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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com . 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.
Andrea Ireson and Ruth Dann would like me to clarify their affix. In a couple of occasions, including the catalogue for the NSC Open Show, it was spelled incorrectly. The affix is JAZALLE, not to be confused with Jazelle.
In the summary for the NSC Open Show it should have been mentioned that DNA kits were given out. Please do remember these will be available at the SGHC upcoming championship Show on the 22nd of October. All you need to do is bring along a pedigree of at least three generations and Peter Yardley will be available to assist with the rest. We need to secure the future of our breed’s health with the samples that will go to the Animal Health Trust. No samples will be used without the permission of the owners of the said dogs.
If you are concerned about this I can assure you from personal experience we were contacted by the AHT regarding using DNA that we had stored some years ago through the efforts of Daphne Tovey, when she was in charge of ‘heath’ for the Club. The AHT are storing it on your behalf.
Most of the judges for 2018 were printed in ‘Our Dogs’ 18th August. Little has changed as the only two not announced are The Hound Association and Richmond Championship Show. Reading through Breed Notes by Bill Bunce for American Cocker Spaniels, I thought his comments were totally applicable to Salukis. With his permission I am reprinting it with slight modifications. “Many of you will note that around half of the judges are not actually involved with the breed. I sincerely hope that this fact will not affect entry numbers to any great extent, particularly after the low turnout at some shows this year. I truly hope that the new judge’s education system will not translate into less and less judges doing more and more judging in the future, otherwise I fear exhibitors may just save their money and stay at home resulting in the loss of classes and/or status for individual breeds including ours”.
Carrying on this theme the following point is being discussed on Lets Talk Salukis, a facebook based interactive group with contributors from salukiphiles around the World. “This maybe a Brit centric, though I think not however after looking through the breed judges for 2018 championship shows it is evident that the majority are not breed specialists and I have to ask WHY, when did Salukis become an "add on" breed, there to make up judges numbers? When did we allow that to become ok? When did we allow this unique and most special of dogs become a cardboard cut out and generic "running dog" for judges without a clue to run the rule over them, who said that was ok? When did we allow people who do not care about our breed , when did we give them the right to judge them. When and how did the breed clubs allow that to happen?” Any comments on these points?
About 18 months ago I saw a film entitle ‘Queen of the Desert’ starring Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell. Sadly I was disappointed when the film did not appear to have any Salukis included. Last week Michael and I happened upon a television program on BBC4. It was entitled “Letters from Baghdad” which included excerpts from the 1600 letters sent from Gertrude Bell to her father. The whole film, while retelling the letters also showed film clips from around the time of the 1st World War in the Middle East. Brian Duggan in his book ’Saluki The Desert Hound and the English Travelers Who Brought It to the West’ featured Gertrude Bell. Our eyes were glued looking for Salukis, hopefully not to be disappointed for a second time, as Gertrude was very well acquainted with some of the Bedouin tribes. We did see a couple of Saluki street dogs in a few scenes but the final scene was a photo of Gertrude’s home in Baghdad with her guards/servants and two Salukis. The whole program was very interesting as she was such a special person, unfortunately her ending was rather sad as she lost faith in the system she once was a part of.
It is sad to hear the passing of one of our old Champions, even at the age of 16.5 years. Our sympathy to Reina and Tony Clarke on the passing of their Ch Nefisa Baaz of Rhazias. Very much an upstanding dog, with his handler, Reina making a elegant team. As a stud dog he produced Champions here and on the Continent. His grandchildren are caring on the tradition. He was part of a litter produced by Jenny and Steve Macro that saw Baaz and his brother Ch Nefisa Bushrah of Saruk dominating the show scene.
Elaine Stanmore has sent the following on behalf of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club: “The SGHC would like to increase the Database of Saluki DNA which is being stored by the AHT. Many canine DNA tests have now been developed for simple inherited conditions, which have enabled breeds to control these without damaging genetic diversity and research is ongoing worldwide for complex inherited conditions, so these samples are important for Salukis in the future.
At the forthcoming Championship Show, DNA swab kits will be provided free of charge provided the samples are taken at the Show and handed in with a completed form. If anyone wishes to take a kit away there will be a charge of £5.00. Any donations towards the free kits will be appreciated. The fee reflects the indefinite storage of the DNA by the AHT and not the actual kit.
Peter Yardley will be coordinating on the day and can answer any queries. There will be a screened area at the show. The kits contain 5 brush type cheek swabs which have to be briefly dried before placing in the envelope. It is important not to feed your dog for an hour before taking the samples.
You will need to provide a 3-5 generation copy of the pedigree, which will stay with the completed submission form. A KC copy would be preferred, but other versions are acceptable. If any siblings or other relations have suffered with any significant conditions these need to be included on the form. You also need the KC registration number. If any significant health issues develop in your Saluki after the swabs have been sent to the AHT, it is very important to inform them. If you need to do this email:-firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to advise. (The AHT sends an acknowledgment which includes a personal reference number for each dog)
It is hoped that as many people as possible will participate.”
Alison Crane has sent the following on behalf of the Welfare “‘The Saluki Welfare Fund calendar for 2018, which features gorgeous pictures of salukis all re-homed through Saluki Welfare, will be available to purchase from the Welfare stall on the SGHC Champ Show on 22nd October at the very reasonable price of £8.50.
However if you are unable to make the Show copies of the Calendar are available by post at a cost of £10 to include postage & packing. Please contact Alison Crane by email on email@example.com to order your copy. Payment can be by cheque or BACS, details available from Alison. All proceeds go to Saluki Welfare to help salukis in need.”
Caroline Pickering has sent the following on behalf of the NSC “The Northern Saluki Club held its open show on Sunday 24th September under judge Lady Ruth Dann Best Dog & Best in Show was awarded to Canerike Vivaldi for Stalwart owned by Victoria Martin , Reserve Best dog, Miskanda The Grey Gadsby Owned by Jeanette Cotterill , Best Bitch Labakan Lacroix owned by Denise Rogers and Reserve Best bitch Classicus Britannia owned by Mary Sanders Parker . Best puppy in show was Ariane Luzia owned by Jeannette Fortnum & best veteran in show was Ch Caryna Cuettes owned by John & Caroline Owen. Following on from the show 6 fun classes were held with all proceeds going towards Saluki Welfare , these classes were very well supported with some fabulous fancy dress outfits and striking 6 legs.
Sue Taylor & Rachel Wray worked tirelessly all day in the kitchen creating wonders, Sue's fabulous chicken & cheesy mash pie was a huge hit, recipes were taken. Deb Steele's Saluki welfare stall did a great trade with the welfare calendar, Christmas cards and a huge tombola . Jeannette Fortnum's stall was a great hit selling knitted animals Christmas trees and a plethora of other lovely items. The atmosphere at the show was very friendly and ringside sportsmanship must be applauded .The hard work and harmony of all the Northern committee certainly paid off in dividends to make this a lovely show.”
Friday was the turn of Darlington Championship Show. The entry was quite
low with quite a few absentees. Pity, as last year we attended this show and felt it was an enjoyable show. Entries for Salukis have seemed to be decreasing on this second half of 2017. Judging was Mrs A Lancashire. BOB, BCC, Hound Group 3, for her first CC was Josh Duddell, Brian Mansell and Luke Johnston’s Canerikie Catalina. Her breeders are Mr B Mansell and Mrs J Duddell. She was born on 25th August 2016. Her sire is Ch Jorjenjo Mirza of Fernlark JW and Her dam is Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (IMP ITA) JW with the RBCC, BV to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM. DCC for his 6th CC was Ch Mumtaz Hercules owned by Joan & Jimmy Cowie with the RDCC to Caroline & John Owen’s Ch Caryna Curetes. Best Puppy went to the Freegards’ Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz.
Marie Bryce-Smith has sent a note with some more details on the upcoming
SGHC Championship Show. Postal Entries close on Tuesday 26th September (postmark) and on-line, Midnight Sunday 1st October. Schedules can be obtained from Don Everton 01799 543383
If you cannot enter the show perhaps you could support it by offering to sponsor one of our Special Rosettes at £10.00 each or a class rosette at £6.00 per class. Items for raffle, welfare and silent auction (These need not necessarily be Saluki orientated)
Judging for dogs will start at 9.30a.m. followed, after lunch, by bitches. Please order your catalogues with entries as there will be very few available for sale on the day.
John Owen, Hon Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following: “The NSC is fully committed to promoting the health and welfare of all Salukis."
In line with the KC, we recognize that collection of DNA samples can provide a valuable data base for research into potential health concerns. Although there is a small data base of Saluki DNA, this is as yet insufficient for any meaningful research. The committee of the NSC would like to encourage all owners of Salukis to donate a DNA sample to increase the size of this data base.
In future we will have DNA testing kits available at our shows. For the first time these will be at our Open Show on the 24th September 2017.
The cost of the kits is £5. If you bring the necessary documentation to the show, (KC registration no. and copy of the pedigree) and leave the sample with us, the kit will be provided FREE. Donations towards the cost of the kits will be very gratefully received."
"All details are kept confidential."
The larger the DNA Data Base for Salukis the better - it's small at the moment- so please help Breed Health by taking part.
We have 50 kits available.
The kits come from and are returned to the Animal Health Trust.
The samples are not a "one off" but can be stored and used as needed in the future. "All details are kept confidential."
The following has been sent to me by Elaine Stanmore of behalf of the SGHC Committee
“Members will have received, together with the latest Newsletter, a schedule for the SGHC Championship Show being held on Sunday 22 October. Schedules can be downloaded from Fosse Data, but if anyone requires one to be posted to them, please contact Don Everton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you would like to sponsor a Special Rosette, these are £10.00 each. Please contact the Show Manager Marie Bryce-Smith or a committee member. All donations towards Rosettes will be acknowledged in the catalogue.
A beautiful Saluki Brooch donated by Dr Sara Williams, in memory of her Mother, Mrs Joan McLeish’s 25 years as the Secretary of the SGHC, will be presented on the day to the owner of the Best In Show.
The ‘Saluki’ Magazine will be available at the Show, there may still be time to submit an advertisement. Please contact. Kathy Webb:- email@example.com Tel:- 01737 353279 or Diana Duckenfield:- firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA swab kits for the Saluki DNA Database which the AHT is maintaining will be available at the Show.
The following is some information about our main judges elect.
LINDA SCANLON ( AARAKIS) USA DOGS
Linda was raised in the English border counties. Salukis joined the household in 1972, and have achieved titles in conformation and field work, she trained the first 2 salukis to achieve the Utility obedience title in the US (the highest title obtainable at that time). One also distinguished himself by winning multiple all breed highs in trial, hound groups and bests in field, always owner handled. They are the only salukis to achieve the Obedience Trial Champion status in Canada to date.
She has judged multiple specialties including having been twice selected by her peers to judge conformation at the Saluki Club of America national specialty. Out of country assignments include Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden with multiple appearances in some of them.
She is the only person approved by the AKC to judge conformation, lure trials, all obedience and rally classes and is approved for the entire hound and herding groups + Australian Terriers and Best in Show
KAREN FISHER (RUWEIS) BITCHES
Salukis have been in my family since the early 1970’s. After breeding from his Saudi Arabian import my father gave me my first saluki, a smooth. I joined the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club and, later, became a full member of the Coursing Section. The experience of hunting with the saluki gave me a true insight into what the important attributes are for the breed. When judging I look for moderation, balance and drive” and am conscious that there is great variance of size within the breed type due to the large area and different terrains that the breed originated from.
I breed and exhibit both coat types and my husband and I currently share our life with five salukis whose ages range between 1 and 12 years.”
Busy time for shows, last Sunday the South Eastern Hound Club held their 50th Premier Open Show at Hickstead Showground. Judging us was Mrs Carolyn Mc Cormick Smith. She had an excellent entry of 27. BOB went to our own Al-Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP Fra) JW with the Reserve Best Dog to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali. Best Puppy was Katharine Williams’ Tigsisle Totally Unique. With the judging of Saluki over we all joined in for our annual picnic and as usual it was raining. This did not dampen anyone’s spirits. It was lovely that Tessa and Tim Abbott were able to join us.
Yesterday was the third show in eight days. It was the turn of Richmond Championship Show. Judging us was Adele Walton-Haddon (Ilsham Salukis). The weather was not brilliant with showers on and off but with the excellent tenting supplied by the society the show was able to go on with most of the dogs and exhibitors staying dry. BCC, BOB for her second CC went to Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Leonore Mish Cranstal (IMP Swe) with the RBCC to our own Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque (IMP Fra ) JW. DCC, BV went to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali with RDCC to the Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW. Best Puppy was Terry Farris’ Jazalle Arwyn. Congratulations also to Lorraine and John Fitzgerald on making up Boughton Bold and Brave of Dawnchase ShCM into a Greyhound champion.
Schedules for the 2017 SGHC Championship Show are now available. The show will be held on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at the Kennel Club Building (West Hall) Stonleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging dogs, will be Mrs. Linda Scanlon (USA) , Bitches Mrs.
Karen Fisher, with Best in Show, Elaine Stanmore. Postal entries to be sent to Mrs M Bryce-Smith, The Mill House, Mill Lane, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Susses RH19 2PQ.Closing day 26th September. On line entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday 1st October with Fosse Data. This show will be held in the smaller of the two halls at the KC building. Judging will start at 9.30 am, followed by the bitches (I assume that means we will be having just one ring)
Helena Haywood will be manning the Welfare stall. All donation for the tombola will be gratefully accepted. There will also be a ‘Silent Auction’ with proceeds to go towards Cub funds. Offers of items with Saluki orientation or otherwise would be appreciated. If you would like to donate please contact Pauline & Don Everton 01799 543383. Hot and cold food will be available all day.
Claire Jowitt has sent the following: “On Sunday 27th August at the Horley & District Open Show under breed specialist Judge Peter Jackson-Main Canapus Mistique under Barleymoon was awarded the Saluki Best of Breed and, her daughter, Barlymoon Ankaa was awarded the Reserve Best of Breed.”
Christine Harrison has had to have surgery for a knee that was mis-behaving. She is now out of the hospital and hopefully on the road to recovery. Hope all goes well and we will see you back in the ring, soon.
On Friday, City of Birmingham held their Championship Show. Judging Salukis was Pam Marston-Pollock. DCC, BOB went to the Goulden’s Ch Fernlark by Design JW with the RDCC to Adele Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham. BCC for her first CC went to our own Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA) She was bred by Mr Jean-Luc Lemouzy. Her sire is Multi Ch Showhunters Aristokrat and her dam is Int Ch Al Zubeyda Fawziah. RBCC went to the Garratt, Oakey, Owen partnership with Glenoak Lunah for Caryna. She also placed 4th in the Hound Junior Group. Best Puppy was Katherine Williams’s Tigsisle Totally Unique. Best Veteran and winner of the Veteran Hound Group was Garratt & Oakey’s Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM. Well done all.
Results are in for the ‘Natural Instinct’ sponsored Top Puppies. Top Saluki Puppy is Canerikie Catalina owned by Josh Duddell & Brian Mansell. She looks like the Top Hound Puppy tied with a Miniature Long haired Dachshund. Top Breeder award goes to Sheryl Steer (Arden Grange). Top Dog is Fernlark Schussboomer (Arden Grange)