To All Exhibitors - The Committee of the Goldfields Supporters Clubs asks  you to please understand that the cost of entering the Qualifying show is R70 per dog because we have to cover the cost to the KUSA of the show levies at R20,00 per dog, but please understand that this is a fully sponsored show by Royal Canin with prizes the same as for a championship show
The only reason that these Clubs have been formed is in order to be able to hold shows to assist with the maintaining of the grounds at Goldfields.   It must please be understood that it costs R35 000,00  per month to run these grounds and funds have to be raised in various ways:
1)  The 600 Club, of which there are very few members when you consider that this really only costs R50 per month; 
2)  We sell raffle tickets for R250,00 per ticket with a first prize of either R22 000,00 cash or two tickets to London and the Entry Tickets into Crufts and a second prize of  R5000,00 cash;
3)  We also get income from the hire of the grounds for shows and various functions.
Please understand that to keep Goldfields Grounds in the condition that you now find them we really need the assistance and support of EVERYONE  - Exhibitors and Dog Walkers alike.



Orion KC is offering opportunities for learner judges: Hound & Working
Western Gauteng KC : Herding, Terrier, & Working
Contact Renée Minny 082 750 3172



TKC weekend: Colleen Patience: "Thank you to all who have already entered the TKC Championship Show weekend, with our full complement of Overseas Judges. I have had a couple of Exhibitors phone and ask if I can extend the date to  the 26 th as this is after the Durban weekend and payday, so the 26 th it is. Please note that even though the KIOSK is closed there will be several vendors on the grounds offering catering etc., at the TKC weekend."



Liesbeek KC is looking for learner or licensed judges for their non-championship show on 4 February 2018. Please contact Secretary: Ms Natalie Nissen natb1@telkomsa.net



Kennel Association is looking for learner or licensed judges to fill appointments in the Gundog and Herding Groups. The show is on 26 November.
Please contact Secretary: Mrs Doreen Powell drn.pwl@gmail.com .



Zululand & Northern Natal Kennel Clubs have a change of judge. Please note that Mr Rod Jarman will replace Dr M. Alvez (Brazil) due to the latter's ill health.

NB: Please ensure you check the updated schedules for alternate judges and starting times.



The SA dog world mourns the passing of Mr HJ van der Merwe (Mervander Bulldogs), on 24 July, aged 93. Known to many as "Oom Hendrik", he devoted much of his life to his beloved breed, the Bulldog; wrote many articles and delivered numerous training seminars, in addition to serving on several Bulldog Club Committees. Warm condolences to family and friends.

Hochland and Windhoek Dog Club - Please note that the closing date for these shows has been extended to 14 July. Please make an effort to support these shows.



Kennel Association will be running their Winter Show at the Wynberg Military Camp on Sunday 9 July 2017. We have been requested by the Military to have NO CARS ON THE TOP CRICKET FIELD . The Committee appeal to all Exhibitors and Handlers to adhere to this request.
The Committee will be running a Book Stall for Clubs funds. Please bring any books, Magazines, Zig Saw puzzles to add to the stall.
The show is being run with no Dog Food Sponsors , however the Committee have made every effort to bring you a wonderful Winter Show with many other exciting sponsors.
Please contact Secretary: Mrs Doreen Powell drn.pwl@gmail.com .


19/05 SAYDH Calendar 2018: SA Youth Dog Handlers invite you to submit photos of your currently active child/junior (18 and under) with their dogs for next year's calendar. Siblings or friends may do photos together. We would prefer casual photos (in other words, not stacked show shots), perhaps similar to these:

Please send good quality landscape-shaped photos suitable for printing and include the name and birthday of each child/junior handler. Please do not edit the photo as in a design. Pages/calendar months may be shared, depending on the number of submissions we receive.

All photos to be received by 22 September 2017
Submit to Clair van den Bergh 072 350 8583



Kennel Association is seeking a Learner Herding Judge for their open show on 9 July. Please contact Mrs Doreen Powell (021) 715 9758.



KUSA Classic: For those travelling to the KZN Shows at the end of the month, there will be an entry box at the shows to drop off entries. The closing date for entries is 8/5/2017.



Northern Tshwane KC shows: Please note the changes to the entry and contact details for these shows. See the updated schedules in the Show Guide below.



We have received the news that David Harrison (Sandawana Bull Terriers) passed away on 8 April. David had been living in the UK for some months and had not been well. Condolences to family and friends. Dave was a past Chairman of the South African Bull Terrier Club and a highly respected International Bull Terrier Judge and breeder. His legacy in South African Bull Terriers lives on. We salute and bid farewell to a great and passionate Bull Terrier man.



Very sad to report the passing of Mr Maurice Baker on 12 April. Maurice was a well-respected All-breeds judge for many years - a man who delighted in his judging. He experienced ill health recently and will be sorely missed by freinds and family.

The service for Mr Maurice Baker will held at 11.30 on Monday 24 April at St Andrews Church in Hearn Rd, Henley on Klip. For any queries contact Eileen Bates on 082 687 1254. Sasolburg KC will be providing an amount of snacks but any additional snacks will be welcomed.



Goldfields Show Grounds Fund-raiser: As most are aware, the Goldfields Supporters Committee is building a cloakroom block on the bottom grounds at Goldfields. Can you help the committee to obtain the following items at a good price?
~ 17000 bricks
~ 36 rolls of brick face
~ 12 cubic metres building sand
~ 100 bags cement
~ 6 inside doors
~ 4 windows
For donations, the details of the bank account for the cloakroom are:
Goldfields Supporters Cloakroom Account
First National Bank - Randburg 254005 EFT 250655
Savings Account :  62677445019
We would also appreciate assistance with teams of labourers over a weekend to all work together so that the project can be finished that weekend - this to avoid theft of materials.
We know that all this is a big ask but let's make our grounds great for everyone.



The funeral service for Jean Peden will be held on Friday 7 April at 1.00pm at StJames Presbyterian Church, Bedfordview. We hope that you will be able to attend to pay your last respects to a very special lady.

Following the Funeral Service everyone is invited to a memorial get-together at Goldfields Kennel Club, Boeing Rd, Bedforview at 2.30pm. Those who wish to pay tribute to Jean are warmly invited to do so. Tea and coffee will be served and we would ask if friends attending would please be so kind as to bring a plate of snacks or a cake. Enquiries: 082 898 4808 or 082 955 3162 or 084 465 8044



UBER, the transportation network company, is looking to expand its operations in South Africa to provide a transport service for exhibitors wishing to attend dog shows in other cities and locally.
There is an opportunity for a limited number of show dog owners to rent a suitable UBER vehicle for the transportation of their own dogs, plus a varying number of paying riders and their dogs. The attractive benefit for the UBER driver-partner is the prospect of making good money, while also serving the dog community who may, otherwise, experience difficulty finding rides with their dogs to shows. An UBER partnership also transfers the vehicle to the driver-partner's ownership after three successive years of participation.
This partnership will be made available to only 12 driver-partners nationally on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to fill in the application form.



Western Gauteng, Orion KC and Sporting Dogs Association, Highveld Sighthound shows: The closing date has been extended to 31 March.



Jean Peden passed away on 26 March after a difficult battle with aggressive cancer. Jean was a judge and hard-working show organiser, serving on Eastern Districts KC and SA Ladies KA for many years. Condolences to family and friends.

A celebration of Jean's life will take place at Goldfields Clubhouse on Friday 7 April at 12 noon. Tea, coffee will be available. If possible please bring a plate of snacks, the bar will be open. Invitations to say a few words about Jean, if you wish to do so.



Mervyn Herholdt passed away on 24 March. Mervyn was a retired Headmaster, completely dedicated to education; an All-breeds Judge, and valuable Moderator for the KUSA examination system. His services to judge education will be sorely missed. Our prayers for Magriet, Shaun, Rene and family.

The memorial service will be held at Milnerton Presbyterian Church in Glanville Rd, Tijgerhoff, Cape Town, on Thursday 30 March at 10.00am.



Vereeniging KC Please be advised that our Toy judge, Mr Percy Green, is unable to fill his assignment due to unplanned eye surgery next week. Mrs Wendy Watts is the replacement judge.


09/03 Western Gauteng & Orion KCs are looking for Stewards for the 3 shows over the Easter weekend 14, 15 & 16 April. Please contact Renée Minny 082 750 3172


Transvaal Midlands and Witwatersrand closing date for entries has been extended to midnight on Sunday 12 March. No entries will be accepted after this date.



Accommodation in PE. Due to the Iron Man Competition occurring on the same weekend as the Port Elizabeth dog shows, there is limited accommodation. Camping facilities will be made available at the venue @R100 per day.  Security will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  Campers will need to provide own tents/caravans.  For any enquiries contact Petrus Van der Watt at 082 850 0681.



Junior Kennel Club of Gauteng has extended the closing date until Monday 6 Mrach.  They will be selling Prego rolls (both beef and chicken) on the day for R35.00 each. 



Ms Amy Kiefer will be representing South Africa at the International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts in Birmingham for the third year! This is a magnificent achievement and may we join the rest of the dog show community in wishing Amy and incredible experience and the very best of luck. We will all be watching on live-stream, no doubt!





Port Elizabeth show weekend: The organising committees are looking for Ring Stewards for the April show weekend (8 shows) and are willing to pay the stewards R250 per all-breed shows and R150 for specialties. Please contact Glenda Rossi or phone John Warren 072 472 7486.



"It is with the greatest sadness that the Hochland Dog Club in Windhoek advises of the passing of Dr Ada Schmidt-Dumont.
Ada was a founding member of our club and, as we move into 2017, she was looking forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary.
Unfortunately, after spending a few months in hospital, she passed away peacefully in her sleep late afternoon Friday 27 January 2017. Rest in peace dear friend, you will be sorely missed."




SHOWDOGS wishes all our readers a most enjoyable, successful, and memorable 2017. May your journeys to and from shows be safe and incident-free; may you enjoy very pleasant days out with your friends and beloved dogs; may the rosettes and prizes flow freely your way; and may general good fortune smile down on you all year!


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