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Organised Dog Shows in the South East go back to the late 19th Century, with competitions at the various Agricultural Shows. The first Dog Section at the Mt Gambier AHS was in 1879. Several Kennel Clubs were formed following the Second World War and the Easter weekend circuit developed. As the committees of both The Mount Gambier Kennel Club and The Crater City Kennel Club were the same people holding different positions, and there were two lots of affiliation fees, etc, steps were put in place mid 2011 to amalgamate the two Clubs. After a lot of research, the appropriate steps were taken. The paperwork was finally approved by DogsSA and the new Club - Mount City and District Kennel Club - came into being in January 2012. Their first event was Easter Dogfest 2012.
The Club conducts two weekends of Championship Shows each year. The first is a 4 day event with 5 Championship Shows, held on the Easter Long Weekend, with 2 Shows on the Saturday. The second weekend of Four Championship Shows is held in conjunction with the Mt Gambier AHS in October and is a 3 day event, with 2 Shows on the Saturday. These Shows are held at the Club's own grounds - Len Lewis Memorial Dog Park, adjacent to the AHS Showgrounds on Pick Avenue, Mt Gambier.
President: Kerry McKay
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Lyn Harris-Walker
Treasurer: Donna Freeman
Committee: Alaura Harris-Walker, Dale Harris-Walker, Bernie Adams, Mike Brown, Peter Thompson
The MCDKC thanks all our Sponsors who greatly assist by supporting our Shows - SHE'S APPLES, BAXTER HIRE, WHITEHEAD'S TIMBER SALES, JB IRRIGATION, RED ROOSTER, PRODUCE STORES, EDDIES FURNITURE, HELLO WORLD, BUCIK TYRE POWER, PETNETWORK, TYES PLUMBING, COCKY'S AUTO MART, SUGAR AND SPICE, GAMBIER VET, INGRID MATSCHKE PHOTOGRAPHY and 13CABS.
Best and R/Up in Show
a few words about them........
Mr Daniel Ceres Rubio (Brazil) was born in Uruguay and has lived in Brazil, working as an Architect since 1978. At this time, he founded the “Performance Kennel”, specialising in English Cocker Spaniels, which he is still involved with today. He has also bred and exhibited Boxers, Dachshunds and Bernese Mountain Dogs. Mr Rubio gained his FCI All Breeds status in 2007 and has judged in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela as well as throughout Brazil. He has also been involved with Canine administration in Brazil.
Mr Karl-Erik Johansson (Sweden)has had Boxers since 1962. He has imported a few dogs from Great Britain and also bred in a small scale under prefix Kalles. He become a judge in 1977 and an FCI All Breeds judge in 1997. His passion has been in showing and breeding Boxers which he has owned for many years. Karl-Erik, who is fluent in English, has judged in all the Nordic countries, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy. France, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Greece, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, USA and Cyprus. .
Mrs Ulla Greenwood (Queensland) and her husband Andrew breed and show whippets and own and exhibit a borzoi. Ulla has a background with Afghan hounds with Ulla having acquired her first Afghan Hound when she was 12 years old. Ulla has judged in Japan, South Africa and New Zealand as well as in all States of Australia. Ulla has judged Whippet Specialty Shows in South Australia and New Zealand where she also judged Irish Wolfhound and Dachshund Specialties. Ulla has also judged in several overseas countries including Italy, China, Sweden, USA and Spain.
Mr Neville Jackson (Queensland) is well known for his interest in racing Greyhounds. He has judged extensively throughout Australia.
October 23rd to 25th 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
For any enquiries about Club Activities, please contact the Secretary.