It is with great sadness that I post the passing of Marcus Cooke, husband of Phyllida, after a long illness. Our heartfelt sympathy to Phyllida and their son Sebastian and their family.
The Northern Saluki Club will be hosting a Breed appreciation day and multiple-choice exam on Saturday 13thNovember 2021. It will be held at Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley S75 3AP. The time will be from 10.00 to 1600.
To enable the organizers to manage numbers in a safe way, due to Covid, only those who are pre-booked will be admitted.
Cost £25 for BAD and MCE includes lunch £15 for BAD only + £5 if you require lunch Payable to Northern Saluki Club or by BACS (Bank details upon request by email below) Please contact organiser Hilary Davies by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07749787780 for details or to book a place.
We are just back from a lovely weekend ‘up north’ attending The Northern Saluki Club Championship Show and Darlington Championship Show. Darlington had allocated the NSC a ring adjacent to the ring to be used for their show. Our judge, Mrs. Fran Mitchell, was judging Wire-Haired Dacshunds before Salukis. So, our judge elect, John Walton-Haddon, for the NSC started at 9.00. It worked out well. The weather looked overcast to begin but soon cleared after a couple of drops of rain. There was very much a party atmosphere all day with a good entries for both judges. BIS, BOB went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Olympia for her first CC. She was born on the 31st July 2019 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Ch Classicus Azim for Bodercot and her dam Ch Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (IMP). RBCC went to Liana Phillips’ Vidana Amira S Berega Turi (IMP RUS) Sh CM, Sh Cex. DCC, RBIS for his third and qualifying CC went to Peggy Postma’s Fernlark Odyssey. He was born on the 2nd October 2017. His breeders are Mr KA and Mrs MM Goulden. His sire is Ch Fernlark By Design JW and his dam Ch Glenoak Kira of Fernlark. RDCC went to the newly crowned Ch Classicus Azim For Bordercot. Owned by Rosalie Brady. Best Puppy and BPIS was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter The Gambler (IMP USA). RBPIS went to our own Luachmnhar Jadira Kasaque. Best Veteran was Charrioak Sheerzam owned by Hilary Davies & Christine Harrison.
Our second show, Darlington, was Fran Mitchell’s first-time awarding CCs in Salukis.
BOB went to Hilary Davies, Christine Harrison & Mary Sanders Parkers’ Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak JW with the RBCC to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. DCC went to Christine Campling’s Classicus Octavius for his second CC with the RDCC to Rosalie Brady’s Ch Classicus Azim for Bodercot..Best Puppy was our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque and Best Veteran plus 3rd in Veteran Group went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Neferti JW Sh CM.
What a lovely day it was after the difficulties of the past year.
Nikki Hill has sent me the following regarding SWF: “Saluki Welfare in Lockdown. While most other pet rescue organisations closed their doors, Saluki Welfare continued their work helping Salukis in need. Working within Covid-19 restrictions, between January 2020 and April 2021 the Wardens arranged a total of 38 rehomings and raised a sum in the region of £10,500 for Saluki Welfare Fund.
Home checking had to be done by video link of course, and they used professional pet couriers much of the time. There were some exceptions in the lockdown regulations regarding animal rescue, which helped a little. And of course, there was always help and advice to be had on the telephone. So well done Saluki Welfare and thank you!”
In the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Newsletter dated Aug 2021 there was a statement that said: “Ann Shimmin has stepped down from the role of Club President. The post is now combined with that of Vice-President until the next ballot for Club Officers ad Committee in 2022. “
In regards to that statement Ann has sent the following:
“When the last SGHC Newsletter was sent out I was delighted to be able to introduce myself as the newly appointed President for the period 2021 - 2025. I viewed this appointment within the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club - of which I had been a member since 1977 – as great honour. I would also like to take this opportunity thank my proposer Chris Ormsby (Yazid) and my seconder Tessa Abbott (Burydown) both of whom have been members of SGHC for a great deal longer than I have - for their confidence in me.
Sadly, I could be viewed as the shortest serving President in history - without explanation in some detail as to why I was never President first instance. Trawling through SGHC Club rules very recently in an attempt to find something that could help strengthen the constitution of Saluki Welfare Fund I became aware of one small word that I had never previously noticed relating to the nomination of SGHC President.
It was the word ‘continuous’. I had most certainly accumulated great deal more membership than the three years I had understood was necessary for my nomination. But my membership had lapsed at one stage. Investigation by myself revealed that it not been re-instated until August 2018. This left me well short of qualification for nomination.
I have always been a great believer in the strength of all Club rules. The basis is most certainly a framework written to enable the Club to function. However, some have also been incorporated by successive committees to ensure that specific situations - as and when they have arisen – never occur again!
Ignorance of the rules = foolishness. Ignoring the rules = stupidity. Therefore, there was no personal option for me to ignore (as a convenience) the fact that I was ineligible for nomination as President in the first instance. (My proposers were unaware of my lapse of membership and I had never considered it.) I advised SGHC Officers and Committee immediately and stood down from the committee.
There is a great deal of work ahead for the committee with the Centenary Celebrations. 2023 is now just over 15 months away and I know that your committee are putting great effort into making it memorable. I wish them every luck. Also please remember throughout SGHC as a whole the success of 2023 – plus of course the next 100 years - depends completely on membership support.”
Helen Haywood, chairman of the Saluki Welfare Fund has sent the following update
“There has been a lot of rumour and misinformation spread about since the Saluki Welfare Fund AGM on August 14th 2021.
The current named Trustees, Officers and Committee members would like to reassure the wider Saluki community that we are working quietly and hard in the background to ensure the Charity Funds remain safe and that the viability of SWF is maintained, enhanced and that it remains as the primary KC recognised breed rescue for Salukis.
As was stated at the AGM, the Fund’s Constitution and Working Practices will be updated and an SGM called specifically for the purpose of validating the changes proposed during the coming year if possible.
Meanwhile, firstly we would like to ask anyone who may have applied to rehome a Saluki through the charity, to re contact us via the website as the contact details held and posted by the ex-Northern Warden never arrived at its destination, so appears to have been lost.
Secondly, there has been much concern about certain aspects of finance within SWF, and we would like to reassure everyone that ongoing investigation into these is following Charity Commission guidelines. Any findings will be reviewed independently and acted upon if needed when investigations are complete which is unlikely to happen very quickly.
Thirdly, we are contacting all known re-homers recorded since March 2018, as despite recent input prior to the AGM there are many significant details still missing from the records and to maintain Rescue support for all dogs this is vital. If you or anyone you know wishes to contact us to ensure we have correct details logged for you and your rescued hound, we will be delighted to hear from you.
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This coming weekend Salukis will have two championship shows to attend. The host is Darlington Championship Show with an entry of 45 for judge Fran Mitchell. This will be her first-time awarding CCs for Salukis. Before judging the Salukis she will be judging 46 Wire-Haired Dachunds, commencing at 9am. The second show with CCs is the Northern Saluki Club to be judged by John Walton Haddon. This show, the NSC, will commence judging at 9am in ring 15. The plan is judging for dogs (males) may have been completed by the time the Ms Mitchell is ready to judge. This way exhibitors will not be kept waiting till late afternoon for judging to start. Let us hope the plan works out. With all our new systems everything is a bit of trial and error. Tents and gazebos are allowed at this show though in the plan it looks like there will be plenty of cover if you choose not to use them, though, the society states there will be no provisions for wet weather and to bring your own chairs.
Last Friday Richmond Championship Show was held at their usual venue of Loseley Park. The rings were set out so there was a gazebo for the judge and stewards at one end. Thankfully after a gloomy start the drizzle ceased and the weather was fine for showing. The rings themselves definitely could have used some manicuring. Our judge, on more than one occasion, had to ask an exhibitor to move to another spot as the ground was rough. Judging Salukis was breed specialist Lisa Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). BCC, BOB went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny making her up a champion. This makes Remeny the 7thchampion on the distaff line. She was born on the 17th February and her breeder is Denise Garratt. Her sire is Caryna Eris and her dam Ch Caryna Neferti.. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Olympia. DCC for his second CC went to Tricia & Michelle Ulyatt’s Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze JW with the RDCC to his stablemate, Fernlark L’Aunisien in Cornhaze Sh CM owned by the Ulyatts. Best Puppy was our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque.
In last week’s Breed Notes I wrote of the passing of Mrs Ann Birrell with some of her involvements in the world of dogs. I omitted to put in that she was one of the founder members of South Eastern Hound Club. She was the Club’s president up until recently when she became the Club’s patron. Marie Bryce-Smith was telling me she was supposed to judge the first Open Show for the Club but was asked at that time to judge at LKA, for her first appointment with CCS. The Club kindly released her from her contract. Rest in Peace, Ann.
Unfortunately, these notes should have been posted last week. They are probably swirling around in cyberspace.
Well summer is coming to an end; it certainly has not been a summer to rave about.
Raining June became raining July into raining August. Maybe we will have an ‘Indian Summer’ with a warm autumn. Children will be going back to school soon, let us hope we keep the plague at bay.
Sadly, I report the passing of one of the doyennes of our breed, Mrs Ann Birrell (Tazi). She died peacefully on the 16th August just three days before her 90th birthday. Her last judging appointment in Salukis was Windsor 2014. We saw her the day after, where she was very tired and at that time, she said it was time to call it a day. Her first champion was Classicus Baccylides of Tazi born on the 21st Sept 1981. His dam was the most beautiful Ch Burydown Iphigenia. Her second champion, Ch Yazid Isabella Of Tazi born 29th September 1986, was a daughter of her Ch Classicus Baccylides of Tazi. Ann was very involved with The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club where she was a member of the Committee for many years. She also was a member and coursed her Salukis with the Club’s coursing section. Her most important contribution to our breed is “The SALUKI Book of British Champions”. The first two books she compiled with Hope Waters. Books 3,4,5, and 6 were compiled on her own. The last “The SALUKI Book of British Champions” was compiled by Mary Parker as she has handed over the copyright to her. Our condolences to her children, Fiona, Mark and Ian and her grandchildren. Donations in her name can be made to Cancer Research UK or Arundawn Dog Rescue.
John Walton Haddon has contacted saying that the NSC Championship Show which is being held in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show on Sunday 19th September, will commence judging at 9am. Entries can still be made for the NSC through Higham Press but unfortunately entries have closed for Darlington. As Fran Mitchell, our judge for Darlington, will be starting with another breed at 9am, hopefully by the time she is ready for Salukis, the Saluki dog judging will be completed.
Last Saturday Blackpool Championship Show was held in difficult weather conditions. Judging Salukis was veteran all-round judge Frank Kane. It has been a difficult year for the all-rounders as they have had to jump in and judge extra classes as the previously booked judges, whom were mainly from outside the UK, had to relinquish their appointments because of Covid travel restrictions. To repeat my comments from a year ago, let us hope for better next year. Frank was very busy at Blackpool but from comments I have heard he gave all the dogs the respect and attention they deserved.
DCC, BOB short listed in the Hound Group for his first CC was Micattura All For Me owned by Jane Stenson. He was born on 27th February 2017 and his breeder is Vicky-ann McNab. His sire is Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark and his dam, Galifa Sivendra Al Djiibaajah (IMP). RDCC went to Sharon & Graham Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett. BCC for her third and qualifying CC went to Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak owned by the Davies, Harrison and Sanders Parker partnership. She was born on the 20th February 2018 and her breeder is Mrs M E Sanders Parker. Her sire is Int Ch Elamir Amar and her dam is Ch Khalils Allegra-Classicus (IMP SWE) JW Sh CM. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW. Best Puppy and Best Junior was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter the Gamble. Well done all!!
I noted on a couple entries at Blackpool that the designation (IMP) has not been put with a couple of dog’s names. Unless rules have changed to this affect, the (IMP) is part of the dog’s name. If one fails to include it, the KC can refuse to accept any wins by that dog. This brings to mind the new ruling that is being debated by the government to stop illegal importation of dogs. The ruling states “raising the minimum age for importing a puppy from 15 weeks to six months. banning the import of heavily pregnant dams to help protect puppy and mother welfare. prohibiting the commercial and non-commercial movement into Great Britain of dogs with cropped ears and docked tails. I am sure this paper will be covering this with great detail.
Last Sunday the UK Sighthound Sport held their summer championships. Salukis had an entry of 9, which is the highest we have had. Another young hound has now qualified for her ‘licence’ so she shall be joining us. Some of the dogs that were running had had a busy weekend, as the day before, they attended Blackpool Champ Show. In days of old, I remember the week preceding Crufts was one of the important coursing meeting of the season. More often than not the coursing dogs were also entered at Crufts. When they placed at Crufts a laud cheer would erupt from the audience in support of the significance that they were not only beautiful but functional. One of those wonderful coursing dog/show dogs was the lovely Ch Burydown Quabillah owned by Marilyn Evill. Coursing field one day then on to BOB at Crufts. Hopefully, more people will bring their hounds along for a fun/working day . All dogs behaved impeccable, none keeping us waiting when we went to pick them up. BOB was Nicola Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxane winning her first lure coursing CC. Second was our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque(IMP FRA) JW
Winning a CC which made her up as a Lure Coursing Champion. The first in our breed. We are very proud of our dual function hound (as they should be). Third place was Karen Fisher’s Ruweis Mahnisa. Fourth place went to Oxana Grigorenko’s Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine. The sun was shining, a great day out for all and a big thank you to UKSS for organizing such an enjoyable well-run event.
New notes: Last Saturday Driffield Championship Dog Show was held. Judging Salukis was Hound Specialist Gavin Robertson. DCC, BOB and Hound Group 3 was Rosalie Brady’s Classicus Azim for Bodercot. He also became a Champion on the day. He was born on the 20th February 2018. His breeder is is Mrs ME Sanders Parker. His sire is Int Ch Elamir Amar and his dam is Ch Khalils Allegra-Classicus (M) SWE) JW Sh CM. RDCC went to Adele Haddon’s Badavie Don Peppino At Ilsham. BCC for her first CC went to Denise Garratt, Sue Oakey, and John & Caroline Owen’s Glenoak Lunah from Caryna. She was born on 22nd May 2016 and her breeders are Dr J & Mrs E Hudson. Her sire is Caryna Khepri and dam Ch Glenoak Kamala JW.
RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW SH CM Best Veteran was Mr G Lydon’s Sirtanome Sakia.
The SGHC have announced the results of their ballot for judges for 2022. Limited Show will be judged by Nicola Warner and Open Show judge will be Simon Burton. Cecilia Andersson will be judging the Championship show in 2023. The Club has posted that Ann Shimmin has stepped down from the role of Club President. The Post is now combined with that of Vice-President until the next ballot for Club officers and Committee in 2022.
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be holding their 2021 Championship Show on Sunday 17th October 2021 at the Kennel Club Building Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LX. Postal entries close Saturday 18thSeptember (1st Class postmark) on-line entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday 26th September 2021. Judging will be Mrs Denise Rogers (Labakan).
Helena Haywood has sent the following report: “Welfare AGM Report from Saluki Welfare Fund AGM1 4/08/2021
The AGM was held at Drayton Village Hall, OX14 4LF commencing at 1pm
The venue had been changed by the outgoing Officers and Committee due to the number of people who had expressed their intentions of attending, making the initial venue near Solihull too small for safe social distancing.
The outgoing Chairman was unable to attend the meeting, so the Chair was occupied by the outgoing Secretary, David Crane. The minutes were taken by one of the named Trustees, Chris Lewis.
There was a very full agenda with 13 Proposals tabled.
The order of proposals was amended, and subsequently as the first proposal made by Michael Williams was carried by a large majority, it rendered 9 of the subsequent proposals unnecessary.
The majority of the Officers and Committee, and the Northern Warden had tendered their resignations prior to the meeting, the Southern Warden having resigned some weeks before.
The Officers and Committee elected at the meeting are Chairperson, Helena Haywood; Vice Chairperson, David Hartley ; Treasurer, Kathy Webb ; Acting Secretary, Deb Steele; Committee member Annette Schaffer. Since the meeting, 2 further committee members have been co-opted, Rod Steele and Elaine Stanmore.
Interim Welfare Wardens can be contacted on either 07858 458827 or 01282 842617
A huge vote of thanks to all those attending, some of whom travelled significantly long distances to be there, your support is continually much appreciated.”
Michael and myself attended the Welfare AGM which was chaired by the outgoing secretary David Crane. Chairing a meeting is not always easy but David managed to conduct the proceeding efficiently as there were many items to go through. As is usual at AGMs we went through the business side of running the Trust. After dealing with this the AGM’s next part of the agenda was to deal with proposals. Michael had tabled a motion that an independent person be employed by the Trust to look at their procedures for the future running of the Trust. This was approved by the meeting which meant most of the other items did not need to be discussed and voted on. The meeting concluded with a thank you to the outgoing officers and Committee members with a special thank you to Christine Harrison for all the hard work she has done for Saluki Welfare. Christopher Lewis, one of the outgoing trustees presented a gift to the outgoing members as a token of their appreciation.
Entries for the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show and the Club’s Open Show are now available on Higham Press. The Championship show will be held on the 19th September in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show. Judging will be Mr John Walton Haddon. Schedules and paper entries to this show need to be made to the show manager Miss Christine Harrison, telephone number 07595 154541. The Northern’s’ Open Show will be held on Sunday 26th September at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland near Alfreton Darby. Judge is Mr Jimmi Johnston-White. Schedules and paper entries needs to be made to Mr John Owen. Telephone number 0115 9305473. Entries close 12 noon Friday 10th September. After judging there will be a Saluki Welfare event fun afternoon. This will start no earlier than 1.30pm. Also. there is hope to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Knightellington Affix.
John Walton Haddon has sent a note through saying that Darlington Championship Show have given us an adjacent ring for the NSC Championship Show and we can have it all day so there will be no waiting around for judging. John goes on to say “we can start judging whenever we want so the NSC can start whilst Dax are being judged. Hopefully dogs will be finished before Fran starts judging Salukis”
Paignton Championship Show was held on Sunday 8th August. Judging was Mrs Jill Peak. As what is often with the rural shows the entry is low plus, in this case, marred with absentees. It seems that many exhibitors are entering but for whatever reason are not able to attend. Some could be because they are being ‘pinged’.
DCC, BOB went to the Michelle and Tricia Ulyatt’s Fernlark L’Aunisien in Cornhaze ShCM for his first CC. He was born on the 12th May 2015 and his breeder is Mrs S Steer. His sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW and his dam Dawnchase Zayna of Fernlark. RCC and Best Veteran went to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph Sh CM (IMP GER)
BCC for her first CC went to Diane Layton-Smith’s Velourias Pris Von Schmidt. She was born on the 28th August 2018 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Elviis Al Noushafarin Velourias and her dam Ch Velourias Viva Vivienne.
RBCC was withheld. Mrs Peak is a very experienced judge so we will have to wait to read her critique to find out why she took this decision.
Best Puppy was Jenny, Laura and Steve Macro’s Luachmhar Jihan
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Bournemouth Show is now entering it’s 11th year at their new site in Organford. Driving down the M27, seeing signs for Cadnam brings feeling of nostalgia as we miss our old site at Brockenhurst in the New Forest. The old site had character with ponies and cattle milling around the roads. Part of our travel plan was to arrive at the site well before the holiday traffic built up. For some reason I felt, at the Organford site, it was still just a field.
Carrying on with the trend of lower entries and higher absentees, our judge, Mrs Debbie Copperthwaite had an entry of 29 dogs but when the entry was counted of dogs on the ground there were only 18 dogs actually there. Debbie has been part of the Saluki scene for over 50 years, still competing with her dogs. People complain when they have all-rounders judging all the time then why did they not come out to support our longest serving breed specialist? For us attending it was a lovely day. The rain and mist held off for the judging. Another comment I would like to make, with benching no longer available it is important to be vigilant on one’s dog’s behaviour while lingering about. It has been well reported about the Borzoi attacking the Dachshund which cost the Dachshund his life.
DCC, BOB & Best Veteran was Ann & Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga. This was his 3rd and qualifying CC. `He was born on the 28th September 2013. His owners are his breeders. His sire is Classicus Castiel and dam, Baghdad Bamjoeh Diva. RDCC went to Sarah Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan At Bumkiss. BCC for her first CC went to Geraldine Anderson’s Canapus Violante (IMP NDL). She was born on 21st July 2014. Her breeder is Felix S Van der Drift. Her sire is Haefen Freespirit Flair at Canapus and her dam Canapus Awn Rosemary. RBCC was our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque JW (IMP FRA). Best puppy was again our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque.
The KC has now reinstated its Find A Judge Service. To see which judges are already scheduled for Saluki CC appointments in the future go to the KC website home page and scroll down to ‘Find A Judge’. Tick Dog Showing, then enter the breed’s name. You can find out more about each judge by clicking on their name. There have been the usual teething problems with some judges concerned about missing information but the KC is rectifying errors and omissions quickly on receipt of a completed online request for any judge’s details to be updated.
A reminder that Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF. Please wear a face covering.
2. Declaration of interests.
3. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising.
4. Treasurer’s Report and adoption of 2020 Accounts.
5. Appointment of auditors.
6. Chairman’s Report.
7. Proposals dealing with amendments/changes to the Welfare Constitution.
8. Proposals dealing with changes to Welfare Committee personnel.
9. Additional proposals.
10. Statement by the Northern Welfare Warden.
11. Election of Officers and Committee members.
12. AOB. I will post the outcome of this meeting in next week’s notes.
Last week I posted the ‘Allocation of Challenge Certificates for 2024-28’ from the Kennel Club. Rereading the chart, I may have missed that the KC is expecting the NSC and the SGHC to have two championship Shows yearly. If I have misinterpreted this, I am sure one of my readers will correct me on this.
Northern Saluki Club will be holding their second show with CCs in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show on Sunday 19th September. Judging at Darlington will be Mrs Fran Mitchell giving CCS in Salukis for the first time. (Schedules available on Higham Press). Judging the Northern will be John Walton Haddon. As of writing these notes the schedule is not available, as of yet, for the NSC show, on Higham Press but should be there shortly. With so many shows coming at quick intervals, Higham Press and Fosse Data must be run off their feet. They had the lull which was lockdown now comes the storm. Personally, I think considering all that is happening they are doing a good job.
Last Monday, Bath Championship Show was held. On our way in we ran into Jeanna Simpson, who we have not seen in a while. She said that she was having a day out visiting the show. She has now retired from judging after losing Dennis as it had been their hobby together, and it had lost the sparkle. The other person we saw after a long gap was Martine Smithson. She too has lost her husband to cancer. I remember him from the shows of long ago sitting and sketching. Martine said he was also a writer having had three books published. Hopefully we will see Martine again soon showing her Saluki.
Judging at Bath was Miss Claire Boggia. BCC, BOB was Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM with the RBCC to Mary’s Classicus Olympia. DCC for his second CC went to Sarah Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan At Bumpkiss. RDCC went to Sharon & Graham Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett. Best Puppy was the Macro’s Luachmhar Jihan. Best Veteran Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph Sh CM (IMP GER). Best Special Beginner, June Bater’s Merenptah Precious Dream. Well done all!
The Kennel Club have posted the allocation of Challenge Certificates for 2024-28.
It appears that the allocation for CCs for Salukis remains the same as it has been
Last Saturday Leeds held their Championship Show. Mrs Rachel Wray was judging Salukis with CCs for her first time. DCC, BOB was Rosie Brady’s Classicus Azim for Dodercot for his 2nd CC, with the RDCC to his son, Classicus Octavius. BCC for her 2nd CC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Olympia. Best Puppy was Alexandra Cole’s El’Ubaid Buckingham Palace (IMP NDL). Best Veteran went to Elaine Sydney’s Multi Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Esp J Ch. Well done all!!
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SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 30TH JULY 2021
The following important message has been posted on behalf of The Saluki Welfare Fund. “Saluki Welfare is seeking nominations to be tabled at the forthcoming AGM for positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. None of the current Officers wish to stand again and will be tendering their resignations at the AGM. This advance notice is given to enable new people to be nominated to enable the Charity to keep functioning.
Nominations with a proposer and seconder should be sent as soon as possible to the Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The following was posted in last week’s notes but I am resending it as a reminder
’Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF Please wear a face covering.
Last weekend was very busy with two championship shows in one day. We did
not attend but from all reports it was a good day for getting together after the long lockdown. The down side was it was extremely hot. So hot that there were reports of heat exhaustion and dehydration. Some exhibitors were not able to go into the group as they were so unwell. Thankfully most cars have air condition in then so they could have cooled down by the time they arrived home.
The first show was the Hound Association. Judging Salukis was Hound Specialist Jerry Robertson. DCC, BOB was Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh CM ((MP RUS) with the RDCC Nicola Quadling’s Classicus Alron with Malenkhai. BCC for her first CC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. She was born on the 17th February 2019. Her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Caryna Eris and dam Ch Caryna Neferti. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM. Best Puppy was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter the Gambler (IMP USA). Best Veteran went to Alexandra Cole and Stephen Bruynder’s El Ubaid Yaweh’s Gift and Best Special Beginners went to Linda Ward’s Caryna Manantena at Backtor
In the Viscount Chelmsford Memorial Stakes Classes congratulation to the Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett for winning.
The second show was The Northern Saluki Club Championship Show. Judging was Dr John Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). BCC, BOB and BIS was Mary Sanders Parkers Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM with the RBCC to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Mumtaz Asteria. DCC for his first CC went to Christine Campling’s Classicus Octavius. He was born on the 31st July 2019 and his breeder is Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Classicus Azim for Bodercot and Dam, Ch Noushzad Claudia-Classicus.
Best Puppy was Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter the Gambler (IMP USA).
Each show this year has different rules, one item of interest is tenting/gazebos.
Bath will be unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed up to 3 metre by 3 metre.
Paignton will be benched so not tents or gazebos
Bournemouth is unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Blackpool unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Driffield unbenched with tents and gazebos allowed
Richmond has applied to the KC for permission to not have benching but will have
Tents and gazebos.
Richmond Championship Show has posted the following” Due to ongoing delay with activation of the online entry portal the Kennel Club has granted us approval to extend the entry closing dates for the Society’s 2021 show which are now:
Postal entries will close on Saturday 31st July 2021 (Postmark). Online entries will be accepted until 12 noon on Saturday 7th August at www.highampress.co.uk
Furthermore the £2.00 surcharge applicable for online entries made after the closing of postal entries is withdrawn.
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Summer has been slow in coming, without doubt it has now arrived with a bang. (very hot weather). Fortunately, this being U.K., it will probably cool down in a few days. To all of you that attended dog shows this weekend, with its extreme temperature, I hope you have all managed to stay hydrated, and not suffering any side-affects.
We have received our copy of “The Saluki” the magazine of the SGHC. Many thanks to its editor Diana Klein for putting together yet another beautifully presented, interesting publication. The first thing I noticed when opening the envelope with the magazine was the cover. The colours are bight and vivid with the background an inset of the foreground which is a plate made by Kutahya Pottery. It is a hunting scene. The pottery production in Kutahya dates back to the 17th century and is made of fine white earthenware. Credit goes to Karen Fisher for supplying the photo of this dish which she bought in Turkey. Article are varied as one would expect from a publication of this quality. In Diana Klein’s editorial she states: “Our series on Saluki Activities continues with this issue with Mike Strong’s article on Lure Coursing. John Davies gives advice on how to go about buying a Saluki and Michael McCormick Smith gives us the top ten reasons why a Saluki may not be the choice of dog for you. Health issues are covered by (The late) MaryDee Sist who writes about Heart Research in Salukis.
For further details please contact Diana Klein on email:
editorsalukimagazine@ gmail.com or tel 07751 061719
One question that came to mind after reading John Davies article on “Buying a Saluki Puppy” was how many Saluki owners actually give annual injections? It would be interesting to hear.
I have received a notification from David Crane that there is a change in the venue for the AGM of Saluki Welfare. This is to give more people the opportunity to attend this very important meeting. Hopefully when it is available, I will be able to publish the ‘agenda’ in these notes. Any member of the SGHC, NSC or owning a rescued Saluki through the SWF is eligible to attend.
‘’Saluki Welfare will be holding their AGM on Saturday 14th August subject to Government regulations. The meeting will commence at 1pm and is at the Drayton Village Hall, Lockway, Drayton, Abington OX14 4LF Anyone wishing to submit items for the agenda should do so by Friday 23rd July to email@example.com’’ Please wear a face covering.
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Hound Show and the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show will be held on Saturday 17th July 2021. Hilary Davies, Caroline Pickering and Adele Walton Haddon would like to welcome everyone attending the NSC Champ show to join them in a glass of Prosecco and a piece of cake to celebrate seeing friends again. Any contributions, of course, would be welcomed.
Traditionally the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July would have been the weekend that Windsor Championship Show was held. Unfortunately, this year it was not held due to conflict of time scheduling. As an ode to the missing show Glen Dymock has posted some very interesting photo of past shows. This particular photo which I shall be referring to was “scenes from ‘Windsor Championship Show’ held in 1927 in the Home Park, Windsor under the management of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Canine Association”. The photo is of Miss Purgold with a quintet of Salukis. With Miss Purgold is a black tri feathered, a smooth, cream feathered, a parti coloured feathered and a red feathered. It has been suggested that the outfit that Miss Purgold was wearing was the clothing usually worn by the kennel maid. Glen Dymock has kindly supplied me with a copy of the 1927 Windsor catalogue for Salukis. It says that Miss V Purgold owned Sarona Haroun. A dog. Breeder was Major A.W.D. Bentinck. Born 1st October 1923. By Rishan of Kurdistan X Feena of Kurdistan. As the address given for Miss Purgold as the same as the Lances she may very well of been their kennel maid. As added interest at that show Sarona Haroun won a 2nd in Limit Class, 1st went to the Lances’ Sarona Jazzar. Judge was A. Croxton Smith Esq.
The last person I remember taking a team of dogs to a show was the late Mary Long (Amena Salukis).
Somewhat later than usual we received a copy of The KC Breed Record Supplement. It included Breed Records for January to March 2021. There were 36 puppies registered from 4 litter. Two of the affixes are familiar to me. There was one importation from Netherland. El’Ubaid’s Zulu (IMP NDL) It is a bitch it was born 3rd September 2019. Breeder is Mr B Van Der Moezel, owner Mrs A.E. Cole. One export to USA, Llygoden Bach. Three more Salukis have been tested Clear with DNA results for Sal-NCL. They are Kensteen Brook of Madejel, Madejel Premiere Enfant and Tywysog Cyntaf Arabaidd of Madejel. Hopefully we will eradicate this disease in time.
Not long now, the Summer Championship for UK Sighthound Sport will be 22nd August in Gloucestershire.
LIMITATION ON ‘HEREDITARY CLEAR’ STATUS POSTPONED TO 2023
Following the announcement that The Kennel Club will limit the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs to two generations, the organisation has announced that this change is now set to be implemented as of January 2023.
The decision to restrict hereditary status was made by The Kennel Club Board in 2018 on the recommendation of the Dog Health Group, and followed a Kennel Club study, published in the journal of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. This change was put forward to safeguard against the impact that dogs with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ status could have on health issues within a breed.
Hereditary clear status is given to dogs that are determined to be free of specific genetic material linked to a particular inherited disease. The Kennel Club’s registration system assigns a dog this status if their parents are known to be clear, either because they have both been DNA tested as clear, or because they are hereditary clear themselves.
Dogs could be mistakenly given a false hereditary clear status for a number of reasons; for example if there has been a failure of laboratory protocols, pedigree errors or incorrectly recorded parentage. In these instances it is unlikely that the inaccuracies would be noticed immediately, but rather that several generations later many dogs throughout the breed descended from the individual with the original incorrect status will also have erroneous hereditary status, and the well-intended mating of two such apparently hereditary clear dogs risks producing affected puppies.
The Kennel Club research analysed the risks faced by a population following the incorrect assignment of hereditary status and determined that the rate of dogs with false hereditary clear status could rise considerably over a fairly small number of generations, particularly for genetic conditions that are more common.
To reduce the knock-on effect of these errors, and the risk of unintentionally breeding affected puppies, The Kennel Club will be ensuring that from January 2023, the ‘hereditary clear status’ will be limited to two generations, unless lineage is verified by DNA parentage profiling recorded by The Kennel Club. DNA parentage profiling is a separate procedure to screening DNA for disease causing mutations, but can often be carried out at the same time by the same laboratory.
Originally scheduled to come into effect in January 2022, this has now been postponed to 2023 to allow for necessary development work to be completed and in order for ‘hereditary clear’ status to be as effective and reliable as possible.