HAPPY NEW YEAR
2017 has been a very interesting year in terms of dogs and dog showing. The biggest change, probably since the ‘Pedigree Foods’ sponsorship stopped abruptly, was the closing down of “Dog World”. It was vibrant to have two strong opinions, in the form of weekly magazines, regarding our world of dogs. Now we are down to one, it is important to keep that voice going or we will have only the Kennel Club’s opinion as the lonely voice. Some of the top accolades for 2017 are: Top Saluki (s) with equal points goes to Classicus Cassander and Fernark Schussboomer. Top Stud and Veteran was Baghdad Karim. There was no clear leader for the title of top Brood bitch. Top Puppy is
The Kennel Club has agreed to introduce champion classes at breed club championship shows, with effect from 1st January 2018.
These classes, which are not compulsory, have been brought in by the Show Executive Committee (SEC) following a recommendation from the Dog Show Promotion Working Party which recently announced a number of measures designed to improve the dog show scene in Britain.
The winner of the champion class, provided it is unbeaten, will join all other unbeaten dogs or bitches to compete for the relevant Challenge Certificate.
In days gone past we use to have a very popular Champions Class at the SGHC Open Show. It was deemed very competitively and most fun. Maybe will be able to do this in the future again.
Jimmy Cowie is now out of the hospital after 18 days. Joan has posted that it will be a learning curve regarding his recovery. We wish both of them all the best for the future.
Lure Coursing UK have announced that the Kennel Club have agreed to support them in sending a team to the European Championships in Denmark 2018. This is a huge step towards the sport being recognized. The first big trial for this year will be 1st April. Hopefully the Saluki Club will have organized some meets so our dogs will be able to obtain licenses to compete. Our dogs had a great time at LCUK’s first meeting. For further information on them please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy holiday from Michael, myself and all our hounds. Just in case I miss the next deadline for these notes we wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
I have heard from Debbie Copperthwaite that at the end of November her, Ch Noushzad Caliph went BIS at Horsham DCS Open Show - Judge was Jacky Cutler.
LKA, the special show we all look forward to, as the finale of the show year, was special for a different reason this year. On the Sunday Salukis were exhibited, the Birmingham area was having a snowstorm. Some exhibitors did manage to attend as did the judge. I spoke to her husband early on Sunday morning and he said Jenny had decided to travel the day before, thankfully. She was staying at a hotel about 4 miles away so was hopeful that she would get there. Seeing photo of the NEC, the entry to the show was depleted because of the weather.
Judging Salukis was breed specialist Jenny Macro (Nefisa). Her DCC, BOB and Hound Group 4 was Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with RDCC to Adele Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham (Imp) BCC for her third and qualifying CC went to Diane Layton-Smith’s Velourias Viva Vivienne Sh CM. She was born on the 12th October 2014 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Ch Baghdad Karim (imp Aus)Sh CM and her dam is Ch Anasha Al Noushararin (IMP AUS) Sh CM. RBCC went to L Phillips & H Wiseman’s Vidana Amira S Berega Turi (IMP RUS). Best Puppy was Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz. Best Veteran was Ch Classicus Cassander.
Good luck to all of you travelling to LKA on Sunday 10th December. I had hoped to attend as the official photographer for the judge, Jenny Macro, but will not now be attending. Michael has had to have heart surgery so I will be staying home helping him recuperate. He is doing fine and is at home recuperating. We are taking things slowly, one day at a time. I can see improvement on a daily basis.
Joan Cowie has posted that she has retired from her day job after 42 years, which she was looking forward to, no doubt, but unfortunately Jimmy is not well and is in the hospital in Aberdeen. We wish them the best.
At the recent Kennel Club of Guernsey Winter show, Ulmarra Bollinger PdH went Best of Breed and 1st in the Hound Group under judge Mrs D Holman. Later he was chosen Reserve Best in Show under judge Jenny Miller. He is owned by Wendy Marshall of Guernsey and Stuart Mottershaw of Jersey.
At the upcoming Swansea & DCC Open Show there will be Saluki Classes. Luke Johnston (Danluke) will be judging the breed with Hound AV and Group judge, Jocelyn Duddell (Canerikie). Stake and Best in Show judge is Raye Parry (Gwynsias). Date of show is Saturday 10th February 2018. Schedules can be downloaded at ‘onlineshowentry’ or email the Hon Sec at email@example.com or telephone 01792 310622. Postal entries close 22nd January, online entries close on the 29th January.
John Hudson has kindly sent me ‘ his annual’ Year in review: “
I’ve had a look at the numbers of Salukis entered at the 23 shows where we had CC’s last year. It turns out that the average number of dogs entered over the year is 52.3 . This compares with 53.1 in 2014, 49.7 in 2015 and 53.6 in 2016. So it looks as if we have reached a plateau of an average entry of around 50 Salukis. Previous to 2014 the numbers varied between 60 and 75 for several years.
This year, among the 24 judges (one for each show except the SGHC Championship Show where we had two) we had only 10 Breed Specialist (BS) judges, including 1 from overseas, and 14 All Rounders (AR), including another 4 from overseas. Taking the Breed Specialists first, the average number of Salukis entered per show was 62.3. However, this included Crufts and the two Club Championship Shows which generally attract untypically large entries. Removing these three shows from the calculation gives an average of 50.2. On the other hand, the average entry for the All Rounders was 41.5. For the five overseas judges the figure was 55.6. The lowest entry of the year was 26 at the Hound Association of Scotland, followed by 27 at Bournemouth and the City of Birmingham and 28 at South Wales. All these were judged by All Rounders from the UK. Crufts topped the entry list with 124, followed of course by the two Breed Championship Shows. Next came an entry of 75 at LKA followed by 69 at Southern Counties and 62 at Birmingham National. The judges for these were, respectively, BS, AR from overseas and another AR. From all this one might tentatively conclude that Saluki exhibitors prefer to enter under overseas judges, even though most of them are All Rounders, but they are not very keen on All Rounders from the UK. However, other factors are involved of course, like the state of British roads, the price of petrol and the weather.
Next year, when we have only 23 judges as the SGHC will have just one judge at its Championship Show, we have more Breed Specialists (13 including one from overseas) and fewer All Rounders (10 including two from overseas). One of the overseas judges is KJ Jarvinen who, according to the FCI web-site, is an All Rounder who started with Beagles, and later, Scottish Terriers and West Highland Whites but whose main breed is Boxers. He is now qualified to judge all breeds. He judged Salukis at Bath a few years ago without CCs. The other two judges are Cathy Smith at the NSC Championship Show and Age Gjetnes at WKC, both of whom we have met before.”
Any news would be most appreciated as I try to keep these notes vibrant.
In last week’s Breed Notes I stated incorrectly the date for the upcoming lure trial. The following information with the correct date has been sent by Elaine Stanmore on behalf of SGHC
“A Lure Coursing meeting is planned for Sunday 26th November at Walton on the Hill, Surrey. If anyone is interested please contact Cecilia Andersson email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07809486496 and leave a message. A walk could be organized for anyone not interested in running their Salukis.” Elaine goes on to say: “The latest edition of The Saluki is now available. As well as the regular features (letters, Salukis in the News, Championship results, Artist’s Gallery, Arabic Names, etc.) it also includes a review of the Giacometti Exhibition, a profile of the Saklawi Salukis, Hypothyroidism Health Report, Achieving a German Title, Advertisements and more.To subscribe please contact the Editor, Kathy Webb email: email@example.com or telephone 01737 353279.”
Sylvia Pass has informed me that the adults in her kennel are doing well. The original owner of these dogs is deciding which ones she wants to take home with her, as they are still legally hers. Sylvia still has 8 puppies remaining with her. She needs to find homes for 6 male puppies. She has rehomed 5 puppies, which are all doing well in the new homes and has received some wonderful photos of how the puppies have settled in. Besides needing homes for the puppies there are several adults needing homes also. They are both dogs and bitches. These dogs are all very people orientated and clean in the house. If you think you can help, please contact Sylvia on 01333 353546
Nicola Warner has written the following: “Every year our dogs and other animals have to endure the firework season, for weeks before November 5th and weeks afterwards. Animals everywhere cower and shake and are terrorized by bangs and explosions that they make and we humans feel as though we are living in a war zone. Those of us with dogs do our best to calm and reassure them through this awful time and I can only imagine how people with horses and other livestock go on. A petition has been circulated with the title " Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use....." This petition has received the requisite number of signatures needed so that there will now be a debate in Parliament. The date for this debate is January 29th 2018. I urge all of you who feel that it is beyond time that the law is changed to contact your M. P and ask him to speak on your and your dog’s behalf January 29th, 2018”
Congratulations to Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM, and his handler Steve Ham, at the Welsh Kennel Club Top Welsh dog, he was crowned runner-up.
SALUKI BREEDNOTES WEEKENDING 17TH NOVEMBER 2017.
Cecilia Andersson is organizing a pre-Christmas lure trial. It will be held on 19th November 2017 at the usual venue. The running format is to be confirmed as it might be dependent on the weather and the ground condition. Points will be awarded by the judges for speed, endurance and ability. After there will be a Chrismas bring and share celebration with mulled wine and mince pies etc. There will be a raffle so prizes would be greatly appreciated. Any further informa- tion please contact Cecilia on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0780907809
The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement for the months between July to September 2017 has arrived. There were 46 puppies registered from 8 litters. Of those 8 litters, I am familiar with three of the Affixes. Comparing the number of dogs registered last year (2016) up to this date with this year’s, the numbers are quite similar. Last year was 101, for this year 98 dogs registered. Three new Imports. Ariane Icarus Verakai at Bentarsna. Owners are Miss F Fahey & Fr J Shire, origin USA, Ariane Luzia (IMP USA) owner Ms J Fortnum. Origin USA. Waqiiq V’T Swartshof (IMP NDL) owner S R Rabey-Wilkinson, origin Netherland.
Four new Champions, Fernlark by Design owned by Mr K & Mrs M Goulden, Lasbakan Chiffonier owned by Mr I & Mrs D A Rogers, Noushzad Caliph (IMP Deu) owned by Mrs D Copperthwaite, Sufeina Jebel owned by Mrs C E De Souza. One Show Certificat of Merit has been awarded to Noushzad Caliph Orlie (IMP DEU) owned by Mrs D Copperthwaite.
Crufts catalogues are now available to download. Salukis are scheduled for Friday 9th March. Postal entries close on 8th January and on line entries close on the 22nd January. We are third in the ring after the Bloodhounds and the Ibizans.
Our judge is, breed specialist, Mrs. Denise Rogers.
Jeannette Glaister is organising a trip to The Amsterdam World Dog Show 2018 . A fabulous idea for those who fancy giving overseas showing a try or even just to go and watch the dogs and see some of the beautiful city.
AMSTERDAM WWS 2018 Jeannette writes “ I have a luxury coach leaving Carlisle with experienced Netherlands driver and 20 rooms booked at The Best Western Hotel. Coach departs Carlisle 8th August 2am, pick ups M6, by arrangement M25, Clackett Services (times tbc). Tunnel 11am. This trip incorporates the Benelux Show. Coach transfer daily to and from show. Departs Sunday 12th after show for 1am tunnel on 13th. £375 per person. No charge for your dogs on coach. Price does not include any charges by hotel for dogs or the 1.5euro daily charge per person in room. Dogs on coach limited so first come first served. To secure coach a deposit of £100 per person is required by 4th December and a further £100 by 22nd January. Only refundable if trip does not go ahead. DOGS caged on coach as coach company removing seats to Accomidateaccommodate us. Please ensure Pet Passports are up to date.’
Sue Finnett judged Salukis at Bath Championship Show 30th May 2016.
Unfortunately her computer broke down and she has not been able to access her report until now. I am pleased to include it in the Breed Notes
Puppy Dog (2) 1st Ham's Bendegedig Seth, 6 mo and a real baby with a nice head and eye. Well made with a good shoulder and good depth of chest , nice under line and top line, he moved with a light gait and was very co-ordinated for his first show.
2nd Buck's Bendegedig Cain, brother to above and very similar, good front and rear angulation, he moved well but not quite as together as his brother. Two nice puppies.
Junior Dog (0)
Post Graduate Dog (3) 1st Ham's Bendegedig Bazinga 2 yr parti coloured dog, quite mature for age, masculine head with well set and feathered ears. Lovely lay of shoulder and return of upper arm with good infill between front legs. Good depth of chest and ribs carried well back. Nice topline strong loin and good hind quarters. He moved well in profile and up and back.
2nd Darby & William's El Hamrah Mansur Of Kasaque 19 mo cream dog pleasing outline with good head and lovely eyes, well pigmented giving nice expression. Nicely made all through with good front and rear angulation. He moved well but not quite so true as first but with a light ground covering gait.
3rd Wood's Charliviant Badieh Almase
Open Dog (2) 1st Copperthwaite's Noushzad Caliph 2 yr wht and cream dog well up to size with a lovely head and expression. Nice neck runs into moderate front angulation, with good depth of chest and carry back of ribbing. Nice topline, good rear construction, he moved very well with light easy strides. BD
2nd Ham, Bockman-Chato & Elliot-Ross' Ch Baghdad Karim (Imp) Sh.CM 8 1/2 yr old now but still looking very good and giving of his best. Well made dog with a nice head, lovely dark eyes and well feathered ears. He moved well but had to give way to my winner today. RBD
Puppy Bitch (5) 1st Williams' Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (Imp) A quality class of puppies but I fell for this girl. Beautiful cream 7 mo puppy who looked just right for age, good proportions and ouline. Lovely head with dark hazel eyes and such darkly pigmented rims giving a wonderful expression. Good neck with nice lay of shoulder a return of upper arm, good ribbing with nice loin and balanced hind angulation. She moved very well, BP. 2nd Faber's Sufeina Against the Odds Quality puppy, so feminine, she is well made and looking quite together with a good topline and tail and nice hind angulation. She moved well. 3rd Cole's El Ubaid's Vision Kerma Belle (Imp).
Junior Bitch (0)
Post Graduate Bitch (5) Post Graduate Bitch (5) 1st Cole and Mintz' Voice of my Heart Neshema Tova Jun Ch (Imp) 22mo bitch presenting a typical outline with a lovely head and expression. Nice neck runs into moderately angulated forequarters with good depth of chest. Nice topline and moderately angulated hind quarters give a nice over all balance showing in her good movement especially in profile. 2nd Desforges-Poths' Bendegedig Jameel Antar Of Kiddles 2yr old parti bitch with a good head and neck and well angulated front and rear. Chest quite well sprung with good carry back. She moved well with good profile extension. 3rd Yardley's Bryn'm Wild Rose at Manarah (Imp)
Open Bitch (5, 1abs)
1st Mansell and Duddell's Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (Imp) JW, a beautiful bitch with smooth flowing lines which present a lovely outline. 4 yrs old she is looking at her best with a lovely head and expression, good length of neck running into well angulated forequarters with good depth of chest and lovely topline flowing into well angulated hind quarters. Good feathering completes the picture as she moved out with a light, balanced, easy stride around the ring. Pleased to award her BB and BOB. Delighted to hear later that she won the Hound Group and was Best Opposite Sex in Show.
2nd D. Copperthwaites' Al Caliphs Artemis, quality, mature typical bitch with a gorgeous head and expression. Nice angulation with good depth and a lovely outline. Would like a shade more width all through but she is a lovely bitch with typical movement. Looked lovely in profile with an easy ground covering stride. Pushed my winner hard, RBB. 3rd K. H. Williams' Bermuda Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton.
The East of England Afghan Club are hosting a health seminar at Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Cambs CB8 0UH on 25th November 2017. The Seminar commences at 10 a.m and is expected to conclude by 4.30/5.00 p.m. Topics include Laryngeal Paralysis, Seizures, Lung Lobe Torsion and Chylothorax, Cardiomyopathy, GDV, Hypothyroidism and Insulinoma. Tickets cost £15 per person and includes a light buffet lunch plus an opportunity to view the facilities offered by Dick White Referrals.
For further details, interested parties should contact Lyn Hewson on 01536 267892 or email@example.com
On the same weekend as the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Championship Show (22nd October) another very important event was being held in London at the ExCel Centre. It was ‘Discover Dogs’. I asked a friend to take a photo of the SGHC stand…she reported back that there was none. Looking through the list on the Discover Dog web site we must have been the only breed not represented. I was most shocked as this was such a lost opportunity to let the public view our elegant breed with history that goes back to the earliest time. Such a lost chance to promote our breed. For me, it begs the question why were we not there?
Annette Buckley has sent me an update on how Brian is proceeding with his recovery. “Brian is having to cope with painful complications in his recovery which are being monitored closely at home in addition to hospital diagnoses and treatments.” Hopefully better news next week.
David Hartley, warden for the Saluki Welfare has sent the following: “Saluki Welfare is currently involved in a complicate rescue case. We are actively seeing the support and help of members of both breed clubs to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion.
There are 3 dogs (2 males & 1 Bitch), litter mates, aged about 2 years which we are told have never been socialised to ordinary family life and as a result could be difficult to deal with. They have probably lived together all their lives and with other dogs, possibly as part of a Saluki pack. They therefore need separating if they are to progress.
Welfare has been asked to take on these dogs. Clearly it is no use just putting them into kennels and hoping that the right home will turn up. They require significant amounts of training, care and patience with the right foster home environment to bring them to the point where re-homing can be considered. We are asking if any Club member would consider taking in one of these dogs, given their special circumstances or if there are any recommendations from members as to where they might be best helped
This opportunity to foster might well provide a way to be of practical support for those experience Saluki people who have taken such an interest in the plight of these hounds. ‘
Otley Canine Open Show has 3 Saluki classes Puppy, graduate & open. The show is on the 3rd December at Batley Sports Centre near Dewsbury. All details are on Fosse data. The judge is Liz Millward.
Clare Boggia judged our breed at Midland Counties Championship Show. DCC, BOB was Ch Fernlark By Design JW owned by Kelvin & Michelle Goulden. RDCC went to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Sufeina Jebel Ali. BCC was Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW with the RBCC to Diane Layton Smith’s Velourias Viva Vivienne Sh CM. Best Puppy was Katherine Williams’ Tigsisle Totally Unique.
At last week’s SGHC Championship show there was lots to celebrate. Adele Haddon was celebrating her birthday with a delicious looking cake made by Caroline Pickering. Denise Rogers also had a birthday to toast. Annette and Brian Buckey were celebrating their 56th year wedding anniversary. Everywhere we looked little groups were raising a glass. Congratulations to the Committee for their well run show with a convivial atmosphere. Of course I must also thank Royal Canin for their generous support.
Helen Haywood has sent the following regarding the Welfare stand at the show:
“We would like to thank everyone who either donated, patronised the Tombola or bought goods at the Welfare Stall at the SGHC Championship Show last Sunday, 22nd October.
We took 30 Calendars to the show and sold them all, but if anyone still wishes to purchase one, they should e-mail Alison Crane on firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment of £10 which includes postage and packing can be made by either BACS Transfer or cheque, just tell Alison how you will be paying. I understand that they are also available on ebay.
I was able to bank £611 for Welfare funds, which given that we have just had a vets bill for one hound in foster for over £1,000 is very welcome.
My thanks for their assistance, go to my granddaughter Grace and our Southern Warden, Jacqueline O'Curry.”
Many of the winners at the SGHC show donated their bags of Royal Canin dog food to the dogs in Scotland that are in need. Sylvia Pass has picked them up and thanks everyone for their thoughts. Sylvia has said the puppies are now doing well and looking for their forever homes. The older yearlings she hopes to rehome, but in the meantime would like to find foster homes for them. Anyone wanting further information, can contact me.
Brian Buckley has had his operation on his knee and I have heard from Annette that after the op he came back on ward and let them all know that he was hungry. I would say that is a good sign. We wish him a speedy recovery.
I have also heard that Bo Forssberg (Khlails Salukis) is having to go into hospital for an operation. We wish him good luck.
In ‘Our Dogs’ of last week (27th October 2017) there was an article entitled “Lure Coursing: what ‘s it all about?” by Sharon Dalgleish. In this article Sharon has explained what she envisions as the future for UK Sighthound Sport. Firstly they would like to get the sport of lure coursing recognized by the Kennel Club just as the Gundogs have with their ‘field work’. Someplace down the line ‘titles,’ as they do in the States, Canada and Australia, could be attached to dog’s names when they achieve the point qualifications for the titles. One of the pluses of lure coursing is you do not have to be a show dog or be show quality, just registered with the Kennel Club.
UKSS does not seem intent on holding lots of meetings throughout the year. They want the dogs to do their ground work with their breed club lure coursing events and come together for ‘big events.’ The SGHC has been holding lure coursing meetings throughout 2017 which could compliment this bigger event. I spoke to Cecilia Andersson about this and she said she has some plans for future events. I must state at this point that these events are only open to members of the Club.
In Sharon’s final statement she says” UKSS is working towards obtaining recognition of Lure Coursing by the UK Kennel Club and it is hoped that in future, dogs will gain titles recognized by the KC and be eligible to compete alongside other Europeran Countries at the European Championships. …Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see talented hounds represent the UK in Denmark in 2018.”
In 2018 the Swedish Saluki Club will be holding their 50th birthday. To celebrate this they are holding a ‘Gala’ weekend. The Provisional program included discussions on movement, Reports from the Swedish Saluki Club on the state of the breed and discussions on health topics. There will be a presentation from the Abu Dhabi Saluki Center. Another presentation entitled ‘down memory lane plus highlights from the Saluki breed history over the past 50 years.
On Friday 27 & Saturday 28th July, there will two days of official dogs shows with Cacs. Judges will be Shuichi Suda from Japan and Deric Aube from the States. On Sunday there will be an additional show at Stromscholm which is about 30 kms from Vilsta.
On the Friday evening there will be a joint dinner at Vilsta with Arabic theme! Pre-registration and payment is required to participate.
On Monday & Tuesday there will be International lure coursing trial with CAC & CACIL
For more information about dates, places and judges look at www.vklcb.svvklc.se
Artists are invited to come and show/sell their art in place during the weekend! For more information look at www.ostra.svvk.se
The World Dog Show will be taking place is Leipzig, Germany with a massive entry of over 31,000 dogs. They are purported to be the biggest show in the World. Salukis are exhibited on Sunday 12th November and are classified in Group 10. They have an entry of 150. If anyone is going from here, good luck and would love to hear about their trip.
Anne Hodgson, Hon Sec of Horsham & District Canine Society has sent an email regarding change of judge at the show. Maya Monk Schenk has had to withdraw from the appointment. Judging us now will be Brian Ballan. He is also judging varieties for the club and gives tickets in Dachshunds and Bassets. Group judge is John Walton Haddon. Horsham has scheduled three classes for Salukis. Their show is on Thursday 30th November. Postal entries close on Monday 30th October and on line entries can be made up until the 5th November at Fossedata.
Penny Clarke has been involved in a road accident near Oxford. Last Thursday she was on her way to pick up her granddaughter from school when the collision occurred. Penny was driving along the road when she passed a police car parked on the side of the road after what may have been some kind of an incident. The vehicle was a large BMW X5 which the police force used for ‘armed response’ vehicle. The driver of the police car pulled out into the road without indication or checking upcoming traffic. Poor Penny’s car was written off, air bags inflated and Penny taken to the hospital in the back of an ambulance. Penny is at home now, very sore from, most likely, from when the airbags inflating along with the seat belt.
Yesterday, The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club held their Championship Show. This year we were judged in the smaller of the Kennel Club’s two hall at their designated building. Instead of two rings, we had one, which seemed to work out fine. Judging dogs was Linda Scanlon from the USA. She choose for her DCC, for his third CC the young Russian import, Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh CM (IMP RUS) owned by Jeannette Glaister. He was born on the 2nd November 2015 and his breeder is E.A. Potemkina. His sire is Ch Classicus Khalils Canta and dam Multi Ch Kamila Djaal Lhilal. RDCC and Best Veteran Dog went to John & Caroline Owen’s Ch Caryna Curetes. Best Puppy Dog was Qazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi (IMP BEL) owned by Masha Shaverneva.
Bitches were judged by Karen Fisher. Her BCC went to Nicola Warner and Bernie Hetherington’s Canapus Victoria (IMP NDL) for her third CC. She was born on the 21st July 2014 and her breeder is Felix van der Drift. Her sire is Haefen Free Spirit Flair and dam Canapus Awn Rosemary. RBCC went to our own Ch Kasaque Miracle from the Special Veteran Class. Best Puppy Bitch went to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz.
Best in Show was judged by Elaine Stanmore. She choose BIS, BOB to go to the bitch, Canapus Victoria (IMP NDL) with RBIS, BOS to the dog, Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh CM (IMP RUS). BVIS went to Ch Kasaque Miracle. BPIS to Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz and the Best Smooth in Show to Qazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi (IMP BEL).
Good luck to Brian Buckley with his upcoming operation on his knee. He has
plans to be dancing the night away at the Northern Saluki dinner dance in April.
Last minute reminder for the SGHC Championship show, which will be held on the 22nd October at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Please bring along a three generation pedigree of your dog(s) if you would like
To take advantage of the facilities the Club is offering and help Salukis in the future.
Busy time for Championship Dog shows. The first show I have to report is Driffield. From all reports it was a day of mud, glorious mud. Dogs and owners were returning coated in the stuff. There was a notification that one of the car parks had to be closed as it was so muddy. Judging proceeded as normal with Jill Cross awarding CC for the first time. Her DCC, BOB, Hound Group 2 was Jeannette and Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with the RDCC to Kevin and Michelle Goulden’s Ch Fernlarkl By Design JW. BCC for her second CC went to Josh Duddell, Barry Mansell and Luke Johston’s Canerikie Catalina, with RBCC to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Britannia JW. Best Puppy was Mrs E Rooney’s Merenptah Wind.
The next show, on the schedule, was South Wales Championship Show. Judging was Jan Pain. Her DCC, BOB went to Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by the Glaisters with the RDCC to his sire Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by the Ham, Brockman Chato, Elliot-Ross partnership. BCC went to Fernlark Schussboomer owned by the Duddlell, Mansell, Johnston partnership with the RBCC to Classicus Britannia JW owned by Mary Sanders Parker. Best Puppy was Waqiiq V’T Swartshof for Greatplains (IMP NDL) owned by Sue Rabey-Wilkinson.
Last Sunday the UK Sighthound Sport Showcase held their first Open Lure Coursing Competition. It was a murky day with the weather not able to make up it’s mind if it wanted to rain or just be cold. So it was both, dank and cold, little did the dogs care. It reminded me of the days of old when we would be out on the coursing field no matter what the weather conditions would be. There were 11 Salukis entered, but for varied reasons only 5 ended up on the field.
We were given very specific rules for running our dogs in this competition. I will not go through all the pages but a few items were that dogs had to be run in jackets. On the coursing field we used either red or white collars, on the lure coursing field it had to be jackets. This created a problem for the Saluki competitors as the person making the coats was ill and unable to make them. Buying them online was impossible as the provider was is in the Czech Republic. In the end we did find a lovely lady that produced four coats very quickly. Another requirements was muzzles, none of the dogs seemed to mind this. As Salukis can be quite unpredictable we all crossed our finger that they would run without mishap and be retrieved in a timely fashion.
All five competitors ran beautifully and the competition became quite heated in a friendly way. Who won? Our judges were Masha Shaverneva and Laurence Winter, scoring was calculated on a points system. The winner was by .5 of a point was Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP) with the runner up Velourias Viva Vivienne. Diane Layton-Smith’s final comments were who has been keeping this (lure trials) a secret from us. Hopefully we will see more participants at the next UK Sighthound Sport Showcase. A big congratulations and thanks to the organizers Sharon Dalgleish, Sarah Meadham and the committee of the Sporting Whippet Club.
SGHC Championship show will be held on Sunday 22nd October at the Kennel Club Building (West Hall), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging dogs is Mrs. Linda Scanlon (USA) and bitches, Mrs. Karen Fisher. Best in Show judge in Mrs. Elaine Stanmore.
Entries for the SGHC Club show are 44 dogs and 45 Bitches. A reminder that dog judging will commence at 9.30 am with bitches to follow and a 45 minute luncheon break. Contributions for the silent auction would be appreciated and they need not be Saluki memorabilia. The Welfare stand will be there, manned by Helena Haywood. Hot and cold food will be available all day.