2020-06 Exco Minutes

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THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF KUSA HELD AT 13H00 ON THURSDAY, 18 JUNE 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)

Staff in Attendance: Mrs P Midgley (PM) (General Manager), Mr K Farmer (KF) (Office Manager), Miss SA Thornberry (Secretary), Mrs Z Petersen (ZP) (Administrator).

Apologies: Mrs Y Jefferies (YJ).

The following death has been noted with sadness:

Mr CP Reaney (GAU)

The minutes of this meeting are confidential until otherwise directed.

2. MINUTES

The Minutes of the meeting held on 19.05.2020 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)

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 to liaise with NdP.

To be carried forward to next agenda.

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)

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)

Letter circulated 13.03.2020.

Carried forward from previous Meeting when a lengthy discussion ensued on the status of the above long- standing KUSA Club and other GSD Clubs, as well as their relationships with the GSD Liaison Council. The definition of Specialist Club as per Article 2 and the definition of a GSD Specialist Club as defined in the GSD Liaison Council Constitution to be examined, together with the Club Constitutions, and any anomalies brought to the attention of the Federal Council for resolution.

PM and BJ were to discuss with JH.

On request from MCA, a copy of the Constitution of the Pinetown GSD Club had been sent to him in order to discuss at Provco level. Unfortunately, the Natal GSD Club Constitution was not currently available as it was in hard copy in the KUSA Office.

Any further information will be tabled.

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 with KUSA. MCA to provide feedback on the matter at next Exco meeting.

It is the responsibility of the 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 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.

To be carried forward to the next agenda.

3.4 KUSA Public Liability Insurance Policy (Exco 05-2020 item 5.2.3.1)

PM was requested to contact the Insurance Company to enquire whether Judges are covered and, if not, what would the costs be to cover judges should they be bitten whilst executing their duties. The response was that there was an Extension Clause in the policy that covered employees and thus also covered Judges.

Any further information will be reported by PM.

Noted. Exco was satisfied that Judges were covered by the policy, but requested that the notes from the insurance broker be kept on file.

3.5 Use of Prong Collars (Exco 04-2020 item 5.9.2, Exco 05-2020 item 5.9.2)

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.

4. KUSA OFFICE

4.1 Office Report

Report attached to agenda.

After discussion the Office Report was approved.

4.2 Finance

Reports for May 2020 attached to agenda.

After discussion, the Financial Reports for May 2020 were approved

5. SUB-COMMITTEES

5.1 DISCIPLINARY SUB-COMMITTEE

Nil.

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)

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 SHOWS

5.2.1 Applications for Second Championship Shows – Nil

5.2.3 Schedule 3 Reg 14 – Exclusion of Dogs & Reg 19.8

5.2.3.1 Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) (Exco 01-2020 item 5.2.3.1, Exco 02-2020 item 5.2.3.1, Exco 03-2020 item 5.2.3.1, Exco 04-2020 item 5.2.3.1, Exco 05.2020 item 5.2.3.1)

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 - Nil

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.

Noted.

5.3 JUDGES EDUCATION COUNCIL (JEC)

Judges exams scheduled for 27/06/2020. The KUSA office is currently preparing the Judges’ exam papers. Invigilators have been appointed and travel permits are currently being issued.

5.4 JUDGES

Nil.

5.5 HANDLERS

Nil.

5.6 OBEDIENCE

Nil

5.7 WORKING TRIALS (CLASSIC) & WORKING UTILITY DOG (WUD )

Nil.

5.8 FIELD TRIALS

Nil.

5.9 IGP

Nil.

5.10 DOG JUMPING

Nil.

5.11 CARTING

Nil.

5.12 AGILITY

Nil.

5.13 FLYBALL

Nil.

5.14 APTITUDE TESTING

Nil.

5.15 TEMPERAMENT TESTING – HEALTH

Nil.

5.16 TRACKING TRIALS (TT)

Nil.

5.17 DOG DANCING

Nil.

5.18 NEW DOGSPORT – RALLY OBEDIENCE

Nil.

5.19 FCI

5.19.1 Communications sent to Fedco Members:

15.05.20 Agility Judging Guidelines – Updated.

15.05.20 2020 FCI Hip Dysplasia Seminar in Copenhagen postponed in 2021.

18.05.20 Statement Dutch Kennel Club - Criteria breeding brachycephalic dogs in The Netherlands - May 2020.

19.05.20 Breed Standard Amendment – Segugio Italiano a Pelo Raso (Italian Short-Haired Segugio).

19.05.20 Breed Standard Amendment – Segugio Italiano a Pelo Forte (Italian Rough-Haired Segugio)

20.05.20 Open letter from the FCI President about the matter of the registration of brachycephalic breeds in the Netherlands.

20.05.20 2020 FCI World Championship for Rescue Dogs - New dates.

26.05.20 FCI Shows Commission Minutes of the Meeting Saturday, 1st of February 2020 Mallorca, Spain.

26.05.20 FCI International Dog Shows (2020 - 2021 - 2022).

26.05.20 FCI Championships: Calendar 2020-2024.

01.06.20 Flyball - Zoom Meeting 05-06/06/2020 : Invitation – link.

03.06.20 Brachycephalic breeds' health: agreement between the Kennel Club (UK) and the FCI.

03.06.20 COVID-19 recommendations (Utility Dogs).

04.06.20 Regulations for FCI International Grooming Competitions.

05.06.20 The Eesti Kennelliit – Exclusion; Mrs Aire-Piret PÄRN.

05.06.20 COVID-19 and FCI International Events.

05.06.20 Respiratory Function Grading Scheme (brachycephalic breeds).

Noted.

6. BREED COUNCILS/LIAISON COUNCILS - Nil

7. AREA REPORTS

7.1 DISTRICTS OF GAUTENG & SURROUNDS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil

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.

Noted.

7.5 EASTERN CAPE & BORDER PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil

7.6 FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL - Nil

8. ELECTION OF KENNEL UNION MEMBERS IN TERMS OF ARTICLE 10(1)

8.1 15 New Members and 27 Members (lapsed) were elected.

9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

9.1 Applications for Affiliation/Closure - Nil

9.2 Amendments to Club Constitutions

9.2.1. Bouvier des Flandres Club, Golden Reef

At its meeting held 23 May 2020, the members agreed to adopt the new KUSA specimen Club Constitution with some small amendments. The amendments were checked by DOGSPC Chairman and the KUSA Office. The final Constitution was attached to the agenda for approval.

Approved.

9.3 Schedule 2 Reg. 4.6 & 4.7 Dispensation for Registration

German Short-haired Pointer (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration).

Litter whelped 18 April 2018, six (6) puppies, breeder, Mr M Berry.

DNA Parentage Verification done and parentage has been confirmed.

Sworn Affidavit received. Microchip Certificates received.

Payment received.

(Application received on the 17 February 2020).

Approved.

Dachshund (Min Long Haired) (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration).

Litter whelped 10 December 2018, one (1) puppy, breeder, Mrs B Brown.

DNA Parentage Verification done and parentage has been confirmed.

Sworn Affidavit received. Microchip Certificate received. Payment received.

(Application received on the 19 May 2020).

Approved.

French Bulldog (Reg. 4.7 Late Registration).

Litters whelped 26 October 2018, four (4) puppies, 18 March 2019, two (2) puppies,

22 February 2019, two (2) puppies, 26 September 2019, one (1) puppy and

01 June 2019, four (4) puppies, breeder Ms M Robertson.

(Applications received on the 27 May 2020).

Not approved. DNA parentage verification as well as Sworn Affidavit required for registration as per the Regulations.

Schedule 2 Reg. 4.10 Additional puppy

The breeder petitions the Executive Committee to rule on the registration of an additional puppy to a litter already registered in terms of Schedule 4.10.

Giant Schnauzer

Breeder Ms N Verster: Litter whelped 23 October 2015, four (4) puppies in the litter.

Date the litter was registered: 20 July 2016.

The breeder submitted the registration application on which only three (3) puppies were recorded. The breeder gave the 4th puppy as a pet to her sister, but would now like to breed with an imported female.

DNA Parentage Verification certificate received. Sworn Affidavit - to follow.

Exco to set Conditions and Fees deemed appropriate:

This was the first litter registered. A subsequent litter whelped 11 August 2016, (6) puppies.

Approved , subject to receipt of sworn affidavit. Fee set at R2096.00.

9.4 Schedule 2 Reg. 9 Amendments to Register

Incorrect details of Sire recorded on application for registration of a complete litter.

Dachshund (Min Long Haired): Litter whelped 16 February 2020 four (4) puppies, breeder Mrs JL Missen.

The breeder inadvertently recorded the incorrect Sire on the litter application form

and only realised this once she had checked the Members Portal.

DNA Parentage Verification done and parentage has been confirmed.

A fresh Application has been submitted.

Sworn Affidavit received. Microchip Certificates received. Payment received.

(The first litter application was submitted to KUSA on the 20 March 2020. The request to amend the Registration Certificates issued was received 03 June 2020). The certificates are still at the office.

Approved.

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

The new Regulations were published in February 2020, with effective date 1 April 2020

Regulation 12.3 Third litter whelped within 18 months:

French Bulldog : Dam – Blackgypsey - Reg No. - ZA014217B17 DOB - 09/09/2017

Breeder Mrs RR Loots.

Approved.

Beagle: Dam – Clarochel Dezi- Lopez of Hampstead – Reg No. - ZA006626B17- DOB: 18/02/2017

Breeder: Mrs RM Cronjé.

Approved.

Retriever (Golden): Dam – Bonyl Magic Willow – Reg No. - ZA008981B17– DOB: 22/05/2017

Retriever (Golden): Dam – Bonyl Magic Star – Reg No. - ZA008974B17 – DOB: 18/03/2017

Retriever (Golden): Dam – Bonyl Kaparla – Reg No. - ZA005771B16 – DOB: 15/01/2016

Breeder Mrs L van der Hoven-Ferreira.

Approved.

Dachshund (Min. Long Haired): Dam – Santitia Cara – Reg No. - ZA001404B18 – DOB: 13/10/2017

Dachshund (Min. Long Haired): Dam – Santitia Wiebke - Reg No - ZA006337B17– DOB: 03/04/2017

Breeder – Dr S Nieuwoudt.

Approved.

French Bulldog: Dam - Unicum Buldy Zoe of Kiloda – Reg No. - ZA001124C18 - DOB: 03/05/2017

Breeder – Mr DJ Kruger.

Approved.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier : Dam: Toroperro Lady Gemma Blue – Reg. No: ZA001497B18 –

DOB: 26/10/2017

Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam: Toroperro Lady Blue Ash – Reg No. – ZA009365B17 –

DOB: 10/06/2017

Breeder Mrs S Neuhoff (de Sa).

Approved.

Rottweiler: Dam – Kylanibe Buffy – Reg No. - ZA015590B15 - DOB: 18/09/2015

Breeder – Mr ME Tshidzumba.

Approved.

Regulation 12.4 More than 5 litters whelped by dam

Miniature Schnauzer: Dam – Glanleo Mila - Reg No. - ZA006212B16 - DOB: 20/02/2016

Breeder – Mr G Oliver.

Approved.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dam – Raminartus Saskia Ischer – Reg No. – ZA005395B16 – DOB: 06/12/2015

Breeder – Mr BR Ischner.

Approved.

Pomeranian: Dam – Pomelene Fancy Francisca – Reg No. – ZA010497B15 – DOB: 19/04/2015

Breeder – Mrs CR Booysen.

Approved.

Retriever (Golden): Dam: Conkasha Ever Angelic – Reg No. – ZA027418B13 – DOB: 22/02/2013

Dachshund (Min. Smooth Haired): Dam: Conkasha Dante – Reg No. – ZA022259B13 –

DOB: 31/10/2012

Breeder – Miss S Brown.

Approved.

Regulation 12.4 and 12.5. More than 5 litters whelped by dam older than 8 years of age.

Spaniel (American Cocker): Dam - Dynamite's n' Alric's Cover Girl – Reg No. – ZA000174C11 -

DOB: 06/04/2011

Breeder – Mss AM Banks.

Approved.

Retriever (Golden): Dam – Earthrock Lady Cinderella at Tolcketna - ZA005161B12 – DOB: 25/04/2011

Breeder – Mrs J Schlebusch.

Approved.

Yorkshire Terrier: Dam – Willbieways Gera - ZA015493B11 – DOB: 01/04/2011

Yorkshire Terrier: Dam – Deowla Eva – Reg No. – ZA015492B11 – DOB: 04/04/2011

Breeder – Mr D Lawson.

Approved.

9.7 Schedule 2 Reg 4.10

Belgian Shepherd (Malinois): Litter whelped 28 April 2020 nine (9) puppies, breeder Mrs E Zehnder

Approved.

9.8 Recognition of Breed – Hanoverian Scent Hound

Request received from Mrs J van Zyl for recognition of breed. Confirmation that the dog is in RSA has been received.

FCI Breed Standard attached to the agenda.

Approved. Breed to be recorded under the Hound Group. To be referred to Breeds Standards Committee (BSC) for approval and recommendation of the Breed standard.

10. GENERAL

10.1 Fedco Agenda

MCA queried the Regulations regarding Specialist Clubs which do not hold Shows. After discussion, it was agreed to recommend to Fedco that the member Clubs of the GSDLC must hold at least one Breed Show every two years and one Breed Seminar every four years.

11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Tues 21 July 2020 at 13h00.

Fedco Meetings 2020: June 2020 – series of Skype Meetings scheduled from 2 June to 27 June November 28 & 29.

There being no further business, the Meeting closed at 14h24 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.