For SDC Members Only
Walk at Hucking from the Hook and Hatchet pub.
Sunday 25th November 2018
On Sunday 25th November 2018, we will be walking at Hucking. If you are interested in joining us, we will meet in the pub, car park at 10:15 am and move off at about 10:30 am.
The walk will take in open fields, bridleways, woodland paths on the Hucking Estate which is open to the public and as usual it is your responsibility to have your dog under control at all times and on lead in areas where there are or maybe livestock.
Suitable footwear is advised as the ground can be uneven and muddy in places.
Walking will be for up to 2 hrs which could be too much for younger puppies or older dogs. Only join the walk if you know your dogs are able.
The pub does food, details of which can be found on the pub’s website www.hookandhatchetpub.co.uk
Directions: Hucking is signposted, on the left when travelling along the A249 heading towards Maidstone between the Stockbury roundabout and Detling.
Follow the road signs and you will find the pub whose postcode is ME17 1QT. firstname.lastname@example.org,0.6317865,1775m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
If you require any more information, please speak to Sue Miller during our usual Sunday morning meetings.
Note: Training will still be available at 10:00am at Stockbury for those not going on the walk.
At training on Sunday 17th December 2017 we were joined by Sharon who we had invited to come along on behalf Large Breed Dog Rescue. The cheque was presented to Sharon by Mick Bingham on behalf of Stockbury Dog Club at our start of training gathering when all members are together. Sharon thanked all the club members for the donation saying the money was much appreciated and will help them to provide for the dogs in their care.
On Sunday 22nd October 2017 we were pleased to be able to present Parker and Doug with their rosettes and certificates for passing their KC Puppy Foundation assessment.
The awards were presented by Mick, our Patron, and received by:
Well done to both of them.
Latest Donations Given Out Take The Total To
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Buttercups is the only registered goat Charity in the United Kingdom whose sole aim is to provide relief to goats that have suffered or no longer have a home. Goats arrive at the Sanctuary from all over Kent, the bordering counties and London and Buttercups ensure that each animal receives the individual attention it deserves. Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats is now home to over 140 goats.
Other charities we have recently given donations to are: Last Chance Animal Rescue, Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary, Oldies Club, Happy Endings Rescue, Support Dogs, Protecting Preloved Border Collies and German Shepherd Rescue elite.
These donations have taken the accumulative total for charitable donations given out by Stockbury Dog Club since 2004 to more than
As a club we have been giving out donations since the club started in 1993 originally to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, these are not included in the £30k total. Rather than support a sole charity it was decided in 2004 to broaden our support and to consider other animal related charities based mainly in or around our region.
The giving of these charitable donations have been possible as all those involved with running the club are unpaid volunteers. Also the foresight and dedication of our founder and patron Mick Bingham who started the club in 1993 and has been at almost every Sunday morning training session since then. Twenty four years dedicated to providing dog training is remarkable but add to that the fact that Mick set the club up as not for profit so as to benefit others is an outstanding achievement.
Last Sunday, 21st May 2017, was warm and mainly sunny and thirty two of our members took advantage of this pleasant weather to come and have an enjoyable hour training with their dogs.
Looking around the training area we can see the different groups being taken through various exercises under direction of their instructor.
We see the puppy group handlers developing their dog’s heel walking,
the two intermediate groups under instruction working on various exercises,
and the advanced group practicing their down stays.
We see improvement in all the dogs over the weeks they attend training, making the committee’s decision difficult as to who should get the awards.
The awards this time go to:
Blaze for most improved puppy.
Riley for most improved rescue dog.
Juno for most improved adult dog.
Mick presented the awards to Blaze and his handler Jenny (left photo). and to Riley and his handler Kevin (right photo) at the Easter fun training session. Last Sunday, 14 May, Juno and his handler David were presented with their award (photo below).
The awards are held for six months after which they are returned for future presentations.
Normal club training this Easter Sunday was replaced by a fun event where members were invited to bring along Easter Bonnets for their dogs and / or themselves. About a dozen dogs arrived with bonnets of all shapes and sizes some of which you can see in the parade line below.
Also quietly waiting Monty (below left) and Sophie (below right)
This all gave our judge Brenda Bingham a difficult decision to make, after much deliberation the winner was Cleo.
Cleo very coy hiding behind her hat while her handler Helen was presented with her prize by Mick Bingham our club Patron. We did manage to catch another photo of Cleo, see below.
The morning events continued with sausage and spoon races and then relays with teams having to get their dogs in sits or downs at stages through the relay. To finish all twenty six dogs took part in an obedience group exercise. The morning concluded with light refreshments available for the handlers, the dogs had theirs during the sausage and spoon races.
Thank you to everybody for taking part and well done to you all.
Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Award
Barney, another of the puppies attending training has successfully complete his KC Puppy Foundation course and assessment.