Last Saturday the SGHC held a lure trial. This one was run a little differently then we had in the past. Instead of a loop around the field, we had a straight run which finished near where everyone was sitting (to stay out of the mid day sun). So the next dog in slips would walk down with lure to the starting point. This worked very well as not only were the dogs exercised but also the owners. I have been informed that the lure trial will be a loop so a little less strenuous on the owners as the dogs could have cared less. The day went very well culminating with a superb bring and share meal.
I have now heard from Karen Fisher that the Club will be holding another lure trial on the 27th August. This coming time it will be a loo. After we will be having our traditional picnic. If you would like further information please contact Karen Fisher.
The Pony Club will be holding an event on the 14th August 2016. In the morning there will be lure coursing as well as straight racing and hurdles. If anyone is interested in attending that entries are being taken from 9am on the day and the field events will be finished by 12:30 before the lurcher show and fun dog show. The locations is The Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton on the Hill, Surrey KT20 5BN
The Saluki, the magazine of the SGHC is now in it’s production phase for the next issue which will be on the stand at the Club’s Championship Show. Kathy Webb, the editor has extended the deadline for advertisements to mid-August but she would like to be contacted so she can be sure to save a space. Her telephone number is 01737 353279.
The critiques of the Open Show and Limit show will be highlighted in this upcoming issue. If you won a class and would like to be included please send photo with name and breeding of you saluki, we will as usual be using the line-up, which should include BIS, RBIS, BPIS & BVIS, for all extra photos there is a charge of £10.00 each.
A further update on SWF in the North.
I’ve still got Chase in kennels and really need a foster home for him with a kennel until he learns to live in a house. He is a sound and sensible seven year old male.
The three year old litter- mate grizzles Bailey and Lexie are still with me and slowly losing weight. Bailey is beginning to come round from protective fear aggression and accept me without any problems so I feel they can be re-homed together - but we have no one for them at the moment.
Many years ago Denise Rogers rehomed Nemo a lovely natured and striking parti-coloured dog who was fostered here and collected by a lovely couple then living in Scotland. Sadly he died of old age recently and they are now going to have Joey a black and tan one year old who is in SWF down south at the moment.
We need to move him first of all to me and at the moment thanks to SWF committee members Elaine Rushton and Linsay Harkett can get him as far as the Birmingham area.
Please could any of our NSC members help by offering a leg of a relay from the Midlands to the Yorkshire border?
Let me know if you can help please on 01282 842617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, after late donations, the total for the Saluki Walk at Earby was £425.35. Thanks to all who supported this event.
Thanks you David.
Just to prove the system works, I have received the following from David this evening: “Just a very warm "Thank you" to all those people who contacted SWF with offers of lifts for Joey from Jenny Startups in Baldock to me on the Yorks/Lancs border. It is really good to see so many people becoming involved with Welfare again.
In the end logistics allocated the perhaps unenviable task to Sharon and Graham Littlechild from Tatenhill in Staffordshire to whom we are most grateful. Fairly new to Salukis they have been in English Setters for a long time and continue to keep, show and breed them.
They met Jenny who was attending a seminar and brought him on to me.
A nice looking and sensible young black and tan male”
Please do not forget to bring your contribution to the Bring and share party
We are having at Hound Association.