29 May 2021 - CFTC Limit Test
Phoebe participated in the Cape Field Trial Club Limit Test (set at Maiden Stake level). The test was run on live game. 13 dogs entered, and only 3 finished the day. Our beautiful girl was awarded 1st Place and Gun's Choice. She did not put a foot wrong all day!! View all details on the Zimzala Results Page
24 May 2021 - Planned Litter
We are extremely happy to announce our planned litter for Summer 2021. View all details on the Litters Page
22 April 2021 - Hello World!!! - Gemstone Litter
On Thursday 22 April 2021 Delft gave birth to 4 precious little black girls!! Her first puppy arrived at 17h17 and the last at 18h41. She made it all seem so easy. No issues nod fuss, delivering and cleaning each pup as they arrived. Our girls weighed in at 390, 400, 445 and 465 grams. Our Treasure Chest holds four precious puppies with collar colours Red, Green, Orange and Purple. View all details on the Gemstone Litter Page
18 April 2021 - Three days to go!!! - Gemstone Litter
Our girl is doing well and looking really fit and healthy. Those puppies are really doing their stretches, kicking and clawing in preparation to enter our world!! View all details on the Gemstone Litter Page
8 April 2021 - Happy Birthday - Love Song Litter
Happy birthday to our beautiful Love Song Litter. I can't believe where the time has gone!! You are 6 Years old today!! Phoebe sends many many Flatcoat kisses to Amy, Balou, Lucy-Rose, Nebraska, Pink, Radley, Sabi, Tulip, and always in our hearts, Zeus who left this world too soon!
17 March 2021 - We are Expecting!!
I am sooooo incredibly happy to announce that we are again EXPECTING!!! Dr Rachel Shuttleworth confirmed via sonar this morning that our Delft is carrying at least 5 puppies, possible more!! I am over the moon, and feel so incredibly blessed!!
View the details on the Gemstone Litter Page and follow the weekly updates on the Litter Pregnancy Progression page.
23 February 2021 - SAVA Eye Certificate
The Girls went for their SAVA eye tests today and was given an ALL CLEAR!!! So happy and grateful.
Delft - Featherstone's Nightbird's Song of Zimzala FQ (DMA) CGC(Go) - see certificate
Phoebe - Zimzala I'm Your Angel FQ CGC(Go) NTD - see certificate
6 December 2020 - Zimzala Invitational Field Test
We hosted our Zimzala Invitational Retriever Field Test. The Zimzala girls absolutely loved the day out and the opportunity to work, by the looks of it, the other competing dogs had fun too!! We offered two levels, Maiden and Novice, and had 14 dogs participating.
In the Maiden stake, only one dog/handler team managed to successfully complete the 1st series and finish the day. It was Amanda de Wet and Flatcoated Retriever, Delft - Ch Featherstone's Nightbird's Song of Zimzala (DMA) FQ CGC(Go). Delft was awarded 1st Place in the Maiden Stake. She worked so well delivering all 7 pick-ups beautifully to hand ♥ Gun's Choice for Maiden went to Cornelia Naude and her liver Flatcoated Retriever, Rogan - Casblaidd's Chip of Cornau. In the Novice stake, two dogs made it to the final series. Amanda de Wet and Flatcoated Retriever, Phoebe - Ch Zimzala I'm Your Angel FQ CGC(Go) fell out on the final pick up. Sue Lain and her Golden Retriever Hannah did not put a foot wrong and finished the day with Hannah being awarded 1st Place and Gun's Choice in the Novice Stake! Well done!!
Thank you to Ampie and Alda for making your beautiful farm in Botriver available as our venue!! To our judges, gun, throwers, and FTM - Kobus, Heather, Lisa, Dewald, Norbert, Prince, Pinky & Thulani - thank you so so much for your time offered so kindly and your always positive & willing to support attitude. The wonderful challenges set for our dogs (and their handlers) and the smooth execution of the whole day was just a pleasure to be part of. To all our competitors who participated - THANK YOU! Everyone's contribution made this most enjoyable day possible.
20 September 2020 - Cape Field Trial Club - Canvas Dummy Test
The Girls and I had a very enjoyable day out at the CFTC Canvas Dummy Test. Suffice to say, Delft had fun. Phoebe on the other hand seems to have had some fun and manage to get some work done too. To my absolute surprise and huge delight she was awarded a Certificate of Merit (COM) for her efforts. Thank you to the club committee for all their work and special friends for your wonderful company.
20 March 2020 - Novice Trick Dog Tirle
I am extremely proud of my yellow boy Legolas, who was awarded his Novice Trick Dog Title by "Do More With Your Dog".