South Eastern Hound Club will be holding their 51st Premier Open Show on Sunday 2nd September at Hickstead All England Jumping Course, West Sussex BN6 9HS. Classes will be supported by the SGHC with rosettes for BOB, RBOB and Best Puppy. £5.00 will be given by the Club for BOB and Best Puppy. After the judging there is usually a wonderful bring and share picnic. When I hear who will be coordinating I shall put the information in the breed notes. Judging Salukis will be Susan Rhodes of Shadowfax Afghans. Schedules are available on-line through fossedata or contact Show Secretary Mr James Duffy on tel: 01342 716394 or email: email@example.com. Postal entries close on Thursday 9th August and on-line entries can be made up until Tuesday 14th August.
We have been away for a couple of weeks visiting family in the States so I am a little behind in reporting show results. The first show I will report is Blackpool where Frank Kane was suppose to judge, instead Pam Marston Pollock took centre stage. BCC, BOB for her 1st CC went to Mr A & Mrs M Hudson’s Velourias Agent Velvet Glencathra. She was born 12th October 2014 and her breeder is Mrs D Layton-Smith. Her sire is Ch Baghdad Karim (IMP AUS) and her dam is Ch Anasha Al Noushafarim (IMP AUT). RBCC went to The Shimmin’s Ch Hislome’s Lenore Mish Cranstal (IMP SWE) DCC for his 1st CC went to Classicus Baroque at Ravensett owned by Mr G & Mrs S Littlechild. He was born on the 6th February 2016 and his breeder is Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Int Ch Elamir Amar and his dam is Ch Classicus Concorrdia with the RDCC to Ch Fernlark By Design owned by Mr K and Mrs M Goulden. Following the show I have received the following:” Frank Kane writes: I would like to apologise to all those Saluki exhibitors who entered and travelled to show under me at Blackpool championship show last weekend.I was unable to judge the breed and I am sorry that the exhibitors faced a change of judge on the day of the show, which is always disappointing. I hate letting exhibitors and show organisers down and felt very bad about the circumstances. Please accept my apologies.”
The second show, very memorable for other reasons was Windsor. Judging Salukis was Clair Chryssolor, whom is now living in Texas though previously a long time resident here in the UK. Her BCC, BOB and Hound Group 3 was Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Neferti JW Sh CM with the RBCC to Diane Layton-Smith’s Ch Anasha Al Noushafarin (IMP) Sh CM. DCC went to Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (IMP) JW Sh CM with RDCC to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Mumtaz Theseus. Best Puppy was Dr P Postma and Mr D Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey. Best Veteran went to Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM. This was just the beginning.
Post judging Ann and Paul Shimmin had invited the Saluki exhibitors and friends to their retirement party. After many years of commuting to shows in the UK from the Isle of Man, not forgetting that their two girls had gained their titles, it was time to hang up their show leads. As I mentioned earlier we were not there in person but in spirit, so can only relate second hand about the wonderful party. From the photos that were posted on the social media, there must of been at least 40 people in attendance. It was nice to see that Glen Bounds of able to attend. Caroline Pickering made one of her gorgeous cakes, which I was told was delicious. I believe those in attendance had all brought food contributions to the event. In last week’s Our Dogs there was a full page advert by the Shimmins featuring all their champions through the decades. It was wonderful to see all the canine faces we have seen through the years. Ann has promised me that we have not seen the last of them, but they shall attend shows as visitors only. What a wonderful way to conclude their many years of exhibiting.
Last weekend 3-Counties Championship Show was held and judging us was Mr Mark Cocozza. DCC, BOB went to a new face that has been knocking on the door. That is Victoria Martin’s Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart JW ShCM. He was born on 25th August 2016 and his breeders are Mr B Mansel and Mrs J Duddell. His sire is Ch Jorjenjo Mirza of Fernlark JW and dam, Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (IMP ITA). RDCC went to Mrs S Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan at Bumpkiss. BCC went to the Mansell, Duddell & Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina with RBCC to Elaine Sydney’s Multi Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Esp J Ch. Best Puppy was Steve and Ann Ham’s newly imported Aus Ch Crisnick Houdini (IMP AUS) TAF, NAF. Well done all!
On Saturday the SGHC held the 2018 Open Show with the new Committee in charge for their first event. Judging us was Lorraine Fitzgerald of Dawnchase Salukis and Greyhounds. She had an excellent entry of 56 Salukis dogs with 62 entries. The Committee would like to thank everyone for entering their dogs for this ‘special show’. The Open Show has always been the garden party show of the Club, this year was no different. The weather was perfect for the dogs, just comfortable warm. Helena Haywood had organized the photo competition for the 2019 calendar. She had an entry of 72 beautiful photos. The calendar will be available at the Champ show in October to purchase. Helena also organized the ‘welfare table’ with the help of her granddaughter Jessica. I understand business was brisk so I will report the takings in the future. Caroline and John Owen had their hands busy, for the first time in many years, we had the winners of the Club Points Trophies. A big thank you to Daphne Parnham for correlated the points. A least the Owen’s trip home was easier with less trophies to take.
For the first time to my knowledge the Dobermann Club’s clubhouse had a jazz café, thanks to Berni Hetherington. Coffee, teas and cakes were available in very convivial atmosphere. People were coming all day long to sit, chat and enjoy all the beautiful cakes. We thank all the individuals that kindly donated the cakes. It will certainly help in the funding of the day.
The business part of the day, Best in Show was Ch Fernlark By Design owned by Kevin and Michelle Goulden with the Best Bitch, Reserve Best in Show and Best of Opposite Sex to our own Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque (IMP FRA) JW. Reserve Best Dog and winner of the Jonathan Langley Horsell Rescue Stakes was Victoria Martin’s Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart JW ShCM with reserved Best Best Bitch and Best Veteran in Show to Ch Anasha Al Nousharfarin ShCM owned by Diane Layton-Smith. Best Puppy was Fernlark Odyssey owned By Dr P Postma and Mr D Smith. Best Smooth was Karen Fisher’s Ruweis Isad who also won the Special Open for sire or dam to have been imported from country of origin. Best brace went to Mrs D Layton-Smith.
After the judging was fabulous bring and share meal. Again I thank everyone that contributed to our delicious finale of a wonderful day.
In 2023, The Saluki Club will be holding their Centenary, which we are planning to make a very special affair. To facilitate this we need a logo. So we are asking members of the Club, Salukiphiles, and anyone else that thinks they can help, to come up with a logo. The world is your oyster with what this logo may look like, but we do need reference to Salukis, SGHC and the Centenary or 100 years. Please submit your ideas, even if it is rough form to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of September 2018. At the championship show we will exhibit a copy of the centennial logo.
The SGHC Open Show is being held on Saturday 16th June 2018 at the Dobermann Club Training Showgrounds, Hertford Road, Digswell, Herts AL6 0BU. Judging will be Mrs Lorraine Fitzgerald of Dawnchase Salukis and Greyhounds. Show opens at 9.ooam with judging to commence at 10.00am with dogs followed by bitches. Lorraine has a wonderful entry of 27 dogs and 29 bitches making at total of 56 with 6 not for competition. Traditionally this is our ‘garden party’ show, so not to disappoint we are have a bring and share picnic at the end. All contributions gladly accepted though we seem to have plenty of sausage rolls and quiches at this time. Coordinating the picnic is Berni Hetherington on tel. 01582 593881. Coffee/tea and soft drinks will be available all day from the clubhouse. Contributions of cakes would be most appreciated.
At the show, Helena Haywood will be setting up a display of all the photographs that have been submitted for the SGHC 2019 calendar. Everyone attending the show will have to opportunity to vote for their favorite ones. Helena will be wearing more then one hat as she, along with her grand daughter, Jessica, manning the ‘Welfare stand’. Points trophies winners will be able to pick up their trophies from the ‘Trophy Stand’ ably manned by Caroline and John Owen. We also hope to have a couple of trade stands so there will not be any reason anyone’s dog is not wearing attractive attire. Please come and have a lovely day out. If you are bringing a ‘spectator’ dog check in with the secretary as there will be a 3.00 charge.
Last week the SCCS Championship Show was held. Judging Salukis, for the first time in this country at Championship level was Mr Kari Jarvinen (Finland). He chose for his DCC, BOB, 1st in Veteran Hound Group, Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by the Glaisters (unfortunately because the of car problems, the Glaisters were unable to return to compete for Best Veteran in Show) with RDCC, Best Puppy Fernlark Odyssey owned by Dr P Postma & Mr D Smith. BCC went to Ch Canerikie Catalina owned by Duddell, Manse, Johnston with RBCC to Mumtaz Phoebe owned by the Freegards.
It is with a very heavy heart that I report the passing of Gloria Burtenshaw after a long and difficult battle with cancer. Michael and I have not known Gloria so very long as she was much more involved with the Saluki scene in the North. We have come in contact with her, more in recent times and her tireless energy in rehoming less fortunate Salukis. If anything could be done to help them Gloria was at the forefront finding homes, transporting or even just keeping an eye on a situation she was not happy with. She was a forthright person so you knew exactly where you stood with her. At the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show, Michael gave Gloria and husband Alan’s bitch, Fernlark Snowgrouse at Daandazi JW Sh. CM the Challenge Certificate, which was a great high point in her life, as she was struggling with the disease. Gloria passed away on 27th May, at home, with loving family close by. Friends are welcome to attend her funeral at Seven Penny Meadow (Longclose Bank, Medomsley) on Tuesday 5th June at 1pm. Family flowers only and donations on the day to Marie Curie. Rest in Peace, Gloria you will be very much missed.
I have been reading tributes to the passing of Joanne Van Arsdale VMD. Nicola Warner, a friend when she was living in California has passed some information on to me about Joanne. She has said she was a colourful, controversial person that always spoke her truth. She made no apologies to anyone. In the early days she was mentored by Wayne Jensen of Jen Araby Salukis. Joanne’s first love was coursing her Salukis, which were usually smooths. In the States she was very much the pioneer of the ‘smooth’ Saluki. She purchased her first smooth Saluki from Don Wieden out of Sedeki Talata, namely Sedeki Danishk. On the social media I have seen many tribute to her. RIP Joanne.
Reading through “The Jane Lilley Column” in this week’s paper, about the Kennel Club ‘Judges Critiques website. It has been mentioned to me that contributors are not to send their critiques to this paper, but to the KC. Jane has quoted the KC’s own rule “Under Reg F (1) 22d All Judges at championship Shows and Open Shows must produce a written critique for the first two placings in each Breed class, and will dispatch these to at least one of the weekly United Kingdom Canine journals’ with the added clarification that it is discretionary for the judge to add an introduction to a critique and it is also at the judge’s discretion if they wish to upload a backdated critique”
Last Monday we attended the Bath Championship Show, our last year without CCs as next year they are on the cards again. This was always a very popular show with the Salukis so I am sure it will continue that way.
On previous days there had been serious problems with the weather and muddy car parks. I am pleased to report that not so on the Monday , though the glorious weather we were promised did not appear while we were there, it was overcast and quite chilly. Most folks were wondering around, like myself, with the old dog haired jacket we keep in the back of the car for emergencies. Judging us was Rachael Wray. BOB, Best Bitch was Mansell, Duddell and Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina with the RBB & BV to Mrs D Garratt and Miss S Oakey’s Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM. BD went to Mr & Mrs KA Gouyldewn’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW. RBD went to Mrs VC Martin’s Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart JW. Best Puppy was Mrs P A & Dr MA Ulyatt’s Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze . Canerikie Catalina went on to win 4th in Hound Group under judge Jill Peak. Well done all!
Unfortunately we were unable to attend the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show. Judging us was Nick Bryce-Smith. He chose for his BOB, BCC for her third and qualifying CC, Anne and Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (IMP SWE) She was born on the 22nd September 2012 and her breeder is Mrs M-A Axelsson. Her sire is SE UCH Nord Al-Shen Raadin Al Rafiiq . Her dam is Int/Nord UCH Hisilome’s Halawa. RBCC went to Tony and Liz Quick’s Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP GER). DCC went to Joan Cowie’s Ch Mumtaz Hercules Sh CM with the RDCC to Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh CM owned by Jeannette Glaister. Best Puppy was Mrs E Rooney’s Merenptah Aurgia at Zeatana Best Veteran went to Mrs VM Elliott-Ross’ Baghdad Rose of Gorewater (IMP AUS). Well done all!!
Recently we were having coffee with a friend discussing the latest KC rules and regulations. Our friend, judges just one breed, wanted to continue judging so he joined the Academy and paid the £26.00 fee. Then the KC had their rethink and revised the fee for those judge that judge just one breed to £10.00. As they KC has changed it’s game plan, does that mean that I friend will receive a refund for the outstand £16.00?
In ‘Our Dogs’ I have read that Dr Ivor Moss, after 40 years of membership of the KC is now being honored with an Honorary Membership. Congratulations to Ivor.
The KC ‘Breed Record Supplement’ for January to March 2018 has arrived. There was only one new litter registration with seven puppies. Three Importations; Ber Ch Barbey Hector at Dragonsmoon (IMP BMU) , Garamyiyas Rostam (IMP SWE) and Ulmarra Yolo at Sinursa (IRC) . Three Export Pedigrees, one to Norway and two to Austria. Two new Champions, Canerikie Catalina and Velourias Viva Vivienne. One Junior Warrant to Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart and two Show Certificates of Merit. They are Classicus Britannia and Vidana Amira S Berega Turi (IMP RUS)
On-line entries to the SGHC Open Show can still be made up until midnight on Sunday 27th May. This the SGHC’s summer garden party with lots of activities going on. There will be the judging of the photographs for the 2019 calendar . It is not too late to enter this, photos are to be sent to email@example.com. They need to be of good quality and sent in jpeg format. Entries will be taken up until midnight on 4th June. There will be a raffle, welfare stand and other canine orientated items for sale. The day will culminate with a bring and share lunch. The co-ordination of the lunch is Berni Hetherington. So please contact him to let him know what you are planning to bring. His telephone number is 01582 593881. Coffee/teas will be available all day in the clubhouse. Donations of cakes would be most appreciated. Anyone wanting a stall and the show, please contact me.
18TH MAY 2018.
Tanya Stevens has contacted me, informing that David Perkins of Pennyworth Salukis, has passed away. We first met David and his late wife Kay in the late 70s as they had returned from living in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. David worked as an engineer. When they returned they had a couple of Afghans, but they became smitten with Salukis when they met Jim Kenyon and his beautiful smooth champion bitch, Mazuri Lail. When she was mated to Don Wieden’s Eng/Am/Ch Sedeki Barre, David and Kay obtained Kaus Kezia. She was a stunning, black and silver bitch and Kay won 16 CCs, with her, in very tough competition. Her ‘call’ name was Penny, the beginnings of the line of very beautiful Salukis to be called Pennyworth. David was a very quiet man, very much involved, but remaining in the background. He qualified as a championship show judge, giving CCs at least twice in the UK, including the SGHC Championship Show and Skoklosters in Sweden. David died in hospital after a short illness. His last Saluki was a black smooth bitch he obtained from Sweden, I think in his heart he was always a lover of the smooth variety.
The funeral will take place at 3pm on 22nd May at the Garden of England Crematory, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Nr Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ. No flowers please but donations would be welcomed in David Perkins name to the Alzheimer’s Society. After there will be a get together, a quick call to Tanya Stevens would be appreciated for numbers. Her telephone no is: 08948043656
Entries for the SGHC Open Show postal entries are still open until Saturday 19th (1st Class Postmark) but you will still be able to enter, online, if you miss that closing date at www.fossedata.co.uk until midnight 27th May 2018. Entries for the exciting photo competition will be accepted up to midnight 4thJune. They can be either black/white or colour but must be full quality in Jpeg format. Please sent them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinating the Bring and Share lunch, which will be held after Best In Show is Berni Hetherington on tel. 01582 593881. There will be a short break in the judging between the dogs and bitches. Coffee/tea and cakes will be available to purchase all day from the clubhouse. We would very much appreciate donation of cakes for this purpose.
SGHC’s members page is now available on ‘facebook’. If you would like to join please go to the site on your computer and request to join.
National Show at Birmingham was held last Friday in blustery weather. A week for before it was 27 degrees; not unusual for this time of the year, for the dogs sake I think the colder weather was better. Judging us was Dr Ron James. I must compliment Dr James as I felt his mannerism and approach to the dogs was very positive and the dogs reacted in a positive way. BCC, BOB and Hound Group 3 (Judge Mark Cocozza) was Manseel, Duddell and Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina with the RBCC to Anne & Paul Simmin’s Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (Imp) DCC went to Michelle and Kevin Goulden’s Ch Fernlark by Design JW with RDCC to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph (Imp). Best Puppy was Dr DA & PA Ulyatt’s Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze with best Veteran to Mrs KA Williams Ch, Bermuda Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton. Well done all!
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.”