THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF KUSA HELD AT 13H00 ON TUESDAY, 21 JULY 2020, VIA SKYPE
1. ATTENDANCE, APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Via Skype: Mr RB Jenkins (BJ) (Chair), Brig Gen NJ du Preez (Vice-Chair) (NdP),
Mrs S Meyer (SM), Mr MC Anderson (MCA), Mr M Alberts (MA), Mrs Y Jefferies (YJ)
Staff in Attendance: Mrs P Midgley (PM) (General Manager), Mr K Farmer (KF) (Office Manager), Mrs A Bastick (AB) (Club Affairs), Mrs Z Petersen (ZP) (Administrator).
The following deaths has been noted with sadness:
Mrs BM Simpson (WC)
Mrs MC May (GAU)
Mrs S de Villiers (GAU)
PM advised that Sheila Thornberry will not be attending this meeting and that she will be retiring as of the 31 July 2020 after nearly 40 years of service.
BJ advised PM to extend Exco’s grateful thanks to Sheila for all her hard work and dedication over the years.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 18.06.2020 were formally adopted.
3. ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
3.1 SA Dog Show Manager (Pty) Ltd (Exco 10-19 item 10.2, Exco 11-19 item 3.3, Exco 02-20 item 3.1, Exco 03-20 item 3.1, Exco 04-20 item 3.1, Exco 05-20 item 3.1, Exco 06-20 item 3.1)
Follow-up on outstanding monies owed to Clubs.
Any further information will be tabled following the report at the May Meeting that the documents were ready in order to proceed with civil action.
YJ was to liaise with NdP.
3.2 Protection of KUSA Trademark – Registration with CIPC (Exco 01-2020 item 10.2, Exco 02-20 item 3.3, Exco 03.20 item 3.2, Exco 04-20 item 3.2, Exco 05-20 item 3.2, Exco 06-20 item 3.2)
Delayed due to COVID-19 contingency plans taking priority.
Work in progress.
3.3 Pinetown GSD Club & ABTC (Exco 03-20 item 9.2.1, Exco 04-20 item 3.4, Exco 05-20 item 3.3, Exco 06-20 item 3.3)
Letter circulated 13.03.2020.
MCA advised that a Provco meeting would be held on 21/06/2020 to address any problems and misunderstandings regarding the status of these Clubs within KUSA.
It was further recorded at Exco 06-2020 that it is the responsibility of Exco to ensure that the GSD Liaison Council was functioning in accordance with its Constitution and operating optimally.
BJ requested PM to liaise with Mr Gérard Robinson (GR) on a letter to be sent to the GSDLC by Exco. It was agreed that GR should be approached to represent Exco at any meeting convened by the GSDLC.
A letter to be sent to the GSDLC and its delegates requesting that a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the GSDLC take place no later than Saturday, 22 August 2020, via Skype, or on another virtual platform. In accordance with a decision taken at Exco 06-2020, GR would represent the Executive Committee at the meeting and, in the absence of a Chairman, act as Chairman of the Special General Meeting until the election of a Chairman. Mrs Jenny Hubbard (JH) and, depending on his availability, NdP, will act as co-observers. The Executive Committee directs the adoption of a new Constitution which enumerates the conditions under which it is prepared to continue delegating its powers to the GSDLC.
3.4 Use of Prong Collars (Exco 04-2020 item 5.9.2, Exco 05-2020 item 5.9.2, Exco 06-20 item 3.5)
At Exco 04-2020. it was agreed that the notice prepared by the Fedco Portfolio-holder for IGP in conjunction with the KUSA Office be circulated to Clubs and Provincial Councils and posted on the KUSA website. NdP’s input was required to amend the Regulations to make them more stringent, particularly with regard to training classes.
Due to a shuffling of priorities relating to COVID-19, the above-mentioned notice has not yet been circulated and will be sent to Clubs at the appropriate time.
The notice will be circulated once instruction to do so has been received from Fedco Portfolio-holder for IGP.
Any further information will be tabled.
4. KUSA OFFICE
4.1 Office Report
Report attached to agenda.
After discussion the Office Report was approved.
Reports for June 2020 attached to agenda.
After discussion, the Financial Reports for June 2020 were approved
5.1 DISCIPLINARY SUB-COMMITTEE
5.1.1 DSC Workshop (Exco 01-2020 item 5.1.2, Exco 02-2020 Item 5.1.2, Exco 03-2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 04- 2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 05-2020 item 5.1.1, Exco 06-2020 item 5.1.1)
NdP undertook to produce a manual after the lockdown, with the assistance of BJ, for the information of DSC members. Thereafter a Skype meeting will be arranged.
Work in progress.
5.2.1 Applications for Second Championship Shows
Northern Tshwane Kennel Club Second Championship Show
Northern Tshwane Kennel club was granted permission for a second Championship Show that was to be held in May this year based on the fact that they had secured at least three foreign Judges. Due to
COVID-19 restrictions, the Show was postponed till next year. Given the travel restrictions likely to remain
in force for a considerable time, the Club is finding it difficult to secure foreign Judges for 2021, since Judges are not committing to appointments and might not be able to book international flights. The Club is requesting permission to be allowed to hold the Second Championship Show using local Judges, with the undertaking that they will contract foreign Judges for 2022.
220.127.116.11 Champion Application
The KUSA office received an application for Champion Status from Mr M van Niekerk (who is a KUSA Member) who had entered a dog owned by him at four of the five shows mentioned below. However, the dog in question, a Golden Retriever, QUILLQUEST KIMORA LEE, ZA054256B10, is still recorded in the registered ownership of Mr W & Mrs M Ackhurst.
Windhoek Dog Club – Show of 25 July 2015 (Dog was entered as owned by Mr Van Niekerk)
Hochland Dog Club – Show of 23 July 2016 (Dog was entered as owned by Mr Van Niekerk)
Hochland Dog Club – Show of 22 July 2017 (Dog was entered in the registered ownership of Mr W & M Ackhurst)
Windhoek Dog Club – Show of 27 July 2019 (Dog was entered as owned by Mr Van Niekerk)
Hochland Dog Club – Show of 27 July 2019 (Dog was entered as owned by by Mr Van Niekerk)
A letter (see attached) was sent to Mr Van Niekerk, which is tabledfor Exco's attention. Copies of the CCs awarded to the dog are also attached .
It was agreed that, since the dog was not entered under the correct registered ownership, the 4 Challenge Certificates won when entered in the ownership of Mr M Van Niekerk, are to be withdrawn and the dog will be required to win 4 new Challenge Certificates when entered in the names of its registered owners in order for Championship status to be granted.
5.2.2 Awards at Kennel Association Championship Show - 29 February 2020
Mrs G.L. Abraham sent an email (see attached) in respect of Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Reg. No. ZA008990B18 - Stapphire Royal Warrior. The Club advised that no alterations could be made as information is as supplied at the time on the entry form.
The entry submitted by the exhibitor states that she, Mrs G.L. Abrahams, was the registered owner. However, the registered owners were, in fact, still Mrs DG Jackson and Mr GW Ousman. Mrs Abrahams is also not a current KUSA Member.
Entry Form and awards (CC & RBoB) attached.
Schedule 3, Reg. (in respect of 5.2.1 & 5.2.2 )
ENTRY FOR EXHIBITION
Except as otherwise provided in the By-Laws applicable to a particular Discipline, only Members of the Kennel Union shall be entitled to enter and have dogs in their registered ownership compete in any Championship Dog Show, Championship Obedience Class, Championship Working Trial, Field Trial Championship Open Stake or Field Qualifier or any other Championship event, licensed by the Kennel Union, save for Breed Classes offered at Specialist Club Championship Shows, where entries will also be open to non-members.
When an entry is submitted to a show-holding club, a dog shall be solely and unconditionally the property of the Exhibitor and at the time of exhibition it shall be registered in the Exhibitor’s name at the Kennel Union, or at a registry formally recognised by the Kennel Union in a written agreement.
It was agreed that , since the dog was not entered in the correct ownership, the Challenge Certificate is to be withdrawn and the Reserve Challenge Certificate winner is to be awarded the Challenge
Certificate. The Club and Mrs Abraham to be advised accordingly.
18.104.22.168 2021 Events Calendar
The provisional 2021 KUSA Events Calendar has been completed and is ready to be placed on the KUSA Website. The Calendar was forwarded to the Shows Task Team prior to uploading for final input. Once uploaded, the Calendar will be sent to all Provincial Councils and requested to forward to
their Clubs asking them to confirm the provisional show dates with Mrs Bastick in respect of all their events for 2021.
AB has sent 2021 Events Calendar to Mrs Carol Immelman (CI) for approval and it will be sent out as soon as approved.
5.2.3 Schedule 3 Reg 14 – Exclusion of Dogs & Reg 19.8
22.214.171.124 Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) ( Exco 01-2020 item 126.96.36.199, Exco 02-2020 item 188.8.131.52, Exco 03- 2020 item 184.108.40.206, Exco 04-2020 item 220.127.116.11, Exco 05 -.2020 item 18.104.22.168 Exco 06-2020 item 22.214.171.124)
KF to arrange Skype meeting to discuss the revised TEO Procedure ‘final’ document circulated by BJ on 01.04.2020. All existing forms and constitutional references are to be circulated to Exco members prior to Skype meeting to be arranged before August Exco meeting.
Work in progress.
5.2.4 OTHER CLUB / SHOW MATTERS
COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER - SHOW STATUS
The KUSA office has received numerous requests from Sub-Committees for DJ, AG, TT, IGP, and from various Dog Training Clubs, requesting whether they may start training and wanting to know when they may host their events.
We have previously advised that, under Level 3 lockdown regulations, no events, or training, are permitted. The interested parties need to be advised that KUSA was monitoring the lockdown situation closely and that they would be notified of any changes.
Should we add a notice on the KUSA website? The last notice was 8 May 2020 in respect of allocation of new dates for postponed events. Level 3 is scheduled to continue till 15 August 2020, or beyond. At this stage it is not even clear whether Training and Events will be permissible under Level 2.
Clubs are not confirming with KUSA when they cancel their shows and need to be reminded by email to keep the KUSA Office informed. There are still 6 shows in August, 17 in September and 35 in October listed as not having been cancelled. Some Clubs have clearly adopted a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude.
AB advised that the KUSA Office has received enquiries from training clubs wanting to resume training and requesting an updated communication.
NdP advised that, under the current lockdown regulations, public gatherings are not permitted and, in consequence, Exco cannot sanction any gathering, whether for training or other activities.
After deliberation, it was decided that all show licences already issued up to 31.12.2020 need to be rescinded. Should subsequent developments permit, licences may be reinstated upon application. Needless to say, Clubs will not sacrifice their slots on the Events Calendar.
5.2.5 KUSA Classic
All the 2020 KUSA Classic Events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. BJ will report on any further information from the Task Team established to consider the allocation of new Show Dates.
5.3 JUDGES EDUCATION COUNCIL (JEC)
Contracts for Judges whose services were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, but who are invited to judge the same Discipline Class/Breed/Group/s & finals for the same Club and Event/s in 2021.
The Shows task team has confirmed that all Judges are required to sign contracts with the new date(s) confirming their availability and, if applicable, confirm accommodation, costs, etc., (for if out-of-Province or foreign Judges.)
5.7 WORKING TRIALS (CLASSIC) & WORKING UTILITY DOG (WUD )
Message received from the Convener:
“With regards to the amended by-laws, the members of the committee have all accepted/approved. My question to you is should I just sign the last page and return to you or must each page be initialled?
With regards to the AGM of this Sub-Committee, we have not had a meeting. It will be by the end of July 2020 that we have an AGM. This is due to the problem that I have not been at the same place as my computer and therefore have not seen any emails since the beginning of February 2020.”
The NSC Constitution states - The NAgSC shall hold a meeting (in terms of 10.1) between the first day of January and the last day of June each year to be designated the Annual General Meeting at which the Convener shall report on the activities of the NAgSC since the last Annual General Meeting.
5.8 FIELD TRIALS
5.10 DOG JUMPING
Unconfirmed Minutes of the National Sub-Committee - Dog Jumping AGM held 11/05/2020
Unconfirmed Minutes of the National Sub-Committee - Dog Carting AGM held via e-mails
Circulated 10.07.2020 .
5.14 APTITUDE TESTING
5.15 TEMPERAMENT TESTING – HEALTH
5.16 TRACKING TRIALS (TT)
5.17 DOG DANCING
5.18 NEW DOGSPORT – RALLY OBEDIENCE
5.19.1 Communications sent to Fedco Members:
15.06.20 FCI European Section Show, Celje (SI), 9-11 October 2020 & COVID-19.
15.06.20 The Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico (FCPR): Exclusion: Mrs Mirtha Mortera Esterlich.
23.06.20 Minutes of meeting FCI Flyball Commission held on 05-06 June 2020.
24.06.20 Cancellation or postponement of FCI events due to COVID-19 pandemic.
25.06.20 Open letter to the Board of the Raad van Beheer regarding Brachycephalic breeds.
03.07.20 FCI Statement: Position of the FCI regarding the “BOAS” issue in the Netherlands.
06.07.20 FCI European Section Show, Celje (SI), 9-11 October 2020 & COVID-19.
06.07.20 Proposal from the FCI Earth Dogs Commission.
15.07.20 New Export Pedigree: Cyprus Kennel Club.
15.07.20 Invitation: FCI Rescue Dogs Commission Judges Seminar 2020 .
6. BREED COUNCILS/LIAISON COUNCILS – Nil
7. AREA REPORTS
7.1 DISTRICTS OF GAUTENG & SURROUNDS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
Unconfirmed minutes of a meeting of DOGSPC held on 09/06/2020 via Zoom
Circulated on 23/06/2020
7.2 KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
7.3 NORTHERN AREAS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
7.4 WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
Webex meeting held 18.05.2020. Minutes awaited.
7.5 EASTERN CAPE & BORDER PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
Unconfirmed minutes of a meeting of the EC & Border PC held online on 04/06/2020.
Circulated on 19/06/2020
7.6 FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil
8. ELECTION OF KENNEL UNION MEMBERS IN TERMS OF ARTICLE 10(1)
8.1 14 New Members and 20 Members (lapsed) were elected.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
9.1 Applications for Affiliation/Closure – Nil
9.2 Amendments to Club Constitutions
9.2.1 Utility Breeds Club of Gauteng
At its AGM held 17 May 2020, the Club submitted its new Constitution for approval. In 2019, it was agreed to adopt the revised KUSA Specimen Club Constitution in its entirety and this was approved by the NAPC at its meeting held 11 June 2020 (See Constitution attached).
9.3 Schedule 2 Reg. 4.6 & 4.7 Dispensation for Registration - Nil
Schedule 2 Reg. 4.10 Additional puppy - Nil
9.4 Schedule 2 Reg. 9 Amendments to Register - Nil
9.5 Schedule 3 Regulations 38.3.2 and 38.4 Veterinary Certificates – Nil
9.6 Schedule 2 Reg.12 (12.1 to 12.5) Adjudication for registration
9.6.1 The new Regulations were published in February 2020, with effective date 1 April 2020
Regulation 12.3 Third litter whelped within 18 months:
Belgian Shepherd (Malinois ): Dam – Del Zualanwer Zoe - Reg No. - ZA002387B17 - DOB - 09/11/2016
Breeder - Mr WR Collins.
Rottweiler : Dam - Van Ritterhof R-Pax of vom Jochmorney – Reg No . - ZA007671B17 – DOB 03/04/2017
Breeder - Mrs K Jochens.
American Akita : Dam – Kinneret Michiko - Reg No. - ZA009026B16 - DOB - 05/04/2016
Breeder - Ms T Yanai.
French Bulldog : Dam – Maluko Eleanor Elly. – Reg no. ZA005854B17 - DOB - 27/08/2016.
Breeder - Mrs JM Justino.
German SH Pointer : Dam – Ambelagi Dash. - Reg no. ZA013283B16 - DOB - 10/07/2016
Breeder - Mrs K Euvrard.
Beagle : Dam – Chandelique Scarlet. - Reg no. ZA002380B18 - DOB - 25/11/2017
Breeder - Mrs MC Moore.
Retriever (Labrador): Dam – Ablesing a Perfect Song of Shirenza – Reg no. ZA010023B17 - DOB - 13/06/2017
Breeder - Mrs L Breedt.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – Bellar of Nathlique – Reg no. ZA012445B16 – DOB - 13/07/2016
Breeder - Mr HJ Pretorius.
Chow Chow: Dam – CH Orientaldream Jin Nubah of Hsien – Reg no. ZA010401B17 – DOB - 24/03/2017
Breeder - Mrs M Braun.
Rottweiler: Dam – Deliemers Gaynor – Reg no. ZA001288B16 – DOB - 02/11/2015
Breeder - Mr PJ de Jager.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – – Harley Quinn – Reg No. – ZA008797B17 - DOB - 02/05/2017
Breeder - Mrs B Rademan.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – – Stradbroke Esprit – Reg No. – ZA002588B17- DOB - 12/08/2016
Breeder - Mrs S Neuhoff (de Sa).
Bernese Mountain Dog: Dam – – Balloobears Emma – Reg No. – ZA012544B16 - DOB - 06/07/2016
Breeder - Mrs JC Morrison.
French Bulldog : Dam – – Edmondo Galina – Reg No. – ZA005673B17 - DOB - 29/12/2016
Breeder - Mrs A Ferreira.
French Bulldog : Dam – – Galactica Princess Oreo – Reg No. – ZA014125B17 DOB - 19/08/2017
Breeder - Mr P Stroebel.
Retriever (Labrador) : Dam – – Silkbush Tosca of Gelukshoop– Reg No. – ZA011853B17 DOB - 18/01/2017
Breeder – Mrs AE Carstens (deceased).
French Bulldog : Dam – Margo of Irrechistubal – Reg No. – ZA001111C18 DOB -10/07/2016
Breeder – Mrs M Robertson.
9.6.2 Regulation 12.4. More than 5 litters whelped by dam
Rottweiler: Dam – Rottlerhof Le-Talita Blue - Reg No. - ZA029727B13 - DOB: 27/02/2013
Breeder – Mrs K Jochens.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – Staffgold Luna Selene of Sharrazar - Reg No. - ZA001210C13 - DOB: 08/07/2012
Breeder – Mrs T Austen.
Shiba: Dam – Shiluan Etsuko - Reg No. - ZA043972B14 - DOB: 23/02/2014
Breeder – Mrs AA Esterhuizen.
Rottweiler: Dam – Hausedersterne Jasmin - Reg No. - ZA048614B14 - DOB: 14/03/2014
Breeder – Mr P vd Poel.
Retriever (Golden): Dam – Ninah of Gelukshoop - Reg No. - ZA049575B14 - DOB: 11/05/2014
Breeder – Mrs AE Carstens (deceased).
Retriever (Golden): Dam – Staaldam Bonnie Sunshine of Gelukshoop - Reg No. - ZA045231B14 - DOB: 09/03/2014
Breeder – Mrs AE Carstens (deceased).
Rottweiler: Dam – Craffenheim Yoda - Reg No. – ZA027181B13 - DOB: 29/12/2012
Rottweiler: Dam – Xanadu vom Schwaiger Wappen of Craffenheim - Reg No. – ZA027181B13 - DOB: 14/07/2013.
Rottweiler: Dam – Craffenheim Mieke - Reg No. – ZA049854B14 - DOB: 26/06/2014
Rottweiler: Dam – Craffenheim Kiki - Reg No. – ZA047660B14 - DOB: 18/05/2014
Breeder – Mrs ML Crafford.
Not approved. Application forms and fees required to be submitted along with a sworn affidavit.
9.6.3 Regulation 12.5. Litters whelped by dam older than 8 years of age.
Shiba: Dam - Shiluan Ona – Reg No. – ZA006290B11 - DOB: 12/12/2010
Breeder – Mrs AA Esterhuizen.
9.7 Schedule 2 Reg 4.10
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke): Litter whelped 30/05/2019 two (2) puppies, breeder Mrs M Coetzee-Pigden
9.8 Kennel Name Application – WC Sim
Application received from Mr WC Sim for the registration of Kennel Name “Northwind”, previously registered in the name of Mr DK Riley. Mr Riley’s membership application was rejected at Exco 03-2020 and the Northwind Affix subsequently lapsed on 30/04/2020, making the Kennel Name available to other KUSA members as from 31/05/20, provided there were no conflicts and subject to Exco’s prior approval.
This application was unanimously accepted, obviously subject to the required checks being done by the KUSA Office on the FCI Affix database to ensure that this Affix, or a substantially similar one, was not registered with the FCI.
9.9 Fedco 06-2020
Fedco 06-2020 Minutes circulated 16/07/2020.
BJ sought ratification from Exco that Mrs Claire Patterson-Abrolat be appointed, on behalf of Exco, to
Revisit and update the rules for CGC, since she had offered this assistance to CI.
10.1 Mr L Kruger – Request to change the name of a dog registered in February 2019.
After discussion, it was agreed that the Executive Committee was not vested with the authority to override Schedule 2 Regulation 6.1 Regulation that provides that, subject to certain conditions, the common name of a dog may only be changed if received within four (4) months of the date of registration of the dog.
10.2 South African Dog Breeders Association (SADBA)
NdP advised that a document from the SADBA has been brought to his attention in which it is claimed that the SADBA is compliant with the Animal Improvement Act and operates in terms of the Act. To his best knowledge, this is a false claim and NdP believes that action should be taken to rebut such claims by other registries. On the instruction of the Executive Committee, PM undertook to contact JH to request her to pursue this matter with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development as a matter of urgency.
10.3 Email circulated to clubs
BJ advised that several clubs had received an emailed request on information regarding its members. KF advised that he had received this email from the same person and it appears that the person is conducting market research on behalf of a KUSA member for a new dog-related product.
11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tues 18 Aug 2020 at 13h00.
Fedco Meetings 2020:
November 28 & 29.
There being no further business, the Meeting closed at 15h01 with a vote of thanks to the Chair.
Unless otherwise stated, all decisions taken at this meeting are based on consensus of the members present at this meeting of the Exco.