THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF KUSA HELD AT 13H00 ON TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2018 BY TELECONFERENCE
1. ATTENDANCE, APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
L Wilson (Chairman), RB Jenkins (Vice-Chair), RD Juckes, DC Sparg & R Zeeman
Staff in attendance: Mrs P Midgley (General Manager), Miss SA Thornberry (Secretary), Mrs A Bastick (Club Affairs), Mr K Farmer (Office Manager), Miss D Rosier (Administrative Relations Officer), Mrs L Solomon (Assistant to the General Manager)
New Staff Member, Mrs Lauren Solomon, was welcomed to the meeting.
Apologies: NJ du Preez
Condolences to Michele Colborne on the tragic passing if her husband, John.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2018 were formally adopted, subject to the heading being corrected to indicate “Minutes” and not “Agenda”.
3. ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
3.1 Articles and Schedules – Harmonisation and Rectification of Contradictions ( Exco 11-17 item 3.3, Exco 01-18 item 3.3, Exco 02-2018 item 3.3, Exco 04-2018 item 3.3, Exco 05-2017 item 3.2), Exco 7- 2018 item 3.1, Exco 08-2018 items 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, Exco 09-2018 item 3.1)
A document was submitted to the Office by BJ for inclusion on Fedco agenda.
3.2 Breed Assessments – Appeal Process (Exco 03-2018 item 9.8, Exco 04-2018 item 3.6, Exco 05-2018 item 3.3, Exco 07-2018 item 3.2. Exco 08-2018 item 3.2 Exco 09-2018 item 3.2)
Work in progress RZ.
3.3 Terrier Club Eastern Cape (Exco 07-2018 item 5.2.4, Exco 08-2018 item 3.10, Exco 09-2018 item 3.3) Brief discussion ensued. Thanks to Clr Joan Barrow for the progress made in this matter.
To be carried forward to next agenda.
3.4 SALKA Junior Dog of the Year – Schedule 5E(1) (Exco 07-2018 item 9.6)
Document submitted by LW for Fedco agenda.
3.5 Dobermann Club of KZN – Query Best Puppy Challenge at Ch Shows (Exco 08-2018 item 188.8.131.52, Exco 09-2018 item 3.5)
Following the discussion at Exco 09-2018, a letter was sent to the Club requesting what the reasons were for not giving the final BBPIS award when it appears from the regulations that it is a natural progression to the awarding of the Best Puppy in Show.
After consideration of the contents of a reply dated 18.10.2018 from the Club, from which it was noted that as the Club’s Show Schedule clearly stated that this Challenge would not be on offer, the Exco upheld the Club’s decision not to issue a Best Puppy in Show Certificate at its Show. It was also noted that the regulations do not refer to single breed shows, therefore the Club was well within its rights to make this decision.
3.6 Ridgeless Ridgebacks (Exco 08-2018 item 9.8, Exco 09-2018 item3.6)
Information on dermoid sinus in the Ridgeback and other breeds is being collated.
Work in progress.
4. KUSA OFFICE
4.1 Office Report
After discussion, the Office Report was approved.
The KUSA Statistics Report for the financial year ending 31.08.2018, prepared by Kyle Farmer (KF), together with a summary outlining changes and possibilities, was discussed briefly and approved.
Any requests from Exco for more detailed information should be directed to KF.
After discussion the Financial Report for September 2018 was approved.
5.1 DISCIPLINARY SUB-COMMITTEE
5.1.1 Case 02-2018 l
Telecon hearing scheduled for Tue 6th November 2018 at 13h00.
No application for a personal appearance has been made by the Respondent.
5.2.1 Applications for Second Championship Shows
184.108.40.206 Western Province Bull Terrier Club - 3rd March 2019
The above Club is requesting to host a second Championship Breed Show. This is on the same day as Liesbeek Kennel Club, which has no objection.
All AGM/Financial documents have been received, Affiliation paid and show documents/payment also received. This Club hosts Non-Championship Shows each year.
A penalty has just been issued (9 Oct) for a Non-Championship Show - receipt pending.
(Motivation attached to agenda.)
Approved, subject to payment of penalty.
5.2.2 Schedule 3 Reg 14 – Exclusion of Dogs & Reg 19.8
220.127.116.11. Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) – St Bernard Dog ARIEL EX MOEISA SUPERIORE Reg No ZA001091C17
TEO issued in November 2017 . This dog successfully passed CGC (Bronze), but failed the assessment by Judges. The dog growled and lunged at Judge when teeth were being examined.
Two failures in a row. Possible review of policy.
Note that no scanner was available.
Discussion ensued and the following was agreed/noted:
(1) An additional scanner was needed in the Gauteng area. The existing one should either be serviced or replaced. Gérard Robinson should be asked to bring the Gauteng scanner to Cape Town on his next visit.
(2) When an excluded dog has to undergo a CGC, the Obedience Sub-Committee in the Province concerned is to be informed in order to ensure that the dog is being tested properly, e.g. in the Bronze CGC the evaluator should be going over the dog in the manner that a Vet would do, which includes looking in a dog’s mouth.
BJ mentioned that it was difficult to get Judges to do the post-CGC examination for fear of being bitten.
18.104.22.168 Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) – Bull Terrier Bitch IPON PRINCESS MIA Reg No ZA002757B17
TOE issued on 24.10.2018 following the TKC Championship Show held 14.10.2017 at which it was reported that the exhibit showed aggression towards the Judge and was excused from the ring.
To be carried forward to next agenda.
5.2.3 OTHER CLUB / SHOW MATTERS
22.214.171.124 Eastern Boxer Club Specialty Show – Sat 13th October 2018 – Abandoned due to bad weather
Due to the severe lightning experienced from 14h00, the Club Chairman made a call on grounds of safety for participants and dogs to cancel the show, which had progressed through the rain up to male dogs Champions Class:
“Questions from the Club:
a) With the show being cancelled and not having completed the show will all results be withdrawn?
b) Is there any additional documentation we are required to complete regarding the cancellation and to whom would it be addressed at KUSA?
c) What are the criteria for the Club receiving an extension for holding the show at a later stage, say before 2nd week in December 2018? Extension or re application?
d) Due to financial constraints we would probably have to engage with a local judge as our original judge flew in from Cape Town.”
In the ensuing discussion, it was noted that although shows have had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions, this was the first time it happened after judging had commenced and awards issued.
After discussion the following was agreed:
The entire show to be cancelled including any results/ awards. No levies to be paid to KUSA. The Club may re-schedule, but must apply for a new licence using the fee already paid for the licence for the cancelled show. A new Judge to be appointed and a new Judge’s Contract to be completed. The entry fees should either be returned to the exhibitors, if refunds are requested, or they may be held over for the re-scheduled show.
It was further agreed that a procedure for such occurrences should be deliberated at the Fedco informal discussion.
126.96.36.199 Jacaranda City Kennel Club & Pretoria Kennel Club Championship Shows 24 & 25 November 2018
Schedule 3 Regulation 5.16 refers “that where a Club has been unable to finalise its Draft Schedule 12 weeks before the first day of the show, no licence shall be issued for that event”.
Exco expressed its concern that no Show Schedules have been posted on the KUSA website for these Shows which are due to be held in approximately four weeks’ time and that this will also have an impact on other events being held on the same weekend. Exco was aware of overseas judges cancelling appointments and the difficulties encountered in finding replacement Judges, however the regulations are clear. There will also be penalties incurred as a result of the late receipt of documents and fees.
The Office was instructed to send a letter for comment to the Club Official(s) concerned.
[Note: Since the date of this meeting replacement Judges have been found and the amended Show Schedules received and published.]
188.8.131.52 Eukanuba World Challenge 2019
GR.CH WHITE SQUALL SEASYDE OLIVERO (ZA006842B15), winner of the KUSA Showdog of the Year 2018 Competition, owned by Lucy Young, has been nominated to represent KUSA and South Africa at the Eukanuba World Challenge 2019 to be held in March 2019 in Birmingham, UK.
All expenses are to be for the owners’ account.
Noted with congratulations and best wishes.
5.2.4 KUSA Classic
184.108.40.206 Free State & N Cape – Breed 2&3 June 2018, Working Disciplines 09-12 August 2018
Financials finalised and will be presented in the Annual Financial Statement.
220.127.116.11 KUSA National Retriever Champion Stake – 25/26 August 2018
Catalogue received and results published.
18.104.22.168. 2019 – Gauteng 31 May to 2 June 2019 – Breed, Obedience, Carting & Flyball
Rene Potgieter to be asked to submit her report.
22.214.171.124 2019 – Gauteng Working Disciplines – Dog Jumping & Agility
To be held during the week 26-29 April 2019.
126.96.36.199 Gauteng 2020 25/26 April - Dj,Ag,Fly (NAPC Bumper Weekend) & Br, Hcl,Ob,Ca - 29-31 May 2020
5.3 JUDGES EDUCATION COUNCIL (JEC)
5.4 JUDGES – BREED
5.4.1 The following Judge completed KUSA requirements and is licensed for the Group/s as listed:
Mr F van der Linde (GAU) - Hound Group & is now a BIS Judge
Noted with congratulations.
5.5 HANDLERS (Exco 09-2018 item 5.5)
Amendment to Schedule 5E(12) Clause 3.2 placed on Fedco 12-2018 agenda.
5.6 OBEDIENCE - nil
5.7 WORKING TRIALS (CLASSIC) & WORKING UTILITY DOG (WUD) - nil
5.8 FIELD TRIALS
5.8.1 Field Trials Judge’s Contract (Exco 09-2018 item 5.8)
Following Exco 09-2018, the FTLC has amended the form retaining the fitness clause as well as the travel & accommodation clauses. Copies were circulated with agenda.
KUSA Membership of Judges who are members of NFTA to be referred to Fedco 12-2018.
5.8.2 Unconfirmed Minutes of FTLC Meeting held on 01.10.2018
Received and circulated on 01.10.2018, together with the following documents:
1. Final Minutes of the July 2018 FTLC Meeting;
2. Final Form J1 – Field Trials for submission to KUSA;
3. FTLC Practice Note regarding Judging Appointments;
4. Final KUSA Reps Report – Field Trials for submission to KUSA;
5. Documents for KUSA regarding the FT Database:
5.1 Original Letter from WGCC regarding the writing of the FT Database;
5.2 Memorandum of Agreement between Clubs & the FTLC; and
5.3 Retriever Trial Application document produced by Mr McKerchar;
6. SAHR Updates; and
7. Memorandum from the FTLC regarding changes to all Schedules 5C.
5.8.3 Election of FTLC Office-bearers:
Chairman Dr Alan Kloeck
Vice-Chairman Ms Jenny Smith
Secretary & Treasurer Mrs Marie Wynne
Noted with congratulations.
5.9.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of Meeting of NIPOSC (IGP) held on 20.08.2018
Circulated on 28.09.2018, together with:
IPO (IGP) Report Gauteng
5.9.2 By-Laws/TOR for IGP NSC
Copy amended by LW circulated to Exco on 04.10.2018 for comment.
5.10 DOG JUMPING
5.10.1 The following judges have been issued Dog Jumping Judges’ Licences:
Mrs S Fourie (KZN)
Mrs C van der Merwe (GAU)
Noted with congratulations.
5.11.1 The following Judges’ reports have been approved by the Provincial Council Sub-Committee:
Mrs L Thompson (GAU) Witwatersrand Corgi Club Tramordwy - Championship Show - 15 July 2018
Mrs L. Thompson (GAU) Orion Kennel Club of Gauteng - Championship Show - 5 August 2018
Noted with congratulations.
5.11.2 The following Judge has been issued a Carting Judge’s Licence:
Mrs L Thompson
Noted with congratulations.
5.11.3 Learner Carting Judges – email dated 03.10.2018 from Stephanie Bridge
Email circulated to Exco on 22.10.2018.
Exco confirmed that the correct procedure was for Ms Bridge to send her email regarding the qualification of Carting Judges to the National Carting Convener. If no response is received within a reasonable time, she may inform Exco, who will follow up with the NSC.
[Note: the email was sent to the members of the NSC by Ms Bridge on 03.10.2018.]
5.12.1 The following Judges have been issued Agility Judges' Licences:
Mrs B Hourquebie (KZN)
Mrs K Brown (KZN)
Noted with congratulations.
5.13 FLYBALL - nil
5.14 APTITUDE TESTING - nil
5.15 TEMPERAMENT TESTING – HEALTH - nil
5.16 TT - nil
5.17 DOG DANCING - nil
5.18.1 Communications sent to Fedco Members:
14.09.18 FCI Dog Dancing Commission Minutes of the Meeting held in Paris on 1 and
2 July 2018.
25.09.18 Reminder Notice of the Dog Dancing FCI World Championship 21-24 November 2019:
Invitation & Programme.
27.09.18 FCI Rescue Dog Commission Minutes of the Meeting held in Zatec, Czech Republic, on the
26th August 2018.
27.09.18 FCI Flyball Commission Minutes of the Meeting held in France on 16-19 August 2018.
05.10.18 Reminder Notice Invitation Commission for Rescue Dogs – Seminar for Rescue Dogs
Judges 3 - 4 November 2018.
12.10.18 Reminder Notice Provisional Recognition of the Segugio Maremmano (361).
12.10.18 Reminder Notice Rally Obedience preparation for the November 2018 Meeting.
12.10.18 Notice Rally Obedience (rob) - First Meeting 2018. Pascale Midgely has notified the FCI that
the KUSA representative for Rally Obedience, Mr. Rory Shortland, will not be attending the Meeting.
15.10.18 Introduction to a Proposed Nordic Class in Rally Obedience.
Application Forms for FCI ALL Breed Judges, as requested by FCI before a Judge can be added to the Best in Show Listing, were being sent out to KUSA All Breed Judges who met the Criteria.
6. BREED COUNCILS/LIAISON COUNCILS
6.1 FBCSA – BC - nil
6.2 Rottweiler Breed Council (RBC)
Meeting scheduled for 04.11.2018
6.3 German Shepherd Dog Liaison Council (GSDLC)
AGM teleconference held on 09.10.2018 and items submitted for Fedco agenda.
Minutes received and circulated on 17.10.2018.
Letter attached to agenda regarding GSD Specialist Judges.
Noted - for Fedco attention.
7. AREA REPORTS
7.1 DISTRICTS OF GAUTENG & SURROUNDS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
7.1.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of AGM of DOGSPC held on 02.10.2018
Circulated on 12.10.2018. 46 DOGSPC Members present. (Quorum 24). The Chairman’s Annual Report was received with the Minutes.
Election of Office-bearers :
Vice-Chairman – Clr CM Immelman, re-elected for a term of two years.
Primary Substitute – Clr KD Young
Secondary Substitute – Clr RD de Taranto
Secretary – Clr AM Thompson
Treasurer – Clr J de Souza
Election of Sub-Committees :
Obedience – PA Dinsmore, DG Bekker, CE Kruger & MB May
Carting – I Linnekugel, SW van der Molen, J Dent, S Bridge [S Bridge has since resigned.]
Working Trials (Classic) & Working Dog Utility (WUD) - C Patterson-Abrolat, MD Pietersma, Y Taentzer
IGP – N Pelser (Rep), DM Harris (Alt), N Perkins (Rep), LH Prestwood (Alt), GM Crout,(Rep)* A Wardhaugh (Alt)*, * non-voting
Agility & Dog Jumping - R Hall (*Ag.), AJ Terry, S J v d Pijpekamp (*Ag. /DJ), L Dyson, AF Wright (*Ag.),
C Chelchinskey (*Ag.), J vd Nest (*Ag. /DJ), T Lander (*Ag.) *Judges
Flyball - C Patterson-Abrolat, S J van de Pijpekamp, SB Lauterbach
Dog Dancing – JY Berger, D Crawshaw, CM Luis
7.1.2 Unconfirmed Minutes of DOGSPC Meeting held on 02.10.2018
Circulated on 12.10.2018. Same attendance as AGM with the required number of Members to vote in favour of any item for progression to the Fedco Agenda.
7.2 KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil
7.3 NORTHERN AREAS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil
7.4 WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
7.4.1 Unconfirmed Minutes of AGM of WCPC held on 17.09.2018
Circulated 27.09.2018. Attendance 83 per cent.
Documents received with the Minutes:
Agenda for the meeting
Minutes of the AGM held on 18th September 2017, accepted by the meeting and signed by the Chairman
WCPC Chairman's Report 2017/2018
Audited Financial Statement for Year Ended 31st August 2018
Sub-Committee Chairman’s Report for Agility
Sub-Committee Chairman's Report for Aptitude
Sub-Committee Secretary’s Report for Flyball
Sub-Committee Chairman’s Report for IPO
Sub-Committee Chairman’s Report for Dog Jumping
Sub-committee Chairman’s Report for Carting
Sub-committee Chairman’s Report for Obedience
Sub-committee Chairman’s Report for Working Trials
7.4.2 Unconfirmed Minutes of Meeting of WCPC held on 17.09.2018
Circulated on 27.09.2018. Attendance same as for AGM, thus there were sufficient WCPC Members present to vote in favour of any item for progression to the Fedco Agenda.
The following was noted under the heading “Events Licences” (item 5.3):
“The Chairman called upon B Gillatt, L Ashton and L Kasselman to speak about the information and suggestions they have for Clubs in applying for Events Licences from the Municipality.
All events need a licence from CCT, whether or not on Municipal grounds. If events have less than 200 people in attendance, they are exempt, unless the event involves the erection of structures which are fixed to the ground (e.g. gazebo).
Municipal venues are currently being graded according to facilities offered and there is an effort on the part of CCT that these facilities be made available as widely as possible, as a service to the community.
Should one of our Clubs wish to book a Municipal venue they will first have to obtain an events licence.
Events held without a licence can be shut down by the Municipality and penalties issued.
The Events licence application is a laborious process with many pages of ticking boxes, many of which do not apply to our shows and are equally foreign to the officials who administer the licences.
There are a number of onerous requirements such as emergency plans, medical services, disaster management plans, licencing of caterers.
The provision of enough toilets is surprisingly of low importance.
It is believed that this “blanket” document does not work and that it would be possible for KUSA and the Clubs to engage with the Municipality to negotiate a more suitable document to meet our needs.
The Chairman nominated B Gillatt, L Ashton, L Kasselman, L Wehrli and R Zeeman to form a working group, to liaise with KUSA and the Municipality in order to simplify the Events Licence application and to guide the Clubs through the process.”
7.5 EASTERN CAPE & BORDER PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - nil
7.6 FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
Minutes of AGM of FS & NC held on 29.09.2018.
Received and circulated on 22.10.2018.
Election of Office-bearers:
Vice-Chairman – Mrs Liezel Nel
Noted with congratulations.
8. ELECTION OF KENNEL UNION MEMBERS IN TERMS OF ARTICLE 10(1)
8.1 29 new members and 50 lapsed members were elected.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
9.1 Applications for Affiliation
9.1.1 Heritage Bull Terrier Club
At its inaugural meeting held 2nd June 2018, the members of the above club elected to become affiliated to KUSA. Affiliation was recommended at the WC Provincial Council meeting which was held 17th September 2018. The application fee has been paid.
The Club will service the Swartland and Boland areas. Sponsoring Clubs, WP Bull Terrier (together with SABTC, ETBTC, LBTC which all are in support.)
Membership list contains 40 people.
The Club has adopted the previous KUSA Specimen Constitution but will be advised to look at the new Constitution for its next meeting.
Management of the Club as per KUSA Constitution (no less than 5 nor more than 10 Committee Members and Quorum shall be twelve (12) members present with voting rights.
1. Heritage Bull Terrier Club
2. Cape Heritage Bull Terrier Club
3. Swartland Bull Terrier Club
That the Club be affiliated as a Specialist Club. The 2nd choice of name was approved thus the Club will be called the Cape Heritage Bull Terrier Club.
9.2 Amendments to Club Constitutions
9.2.1 The KwaZulu-Natal Dog Athletics Association
At its AGM held 4 March 2018 the Club members approved amendments to its Constitution (Table of proposed amendments attached to agenda.)
Approved , with the exception of
Clause 23, 25 and 29.
9.3 Schedule 2 Reg. 4.6 & 4.7 - Dispensation for Registration
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration)
Litter whelped 03 August 2017 (1 puppy), breeder, Mr G De Blanche.
Hungarian Vizla (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration)
Litter whelped 14 October 2015, breeder Mr IC Volschenk.
German Short-haired Pointer (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration)
Litter whelped 19 December 2015, three (3) puppies, breeder Mr P Botes.
Bulldog (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration)
Litter whelped 12 April 2017, (1 puppy), breeder, Mr E Kriek.
Approved, subject to payment of fees.
9.4 Schedule 2 Reg. 9 – Amendment to Registers - nil
9.5 Schedule 3 Regulations 38.3.2 and 38.4 Veterinary Certificates
Great Dane Bitch Gavelle Kaylee McSnoek Reg No ZA010462B17, ID 945000001871775
Signed Vet Report received indicating that the tail has been fractured.
The owner wishes to shows the dog at the October Cape Shows. Agreed to by LW and BJ and certificate issued.
9.6 Schedule 2 Reg. 17 – Recognition of Breeds – nil
9.7 Request for Reduction in Fees - Schedule 7
The Office has received a request (email) from a member who breeds Miniature Schnauzers with regard to the possibility of KUSA reducing the cost of registration for the smaller breeds of dogs.
Currently KUSA offers a discounted rate on litters that exceed 6 puppies in a litter, i.e. a discounted rate is offered from the 7th puppy onwards in a litter. It is very unlikely that when breeding with the smaller size breeds that a litter will exceed 6 puppies. It is mostly breeders who breed with the larger size breeds who benefit from the discounted rate.
Discussion indicated that there was no support for the proposal. The same amount of work had to be undertaken by the Office, regardless of the size of the litter.
It was suggested that the member could, if they so wished, raise this with their Provincial Council Chairman (Article 12.4 refers).
10.1 RJ mentioned that some thought should be given at the informal Fedco discussion to limiting the number of 2nd Shows, with the exception of South Western Districts (Oudtshoorn Kennel Club and George Kennel Club). RZ indicated his support of this.
11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tue 20th Nov 2018 at 13h00 – Fedco 12-2018 agenda to be discussed.
Meeting closed at 14h20 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.