Continuing on from the Breed Notes of last week, Dr John Hudson has sent the following statistics regarding Salukis in the show ring
“The balance of all-rounders to breed specialists among the Champ Show judges of Salukis seems to have been maintained this year. There are 10 all-rounders with 9 breed specialists and 5 judges from overseas. Looking in more detail at the overseas judges, I reckon that 3 are all-rounders and 2 breed specialists making the final score 13-11 to the all-rounders. This compares with 9 all-rounders, 11 breed specialists and 4 overseas judges last year, the final score being 13-11 to the breed specialists. So it is the usual rough 50-50 balance with a slight shift towards the all-rounders this year. (Salukis get 23 sets of CC’s which gives 24 judges, counting two judges for the SGHC Champ Show.) If we wish to have more breed specialist judges, we need to become a much larger group of people again. It is clearly in the interests of the Champ Shows that numerically small breeds are fed to all-rounders to fill their day.
Nina Neswadba from Austria, who is judging Salukis at WKC this year, is described on dogjudges.info as follows: Mrs Nina Neswadba was grown up with dogs, as a child she felt in love with the breed saluki. Mrs Neswadba owned a couple of salukis, before she start to breed her first litter in 2011. In 2007 she became a judge for saluki and azawakh, since 2011 she is judging the FCI group X10 She already judged at Sweden, Germany, Austria and USA.”
The funeral of Denys Simpson will take place on Tuesday 31st January at 2.30pm at Gwent Crematorium. Floral tributes or donations in lieu for the Alzheimers Society to Michael G Ryan Son & Daughters, 106-108 Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 5PL
Congratulations to Buzz Faber and her Sufeina Against the Odds for qualifying for her Junior Warrant. Our own Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (Imp FRA) has also qualified for her Junior Warrant. For general information, the Junior Warrant is the Kennel Club’s equivalent to a junior champion. Without going into too much detail I will try and explain the bare bones. To acquire the title of JW a dog must pursue it between the age of 6 month and 18 months. One needs a total of 25 points. A first at a Championship Show with CCs will give you 3 points. A Championship show without CCs will be considered the same as an Open Show and give one point. But, you must have a minimum of 3 in a class. You cannot accrue all you point at either a Championship Show or a Open Show but you must have a minimum of 3 points in either. If you are in a Puppy Bitch class of 1, and the Puppy Dog classes have 3, then you go Best Puppy you will be able to share the three points. All the ins and outs can be read on the Kennel Club web site.
David Hartley, head of the Northern Section of Saluki Welfare has sent the following regarding the Welfare Walk
“ The 2017 Saluki Walk at Earby in aid of Saluki Welfare Funds will take place on Saturday 15th July at St.Peter's Methodist Church EARBY BB18 6QQ.
The usual format will be walk/fun classes/raffle /welfare stall/photograph competition/tell us about your dog/fish and chip tea. Please let me have any other ideas you have to improve the day.”