KUSA News

Advisory Statement from the Chairman & Negotiating Committee of Fedco to the Boxer Members of KUSA

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At the December 2016 meeting of the Federal Council of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (Fedco), two members of Fedco, vested with the necessary executive powers, were tasked to open negotiations with the Federation of Boxer Clubs of South Africa (FBCSA). This resulted in a series of meetings which commenced in January 2017 and, seven months later, are still ongoing. At the most recent meeting on 12 August 2017, it was decided by the parties that this might be an appropriate time to provide their respective constituents with a progress report.

KUSA Donation to Funda Nenja

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On Sunday 6 August 2017, Mr Richard Dempsey, the Chairman of the 2017 KUSA Classic Organising Committee had the pleasure of presenting a donation to the Organising Committee's Charity of Choice  - Funda Nenja based in KZN.

The R5 000 donation was accepted by Adrienne Olivier, the founder of Funda Nenja The Kennel Union is proud to be associated with the Funda Nenja township Dog Training initiative.

Click here www.fundanenja.co.za for more information on how you can support this wonderful initiative.

KUSA Showdog of the Year 2017 Award Ceremony

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Congratulations go to the winners of the KUSA Showdog of the Year 2017 Competition. The trophy and medallions were presented to the winners by Councillor Gérard Robinson on Saturday 15 July 2017, at the World of Dogs and Cats Expo held at Gallagher Estate.

Grand Champion (Breed) Applications

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Due to the initial high volume of applications for the newly introduced  Grand Champion (Breed)  Award and due to the lengthy verification process involved, it will take the KUSA Office some considerable time to complete the processing of all applications received thus far.

Champion applications  are given priority and are processed within 10 to 15 working days, as the certificate issued is required for entry to exhibit at forthcoming shows.

The Grand Champion (Breed)  applications are being  processed on a first come first served basis,  in between the processing of Champion applications received.

We are therefore at this stage  unable to provide a definitive turn around  processing  timefor Grand Champion (Breed) applications received.

Please be assured that every effort is being made to process the Grand Champion (Breed) applications as quickly as possible.

We thank you for your patience.

Crufts 2017 - International Junior Handling Competition

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Herewith Amy Kiefer's report from Crufts 2017

The period in the run-up to Crufts 2017 has been very emotional time for me. The realisation that this would be my last time representing my country at Crufts in the International Handling Competition left a bittersweet taste.

On Wednesday, my mom and I went to the NEC to collect our Handling pack from James Skinner. His face spread into the broadest smile as we walked into the press room and he quickly ran through all the information with us before sending us on our way.

Statement on Membership

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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.

How to import dogs and canine products

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Importing dogs and/or frozen semen is a necessary, yet stressful process that many KUSA members endure to ensure the excellence of their bloodlines. A lot of the stress can be taken away by knowing what is expected from you to make the process a success.