Good Luck to all those attending Crufts next week.
I have been sitting on the Breed Records Supplement for a couple of weeks This supplement is for October 2017 to December 2017. There were 6 litters with a total of 43 puppies registered. That makes the total Saluki registration for 2017 at 146. A little higher then 2016 which was 139. There were 5 importations which are Al Nafiseh Flowering Sage from the Russian Federation owned by Dr Olga Woolmer, Brigitta imported from Italy and owned by M A Radak, Canapus Kashmere of Lytesfield from Netherlands owned by L A Harkett, Oazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi imported from Belguim and owned by Ms M Shavereva, Tazillah Yaron imported from Finland owned by M Scosta, M Skadrova.
Export Pedigrees have been issued for four dogs, two to go to the Netherlands, one to Russian Federation and one to the USA. Two Champions Certificates, they are Canapus Victoria (IMP NDL) and Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (IMP RUS )
Entries are closing on Monday 12th March 2018 for the SGHC Open Lure Coursing Competition, run under the UKSS proposed Regulations submitted to the Kennel Club. The competition will be held on a grass farm field up to 1000 metre area. The lure operators are Sporting Whippet Club with lots of experience with running hounds. The course judges will be Sue Meacham and Masha Shaverneva. Hot and cold food, including hot drinks, soup and a variety of cakes will be available to purchase. Patronage is most important and appreciated, as the proceeds will help towards the hire of the toilet.
There will be a raffle so please bring along your donations. It should be a fun day out. For further information please contact Karen Fisher on 01279 833855 or email: email@example.com.
Elaine Stanmore has sent the following on behalf of the SGHC “A reminder that the Limited Show will be held on Sunday 8th April, judge Ms Maya Monk-Schenk, at Steventon Village Hall before the AGM. Schedules were posted to all members with the ballot nominations and newsletter, but if anyone needs one please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close on Monday 12th March.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available all day and filled jacket potatoes at lunchtime. Donations of cakes would be very welcome. The Show Manager is Marie Bryce Smith.
The Saluki (the official Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club magazine) will be available for collection or purchase at Crufts. As usual the magazine includes articles for all enthusiasts to enjoy. We are delighted to announce a new book “The Salukis in my Life” will be available on the Crufts Stand, the author Sir Terence Clark will be attending to sign copies purchased on the day.”
I have done a little research on Amazon regarding Sir Terence Clark’s new book. Amazon says that the launch of the book will be 9th March, which is the day we are showing at Crufts and the day Sir Terrence will be there signing copies. They go on to say “ Sir Terence Clark's The Salukis in My Life is part-memoir, part-travelogue, and explores in lively and unprecedented detail the history and significance of the Saluki across the world. Indigenous to the Arabian peninsula, the desert-bred Saluki has for centuries been revered, and remains as highly valued today for its elegance and intelligence. Sir Terence's own life and work have been profoundly influenced by this ancient breed. His commitment to the study, enjoyment and preservation of these `Companions of Kings' has taken him far and wide and introduced him to extraordinary people and places: in Iraq and Oman (where he was British Ambassador), throughout the Middle East and across Syria, into Central Asia, Russia and China. Beautifully illustrated with personal photographs, artwork and calligraphy, this book interweaves Sir Terence's fascinating life story with the history of the breed throughout the region. His passion for Salukis is infectious - whether for hunting, showing, coursing, breeding or simply companionship, the reader cannot help but share the love.”