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KUSA National Obedience Dog 2018

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Congratulations go to Dawn Crawshaw and Shetland Sheepdog CH WUD Mackland Roddenberry (“Dollar”), on only losing 7 points and being awarded the title of  KUSA National Obedience Dog 2018 at the KUSA National Disciplines Show held in Bloemfontein on 11 August 2018.

FCI 97th International Dog Show in Luxemburg Cancelled

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Dear Dog Lovers' Community

We have all been surprised by the cancellation of the 97th Luxemburg international dog show. Concerned by this cancellation, the FCI has investigated with its long-standing member, the Fédération Cynologique Luxembourgeoise (FCL), in order to find out the reasons for such a drastic measure.

As we all know, serious incidents took place on the occasion of the last editions of the event and this led the Luxemburg Ministry to adopt this strong position.

Phenotypic hip & elbow dysplasia trends Rottweilers & Labrador Retrievers in SA | courtesy of Prof Kirberger

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Phenotypic hip and elbow dysplasia trends in Rottweilers and Labrador retrievers in South Africa (2007-2015):

Are we making progress?

Canine hip and elbow dysplasia are major orthopaedic problems prevalent the world over, and South Africa is no exception. Hip and elbow dysplasia phenotypic status is certified by a number of different radiographic schemes in the world. South Africa uses the Fédération Cynologique Internationale system to certify hips, and the International Elbow Working Group scheme to certify elbows.

Exco at Work

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The Executive Committee held a face to face meeting in Johannesburg on Friday 27 April 2018.
In attendance were from left to right: Nico du Preez, Dudley Sparg (seated), Bruce Jenkins, Lois Wilson (Chairman), Ron Juckes and Ralph Zeeman.

Shea Wright Crufts Experience

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Hello, I am Shea Wright, the winner of the KUSA National Junior Handling competition 2017 held in Shongweni, Kwa Zulu Natal. I am 16 years old and in Grade 11 at Cornwall Hill College in Irene. I live in Midrand with my mother, father, older sister Montana, my younger brother Jordan and my grandparents. Collectively we have about 15 dogs, 8 horses and 6 cats, so I come from an animal crazy household.

Bidvest PetLounge announcement – Size 10 Crates

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Dear Valued client,

In the interest of the welfare of animals travelling and being able to offer the best service at all times we have made a decision to no longer accept bookings for size 10 crates on our daytime network.

This as a result of previous challenges experiences with size 10 crates on our freighter aircraft and network.  These bookings need to be made at least 48 hours prior to the flight departing and conformation of the booking is subjest to space availability and the approval from management.

Boxers: Update from the Chairman and Negotiating Committee

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As previously advised, we expected negotiations with the Federation of Boxer Clubs of Southern Africa (FBCSA) to have concluded during the first quarter of 2018 and are pleased to report that we are fully on track. As of 1 April 2018, all Boxers in South Africa will fall under the aegis of the KUSA, and thereby enjoy international recognition through the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the World Canine Organisation, of which KUSA is a member.

New prices for flying with BidAir PetLounge

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KUSA members can save substantially by choosing Bidvest PetLounge, a specialist travel facility, when flying their dogs. The latest rates are effective from 1 April 2018 onward.

By arrangement with BidAir Petlounge, KUSA members qualify for an exclusive discount of 15% on cash rates when transporting adult dogs or puppies unaccompanied. BidAir PetLounge also offers a flat rate for dogs travelling with their owners/custodians on the same flight.