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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 6 Championship Shows, held on the Easter Long Weekend, with 2 Shows on the Saturday and Sunday. 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: Mike Brown
Vice President: Alaura Harris-Walker
Secretary: Lyn Harris-Walker
Treasurer: Tania Huitema
Committee: Dale Harris-Walker, Bernie Adams, Julie Allen
Website and Social Media: Peter Thompson
The MCDKC thanks all our Sponsors who greatly assist by supporting our Shows - She's Apples, JB Irrigation, Blaze Runner Grass, Cleaneasy Carpet Cleaners, K9Online and 13CABS.
a few words about them........
Carol Beckett (NT): Carol’s introduction to the dog world was in 1988 when together with her husband, they purchased their first Australian Cattle Dog. Carol has also bred and shown Stumpy Tails, Silky Terriers and Australian Terriers. Carol has judged in most states within Australia including all-breeds and many specialty appointments.
James (Steve) Beckett (NT): Steve’s involvement in the dog world began in 1988 when together with his wife, they purchased their first Australian Cattle Dog. Steve has also bred and shown Stumpy Tails, Silky Terriers and Australian Terriers. Steve has judged in all states within Australia and extensively overseas including Europe and Asia. Prior to becoming an All-breeds judge he handled many other breeds including Rottweiler, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Shepherd, Aust. Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute, Weimaraner, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Dobermann.
Di Jovanovic (Qld): Di started in the Dog World doing Obedience with a Dobermann bitch. From there she and her husband progressed into conformation showing, then breeding GSP's. Their Kennel was very successful combining Showing, Obedience and some Non-Slip and utility Field Trials. Di has judged numerous times in all states of Australia, and both North and South Islands of New Zealand, along with several appointments in China, India and Canada.
Graham Kerr (Qld): Graham began showing dogs in 1957 with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Other breeds he has bred and exhibited are Beagles, Afghans, Bearded Collies, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Other breeds he has shown quite extensively, but not bred, have been German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Pekingese, Old English Sheepdogs, Belgian Shepherds, Border Collies, Collies Rough, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Cattle dogs, Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dogs, Standard Long Haired Dachshunds and more recently Dalmatians and Whippets. Graham has judged all around Australia, New Zealand, in the UK, parts of Asia and South Africa.
Cherri Seeber (WA): Cherri has been involved in dog showing since a very young age. Her family initially showed and bred Australian Silky Terriers but since the late 1960s Shetland Sheepdogs has been the main breed. Cherri has handled many breeds over the years but the Working breeds – German Shepherds, Border Collies and RC Collies are her favourites. Cherri first started judging in 1986 and following a break, gained her All Breeds in 2015. She has judged all around Australia, New Zealand, China and Indonesia, including several Sheltie Specialties.
Sharron Taylor (Qld): Sharron first exhibited dogs in 1975 with her mother’s Labrador Retrievers. In 1980 she introduced her first Rhodesian Ridgeback, with Bernese Mountain Dogs in 1982. Her Border Terrier was introduced in 2003. Sharron has judged in most states of Australia, NZ, USA, South Africa and twice in Finland at FCI CACIB International shows.
April 7 - 10 2023
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