Flyball Registration and Intake

Flyball is often described as drag racing for dogs: fast, furious and full of excitement. It is a relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over four hurdles, retrieve a ball by triggering a flyball box pedal and then return with the ball over the hurdles to the start/finish line. The Flyball community is passionate, encouraging and diverse. The enthusiasm and sheer exhilaration of the dogs’ faces (and some of the handlers faces too) creates a vibrant atmosphere. If you are looking for a new and stimulating way to spend time with your dog – then why not give Flyball a go and come join our introductory course.  The course cost includes: An introduction and orientation session 3  training classes Membership of the Cairns City Kennel Club Inc. Registration must be made in advance to attend.  Walk-ins on the evening will not be accepted. Registration

Show handling classes are back

Show Handling Classes return to CCKC on Monday, 20 July 2020.  Some key elements of how Monday night’s class will run are: Limit of 30 participants (make sure you confirm your place via the Facebook event, contact Kerry Frame). Classes will focus on basic ring craft (movement etc) because at this stage we will not be doing hands on examinations of dogs. You will need to respect social distancing requirements Cost is $2.00 per person. A copy of the full plan is available for download: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.195/wns.c49.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Show-Handling-COVID-19-Plan-V1.0.pdf

Mega May Raffle

CCKC May Mega Raffle Thank you to everyone who entered.  Good luck. Enjoy a post COVID-19 lock down shopping spree, or stock up on the essentials, with a Woolworths Wish gift card. $5 per ticket. 1st prize: $250 Woolworths Wish gift card 2nd prize: $150 Woolworths Wish gift card 3rd prize: $50 Woolworths Wish gift card   Entries close 11:59 pm, Sunday, 24 May 2020. The raffle will be drawn at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Enter and pay via Show Manager or register online and pay by direct deposit. Terms and conditions: By entering the raffle you accept these terms and conditions. Entries close 11:59 pm, Sunday, 24 May 2020. The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 7:00 pm. An entry will only be considered valid with the confirmed payment and completed entry form. Payments must be deposited into the nominated bank account.  The

Update regarding imapct of CoViD-19

Good evening members, I would first like to acknowledge the challenging times we are in at the moment.  Many of you will be faced with many new and often troubling experiences dealing with home isolation, working from home, perhaps loss of income, home schooling or you may know of someone close to you or your family affected.  I encourage you to reach out to family, friends and neighbors to stay connected, perhaps a phone call to a loved one or a chat over the fence with your neighbor.  I have enjoyed seeing lots of families out walking together, in some ways it has brought some families closer together, but I acknowledge that these are trying times for many of you. Some of you may already be aware that Dogs Queensland Board has extended the cancellation of all events up to and including 31 August 2020.  In line with Dogs Queensland,

Special Announcement to Members

For the information of all CCKC Members, Our members are the cornerstone of the Cairns City Kennel Club, and your welfare and safety is of paramount importance.  The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented the Club’s Management Committee and Dogs Queensland (our State governing body) with an unprecedented situation.  On the advice of Dogs Queensland, the Club has suspended ALL events and activities until 30 April 2020. These cancelled events include: Show handling classes (held on Monday evenings) Obedience classes – puppy preschool, pet manners, intermediate and advanced classes (held on Tuesday evenings) Flyball training (held on Wednesday evenings) Advanced competition and obedience training (held on Thursday evenings) K9 Scent Games training (held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings) Advanced Competition Agility Training (held Sunday afternoons) Show Writers Training scheduled for Saturday, 21 March The show handling class and social dinner scheduled for Saturday, 4 April The obedience, rally obedience, agility,

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Cairns City Kennel Club takes the health and welfare of our members very seriously.  In line with Dogs Queensland’s advice all Club events through to 30 April 2020 are officially cancelled.  These include: Show handling classes Obedience classes Flyball training Thursday night Advanced Competition Agility and Obedience Training Sunday afternoon Advanced Competition Agility Training K9-Scent Games training Any other training or classes not listed Writers Training scheduled for Saturday, 21 March 2020 Obedience and Agility Trial scheduled for 24-26 April 2020 All Club Meetings (unless held via teleconference) Dog Queensland will provide an update on 22 April 2020.  The Club’s Management Committee is currently considering options for events and activities planned in May. Click on the links below to enquire about specific events or training: Obedience Classes Advanced Competition Obedience and Agility Training Flyball K9 Scent Games The Obedience and Agility Trial All 0ther enquiries Click here for a

Trick Dog Workshop

The CCKC will be holding its first ever Trick Dog workshop on Saturday, 15 February at 2:00 pm. $15 per person (includes tea/coffee) If you have one, bring a crate for your dog. Download a copy of the Trick Dog Workshop flyer. Click here for further information about Trick Dog Trials. To make an enquiry, contact the Head Instructor.

Action Packed Week at CCKC

We’ve got a busy week at the CCKC coming up, and an even bigger year ahead. Some of the upcoming events are listed below. Monday, 27 Jan from 6:30 pm Working bee. We need to do a general tidy up both inside and out, clean the kitchen, clean and tidy the main clubhouse, clean up the judges’ room, clean out fridges, defrost and clean the freezers. Tuesday, 28 Jan from 6:45 pm Intake and orientation for new Obedience Class participants. This is a human only event, please leave dogs at home. Fees for classes and membership are payable by direct deposit (preferred) or in cash on the night. For further details: https://cairnscitykennelclub.org/dog-training/ Thursday, 30 Jan from 6:30 pm Advanced obedience training at 6:30 pm, followed by advanced agility training from 7:30 pm. Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes early to crate your dog and assist with set up. Click

Zone 3 Event Calendar

The Zone 3 Event Calendar combines all dog show and dog sports into one calendar for ease of planning. Please note the following: Use this calendar as a guide only. Event details are based on the event calendars published on the Dogs Queensland website. All Zone 3 clubs have been included and major events held in Brisbane. Please check event schedules, when published, for full event details. Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Zone 3 Combined Calendar

CCKC Christmas Party and Presentation Night 2019

The 2019 Cairns City Kennel Club Inc annual Christmas Party and Presentation Night, held on 14 December 2019, was a huge success.  Many thanks to the catering team for the amazing spread of delicious goodies. Congratulations to the following trophy winners: 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group One: Furperson Bringer Of The Light, Italian Greyhound, D Grimes 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Two: Ch Clayco Liberty Wonder, Fox Terrier (Smooth), S, K, M & B Mills 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Three: Am/Aust Ch Silverhall Hand Em High (Imp USA), Cocker Spaniel (American), Grutzner/Smith/Hollingsworth 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Five: Ch Belgenbeau Rubon Valkyrie CCD RN, Belgian Shepherd Malinois, C Hill-Murray 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Six: Ch Jodobie Dante By Chance, Dobermann, K Kidner 2019 Pointscore Awards – Group Seven: Sup Ch Monterrez Star Kingdom, Schipperke, Grutzner/Adkins Sherry Glanville Baby Puppy Trophy: Clayco Bellsline Valentino, Fox Terrier (Smooth), S, K,