Helena Haywood has sent the following report: “Welfare AGM Report from Saluki Welfare Fund AGM1 4/08/2021
The AGM was held at Drayton Village Hall, OX14 4LF commencing at 1pm
The venue had been changed by the outgoing Officers and Committee due to the number of people who had expressed their intentions of attending, making the initial venue near Solihull too small for safe social distancing.
The outgoing Chairman was unable to attend the meeting, so the Chair was occupied by the outgoing Secretary, David Crane. The minutes were taken by one of the named Trustees, Chris Lewis.
There was a very full agenda with 13 Proposals tabled.
The order of proposals was amended, and subsequently as the first proposal made by Michael Williams was carried by a large majority, it rendered 9 of the subsequent proposals unnecessary.
The majority of the Officers and Committee, and the Northern Warden had tendered their resignations prior to the meeting, the Southern Warden having resigned some weeks before.
The Officers and Committee elected at the meeting are Chairperson, Helena Haywood; Vice Chairperson, David Hartley ; Treasurer, Kathy Webb ; Acting Secretary, Deb Steele; Committee member Annette Schaffer. Since the meeting, 2 further committee members have been co-opted, Rod Steele and Elaine Stanmore.
Interim Welfare Wardens can be contacted on either 07858 458827 or 01282 842617
A huge vote of thanks to all those attending, some of whom travelled significantly long distances to be there, your support is continually much appreciated.”
Michael and myself attended the Welfare AGM which was chaired by the outgoing secretary David Crane. Chairing a meeting is not always easy but David managed to conduct the proceeding efficiently as there were many items to go through. As is usual at AGMs we went through the business side of running the Trust. After dealing with this the AGM’s next part of the agenda was to deal with proposals. Michael had tabled a motion that an independent person be employed by the Trust to look at their procedures for the future running of the Trust. This was approved by the meeting which meant most of the other items did not need to be discussed and voted on. The meeting concluded with a thank you to the outgoing officers and Committee members with a special thank you to Christine Harrison for all the hard work she has done for Saluki Welfare. Christopher Lewis, one of the outgoing trustees presented a gift to the outgoing members as a token of their appreciation.
Entries for the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show and the Club’s Open Show are now available on Higham Press. The Championship show will be held on the 19th September in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show. Judging will be Mr John Walton Haddon. Schedules and paper entries to this show need to be made to the show manager Miss Christine Harrison, telephone number 07595 154541. The Northern’s’ Open Show will be held on Sunday 26th September at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland near Alfreton Darby. Judge is Mr Jimmi Johnston-White. Schedules and paper entries needs to be made to Mr John Owen. Telephone number 0115 9305473. Entries close 12 noon Friday 10th September. After judging there will be a Saluki Welfare event fun afternoon. This will start no earlier than 1.30pm. Also. there is hope to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Knightellington Affix.
John Walton Haddon has sent a note through saying that Darlington Championship Show have given us an adjacent ring for the NSC Championship Show and we can have it all day so there will be no waiting around for judging. John goes on to say “we can start judging whenever we want so the NSC can start whilst Dax are being judged. Hopefully dogs will be finished before Fran starts judging Salukis”
Paignton Championship Show was held on Sunday 8th August. Judging was Mrs Jill Peak. As what is often with the rural shows the entry is low plus, in this case, marred with absentees. It seems that many exhibitors are entering but for whatever reason are not able to attend. Some could be because they are being ‘pinged’.
DCC, BOB went to the Michelle and Tricia Ulyatt’s Fernlark L’Aunisien in Cornhaze ShCM for his first CC. He was born on the 12th May 2015 and his breeder is Mrs S Steer. His sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW and his dam Dawnchase Zayna of Fernlark. RCC and Best Veteran went to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph Sh CM (IMP GER)
BCC for her first CC went to Diane Layton-Smith’s Velourias Pris Von Schmidt. She was born on the 28th August 2018 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Elviis Al Noushafarin Velourias and her dam Ch Velourias Viva Vivienne.
RBCC was withheld. Mrs Peak is a very experienced judge so we will have to wait to read her critique to find out why she took this decision.
Best Puppy was Jenny, Laura and Steve Macro’s Luachmhar Jihan
The Paignton Champ Show FaceBook page has the following on it: "Paignton and District Fanciers Association want to hear from you. What did you think of our show? Is there anything that might have enhanced your experience?
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Bournemouth Show is now entering it’s 11th year at their new site in Organford. Driving down the M27, seeing signs for Cadnam brings feeling of nostalgia as we miss our old site at Brockenhurst in the New Forest. The old site had character with ponies and cattle milling around the roads. Part of our travel plan was to arrive at the site well before the holiday traffic built up. For some reason I felt, at the Organford site, it was still just a field.
Carrying on with the trend of lower entries and higher absentees, our judge, Mrs Debbie Copperthwaite had an entry of 29 dogs but when the entry was counted of dogs on the ground there were only 18 dogs actually there. Debbie has been part of the Saluki scene for over 50 years, still competing with her dogs. People complain when they have all-rounders judging all the time then why did they not come out to support our longest serving breed specialist? For us attending it was a lovely day. The rain and mist held off for the judging. Another comment I would like to make, with benching no longer available it is important to be vigilant on one’s dog’s behaviour while lingering about. It has been well reported about the Borzoi attacking the Dachshund which cost the Dachshund his life.
DCC, BOB & Best Veteran was Ann & Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga. This was his 3rd and qualifying CC. `He was born on the 28th September 2013. His owners are his breeders. His sire is Classicus Castiel and dam, Baghdad Bamjoeh Diva. RDCC went to Sarah Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan At Bumkiss. BCC for her first CC went to Geraldine Anderson’s Canapus Violante (IMP NDL). She was born on 21st July 2014. Her breeder is Felix S Van der Drift. Her sire is Haefen Freespirit Flair at Canapus and her dam Canapus Awn Rosemary. RBCC was our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque JW (IMP FRA). Best puppy was again our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque.
The KC has now reinstated its Find A Judge Service. To see which judges are already scheduled for Saluki CC appointments in the future go to the KC website home page and scroll down to ‘Find A Judge’. Tick Dog Showing, then enter the breed’s name. You can find out more about each judge by clicking on their name. There have been the usual teething problems with some judges concerned about missing information but the KC is rectifying errors and omissions quickly on receipt of a completed online request for any judge’s details to be updated.
A reminder that Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF. Please wear a face covering.
2. Declaration of interests.
3. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising.
4. Treasurer’s Report and adoption of 2020 Accounts.
5. Appointment of auditors.
6. Chairman’s Report.
7. Proposals dealing with amendments/changes to the Welfare Constitution.
8. Proposals dealing with changes to Welfare Committee personnel.
9. Additional proposals.
10. Statement by the Northern Welfare Warden.
11. Election of Officers and Committee members.
12. AOB. I will post the outcome of this meeting in next week’s notes.
Last week I posted the ‘Allocation of Challenge Certificates for 2024-28’ from the Kennel Club. Rereading the chart, I may have missed that the KC is expecting the NSC and the SGHC to have two championship Shows yearly. If I have misinterpreted this, I am sure one of my readers will correct me on this.
Northern Saluki Club will be holding their second show with CCs in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show on Sunday 19th September. Judging at Darlington will be Mrs Fran Mitchell giving CCS in Salukis for the first time. (Schedules available on Higham Press). Judging the Northern will be John Walton Haddon. As of writing these notes the schedule is not available, as of yet, for the NSC show, on Higham Press but should be there shortly. With so many shows coming at quick intervals, Higham Press and Fosse Data must be run off their feet. They had the lull which was lockdown now comes the storm. Personally, I think considering all that is happening they are doing a good job.
Last Monday, Bath Championship Show was held. On our way in we ran into Jeanna Simpson, who we have not seen in a while. She said that she was having a day out visiting the show. She has now retired from judging after losing Dennis as it had been their hobby together, and it had lost the sparkle. The other person we saw after a long gap was Martine Smithson. She too has lost her husband to cancer. I remember him from the shows of long ago sitting and sketching. Martine said he was also a writer having had three books published. Hopefully we will see Martine again soon showing her Saluki.
Judging at Bath was Miss Claire Boggia. BCC, BOB was Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM with the RBCC to Mary’s Classicus Olympia. DCC for his second CC went to Sarah Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan At Bumpkiss. RDCC went to Sharon & Graham Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett. Best Puppy was the Macro’s Luachmhar Jihan. Best Veteran Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph Sh CM (IMP GER). Best Special Beginner, June Bater’s Merenptah Precious Dream. Well done all!
The Kennel Club have posted the allocation of Challenge Certificates for 2024-28.
It appears that the allocation for CCs for Salukis remains the same as it has been
Last Saturday Leeds held their Championship Show. Mrs Rachel Wray was judging Salukis with CCs for her first time. DCC, BOB was Rosie Brady’s Classicus Azim for Dodercot for his 2nd CC, with the RDCC to his son, Classicus Octavius. BCC for her 2nd CC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Olympia. Best Puppy was Alexandra Cole’s El’Ubaid Buckingham Palace (IMP NDL). Best Veteran went to Elaine Sydney’s Multi Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Esp J Ch. Well done all!!
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SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 30TH JULY 2021
The following important message has been posted on behalf of The Saluki Welfare Fund. “Saluki Welfare is seeking nominations to be tabled at the forthcoming AGM for positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. None of the current Officers wish to stand again and will be tendering their resignations at the AGM. This advance notice is given to enable new people to be nominated to enable the Charity to keep functioning.
Nominations with a proposer and seconder should be sent as soon as possible to the Secretary, email@example.com.”
The following was posted in last week’s notes but I am resending it as a reminder
’Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF Please wear a face covering.
Last weekend was very busy with two championship shows in one day. We did
not attend but from all reports it was a good day for getting together after the long lockdown. The down side was it was extremely hot. So hot that there were reports of heat exhaustion and dehydration. Some exhibitors were not able to go into the group as they were so unwell. Thankfully most cars have air condition in then so they could have cooled down by the time they arrived home.
The first show was the Hound Association. Judging Salukis was Hound Specialist Jerry Robertson. DCC, BOB was Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh CM ((MP RUS) with the RDCC Nicola Quadling’s Classicus Alron with Malenkhai. BCC for her first CC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. She was born on the 17th February 2019. Her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Caryna Eris and dam Ch Caryna Neferti. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM. Best Puppy was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter the Gambler (IMP USA). Best Veteran went to Alexandra Cole and Stephen Bruynder’s El Ubaid Yaweh’s Gift and Best Special Beginners went to Linda Ward’s Caryna Manantena at Backtor
In the Viscount Chelmsford Memorial Stakes Classes congratulation to the Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett for winning.
The second show was The Northern Saluki Club Championship Show. Judging was Dr John Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). BCC, BOB and BIS was Mary Sanders Parkers Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM with the RBCC to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Mumtaz Asteria. DCC for his first CC went to Christine Campling’s Classicus Octavius. He was born on the 31st July 2019 and his breeder is Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Classicus Azim for Bodercot and Dam, Ch Noushzad Claudia-Classicus.
Best Puppy was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter the Gambler (IMP USA).
Each show this year has different rules, one item of interest is tenting/gazebos.
Bath will be unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed up to 3 metre by 3 metre.
Paignton will be benched so not tents or gazebos
Bournemouth is unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Blackpool unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Driffield unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Richmond has applied to the KC for permission to not have benching but will have
Tents and gazebos.
Richmond Championship Show has posted the following” Due to ongoing delay with activation of the online entry portal the Kennel Club has granted us approval to extend the entry closing dates for the Society’s 2021 show which are now:
Postal entries will close on Saturday 31st July 2021 (Postmark). Online entries will be accepted until 12 noon on Saturday 7th August at www.highampress.co.uk
Furthermore the £2.00 surcharge applicable for online entries made after the closing of postal entries is withdrawn.
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Summer has been slow in coming, without doubt it has now arrived with a bang. (very hot weather). Fortunately, this being U.K., it will probably cool down in a few days. To all of you that attended dog shows this weekend, with its extreme temperature, I hope you have all managed to stay hydrated, and not suffering any side-affects.
We have received our copy of “The Saluki” the magazine of the SGHC. Many thanks to its editor Diana Klein for putting together yet another beautifully presented, interesting publication. The first thing I noticed when opening the envelope with the magazine was the cover. The colours are bight and vivid with the background an inset of the foreground which is a plate made by Kutahya Pottery. It is a hunting scene. The pottery production in Kutahya dates back to the 17th century and is made of fine white earthenware. Credit goes to Karen Fisher for supplying the photo of this dish which she bought in Turkey. Article are varied as one would expect from a publication of this quality. In Diana Klein’s editorial she states: “Our series on Saluki Activities continues with this issue with Mike Strong’s article on Lure Coursing. John Davies gives advice on how to go about buying a Saluki and Michael McCormick Smith gives us the top ten reasons why a Saluki may not be the choice of dog for you. Health issues are covered by (The late) MaryDee Sist who writes about Heart Research in Salukis.
For further details please contact Diana Klein on email:
editorsalukimagazine@ gmail.com or tel 07751 061719
One question that came to mind after reading John Davies article on “Buying a Saluki Puppy” was how many Saluki owners actually give annual injections? It would be interesting to hear.
I have received a notification from David Crane that there is a change in the venue for the AGM of Saluki Welfare. This is to give more people the opportunity to attend this very important meeting. Hopefully when it is available, I will be able to publish the ‘agenda’ in these notes. Any member of the SGHC, NSC or owning a rescued Saluki through the SWF is eligible to attend.
‘’Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF Anyone wishing to submit items for the agenda should do so by Friday 23rd July to firstname.lastname@example.org’’ Please wear a face covering.
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Hound Show and the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show will be held on Saturday 17th July 2021. Hilary Davies, Caroline Pickering and Adele Walton Haddon would like to welcome everyone attending the NSC Champ show to join them in a glass of Prosecco and a piece of cake to celebrate seeing friends again. Any contributions, of course, would be welcomed.
Traditionally the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July would have been the weekend that Windsor Championship Show was held. Unfortunately, this year it was not held due to conflict of time scheduling. As an ode to the missing show Glen Dymock has posted some very interesting photo of past shows. This particular photo which I shall be referring to was “scenes from ‘Windsor Championship Show’ held in 1927 in the Home Park, Windsor under the management of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Canine Association”. The photo is of Miss Purgold with a quintet of Salukis. With Miss Purgold is a black tri feathered, a smooth, cream feathered, a parti coloured feathered and a red feathered. It has been suggested that the outfit that Miss Purgold was wearing was the clothing usually worn by the kennel maid. Glen Dymock has kindly supplied me with a copy of the 1927 Windsor catalogue for Salukis. It says that Miss V Purgold owned Sarona Haroun. A dog. Breeder was Major A.W.D. Bentinck. Born 1st October 1923. By Rishan of Kurdistan X Feena of Kurdistan. As the address given for Miss Purgold as the same as the Lances she may very well of been their kennel maid. As added interest at that show Sarona Haroun won a 2nd in Limit Class, 1st went to the Lances’ Sarona Jazzar. Judge was A. Croxton Smith Esq.
The last person I remember taking a team of dogs to a show was the late Mary Long (Amena Salukis).
Somewhat later than usual we received a copy of The KC Breed Record Supplement. It included Breed Records for January to March 2021. There were 36 puppies registered from 4 litter. Two of the affixes are familiar to me. There was one importation from Netherland. El’Ubaid’s Zulu (IMP NDL) It is a bitch it was born 3rd September 2019. Breeder is Mr B Van Der Moezel, owner Mrs A.E. Cole. One export to USA, Llygoden Bach. Three more Salukis have been tested Clear with DNA results for Sal-NCL. They are Kensteen Brook of Madejel, Madejel Premiere Enfant and Tywysog Cyntaf Arabaidd of Madejel. Hopefully we will eradicate this disease in time.
Not long now, the Summer Championship for UK Sighthound Sport will be 22nd August in Gloucestershire.
LIMITATION ON ‘HEREDITARY CLEAR’ STATUS POSTPONED TO 2023
Following the announcement that The Kennel Club will limit the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs to two generations, the organisation has announced that this change is now set to be implemented as of January 2023.
The decision to restrict hereditary status was made by The Kennel Club Board in 2018 on the recommendation of the Dog Health Group, and followed a Kennel Club study, published in the journal of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. This change was put forward to safeguard against the impact that dogs with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ status could have on health issues within a breed.
Hereditary clear status is given to dogs that are determined to be free of specific genetic material linked to a particular inherited disease. The Kennel Club’s registration system assigns a dog this status if their parents are known to be clear, either because they have both been DNA tested as clear, or because they are hereditary clear themselves.
Dogs could be mistakenly given a false hereditary clear status for a number of reasons; for example if there has been a failure of laboratory protocols, pedigree errors or incorrectly recorded parentage. In these instances it is unlikely that the inaccuracies would be noticed immediately, but rather that several generations later many dogs throughout the breed descended from the individual with the original incorrect status will also have erroneous hereditary status, and the well-intended mating of two such apparently hereditary clear dogs risks producing affected puppies.
The Kennel Club research analysed the risks faced by a population following the incorrect assignment of hereditary status and determined that the rate of dogs with false hereditary clear status could rise considerably over a fairly small number of generations, particularly for genetic conditions that are more common.
To reduce the knock-on effect of these errors, and the risk of unintentionally breeding affected puppies, The Kennel Club will be ensuring that from January 2023, the ‘hereditary clear status’ will be limited to two generations, unless lineage is verified by DNA parentage profiling recorded by The Kennel Club. DNA parentage profiling is a separate procedure to screening DNA for disease causing mutations, but can often be carried out at the same time by the same laboratory.
Originally scheduled to come into effect in January 2022, this has now been postponed to 2023 to allow for necessary development work to be completed and in order for ‘hereditary clear’ status to be as effective and reliable as possible.
Last weekend, besides having the first all-breed championship dog show since March 2020, the SGHC held their Limited and Open Shows. Traditionally the Open Show has always and hopefully will remain the most important show in the SGHC’s calendar. It is culminated with the BIS winner (subject to being a member of the Club) being presented with the ‘silver spoon’. I am most grateful for Michelle Ulyatt for sending the following report and posting the results.
“After a year without our usual Club shows it was lovely to be able to get back together with the Saluki community for the Open and Limited Shows. The committee did a fantastic job to pull it all together and keep us fed and watered throughout. The atmosphere was friendly and warm and I think everyone was delighted to be out with their Salukis and seeing friends again. Well done to all the winners and to the committee for making this such an enjoyable show despite the ongoing Covid restrictions”
Judging the Open show was Mrs Carolyn McCormick Smith. She chose for her Best in Show, Best Bitch, Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz. This bitch has made a name for herself winning her second CC just two days earlier. Previously she went Best in Show at the last Limited Show prior the pandemic. Most likely it will not be long before she wins her title. Reserve Best Bitch was Alishamar Roxane JW (IMP BEL) owned by Natasha Hamilton. Another shining star both in the show ring and on the lure coursing field. She qualified for her JW just prior to the first lock down. Reserve Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex and Best Dog was Diane Layton-Smith’s Elviis al Noushafarin (IMP AUS). Reserve Best Dog went to Linda Aldous & Jeanette Glaister’s JAY JP Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP JPM) JW. This dog won his first CC at SCCS two days before the show. Another young dog who has consistently been in the cards in his short life. Best Puppy went to the newly imported smooth male Khamsin’s Phoenix at Charrioak owned by Christine Harrison and Hilary Davies. Best Veteran was Karen Fisher’s Ruweis Tagaada and best Smooth went to Ruweis Isad.
The Limited Show was judged by Mrs Susan Rhodes. Best in Show was Classicus Olympia owned by Mary Sanders-Parker with the Reserve Best in Show to Natasha Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxane (IMNP BEL). Best of Opposite sex was Nicola Quadling’s Classicus Alron. Best Puppy in show went to Jane Hepburn’s Qatiifah Dahr Damyar at Azaba(IMP NOR)
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club has posted:” THE SALUKI WALFARE FUND”
The officers and Committee of “The Saluki or Gazelle Hound (The SGHC)” wish to make it clear that the current situation with the above is nothing to do with business of The Club. The SGHC is aware of the letters/emails from both sides in the dispute but it is not the intention of the SGHC to disseminate those letters email on behalf of either party. The policy of the SGHC is to never get involved in disputes between its Members. The only occasion that the SGHC disseminates information from The Saluki Welfare Fund is official notifications provided by their Secretary on behalf of their Committee such as notification of their AGM, fund raising events or a change in their personnel.
Please note if you are a member of The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, The Northern Saluki Club, or an owner of a rescue from The Saluki Welfare Fund then you are a member of The Saluki Welfare Fund. Neither The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club nor The Northern Saluki Club is a “member” in its own entity.”
David Crane Hon Sec for the Welfare has sent the following:
“Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Goverment regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Fentham Meeting Room, Marsh Lane, Hampton in Arden Warwicks. B92 0AY. Numbers attending will be restricted to enable social distancing. Anyone wishing to submit items for the agenda should do so by Friday 23rd July to email@example.com’’
A few judges for 2022 have been posted. WELKS on 22nd April 2022 will be judged by Mrs. M. Sander-Parker, 27th May 2022 Mrs Lorraine Fitzgerald (first time) and South Wales to be held on 7th October 2022 will be judge by Hector Heathcote.
Unfortunately, South Eastern Hound Club has decided to cancel their Open Show for 2021.
We spent a wonderful day, yesterday, at Southern Counties Championship Show.
The weather was perfect, sunny and not too warm for the spectators and the dogs. Rings were immaculately presented with short grass in the rings with a little longer grass outside the rings. We were allowed to sit close to the ring for observation though there was plenty of room so people were not crowded. People in the rings wore their masks as did the judge. Pleased to see there was plenty of room for the tents and gazebos. I think this may be the pattern for our shows in the future. Maybe we will retain benching just for in door shows Congratulations to the Committee for putting together a wonderful show.
It was wonderful seeing everyone at the show. It felt like we were being liberated after a long incarceration which it was. It was especially good seeing Phyllida Cooke. In a conversation with Phyllida, she mentioned that if you go to the Southern Counties Facebook page and scroll down, there are old photos of “Dog Days at Hastings’, It says:” Some Distinguished Quadrupeds and their Proud Owners at the Southern Counties Canine Association Show”. It was the year 1915 and SCCS’ 5th Championship Show. Phyllida’s grandmother was there, Mrs Vlasto, with her Addlestone Borzoi. Phyllida’s mother also use to show dachshunds. I wish we could exhibit in those beautiful hats which were in fashion then.
Judging Salukis at SCCS was Martin Green. BCC, BOB for her second CC was Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena For Mumtaz with the RBCC to Nicola Warner & Bernie Hetherington’s Ch Canapus Rodinia At Savuka (IMP NDL). DCC for his first CC went to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s Jay JP Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP JPN) JW. He was born on the 28th October 2018, his breeder is Jay Ito. His sire is J.A.Y. JP Love at first Sight and dam Viktoria Kelenvorn S Berga Turi. RDCC went to Oxana Grigorenko Chippendale’s Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (IMP BEL). BP & BJ was Christine Harrison and Hilary Davies’ Khamsin’s Phoenix At Charrioak. BV went Kathy Williams Ch Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton VW Well done all!!
A very special Happy Birthday to Brian Pether. For all who do not know Brian, he ran our very successful coursing section for many years. He was a championship show judge for Saluki and is an Honorary Vice-President of the SGHC. We hope he has a great day.
There has been a change of judges at Bournemouth Canine Association Show which will be held Sunday 15thAugust. Espen Engh, not surprisingly is unable to judge so the replacement judge will be Debbie Copperthwaite. Paper entries must be made by the 2nd July with on-line entries up to 16th July on Higham Press. For a schedule contact the secretary Sally Duffin on 01258 857721.
Southern Counties Championship Show, Hound Day will be on Friday 25th June 2021. Exciting day as it will be the first all-breed championship show since Crufts, March, 2020. Am I excited yes, I will finally have results to put in these notes. Our judge will be Martin Green as our original judge was to be from Finland, unfortunately because of rules there and here she could not come. Hopefully next year. Salukis will be judged at 10 am. There will be no wet weather facilities so everyone is asked to bring their own tent or gazebo. Maximum size 3 metres by 3 metres. I cannot quite envision a sea of tents, umbrellas and gazebos in the area near the rings. I will let you know how that works out next week. In our household we are requesting for sunshine as we are waiting to see what we want for cover after the show.
Sunday, 27th June, the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club are holding their Open Show in the morning and their Limited Show in the afternoon. Hopefully the weather gods will be good to the exhibitors. Open Show judging will start at 9.30 am followed by bitches. Judging will be Mrs Carolyn McCormick Smith. Entry for the show is 41 Salukis making 53 entries. Breakfast will be served from 8.30 am and light refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Lunch will be served upon completion of the Open Show and ahead of the subsequent Rescue Parade, Puppy Walk and Limited Show. Cream Tea will be available throughout the afternoon.
After lunch the Limited Show will be judged by Mrs Susan Rhodes. This will not commence before 1.00 pm. Her entry is 24 making 26 entries.
John Davies will be attending the show with the latest DNA swabs from the newly formed Kennel Club Genetics Centre. It is important for our breed that we have all dog’s information on record, it is not a test, but just a recording which may be used in the future, with owner permission for research.
David Hartley, Chairman of the NSC has sent me the following:
“Following the recent publication of the NSC Yearbook it is clear there are a significant number of Rescued Salukis whose owners’ details have not been forwarded to the Northern Saluki Club for inclusion in the membership. The Northern Saluki Club has in the past offered all rescue owners free membership of the Club for one year. The Saluki Welfare have a concern about releasing the personal information of the rescue owners.
So, if you have rescued a dog or bitch through Saluki Welfare in the last three or four years or more, please would you contact the Chairman of the Northern Saluki Club, David Hartley, using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Riverside, 3 Greenbank, Schoolfields, Earby, Lancs, BB18 6QQ or by telephone no. 01282 842617.”
This will allow you to be registered for your free year’s membership of the Northern Saluki Club.”
What ever you do next weekend we hope you have a wonderful, safe time.
It looks like three Salukis will be representing GB in the International Lure Trial championships to be held in The Netherlands on the 21st to 24th October 2021.
Let us hope the predictions are wrong, not another lockdown and our team can attend. Good luck to those that are planning on going.
They are Oxana Grigorenko’s Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (IMP), Natasha Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxanne (IMP) and Nicole Ward’s Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP). Oxana has sent the following report:
“Last weekend of May and what a fabulous weekend it was. Saluki team represented by Altai, Artie, Jazz, Nicole and Zac travelled to Somerset to take part in UK Sighthound Sport Spring Championship. It was held on Sunday at Raleigh’s Cross over the distance of 700 metres. The Competition was intense, Salukis were very keen and ran exceptionally well, the score spread was very tight. The race results 1st and LCC Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (owner O Chippendale, 2nd Allishamar Roxane JW (owner N Hamilton) 3rd Shazad Zaki Tel Dolen (owner M & J Strong) 4th Nocolefarhl Del Borghino (owner L, Ward) 5th Qazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi (owners M Shaverneva and S Rhodes). Congratulations to all 5 podium winners. All Salukis ae qualified to represent UK team in RU Championship in Netherlands. “
“Apart from seasoned athletes, the group of up-and-coming talented youngsters that included Lova, Mahla, Nisa and also Abi came to the meeting on Saturday to run the clearing trails. All have demonstrated great enthusiasm for the lure, focus on the job and most of all they loved it. All have been successfully cleared.
Hound Association is holding their championship show on the 17th July at the Stafford County Showground. Entries for 2021 are now open at Higham Press, closing date is Wednesday 30th June. The Saluki judge is hound specialist Jerry Robertson
The HA has posted the following: “The Hound Association looks forward to welcoming hound friends old and new to Stafford County Showground on July 17th when we are also grateful to be hosting ten breed club shows.
Entries are online only and exhibitors should note they are entering an outdoor show with no wet weather facilities. It is possible that, subject to national guidelines and the agreement of the local authority, this may change but this cannot be guaranteed and any changes to the situation may not be known until literally days before the show and after entries have closed.”
Best in Show judge for the Hound Assoc is Age Gjetness. As we know from Southern Counties experience, expecting judges from other countries is not straight forward at this time so we shall have to wait and see.
“On the entry form there is a tick box for those exhibitors who would like to bring a gazebo/tent for personal use. This will help the show management team plan its final layout, with designated spaces, once final exhibitor numbers are known. However, exhibitors should note again that at this stage we cannot guarantee the use of personal gazebos/tents as this too will be subject to further local approval. Our plans include parking as close to exhibitors breed rings as possible.
The usual caravan and camping facilities will be available which will also be subject to pitches being set up in a Covid appropriate manner and pitches will only be available with advance booking with your entry. The site will be open from the morning of July 15th and will close promptly at 12 noon on Monday July 19th.
We are working tirelessly to stage Houndshow for you all and ask you to bear with us both now and on the day as we work towards our goals. We will keep exhibitors up to date with progress and any changes as we move closer to the show. Entries are open!”
Immediately after the HA judging, the Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Championship Show. Judging will be Dr John Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). For further information on the NSC show please contact Christine Harrison on 07595154541 Entries close on the 2nd July. Schedules can be seen for both shows on Higham Press’ web site.
The Spring & Summer issues of “The Saluki” the magazine of the SGHC will be available in time for the Limit and Open Show on the 27th June. Contact Diana Klein if you want to purchase a copy or if you want to subscribe. Digital copies will be available at £6.00. Subscription for 2 issues a year is £20.00 UK, £25.00 Europe and £30.00 for the rest of the world. For further information please contact the editor, Diana Klein email email@example.com tel. 44(0)7751061719
Reviewing my notes of the 28th May 2021 which sadly contained the obituary of the Breed record holder, Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM, I unfortunately omitted some facts regarding him. He was born on the 7thApril 2010. His breeder was Mrs Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Ch Baghdad Karim IMP AUS) Sh CM and his dam is Ch Khalils Phaedra of Classicus ShCM (IMP SWE). This litter had great success, not only in the GB with Cassander being the breed record holder but his sister Concordia also became a GB Champion. Classicus C’Dale became a champion in the USA, Classicus Khalils Canta and Classicus Khalils Changrala both became champions in Sweden.
Results from Westminster dog show, BOB was GCHC Aurora’s Rhythm Of My Heart with BOS to GCHB Ch Aziz Reatha Allihan. Aziz Reatha Allihan was born in Finland. Her sire is Ch Baghdad Karim (IMP AUS) Sh CM. Congratulation to Karim and his owners, Ann & Steve Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Mrs Elliott-Ross.
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