Luke Johnston has kindly sent me the following regarding the recent walk to raise money for worthy charities: “Gavin Robertson and his team organized a charity walk for the 'Peek A Boo Trust' to be completed over a whole week, in 7 different destinations across the UK. The proceeds to go to 7 different animal and children's charities. The main aim for the walk was to have every UK recognised breed take part at some point of the walk. Alice (Fernlark Schussboomer) and I, were asked to represent the Salukis and we walked the final 5 mile leg of the walk along Lancaster canal on the 15th September. So far, we have raised over £300 (double the minimum target), and we thank all who have sponsored us. There is still time to sponsor online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LukeJohnston1”
Last Sunday, South Wales Kennel Association held their Championship show. Judging Salukis with CC for the first time was Gavin Robertson. BCC, BOB was Jellabieh ww’16 owned by Mr F & Mrs G Zampini and Zotto Baylo. I am not sure if she was being shown as an ATC or (IMP) but she is an Italian bitch. She was bred by Mrs T Beneditti. Her sire is Ch Daxlore Amir of Fernlark and dam Malake’ Latifa. She is a full sister to Ch Jasmine of Connerikie. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Noushzad Claudia-Classicus. DCC went to the Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM. Best Puppy was our own Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque.
It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Marion Armstrong after a prolonged illness. For those of you that are unfamiliar with her, she is the mother of Karen Fisher. Us, old members of the coursing club, remember her with great fondness. She and Karen’s father, Tony were dedicated to the Salukis and their functionality through and through and her dogs were always contenders. Her interest outside of Salukis included her involvement of the WI which she was chairman of two clubs. She excelled in top green bowls winning her first competition and building from there. She was always a great support to her family right to the very end. Our sympathy to Karen, Jerry and Nick and their families. The funeral will be on the 31st October, details to follow.
Yesterday the SGHC held their Championship Show. Judging dogs was Neil Stanmore, bitches Brian Duggan and Best in Show, Karen Fisher. BCC, BOB, Best in Show was Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Neferti JW ShCM. Reserve Best in Show, Best of Opposite Sex in Show, DCC for his first CC was Liz Stephen’s Alsahra Aslan Bedu. He was born of the 30 March 2012 and his breeder is Mrs S Bounds. His sire is Sufeina Al Ain and dam Bedu Delphine of Alsahra. Best Puppy was Jeannette Glaister’s Vanechka Otis S Berga Turi (Imp Rus) with Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show to Mrs A Cole & Mr K Watson’s Cesaria Z Gibesovy Zahradky (Imp Cze). Best Veteran in Show was Hilary Davies’ Charriak Nunki and Best Smooth in Show went to Heidi Woodgate, Connie De-Souza’s Ch Kasaque Obidiah. Well done all!!