A number of members got together on Saturday 23rd July for a walk specifically and solely for our “Senior” Labradors. The weather luckily held out for us and our veterans thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely on lead stroll. Lots of lovely new smells for the dogs accompanied by their humans who walked at a suitable very slow pace and stopped frequently to view the surroundings. The relaxed pace suited everyone and what we thought might be a 30 minute walk – turned into a very enjoyable 60 minute walk.
Great walk on Sunday – at least 22 labradors – see photos – and 15 of us humans piled into the coffee shop at Waiuku afterwards.
Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start – this will be a beach walk.
See flyer for full details.
For anyone who hasn’t joined us for our walks before this is a happy social occasion for dogs and owners. We are happy for non-Labrador people to join us as long as their dogs are sociable and are under reasonable control. We will meet at the carpark near the Surf Lifesaving control rooms at Karioitahi beach. Dogs MUST be on a lead until we are away from the carpark area but after that they are free.
Our walks are not suitable for dogs under 10 months old as it can be too demanding on young ones and they can get pushed around by the older dogs. We usually walk for about two hours and know a nice cafe in Waiuku for a reviving coffee afterwards.
We walk whatever the weather so suitable clothing should be worn. Being on the beach shoes are optional but it pays to bring towels for yourselves and the dogs. It might pay to bring a fresh water drink for the dogs as they sometimes over do the salt water drinks. However there are fresh water streams along the beach where they can drink.
Any question – Contact Sally Felton 09 2325664/ 0272294803
South of Auckland head for Waiuku along the Glenbrook Waiuku Road. When you reach Waiuku turn right into King Street and fairly quickly turn left into Constable Road. This road becomes Karioitahi Road which you follow until you reach the beach. The last stages are down a pretty steep hill and at the bottom you swing left into the carpark area.
Click here for map of where we meet.
See here for photos taken at a previous walk at this location.
On Sunday 21st August the Labrador Club will challenge the Golden Retriever Club in retaining the Shield. The Labrador Club have won it for the past 2 years and our goal is to retain it in 2016.
Our sports people are heading to Rio shortly to win Gold for New Zealand – lets prove our Labradors can also bring home the Gold medals. To do this we need your support….. read on
The 2016 Retriever Olympics flyer provides information about the games – lock the date in your diary and come and be part of the fun. It is being held at the NZKC Kennel Club Grounds, Clevedon. Click here for a map.
If you are new to the Club and have a young puppy please come along, meet the committee, participate and see what the Club is all about. Bring a lead, water and bait for your pup.
You have got time to practice for the Marathon – put the training in and we will get the results.