KOOIKERHONDJE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN COMMITTEE MEETING

KOOIKERHONDJE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT FOR COMMITTEE MEETING NO 52
Date of meeting: 17 November 2019
Venue: The Hare at Loddington, Main Street, Loddington Northants NN14 1LA
Present: 11 committee members, including President, Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
Apologies received from 5 committee members
Discussions and decisions
This meeting was mainly concerned with a report on the planned improvements to the Club web site and it
was agreed that Breed Notes should be posted on the web site along with a full list of contact details for
the committee and short reports of the Committee meetings for members to review. A GDPR safe list of
judges will also be posted to make a show secretary’s task easier when searching for qualified and
experienced judge of Kooikerhondjes.
It was also again confirmed that the AGM would take place on 15 March at Weedon Bec Village Hall and
that a judge for the match that will follow will be appointed shortly.
Finally the Breed Education Co-ordinator updated the committee on current developments in the JCF
programme and how they would affect the Club and its maintenance of the Club judges’ list. As it is now
possible for breed Clubs to maintain their own judges’ list again it was agreed that all judges on the current
Club list would be contacted so that their details can be updated as soon as possible. It was aslso agreed
that the Club would hold both a Breed Appreciation Day and a Health seminar during the year to meet the
growing demand for these two events.
Finally it was announced that there would be a 2nd Agility day (organised by Dave Deaville) on 22 February
(venue yet to be confirmed) and that a Handling training day (organised by Claire Johnson) would be held at
Steventon Hall sometime in February as well. An Xmas party (mainly aimed at pet owners) is also being
planned for December 2020.

KOOIKERHONDJE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN COMMITTEE MEETING

KOOIKERHONDJE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT FOR COMMITTEE MEETING NO 51
Date of meeting: 4 August 2019
Venue: The Hare at Loddington, Main Street, Loddington Northants NN14 1LA
Present: 9 committee members, including President, Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
Apologies received from 8 committee members
Discussions and decisions
This meeting was mainly concerned with a report of the very successful Open Show, which was expertly run by Claire Johnson and which resulted in an income of over £550 for the Club, a further £220 for the Polymyositis fund from a raffle and £156 from sales of merchandise – altogether a really good effort from everyone.
The plans for the 2020 ( Sunday 7 June) and 2021 (Sunday 13 June) Open shows (both at Steventon Village Hall) were then discussed and it was confirmed that the judge for the AV classes in 2020 would be Angela Walton and the two judges for 2021 would be John Steele and his wife.
The planned improvements to the Club were site also discussed and it was confirmed that the AGM would take place on 15 March at Weedon Bec Village Hall. It was also confirmed that Christina Suiter would be taking over from Sheila Rees as Breed Note writer for Our Dogs.
Finally the Breed Education Co-ordinator updated the committee on current developments in the JCF programme and how they would affect the Club and its maintenance of the Club judges’ list.

Club Single Breed Open Show and Fun Day

We have a fabulous 48 Kooikers entered in the club show! We have 22 dogs making an entry of 35, and 26 bitches making an entry of 37 for the classes before BIS, and another 48 entries for the classes following BIS at the club breed open show on the 9th June. That is the most Kooikers ever entered in any UK show ever! If you aren’t entered in the show I hope to see you in the fun day games which follow! Judging will commence at 10am at Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6RR.

The show will be followed by a fun day open to all dogs, Kooiker or otherwise! Games and classes will include ‘Best Sausage Catcher’ and ‘Best Fancy Dress’ amongst many more.

We shall also have an incredible raffle, with money going to help find a test for polymyostis in Kooikerhondjes.

Breed Health Update

Hello you lovely Kooiker people! It is time for me to send through the 6 monthly update to the global breed health register. This is an INVALUABLE tool to breeders to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to keep the breed healthy. This is a database that contains all pedigrees, health tests and medical conditions of all Kooikers born in all countries since the 1940s.
I need to hear from you about points such as;
* Your dog has had an ENM, vWD, patella, eye or hip health test
* Your dog has had a litter
* Your dog has sadly passed away
* Your dog has been diagnosed with patella luxation
* Your dog has been diagnosed with any cancers
* Your dog has been diagnosed with any eye issues
* Your dog has been diagnosed with epilepsy
* Essentially any condition that isn’t due to an accident or simple bug/ virus
PLEASE DO YOUR BIT TO HELP YOUR BREED STAY HEALTHY
Please email c-l-Johnson@hotmail.co.uk with any details, thank you!

2019 AGM

Thanks to all who attended the 2019 AGM, it really was lovely to see faces old and new!

The winners of the match were as follows (left to right) Best in Match Genetika Rumplestiltskin, Reserve Best in Match Gladsheim Helios, Best Puppy in Match Valleyrise Illustration and Best Veteran in Match Crunchcroft Lyrical.

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Upcoming Events!

The following events are being held, or will be heavily attended by members of the Kooikerhondje Club of Great Britain;

  • 26th January 2019 – Club breed specific show handling day held at Steventon Village Hall, Oxfordshire. Currently sold out
  • 17th March 2019 – Club AGM to be held at Weeden Bec Village Hall NN7 4PQ. This event is only open to club members. We will also be holding a Match competition to be judged by Mr. Chris Bexon, so don’t forget to bring your Kooikers!
  • 20th April 2019 – Club breed specific agility training day, venue tbc but in the Stafford area. Applications to take part shall be made available soon
  • 9th June 2019 – Club breed specific open show, followed by a funday open to all, to be held at Steventon Village Hall, Oxfordshire. Open Show schedules to be made available soon, funday is enter on the day.

We really hope to see you at one, some, or all of these events!

Discover Dogs 2018

Don’t forget, if you are interested in the breed and would like to meet some Kooikers and owners, Kooikers will be represented again at this year’s Discover Dogs. The event is held on the 20th and 21st October at ExCeL London, full details can be found here https://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/

2018 AGM

Just a reminder to all that the club’s AGM will be held at 12pm on Sunday the 18th February at Boarstall Duck Decoy, Near Aylesbury, HP18 9UX. The meeting shall be followed, weather permitting, by a match competition. If you own a KC registered Kooikerhondje, and are a member of the club, do please bring them along to this event, we always love meeting you and your dogs.

 

October Discover Dogs

If you are interested in the breed and want the opportunity to meet a Kooiker or two dont forget the breed shall be represented at Discover Dogs on the 21st and 22nd October at the Excel Centre London.