John Walton Haddon, the Breed Education Coordinator for Salukis has written that: “Currently I have 11 definite responses from those willing to act as mentors, in my opinion this is insufficient to provide a positive service to potential breed judges.
I would ask that breed people, whether they judge or not consider contributing some time to mentoring. I can provide all necessary information and my contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07889 642970. As well as mentors I will require at some point breed judges to act as observers, so this is another option if mentoring is not to your liking.
If there are not sufficient mentors from suitably qualified/experienced breed people, then approaches will be made to non-specialist judges to fulfill the role, and ultimately the KC will appoint.”
I have heard from Annette Buckley that Claire Jowitt (Barleymoon) has undergone a total hip replacement recently. The operation was a success; however, complications lead to an extended hospital stay. Thankfully, Claire has returned home now and is enjoying a much needed rest and is enjoying the company of her Salukis again – the best therapy possible! She has asked me to thank everybody for their good wishes….We all wish Claire a speedy recovery.
Unfortunately, I am reporting the sudden and untimely death of Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (IMP ITA) JW at just under 7 years of age. Luke Johnston, one of her owners along with Josh Duddel & Barry Mansell has sent me the following: “Mina’s had a severe brain tumour, it was quick, thankfully she did not suffer long.” He goes on the explain that she was imported from Italy, a daughter of Ch Daxlore Amir of Fernlark JW, she won 14CCs, 3 Group 1sts and a RBIS at Southern Counties 2015. In her only litter, who are not yet 3 years old, she produced 2 Champions and another multiple RCC winner.
Cecelia Andersson has sent information regarding the first SGHC Lure Coursing Trial of 2019 which will be held on Sunday 24thMarch 2019.
This will take place at The Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. All attending must be members of the Club, although there will be classes for dogs that have come through the Saluki Welfare Scheme. . For further information please contact Cecelia at email@example.com on telephone number 01784 391607
The final Breed Record Supplement for 2018 has arrived. There were 83 Salukis puppies registered this year as being bred in this country. In the previous year there were 146 bred. That makes us 76% down on 2017. Surprisingly, the Afghans only registered 72 puppies. The entry for Crufts this year certainly does not reflect the downward trend in Afghans as they have an entry of over 200. Our entry at Crufts remains similar to last year. In the last quarter there were 6 litters with a total of 42 puppies. There have been two Importations, Canapus Florentina (IMP NDL) from The Netherlands owned by Ms M Szczycinska and Pampero (IMP ITA) from Italy owned by Mrs A M King. Four new champions have been confirmed. Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart, Hisilome’s Kareef (IMP SWE, Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP DEU) and Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (IMP Deu).