – Merry Christmas dear friends!!
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KUSA CGC TEST DEC’16

ZIMZALA K9 TRAINING

Over the weekend of the 3rd & 4th of December ’16 we presented our final KUSA Canine Good Citizen Tests for 2016. Our evaluator was Amanda  de Wet and ring steward Gill Painter. Well done to all the dog/handler teams who entered and congratulations to those who passed their tests. The following certificates were awarded:

CGC BRONZE CERTIFICATES
Lungi Sithole and Indla (Labrador Retriever)
Neil Binneman and Marmite (Labrador Retriever)
Renier Uys and Panzer (GSD)
Angelique Human and Basjan (Boerboel)
Eloise Smith and Charlie (Labrador Retriever)
Michelle Gouws and Plakkies (Mixed Breed)
Abrie van Staden and Ozzy (Rottweiler)
Richard Voges and Wolfie (Mixed Breed)
Grant Tintinger and Cici (Mixed Breed)
Lisa Dimech and Lexi (Labrdor Retriever)
Janet van Graan and Ruschka (Black Russian Terrier)
Elrine Skibbe and Lompies (Great Dane)
Karen Gibson and Pia (Chinese Crested)
Debbie Taverner and Thudzi (Mixed Breed)
Lizl Burger and James (Golden Retriever)
Yvette Andersen and Odin (GSD)
Edith Hand and Cindy (Rhodesian Ridgeback)
Karen Roux and Gino (Italian Greyhound)

CGC SILVER CERTIFICATES
Neil Binneman and Marmite (Labrador Retriever)
Lungi Sithole and Indla (Labrador Retriever)
Ada-Ann Esplin and Panzer (GSD)
Julia du Plessis and Robyn (Standard Poodle)
Michele Taljaard and Lexi (Rottweiler)

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Julia du Plessis and Robyn – CGC Silver Certificate
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Michele Taljaard and Lexi – CGC Silver Certificate
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Niel Binneman and Marmite – CGC Bronze and Silver Certificates