SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21st FEBRUARY 2019.
Sorry to hear that Caroline Owen has had a fall and broken her hip, she is in the Derby Royal Hospital. She has been operated on and is comfortable. We all wish her a speedy recovery
The Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Championship show on Sunday 7thApril 2019 at the Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Debys. DE55 7BD. Please note this is a new venue. Judging will be Ms Lotto Brun (Caravan Salukis) originally from Norway but now living in Spain. Schedules can be obtained from the Hon Sec., John Owen on Tel 0115 9305473 or on-line entries can be made at Higham Press.
I have received a list of dates for the UKSS (United Kingdom Sighthound Sport) They hold lure coursing trials under the FCI rules.
Their AGM will take place at Down Ampney Village Hall, GL7 5QR.
Sunday 17thMarch 2019 at 13:30.
All welcome, however only fully paid up members may vote. Membership is due Mar 2019 so please ensure that you have paid before attending the meeting. Also, remember that membership means reduced registration and entry fees.
Any items for inclusion in the agenda to be sent in writing to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org 8thMarch please.
Dates for their three competitions this year are:
07 April 2019 – Spring Championships RG18 0UD
02 June 2019 – Summer Championships (location to be advised)
22 September 2019 – National Championships (location to be advised)
Unfortunately the April date clashes with the NSC Championship Show, but for those not wishing to show, there will be Saluki Classes at the Spring Championship. For further information please contact Sarah Meadham at email@example.com
The following notification has come in from the KC “With an entry approaching 22,000 dogs heading to the NEC in Birmingham from 7th – 10th March, to compete at Crufts 2019. We have reviewed the entry over the four days of Crufts and to assist exhibitors on all days a number of breeds will start judging after 9.00 a.m. although some will start before 9.00 a.m., we have tried to keep these early starts to the minimum. However we would remind all exhibitors to arrive at the show in good time whatever the scheduled start time to avoid traffic delays.” It has been posted that Salukis are scheduled for judging commencing at 10.00am. From all said I believe that after our judging the Bloodhounds will be in the ring. Please remember to bring a contribution to the get-together after the judging. Caroline Pickering has said it will be run on a similar system as last year.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held last Monday and Tuesday. Salukis were exhibited on the Monday at 1300 Eastern Standard Time. I had all my ducks in a row so I could sit down and watch the live-screening of the classes. Well not to be, only USA and Canada could receive the on-goings. Thanks to Jean Luc Lemouzy we did manage to see some of the judging. BOB went to the Finnish import GCH Aziz Reatha Allihan. She is a daughter of Eng Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by the Ham, Brockman-Chato & Elliott-Ross partnership. Select Bitch went to GCH Al Zubeyda Majhabin. She is a full sister to Maya Monk-Schenk’s Al Zubeyda Mahabbah (IMP FRA) and half sister to our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA) JW. Winners Dog all the way from Japan was Vogue Zero Messenger to the Future. (He is a Japanese and International Champion, the AKC only recognises American and Canadian titles. ) He is the sire of Emma Darby and our own Finnish Import, El Hamrah Mansur of Kasaque (IMP FRA).
This Kennel Club Press Release--
The Kennel Club is saddened to hear of the death of a dog last week from parvo-virus.
The dog had attended an obedience class held by Leamington Dog Training Club at the Kennel Club’s building, Stoneleigh on Wednesday 6th February, the day before it showed symptoms. It is extremely unlikely that the dog contracted the disease at Stoneleigh due to the incubation period for the virus, which is between 3 and 14 days. However due to the presence of the dog on the premises, the Kennel Club has taken the precaution of closing the building and is currently conducting a deep clean and sanitisation of the premises and will keep the building closed until all precautions have taken place which is typically between five and seven days.
The Kennel Club asks for all those that might have been in contact with the infection to keep a close eye on their dogs and if they see any signs of canine parvo-virus, the effects of which include having a high temperature, having less energy, not wanting to eat, vomiting and diarrhoea often with blood, to take their dog to their vet promptly. The best way of protection from the virus is to ensure that your dogs are fully vaccinated and maintained according to your vet’s recommendations.
The Kennel Club has been keeping its customers up to date on the situation and will be refunding those clubs that have shows booked while the premises are closed.
Exhibitors are reminded of Kennel Club show regulations which state that no dog suffering from any infectious or contagious disease or having been exposed to such disease during the period of 21 days prior to the show or suffering from any visible condition.
Doreen and Eric Stansfield immigrated to Australia some years ago. Their kennel name is Ishieya. A few years ago Doreen returned to the UK to judge at Crufts, but has not been back since. Moving to Australia was always her dream. Doreen has contacted to say that she has not been home for the last 9 days due to a bad fall. Her elderly Saluki, Ester, had collapsed, when she bent down to help her up, Doreen’s leg slipped. This went through her knee replacement to the top of the femur. She was operated but became increasingly unwell. They found she had a bug in the blood which was unrelated to her broken leg.
Unfortunately Ester died a few days later, Doreen was distraught that she was not there to talk to her and see her out. A few days later her brother also died. Doreen has stated that it is the end of an era for Ishieya Salukis after 59 years. I understand that Eric was well looked after by the neighbours