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.