CEO – Raw Gold
I am a Boxer Specialist Judge and an Accredited Working Group Judge. I’ve been breeding Boxers since 1999 and exceptional health is one of the corner stones of my breeding program. I raise all my dogs in as natural an environment as possible, and feeding them a diet free of growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and inappropriate ingredients is my top priority. Developed with an animal nutritionist, Raw Gold ensures that my dogs are kept in exceptional condition, have strong immune systems and have everything they need for a happy, healthy, long and active life. I am passionate about my product, knowing first hand how amazing it is and I have a deep desire to reach as many dogs as possible in order to help them live the best life that they can. My team of Distributors are all avid animal lovers and all are deeply devoted to their own dogs and to helping spread the amazing benefits of Raw Gold to everyone they come across.
(Llandudno, Hout Bay, Wynberg, Muizenberg, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Simon’s Town etc.)
I have always been passionate about animals, especially dogs. I have had 6 bull terriers in my life and I loved them all passionately. But there’s always the one that captures your heart just that little bit more, and that is one of my current Bullies, Jack. Being a white Bull Terrier he unfortunately succumbed to the dreaded skin issues that his breed are prone to. The entire right side of his abdomen became a mess of deep, oozing sores. For the first 8 years of his life he was taking antibiotics and cortisone more often than not. I tried everything…natural, organic, untested. One day a friend of mine was ordering Raw Gold for her dogs and said I should give it a try. I ordered a few kg’s and both Jack and Maggie absolutely loved it. I kept feeding Raw Gold and before my eyes, within 3 weeks, Jack’s wounds began to heal, and by a couple of months later, his hair had completely grown back. That was four years ago. Jack hasn’t been on antibiotics for his skin since then. He is now the longest living Bully I have ever had (he’ll be 13 in a few months)….and I owe it to Raw Gold. I would do anything to keep my boy close to me for as long as possible, and I know that’s what Raw Gold is doing for me. I am passionate about educating the public about raw feeding and the benefits to our beloved dogs. As dog owners we need to make all the decisions on behalf of our furkids, and the decision to feed raw is a decision that every dog owner should make.
CENTRAL AND WEST COAST
(Oudekraal, Green Point, Bishopscourt, Kenilworth, Pinelands, Melkbosstrand, Montague Gardens etc.)
I have worked in the film industry as an animal wrangler for 14 years, working with different animals, insects and birds during that time and have also been a dog groomer for 9 years. Animals are my life and I thoroughly enjoy working with and training them. I have been owned by Boxers since 1995 and am so glad I made the decision to feed such a great food. My 10 year old Boxer bitch had to be on a special diet for her stomach problems and was on medication for spinal spondylosis and since changing to Raw Gold she has not had to go to the vet. She has so much energy again and is able to keep up with my 14 month old pup. Feeding my dogs a well balanced food is important for them to be able to work and perform.
(Edgemead, Goodwood, Kuilsriver, Brackenfell, Klipheuwel, Wellington, Paarl deliveries, Klapmuts etc.)
I am a proud Morn to 2 gorgeous furkids – a dopey, looney Boxer and an endearing rescue hound. I’ve been a Raw Gold convert since 2012. My hounds have flourished on this natural raw method of feeding. From their shiny coats to their anticipation filled pre-dinner eyes… My hounds convince me daily that this is the best choice for them. SO Proud to be associated with this brand.
WINELANDS / HELDERBERG
(Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Elgin, Greyton etc.)
I am passionate about dogs and cannot imagine life without them. Over the years I have been involved in breeding, training, wrangling dogs for film and canine hydrotherapy. I have been owned by many breeds of dogs and particularly enjoy the very intelligent ones. We currently have a rescue, 2 Standard Poodles and a Flatcoated Retriever, all of whom glow with health and enjoy a healthy natural diet of Raw Gold. I enjoy working my dogs in various disciplines and am very interested in training and animal behaviour. My Flatcoated Retriever Leia is extremely lucky to enjoy a Raw Gold sponsorship and her supreme condition has helped her achieve the show status of one of the top Gundogs in the country. I also compete in Field Trials and the obedience ring and enjoy hours of fun training my dogs.
(Rooi-Els, Hermanus, Stanford, Gansbaai, Struisbaai, Bredasdorp, Caledon etc.)
I am Arina Fyfer, wife to Philip and mother to three fur-kids whom I adore (dare I say they are the love(s) of my life?); I will always do my best for them. I am very passionate about animals in general, but I am particularly fond of dogs. I have also been active in the world of Dog Shows since 2012. I am dedicated to providing support and assistance to others sharing the same devotion to their dogs. It is my vision that everyone understands the importance, significance and extraordinary benefits of feeding their pets Raw Gold and for them (and their pets) to share in the remarkable change that feeding Raw Gold can provide.
(Buffels Bay, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Robberg, Nature’s Valley, Kurland etc.)
I am a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist and have been involved in the dog industry competing in dog shows, field trials, agility and obedience. I have Golden Retrievers and Irish Setters at home and do occasionally breed. Canine nutrition has always fascinated me and I completed a Certificate in Canine Nutrition through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Nutrition plays a very important role in our companion dogs lives, but also plays a crucial part in assisting canine patients undergoing or recovering from surgery or suffering from other neuromusculoskeletal problems. Raw Gold provides an “anti-inflammatory environment” as it is a diet free of grains and other elements such as growth hormones, antibiotics and preservatives. We feed our dogs a similar meal everyday and for this reason it is very important that this meal is balanced and made of the highest quality ingredients, such as Raw Gold provides.
(Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage & Despatch, Eastern Cape.)
SUSAN VAN NIEKERK
I have been involved with dogs since I was 11 years old, and when I moved into my first house in 1995, I bought my first standard poodle, Scandal, and my second, Domino, shortly after. I started training Scandal in obedience in 1996 and started showing Domino in conformation the same year. My standard poodle family grew quickly, as did my interests in the dog world. I competed in obedience up to Class C, I started training and competing with my girls in dog jumping and agility, I tried out tracking and even man-work and APT with my poodles. I love showing my poodles and am lucky enough to have had great success in the show-ring, having both handled and bred Best in Show winning standard poodles . I have recently taken up agility again with 2 young bitches and we are looking forward to competing again shortly.
I bred my first litter of standard poodles in 2002, and I am completely committed to improving the breed in Southern Africa through careful selective breeding from top quality imported bloodlines. In the last 20 years I have liaised with top breeders in USA, UK and Sweden, and imported 6 standard poodles to improve the bloodlines in this country. I am passionate about not only my poodles, but also about their lifestyle, health and well-being.
I currently share my life with 14 fabulous standard poodles, and although it can get a little hectic at times, I couldn’t be happier
(Gauteng – Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds)
RUSSELL / PATRICK
Our logistics and management team in Gauteng consists of Patrick and Russell van Gool, a dynamic father and son duo, who are committed to bringing our exceptional products and amazing service to Gauteng’s pet lovers. They can assist with queries, questions, information, contact details and deliveries. They are also recruiting distributors in the Gauteng area, so please contact them and find out about the amazing benefits of being a Raw Gold distributor.
(Bedfordview, Edenvale, Greenside, Rosebank and surrounds)
My love of dogs goes back to my childhood in the UK and although my parents didn’t have nor want dogs, I used to walk other people’s dogs, which then led to showing Afghan Hounds in the UK. When I bought my first home in Chiswick, London, UK, my husband and I bought our first Boxer, Gus. Shortly afterwards we moved to South Africa, and of course brought Gus with us, our fur baby. This then led to my involvement with the South African Boxer, which 23 years later resulted in my becoming a KUSA registered breeder, KUSA Boxer Specialist Judge, very active breed show exhibitor and soon to qualify as a Breed Assessment Judge. I currently have 4 Boxers and 1 Pointer and I have long been a supporter of Raw feeding, and I am delighted to be involved in the Raw Gold product and be a distributor in Gauteng and am very lucky to have my show Pointer, Oliver, sponsored by this premium product.
KEMPTON PARK EAST – BENONI
(Kempton Park east, Benoni, Beyers Park, Farrarmere, Rynfield and surrounds)
I love my animals and cannot imagine life without a house full of dogs. I have been involved as a volunteer for various Rescue groups and I find myself forever picking up stray dogs and trying to find their home. For the rescue centres I foster and do home checks to make sure that they go to the best forever homes possible. I stay on a plot and have lots of space for furry kids. I have cats, dogs, sheep, chickens and geese. I started using Raw Gold for my Chihauhuas and my old Labrador. They love it!!!
SIMONE DU PLESSIS
Growing up with a house full of dogs as a toddler to now working full-time in the canine world as a Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist after studying at Equine-Librium College in beautiful Plettenburg Bay, we provide post-surgical rehabilitation as well as treat any musculoskeletal disorders in order to optimize functionality and reduce the risk of potential further injury. Two years ago I adopted a dachshund and I struggled to feed her a kibble diet. Obviously not knowing any better, I found myself hand feeding her! So I decided to give raw feeding a try and then found Raw Gold and have not even thought of looking back in 2 years! Meal time has become a pleasure. She maintains a healthy coat and has not struggled with her weight. I am thoroughly excited to be able to bring this high-quality food to Pretoria!