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.
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.
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.
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.
In the case of a dog aggression incident having taken place at a KUSA Show, the following procedure is to be followed as described in Schedule 3 Regulation 14.
Regulation 14 – Exclusion of dogs
A Show Committee will have the power to exclude, refuse or remove any dog which is, owing to disease, savage disposition, or any other cause, not in a fit state for exhibition at a specific Show. Once a dog has been excluded or refused admission or has been removed from the precincts of a Show because of disease, savage disposition or any other cause, it will not be brought into the Show at any time or under any circumstances.
It would be fair to say that, during 2017, the world was in a state of flux. Britain faced the reality of Brexit, whereas Germany and Spain and, to a lesser extent, France, experienced political turmoil. The Middle East continued to be plagued with instability and China’s economy slowed down.
South Africa did not escape political and financial strife. At times the political climate was pretty turbulent and we saw our currency reduced to junk status. Political pessimism and financial pressures impacted on KUSA’s members, resulting in a downturn in the numbers entering dog shows. The timing was probably not propitious for the introduction of 2nd Championship Shows, which further diluted show entries, especially in the less populous areas. Fedco is aware of these problems and will be considering measures to ameliorate them.
This past year marked the fifth anniversary of Fedco’s sanction of the new KUSA Breed Judges’ Learning Programme and the members of the Federal Council deemed it an appropriate time to reflect on the Programme’s efficacy as a method of educating and training our Breed Judges but, more importantly, also to consider whether the Programme’s best interests were being served by the current province-based administrative structure which underpins it. At Fedco 12-2017, Fedco confirmed its confidence in the Programme, but recognised that, for as long as dog shows remained a key element in the training of judges, it was necessary for the Programme to keep pace with the dynamics and changing demographics of the sport.
The Federal Council met in Cape Town on the 1, 2 & 3 December 2017.
Front row from the left: Jenny Hubbard (Vice Chairman) ; Chris Griffith (Chairman); Doreen Powell (President); Richard Dempsey ( KZN Chairman)
Back row from the left: Sheila Thornberry (KUSA Secretary); Gérard Robinson (DOGSPC Chairman); Lynn Scholtz (EP & B Chairman); Carol Immelman (DOGSPC Vice Chairman) ; Carine Buitendach (FS & NC Chairman); Lois Wilson (EXCO Chairman); Pascale Midgley (KUSA General Manager)
The Federal Council extends its best wishes to all Members for the Festive Season!
The late submission of Show Schedule documentation has a negative impact on the efficient running of the Shows Department.
The repercussions affect several processes and procedures which in turn results in a diminished level of service provided to Clubs.
Penalty fees were instituted to encourage the timeous submission of Show Schedule documentation.
Unfortunately, the current rate of penalties levied does not appear to act as a deterrent.
STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL COUNCIL ON THE FEDCO DECISION TO REQUIRE THAT OWNERS OF DOGS ENTERED AT KUSA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS BE MEMBERS OF KUSA
It is both curious and disappointing that members of KUSA, who should have the best interests of the organisation at heart, express such vehement opposition on social media to Fedco’s decision to redress an historical deficiency in the Constitution by expecting owners of dogs entered at KUSA’s Championship Shows to be members of the organisation.
The Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) is celebrating its 125th year of existence in 2016. Take a look at the timeline for the past 125 years.
Due to two unfortunate incidents of animals escaping out of their crates, BidAir Cargo will no longer accept clip-on plastic containers or crates.
Death and taxes are the only sure things in life. Have you made provisions for your dogs in your will to protect their future?
A microchip is a permanent pet ID. Having your dog microchipped increases your pet’s chances of getting home if it is lost or stolen.