What is IPO?

Spotlight on IPO

As we now have a very keen and committed IPO group at CRC, we asked our IPO trainer Larry Jones to answer some questions about the sport for those of us who would like to know more and perhaps get involved:

What is Companion Dog Working Trial?

Companion Dog (CD) is the first test of the “Working trials classic” competitions.
It demonstrates the usefulness of the dog as a human companion.

The test comprises of 3 groups adding up to 100marks

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus

Compiled by Dr Valmai le Grange BVSc


Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that commonly cause serious illness in dogs in animal shelters, boarding kennels, breeding facilities, and anywhere dogs are concentrated in high numbers. Most kennels and breeding facilities have been affected by outbreaks canine parvo virus in the past or might be affected in the future. Outbreaks can be very costly in terms of resource allocation to manage and eradicate these viruses, animal suffering, and negative public image.

Dogs stolen from Cape Town found at Namibian and Angolan Borders

Many of you have probably seen the emails regarding stolen dogs found at the Namibian and Angolan borders. It seems that an Angolan syndicate has been operating in South Africa and stealing dogs for various purposes. The tragedy of this situation hit home for us all when Osman Damon, our chairman, shared with us that two of the dogs taken were his very own Nero and Bonnie.

The KUSA Canine Good Citizen Scheme

The KUSA Canine Good Citizen Scheme is a non-competitive means of evaluating the level at which dogs have been trained and socialised by their owners. Canine Good Citizen is divided into three levels of difficulty: Bronze, Silver and Gold. While the bronze test covers very basic obedience and socialising exercises, the silver and gold require that dogs are trained to a higher standard and that owners have good control over them in all circumstances. The tests are as follows:


Are Rottweilers dangerous dogs?

On Wednesday this week, 11 January 2012 , a child was bitten by a Rottweiler on Clifton beach and required medical attention. Although many newspapers report that the child was severely injured and describe the attack in the most horrific terms, ER24 spokesman Andre Visser described the injury as “moderate” and consisting only of puncture wounds to the left calf (as reported in the George Herald ).

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