Sadly, I have heard from Karen Fisher that she has had to cancel the lure trial
that was due to take place next weekend. With the warm, lovely weather we had, it was hoped the grounds would be dry enough for the trial to take place. Unfortunately with the wet weather this week it has had to be cancelled. Speaking of cold and miserable weather, we went yesterday to WELKS show.
It was a foul day weather wise, there. This year, for the last year without CCs, judging us was Hector Heathcote. It was a very long wait as we did not get in the ring until at least 3pm, though no complaints as it was most enjoyable chatting with fellow competitors. Best Bitch, BOB went to Mansell, Duddell & Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina with RBCC to our own Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA) JW. BD went to Buzz Faber’s Sufeina Kismet with RBD to Sue Rabey-wilkinson’s Waqiiq V’T Swartshof for Greatplains(IMP). We shall hope for better weather next year.
Hopefully all members of the SGHC have now received their schedules for the Open Show and their Newsletters. If anyone has had a problem reading the newsletter please contact me and I will send it out in A4 size. We plan to send further newsletters out electronically whenever possible. There has been a typographical error in the information on the Club’s photo competition. All photos should be sent to Helena Haywood. Her e:mail: email@example.com. Closing date is 4th June. Also in the Newsletter was mention of the competition for the logo for the Club’s Centennial.
You do not need to be a member of the SGHC to enter either.
The Northern Saluki Club is re holding their AGM on Sunday 27th May 2018.. The venue is Rixton-with-Gazebrook Community Hall, Rixton-with-Gazebrook, Manchester Road, Warrington WA3 6JZ. The meeting will commence at 2.00pm. Any paid up member of the club will be welcomed. For further information , please contact John Owen, Hon. Sec.
Schedules for The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Open Show are now available. Our judge will be Lorraine Fitzgerald (Dawnchase). All members of the SGHC will receive theirs through the post along with their newsletter. Those who are not members, but would like a paper schedule should contact
myself at kasaque565 @gmail. com or call 01635 268269 or visit www.fossedata. co.uk
An error on my part regarding the Best Veteran in Show at the SGHC Limited Show. The correct winner should have been, Sivendra Tahmas Altaya.
Yesterday the Northern Saluki Club held their Championship Show. This show was part of the Club’s Ruby anniversary. Judging was Mrs Cathy Smith from Australia. Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best in Show for her second CC went to our own Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA ) JW with the RBCC, Best Puppy in Show to Michelle & Kelvin Goulden’s Fernlark Lou’kira.
Dog Challenge Certificate went to Michelle & Kelvin’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW with the RDCC to Vikki Martin’s Canerikie Vavaldi for Stalwart JW. Best Veteran and the Winner of The Knightellington Memorial Stakes Classes
Was Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM. It was very nice seeing Diane Farrar at the show, it has been a long time. David Hartley was in good form after his recent operation. He was sitting with Janet Bullock who seemed to enjoy seeing the dogs. A card was circulated for Roy Goodby, who has been in the hospital. A big thank you to Caroling Pickering for a quick pick me up with her dairy free cup cakes. It was a lovely day.
David Crane has sent the following “The Saluki Welfare Fund AGM is to be held on Saturday April 28th at 2pm at Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby CV22 6PN.
The venue is just off the M45 and situated on the B4429.
The Welfare Committee look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the meeting.”
Cecilia Andersson has contacted us regarding the SGHC Lure Coursing Meeting which will be held on Sunday 20th May 2018, The Pony Club Field, Walton on the Hill Surrey. There will be a second lure course on Saturday 18th August. These events are open only to members of the SGHC. For further information please contact Cecilia or E:mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 07809 486496.
On May 5th, weather permitting there will be a Lure Course to be held under the rules of the UKSS. This will be a qualifier for the International FCI lure course which will be held in June in Denmark. This is open to all Kennel Club registered Salukis. For further information on this please contact Karen Fisher on 01279 833855 or E:mail: email@example.com
Congratulations to Ch Baghdad Karim (IMP) and his owners Steve & Ann Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Margaret Elliott-Ross for winning the Welsh Veteran of the Year. The Veterans were judged by Ken Andrews
Hound Association of Scotland held their Championship Show yesterday. Judging up was Ms Ann Barrett. BCC, BOB for her third and qualifying CC was Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Leonore Mish Cranstal (IMP) She was born on the 20th March 2014 and her Breeder is Mrs M-A Axelsson. Her sire Is Nord Uch Matanah’s Avchalom Kravi and her dam, S
Multi Ch Hisilome’s Igraine. RBCC went to Lana Phillipa Vidana Amira S Berega Turi (IMP Rus). DCC went to Ch Fernlark By Design JW owned by Michelle & Kevin Goulden with the RDCC to Nicola Quadling’s Kasra Zebadiyah At Malenkhai. Best Puppy was Fernlark Designer Label at Bumpkiss owned by Mrs Sawer.
Reading & District Kennel Association will be holding their Open Show on Wednesday 30th May at the Society Building, Newbury Showground. The judge elect is Luke Johnston with 4 classes. Group judge is Mr A Gjetnes. Schedules are available at Fosse data. Postal entries close on Monday 7th May and on-line entries close on Monday 14th May.
Just back from enjoyable SGHC Limited Show. As are most limited shows the entry was not great but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The show was well run with Elaine Stanmore busy in the kitchen dishing up coffee, teas, cakes and stuffed potatoes. Before judging there was two seconds of silence for two Club members whom have recently died, they are Susan Bounds and Betty Chanter. Our judge was Ms Maya Monk-Schenk. Best in Show went to our own Kasaque Salaama with the Reserve Best in Show to Caroline and John Owen’s Cayna Khepri. Best Veteran was Kasra Zeleka owned by Don and Pauline Everton. Many thanks to the sponsors Eden Holistic Pet Foods for their generous donation of food. We shall try the girls on it and see what they think.
After the Limited Show, was the SGHC’s AGM. Unfortunately Peter Yardley, who was planning to chair the meeting was unable to attend. In his absence Karen Fisher kindly took over the job with Carol Seymour acting as secretary. A big thank you to both for stepping up at the last moment. The Club has some new officers; Don Everton is still President, Karen Fisher is now Vice-President, Caroline McCormich Smith is Secretary and Diane Layton Smith is Treasurer. The Committee consists of Nicola Warner (Chairman), Linsay Harkett, Peter Yardley, Bernie Hetherington, Helena Haywood, Helen Williams, Diane Klein. There are still place available if anyone would like to join. The new Committee intends to put some of their new plans and ideas in the upcoming Newsletter, which will come out with the schedules for the Open Show. Judges elect are Elaine Stanmore, Championship Show 2020, Christopher Lewis, Open Show 2019, Limited Show 2019, Pip Buswell.
John Owen Hon Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following: “It is with much regret and disappointment, and following considerable thought, that the committee have taken the really tough decision to cancel the Open Show, the Companion Show and associated activity on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
Unfortunately the level of interest that the committee had anticipated was not shared by the wider Saluki community. This seems to be a national trend for lots of shows.
Needless to say as a committee we were very saddened. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people and members who were interested and keen to attend. We should also like to say a big thank you to all the committee who have been actively involved in organising the event.
All entry fees will be refunded. Wishing you all the very best from a rather deflated committee.”
Hilary Davies has asked me to remind the trophy holders from last year’s Northern Saluki Club Championship show to please remember to return them to this year’s show. Her telephone number is 07749 787780 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I understand that David Hartley was well enough to attend the meeting. He is not out of the woods yet, as he will need to have an operation, hopefully sooner then later. Christine Harrison has been ratified as the new Welfare warden for the north.
A late reminder, hopefully not too late, please remember to return trophies to the Limited Show which were won last year.
It was interesting to read in ‘Our Dogs’ this week that Crufts is the largest event held at the NEC. They have more car parks allocated to the event then any other event during the year. Speaking of Crufts, I omitted to put in the name of the owner of Canapus Impala At Iskandraya, the RCC Dog, which is Joanne Mahon.
I have heard from Karen Fisher that the SGHC Open Sure Coursing competition has been cancelled for the 25th March because the field is under water. Karen plans to reorganize the course for April or May, so will keep the entries that have already been submitted. If for any reason you decide not to run your entered dog, please contact Karen and she will return your entries. There is a second opportunity to try lure coursing at that is at The UK Sighthound Lure competition which will be held on 1st April at Eiling Farm RG18 0UD. Entries close on Monday 26th March so there is not a lot of time to enter. Please look at the UK Sighthound web site for an application to enter or email: contact@UKsighthoundsport.com. I hope they have better luck with the weather.
The Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Ruby Anniversary gala weekend on the 21st and 22nd April 2018. Saturday will be their Breed Championship Show, to be judged by Cathy Smith from Australia. She has kindly sent the following CV:
“My husband and I have been breeding and showing Salukis for over 44 years, and we are a small, yet successful kennel in Australia. We have bred 14 Saluki litters under the “Catonam” prefix
We have bred and/or titled approx. 42 Salukis to their Australian Championship.
We are breeders of multi All Breeds Best In Show and multi Specialty Best in Show Winners. I have been Secretary, Show Secretary and President, and Treasurer of The Saluki Club Inc (NSW) which was the first Saluki Club to become affiliated/formed in Australia.
I have judged at San Angeles (USA) Saluki Specialty, Finnish Saluki Specialties, Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty, also have judged, on a number of occasions, Saluki Beauty Contest Abu Dhabi’
Catonam Salukis are the combination of English, American and Scandinavian bloodlines and the aim of this combination is to produce what we feel is a balanced, functional Saluki, always keeping the moderate Saluki type with the light, easy effortless gait.
I have been a licenced ANKC judge for Salukis and all Hounds since October 2004
My judging philosophy is give everyone equal attention, be fair and give an honest opinion as to which is the best animal to fit the Breed Standard.
My ideal Saluki is moderate, moderate, moderate, functional & fit, sound in body and temperament, clean flowing lines and unexaggerated
I am honoured to have been nominated to judge this truly fabulous show.”
The show will be held at the usual venue of Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross, Nr Chesterfield S45 9LX. During the lunch break there will be a parade of rescued Saluki. For further information on this please contact Christine Harrison on tel. 07595 154541 Judging, at the championship show will commence at 10.00. After the main judging the Knightellington Memorial Stakes will take place. Judge will be Ms Diane Farrar. Diane Farrar (ne Dunn) was one of the original organizers of the Northern Saluki Club. Upon arrival the NSC will provide a cup of coffee or tea. For further information or to receive a schedule please contact John Owen on tel 0115 9305473 or email him at:email@example.com. And this is just the start of the busy weekend.
On Saturday night there will be a Dinner held at the Derbyshire Hotel where guests with their dogs can stay the night. The direct line to the hotel is 01773 814628.
On Sunday the 22nd April there will be the NSC Open show to be judged by David Lever. David was again one of the original organizers of the NSC. This show like the champ show must be pre-entered. Schedules are available from John Owen at the address above or through Higham Press’ www.dog.biz. In the afternoon there will be a Companion Dog Show with entries taken from 12.30. This is open to all dogs and especially rescues. All funds raised will go to the Charity Saluki Welfare Fund.
Congratulations to Victoria Martin and her Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart for accruing enough points for his Junior Warrant.
Congratulations are also due to Luke Johnston for winning Young Kennel Club Stakes.
Christine Harrison was in charge of “Discover Dogs” for Salukis at Crufts this year. She has kindly sent me the following report: “
Last year, after Crufts, I decided it was time to re-vamp the decorations of the Discover Dogs Booth. Many of the volunteers from last year kindly donated their expenses from Crufts for the re-vamp and Mrs. Jo Barrington-Woods also donated an extra £25. First thing I did was to ask Mark and Diane Layton-Smith to produce some banners similar to the ones they produced for the Saluki Gazelle Hound Group, but instead they approached that club's committee and from now on we will share the banners (wonderful co-operation between the two clubs). My brother, Christopher Harrison produced the wooden saluki cutout for the front of the stall, this is not quite finished and will be painted soon with facial features etc. Hilary's wonderful quilt was on show again of course, that will be there as long she will let us use it. I made a new banner for the Northern Saluki Club, and with material especially bought for its authenticity, produced all the floor cushions and matched it to the rug. The photos that Lorraine Fitzgerald did for us last year have been re-printed and were re-used. We just need a map from somewhere that shows the origins of the Saluki, so if anyone can help with that I would be grateful. Thank you to Lorraine for up-loading photos of the booth to facebook and thankyou to all the visitors of the booth who left lovely comments.
All that remains for me to do now is to thank my ever faithful volunteers: George Webster, Hilary and John Davies, Sue and Keith Snape, Jo Barrington-Woods, and Helen Glanville. We desperately need more volunteers, guys!!!!
Gloria and Alan Burtonshaw were unable to attend this year, please note: your company was greatly missed.”
Sorry to hear that Paul and Ann Shimmin were unable to attend Crufts this year because Paul has the flu. Having missed Christmas dinner this year for the exactly same reason I can certainly sympathise with him. Ann and Paul living on the Isle of Man, have to plan their journeys carefully as ferrys are involved between the island they live on and the mainland . They will definitely make it next year as Paul shall be the man in the middle of the ring.
Dr John Hudson has kindly written the following “The Breed Record Supplement for the end of 2017 has just arrived from the Kennel Club and it gives registration numbers for the year for all the Hound breeds. Saluki registrations came to 146, which compares with 139 for each of 2016 and 2015. So numbers are staying pretty steady – no significant rise or fall. However, 146 looks rather low compared with Whippets who registered a massive 3,352. In fact Salukis come 13th out of the 37 Hound breeds for registration numbers. There is of course a huge difference between the top of the list (5,735 Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshunds) and the bottom (five breeds on zero); 22 breeds registered fewer than 100 dogs. Looking at just the 11 sighthound breeds, these are of course led by the Whippets, followed at some distance by Wolfhounds on 372 and, close behind them are Deerhounds on 266. And Salukis come 4th. The bottom three sighthounds are Azawakhs (12), Ibizans (9) and Sloughis (0).
These 146 registrations come from 20 litters (so the average litter size is 7.3). There seems to be a broader spread of kennel names (affixes) than before. Six of these are recognisable from the show ring – Knightellington (from Chris Lewis and Jessica Brassington), 2 Fernlark litters (Michelle and Kelvin Goulden having taken over from Sheryl Steer), Safaniyah (from Sylvia Pass), Tigsisle (from Mrs KH Williams), Micattura (this seems to be Vicky-Ann McNab’s new kennel name) and Jazalle (from Andrea Ireson and Ruth Dann). Then there are 4 kennel names that (as far as I know) have not appeared in a Saluki ring – Ehlaradawn (Mrs SE Barter), Mysoora (2 litters from Mr TJ Harris), Meremptah (Mr D Porter) and Kensteen, which is presumably a kennel name handed out by the Kennel Club on request; it is attached to three litters bred by three different people, namely Mr M Giles, Miss KE Metcalfe & Mr JJ Walker and Mr D Gradon. Finally there 6 litters with no kennel names – 2 from John Lennon, who has been breeding Salukis for many years, one from Miss E Price, one from Miss N McCallum and 2 from Sue Edge who seems to have abandoned her kennel name Sotazsu.”
An interesting, fun day for us at Crufts. So many friends to meet and a quick catch-up on what is happening. It was nice to see Clair Chryssolor, who was back from Texas just for stewarding at our ring along with Caroline Mccormick Smith. Clair is looking forward to returning again in June to judge us at Windsor. Going through the catalogue there were only 12 Salukis entered from outside the UK. One of the most interesting entries was two Turkish champions; though looking at their information in the catalogue one has a French sire and the other a Swedish sire. Sorry I did not get to chat with them. Michael and I were pleased to see Jimmy Cowie at the show. We hope all is going well with his treatment and recovery. Lastly we had to wish farewell to Martina Skadrova and Edwardo Scosta with their two Salukis and their whippet. They are off to start a new life in Finland, at least for 6 months. We hope they have a safe journey and hope to report back on how they are getting on.
Our judge at Crufts was Mrs Denise Rogers and she chose for her
Dog CC, Best Of Breed Ch Mumtaz Hercules Sh CM owned by Joan and Jimmy Cowie with the RDCC to Canapus Impala at Iskandraya (IMP NDL). BCC went to Nicola Warner and Berni Heatherton’s Ch Canapus Victoria (IMP NDL) with RBCC to Tony and Liz Quick’s Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP Ger) Best Puppy was Al Nafiseh Flowering Sage (IMP RUS) owned by Dr O Woolmer. Well done all!
Schedules are now available for the Ruby Weekend for the Northern Saluki Club. Please look on Higham Press Web site or contact John Owen, Hon Sec on telephone no. 0115 9305473. I will post more about the planned activities in next weeks Breed Notes
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. 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.”
The Afghan Hound Association are holding an event entitled MEMOIRS, MENTORS & MAYHEM on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Chieveley Village Hall, Berks RG20 8TE starting at 11am. This will be an informal, fun packed day! We will have historic archives and information on our sighthounds on display and for those considering the Mentoring programme of the JCF we will be discussing all aspects with the chance for practice. After lunch the mayhem starts with our popular fun classes, a chance to try your hand at ‘judging’ and a new venture for us ‘Fun-Obreedience’!! Please come along, bring your hounds and join in!
All details from Melinda Hitch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Rhodes (email@example.com) – book early as space may be limited.
Jackie Tune, Secretary of Retford Canine Society, has emailed me that their annual show will be held at Newark showground on 18th March. They are including classes for Salukis. The schedules are available on Fosse Data or on request from Jackie, her address is Pleasant View Big Lane Clarborough DN229LY. The show closes 26/02/2018 (postal) or 04/03/2018 (online).
Please, if you can support the show.
I have recently read an article that Dog owners have been advised to avoid feeding their pets raw chicken after researchers found a link between the meat and a rare and potentially fatal form of canine paralysis.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital found dogs which eat raw chicken meat, especially chicken necks, have an increased risk of developing the paralysing condition polyradiculoneuritis, also known as APN.
Chicken necks have long been recommended to pet owners for dental health, especially for smaller dog breeds, and are readily available in supermarkets.
The study's findings confirmed a "significant association" between APN and smaller canines.
Further to this I have recently heard a case of therapy or pat dog participant being told they cannot bring their dogs to care homes if they are feeding a raw died. In the case of raw chickens they are worried about passing on salmonella infections.
Little in way of news coming through, it feels a bit like the excitement of the night before Christmas though in this case it is the weeks before Crufts. We should be finding out what the entries are in the next week or so.
Caroline Pickering has sent the following: “On Wednesday 24th January the Northern Saluki Club held a seminar to explain and discuss the New Judges Competency Framework Guide to being a Dog Show Judge. Jeff Horswell spent well over 2 hours explaining the different entry stages of judging and how the new system will work. The event was very well attended by both judges and exhibitors from all different breeds from many parts of the country. Huge thanks to Jeff Horswell for taking the time out to go through this with everyone, and also to Denise Garratt for organising the event.”
John Owen Hon Sec on the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following “The AGM will be held at 1:30pm: in Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, on Sunday 25th March 2018. If you have been a member of the club for three or more years and would like to become more actively involved, you would be very welcome to stand for possible election to the committee.
If you have any nominations for members of the committee or items for the agenda they should be recieved by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting. Anyone nominated must have agreed to stand.
Even if you do not wish to be on the committee, you would be very welcome and we would be pleased to see you at the meeting.
The agenda for the AGM will be circulated approximately 2 weeks before the meeting.”
A couple of weeks ago I published an article by Mr Bill Bunce on the “new champions classes” that are now being introduced at Breed Club shows. Nicola Warner has sent the following comment regarding this: “I am in complete agreement with the opinions expressed by Bill Bunce shared in your column of Jan 9th 2018. I feel that in light of falling entries in so many breeds for the reasons that Mr Bunce put forward that it is the most sensible and logical step forward. I have heard the argument for many years that the reason that the system in this country is the best is that only the best get through so no cheap champions but I think that that is an argument long out of date. The time has come for a champions class where the winner does not compete for the ticket. I am in favour of the American system and feel it is long overdue in this country.”
Jeannette Glaister has organized a mini-coach trip to the World Show which will be held in Amsterdam this year. I understand that this coach is all pre-booked so there will be a good contingency of Saluki people attending either to exhibit or just to be part of the circus The schedule is a follows, Thursday 9th August the Benelux Winner Show with judge Graham Hill (UK). Friday is the Group 10 Specialty with judge Willem Buitenkamp (NDL) and the World Show is on Saturdya with judge Stelios Makaritis (GRE) judging.
In past years, World Dog Show organisers have taken a trade stand at Crufts, with schedules and more information. Entries Fees info came with the flyer, the cost in Euros of course, with increasing costs, depending on when entries are made. Entry fees from now until 03-05-2018:- 1st dog 80.00€, 2nd and subsequent dogs 70.00€ each dog. From 04-05 2018:- 1st dog 90.00€, 2nd and subsequent dogs 80.00€ each dog. From 01-06-2018:- 1st dog 100.00€, 2nd and subsequent dogs 90.00€ each dog. From 29-06-2018:- 1st dog 120.00€, 2nd and subsequent dogs 110.00€ each dog. And some people moaned when Crufts put prices up.
If planning on attending the Amsterdam weekend, please be aware that you will not be missing the Hound Association Championship Show. It is being held on the 14th July 2018 at their usual venue of the Stafford Show Grounds.
Congratulations to Josh Duddell and Barry Mansell on their Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark JW winning Top Saluki Stud Dog 2017.
The SGHC will be holding their first Open Lure Coursing Competition under the proposed regulations of the UKSS. Karen Fisher will be emailing schedules but in case you do not receive one and would like one, contact Karen of 01279 833855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The trial is open to all Kennel Club registered Salukis. The date of the trial is Sunday 25th March and entries close on Monday 12th March 2018.