The Securex K-9 section had a highly successful outing during the German Shepherd Dog Show which was held on the 7th of August 2016 at the East Africa Kennel Club ground in Jamhuri. The team scooped six major awards on the day, including the overall prize for “Best Dog in Show” which was won by Securex/Skaga Issa. The other awards that we took home on the day include “Best Bitch in Show-CC” (Securex/Skaga Issa), “Best Bitch in Show-RCC” (Securex/Skaga Laetitia von Athaba), and “Best Novice Dog” (Securex/Skaga Wizz). Securex/Skaga Alani meanwhile bagged two awards for herself, winning the “Best Long Coat Puppy” as well as the “Long Coat Bitch-RCC”.
The German Shepherd Championship Dog Show, organized by the East Africa German Shepherd Dog League, is an annual event that seeks to showcase pedigree German Shepherd dogs in the region. More than 90 normal and long coat dogs participated in this year’s show. The show was judged by Frikkie van Kraayenberg from South Africa, who is the Founder and President of the German Shepherd Dog Federation in his native country. The dogs are tested and judged on various criteria, including quality of breed, body structure, movement, alertness, obedience and temperament.
Some of our other dogs also performed admirably in their individual classes, such as Securex/Skaga Zsar who came in first place in the “Minor Puppy Dog” class, Securex/Skaga Laetitia von Athaba who won the Limit Bitch category and Securex/Skaga Issa who claimed first place in the Open Bitch category. Securex/Skaga Aslan and Securex/Skaga Zamp von Athaba meanwhile placed second and third in the Puppy Dog category, Securex/Skaga Zippy was second in the Minor Puppy Bitch class and Securex/Skaga Uma was picked third in the Novice Bitch class.
The above-par performance by our dog-handling team, which fielded a total of 13 German Shepherd dogs, was in keeping with the company’s stellar record when it comes to the breeding of quality dogs for both explosive detection and guarding services as well. Skaga Issa for instance has a distinguished record as a show dog from February 2015 when she was picked as the Best Dog in the 48th Ladies Kennel Association dog show. She was then picked as the Best Female Dog-Open Class as well as the Reserve Best Female Dog in the Show in July 2015. She was also the 2nd in the Limit Class in October 2015.
We were also proud to have been tasked with protecting the families and dog lovers in attendance on the day as they enjoyed the action unfold. Our hearty congratulations go out to the team!