A reminder that the schedule for The Northern Saluki Club Open Show are available on Higham Press. It is being held on Sunday 30thSeptember at the Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derby. DE55 6BB. The judge elect is Mrs Rachel Wray. Anyone requiring a schedule please contact the Hon. Secretary Mr J Owen on telephone no. 0115 9305473. Postal entries close on Saturday 8thSeptember or online at Higham Press. Their closing day is Wednesday 11thSeptember.
Pauline & Don Everton are looking after the Silent Auction at the SGHC Champ Show. So if you have Saluki related items or dog related items that you would like to donate to our worthy cause please contact the Evertons on 01799 543383. All proceeds will go towards the ‘100thAnniversary Funds’
The SGHC ‘Logo’ competition will be closing on the 15thSeptember. Please submit your drawings, ideas to Nicola Warner at email@example.com . Lastly we still need someone to help out at Discover Dogs on Saturday 20thSeptember at the Excel Centre in London.
Last Friday, City of Birmingham held their championship show. Judging us was Miss E W Newton of Nevedith Whippets. DCC, BOB for his 2ndCC was Mr G & Mrs S Littlechild’s Classicus Baroque At Ravensett. RCC went to Mr & Mrs K A Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW. BCC for her 1stCC went to Ms N Warner & Mr B Hetherington’s Canapus Ridinia at Savuka (IMP NDL) She was born on the 20thApril 2015 and her breeder is Mr F S van Der Drift. Her sire is Freespirits Aquino and dam Canapus Soley with RBCC to Mrs D Garratt & Miss S Oakey’s Ch Caryna Neferti JW Sh CM. Best Puppy and 1stin Puppy Hound Group of Dr P Postma & Mr D Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey. Best Veteran was Mrs Garratt & Miss S Oakey’s Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM Best Junior was Mr S Ham & Mrs A Ham’s Aus Ch Crisnick Houdini (IMP) TAF NAF
Well done all!
Received a copy of The Kennel Club’s Breed Record Supplement from April to June 2018. There were two litters registered making 8 puppies. One litter was for 7 puppies. Both affix’s were familiar to me. Three importations, Ulmarra Bombay (GKC), from the Channel Island owned by Mrs W M A Marshall. Yalameh Samir Aza Nefisa (IMP DEU) from Germany
owned by Mr. S.J. Macro and Mrs. J.M. Macro. Lastly is Yalameh Shasmeen At Monardie (IMP DEU) also from Germany and owned by Mrs. H. Haywood.
There are two re-imports Daxlore Harani of Shaybani owned by Mrs E Sydney, origin Spain and Sivendra Dayyah At Dragonsmoon owned by Mr I.D. & Mrs C.J. Havercroft from Bermuda. For the first 6 months of 2017 there were 49 Saluki puppies registered and for 2018 we are looking at 21.
Two new Champions Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (IMP SWE) owned by Mr P. & Mrs. E.A. Shimmin and Hislome’s Leonore Mish Cranstal (IMP SWE).
also owned by the Shimmins. One Certificate of Merit to Vivaldi for Stalwart owned by Mrs. V. C. Martin.
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be holding their Championship Show on Sunday 14thOctober 2018 at the Kennel Club Building (West Hall), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging will be Mrs. Zola Rawson of Mumtaz Salukis. Postal entries close on Wednesday 19thSeptember 2018 and on-line entries close at midnight on Sunday 23rdSeptember at fossedata.co.uk. Schedules along with a newsletter and added information will be sent to members of the SGHC this week. Anyone else wanting a schedule can contact me and I will forward it to them or it can be downloaded from Fossedata.
Mary Parker has kindly sent the following”The World Dog Show this year was held in Amsterdam at the RAI Building. The cluster of shows associated with the WDS began on Thursday 9thAugust with The Benelux Winner, the judge was Graham Hill from the UK. His BOB and Benelux Winner with CACIB & CAC was Damira Al Naqawa owned and bred by Svetlana Panova from Germany, BOS, Benelux Veteran Winner and CAC was Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh.CM owned by Jeannette Glaister and bred by me. Best Minor Puppy was Classicus Alron owned by Nikki Skinner and bred by me. Other British owned dogs competing were Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh.CM owned by Jeannette Glaister and bred by Ms E Polemkin, who was placed exc-2 in the Open class, Classicus Britannia JW Sh.CM owned and bred by me, was placed exc-3 in the Open class and Classicus Antiigone, also owned and bred by me, was very promising 1 in the Minor Puppy bitch class.
It was also lovely to see Nicola Quadling showing her Chinese Crested Prefix Alfred Nobel at Malenkhai win the RCAC.
Friday 10thAugust was the Eurosighthound show, held at the same venue; the judge was Mr W Buitenkamp from the Netherlands. He found his BOB, CAC and Eurosighthound Winner in Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh.CM. BOS with CAC was Ch Amal Hayati Orayah Za’Nyah Al Sahra owned and bred in Belgium by Sven Elen. Veteran Eurosighthound Winner and RCAC was Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh.CM and Best Minor Puppy was Classicus Alron, who went on to win Best Minor Puppy in Show. Classicus Antiigone was once again very promising 1 in Minor Puppy bitch.
Saturday 11thAugust was the WDS, the venue was incredibly busy, with very little space to walk and observe any of the rings. The judge for the WDS was Stelios Makaritis from Greece. He found his BOB in Ch Qirmizi Ovation owned by Nicklas Eriksson and bred in Sweden by Nicklas and Ingunn Solberg Eriksson, BOS was Ch Aziz Qismah, owned by Janette Jalkanen and bred in Finlnd by Stina and Janette Jalkanen. Best Minor puppy was Classicus Alron. British owned dogs did well again with Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh.CM gaining exc-2 in Veteran, whilst Classicus Britannia JW Sh.CM was exc-4 in Open bitch, Classicus Barishnikov, owned by Linda Goss and bred by me was graded exc in open dog, as was Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW Sh.CM, and Classicus Antiigone was again graded very promising 1 in Minor Puppy bitch.
Certainly a great few days, and an experience never to be forgotten.”
I have also received some of the results from Jeannette Glaister who attended the World Show weekend in Amsterdam. There were three shows, first day Benelux Show, second day the Specialty and the third day the actual World Show. At the Benelux show, her Otis (Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (IMP RUS) JW SH CM won 2ndin Open, graded excellent. Dexter (Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM) was 1stVeteran, won the double CAC and Best Veteran in Breed. The judge was Mr. Graham Hill. At the Specialty Show, Otis was 1stin Open, CAC and BOB. Dexter won the RCAC which because of the World Show became a full CAC and again was Best Veteran in Breed. The judge was Stelios Makoritis from Greece. At the Word Show Otis was graded excellent but unplaced and Dexter was 2ndin Veteran Class. The judge at that show was Willem Buitenkamp from the Netherlands. So to summarize Dexter returned home with 3 CACs with the title of FCI Euro Veteran Sighthound 2018 and Otis 2 CACs, FCI Euro Sighthound 2018. Congratulations to them.
On Friday the Welsh Kennel Club held their Championship show. The weather was just perfect for showing and the showground was in excellent condition. We had decided to make a short break and stayed the night before at the Caer Beris Manor Hotel. Pleased we did, as the hotel had the most beautiful walks along the river to take our dogs on. Most importantly the dogs were welcomed throughout the hotel. We had dinner the night before in the hotel’s restaurant and the dogs were allowed to accompany us. Both of our girls behave impeccably though Salaama was lusting over a comfortable chair she saw in a corner. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to attend the show or just have a lovely holiday in Wales.
Judges Salukis was Mr. Age Gjetnes from Norway. He chose for his DCC, BOB, Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW with the RDCC to Mr G & Mrs S Littlechild’s Classicus Baroque At Ravensett. BCC went to Ch Canerikie Catalina owned by Mansell, Duddell & Johnston partnership with RBCC to Elaine Sydney’s Multi Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Esp J Ch. Best Puppy was Dr P. Postman & Mr D Smith’s Fernlark Odyssy.
Congratulations to Phyllida Cooke on the birth of her first granddaughter, Tallulah Cooke.
Kathy Webb has messaged that she is extending the magazine deadline for adverts and short articles. She would also like to know if anyone has a photograph of the ‘main winners’ at the Open Show. For further information please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01737 353279
The hot, dry weather seems to have come to an end and we are now in more typical weather. We really need the rain but not on show day. Today Bournemouth Championship Show was held, because of the rain all judging was held in the wet weather rings. Judging Salukis was Mrs Zena Thorn-Andrews.
She chose for her DCC, BOB & BP Steve and Ann Ham’s Aus Ch Crisnick Houdini (IMP) TAF NAF. He was born on 30th August 2017 and his breeders are Mr C & Mrs N Lawton. His sire is Ch Baghdad Karim (IMP)Sh CM and dam, Aus Ch Baghdad Bint Al Kaliq. RDCC went to the winner of the Veteran Class, Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali. BCC for her second CC went to Tony and Liz Quick’s Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP) with the RBCC to Josh Duddell, Brian Mansell and Luke Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina. Houdini won the Hound Puppy Group so we wish him ‘good luck’ when he returns for Best Puppy in Show
The schedule for The Northern Saluki Club Open Show is now available. It is being held on Sunday 30thSeptember at the Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derby. DE55 6BB. The judge elect is Mrs Rachel Wray. Anyone requiring a schedule please contact the Hon. Secretary Mr J Owen on telephone no. l 0115 9305473. Postal entries close on Saturday 8thSeptember or online at Higham Press. Their closing day is Wednesday 11thSeptember. Following the Open Show there will be a fun event to raise funds for the Saluki Welfare. This will start no earlier then 1.30 pm. It will probably include a number of fun classes such as fancy dress, the best legs etc. Entries for the ‘fun event’ will be taken on the day and the classes will be open to all dogs.
A reminder that the SGHC will be holding a lure trial on 18thAugust at The Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton on the Hill Surrey KT20 5BN
Entries must be submitted by the 11thAugust. Please see my breed notes from last week for further information.
Also on 30thSeptember UK Sighthound will be hosting the ‘National Championship 2019 at Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SF. Further information can be found on www.uksighthoundsport.comor email@example.com
SGHC will be accepting entries for the ‘logo’ for the Centennial Celebrations until the end of the month. Please do send us your ideas.
Today Paignton & District Fanciers Association held their championship show. Judging Salukis was Mrs Pamela Mottershaw. DCC, BOB went to the Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW with the RDCC to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Al Caliphs Anjal Bey. BCC for her third CC (I am not quite sure about this but someone will let me know if I have this wrong) is Debbie Copperthwaite’s Al Caliphs Aremis. She was born on the 26thJune 2011, and her owner is her breeder. Her sire is Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW and her dam Al Caliphs Ramla Shifra. RBCC went to the Jazalle Aneeqa owned by Ireson, Dann, Ferris & Consentini partnership. Best Puppy was Fernlark Odyssey owned by Dr P Postma & Mr D Smith. Well done all!!
On the eve of the World Show, Jillian Knight Messenger has sent me the following and has given me permission to share. This tale begins in 1970 before some breed members were even born born. It all started when a lady called Betty Murray in Borzois invited two Saluki owner exhibitor and judges, Arthur Bollan & Ian Veal (Karnak Salukis at that time) to join her on a trip in 1970 to the Winners Dog Show in Amsterdam. In those days it was held the first week in December. And from their experiences of that trip an acorn grew.
Ian & Arthur were Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer of Wood Green & Palmers Green Canine Society, which was a very popular London open show society. The two gentlemen always had an eye on how to raise the Society’s funds. Ian & Arthur hit on a never to be forgotten brain wave, how about organising a trip to the Amsterdam World Show? The Open Show Society usually held two open show a year, so with the1971 first show schedule they included a leaflet describing about the trip. They repeated this leaflet’s information in an advert in both dog paper. Firstly to join in the trip they had to become a member of Wood Green and Palmers Green Canine Society. To the organizers surprise the numbers started to come in fast, originally the plan had been to go by coach but as number rose with enough people interested, (intrigued would be a better word as 90 percent of those who made the trip had never been to FCI dog show, 70 per cent never flown or had a passports). As time for trip drew nearer with no cancelation for those on the waiting list the trip became talk of London dog show world.
On the appointed day, we set off from all parts UK for an all-inclusive long weekend in Amsterdam. Our trip started at Heathrow on a Friday afternoon where thick fog had descended. Instructions where to meet under the departure board. When I looked up expecting to see Departure, Amsterdam Flight number such and such. NO it read Wood Green & Palmers Green departure delayed. So many had booked Ian & Arthur had chartered a whole plane, we departed much later because of the fog, to arrive in a snowy Amsterdam, around 8pm. A coach had been arranged to take us to our hotel where hotel staff had waited to serve dinner. It was a very nice dinner even if it was a bit late. Our hotel was far beyond our expectations as it was 5 star right by the city’s Dam Square. Did we head off to bed? No, most of us headed out in spite of the weather to look around. As it was December, the shop windows were full of Christmas displays. For those of us who were not from London the automated window displays were quite spectacular.
Next morning after a continental breakfast we planned to share a taxi to the show. The concierge said if we walked just down from hotel we could catch tram which would to take us right to the Show venue. If I remember correctly, Harry Jordon and Terry Thorn had acquired entrance tickets and had some spare. They also suggested that we did not purchase a catalogue as it would be all in Dutch. At this point we had not spent a dime, since purchasing coffee at Heathrow.
Then came the first initial shock of seeing our first international dog show. We had to find what ring the Afghans were being judged in, as it happens they were not being judged until 1pm. So that allowed six of us wanting some food and drink. Five coffees, one tea and four waffle type biscuits cost us the equivalent of £10.00. Even a burger at the show was £8.00. We were all taken aback by the attracting of exhibits from outside the ring as we saw with the Great Danes. In one ring there was a man bouncing a small child in the air waving a rattle. In the Dachshund ring, while three people held dog still on table for judge to see, the audience clapping and a cheering for winners. This was an eye opener which included some haphazard judging for example why did some exhibits not come back to be seen again.
For the rest of trip we visited sites like the flower market. In 1971 because UK still had pornography laws we had to venture into the seedy side of Amsterdam. That meant we had to visit the red light district, and a canal boat trip (which was not seedy at all). Some members of our group said they were off to the ballet but were later seen at the DKO city’s fabulous drag club, where the rest of us were.
A few on the trip even then were well know in dogs and so many on that trip went on to much success, names that became leaders in dogs. Between Ian, Jenny Dove, Chris Payne and yours truly. From Afghans there was John Edmonds, Gordon Pain, Peter, Pauline, a very young Marita Gibbs, Anne Kimpton, Jenny’s mother Anne, Carole Walkden Christian Gardener, Countess De Melville. Dawn Sams, Viki Cox, Mr & Mrs Halliwell’s, Allen Brooks, Eddie Wotton. From Saluki’s, Arthur Boland, Mary Long, Eileen Skelton- Fortune, Terry Thorn, Don Weiden, Dr Ivor Moss, Gloria Moss and Hope Waters. I did not think Hope was impressed by the show or the dogs. From Borzois Jackie Bennett –Heard. From Dachshund Alan Sharman, Haj & John Jorden. From Poodles Johnny Walkden, Dug & Jean Kitchener, From Boxers, Felicity Price and so many more so few still around hard to remember them all.
What I do remember while flying back to Heathrow, in a major thunderstorm, Chris Payne developed a headache. Carol Walkden gave two Anadins which turned later, he found out, that she had mixed up her packets and given him worming tablets. Those who did get to work next day most sent home with sleep deprecation. We wish all those going to this year’s World Dog Show in Amsterdam a great trip. We are sure it will never be same as that first or cost even with inflation what ours Heathrow to London All-inclusive £25.10 shilling +membership to Wood Green & Palmers Green for £1.00 Happy Times.
We are having a well earned break in the weather with rain but later in the week we are back to the hot weather.
Warnings have gone out, not to walk your dog in the middle of the day and to be careful of the extreme heat as dogs can get burnt feet, sunstroke and all other matters of distresses just like us. Actually our dogs seem to be doing a lot of sleeping during the day and are enjoying to cooler evenings for exercising. They have figured it out.
We understand that Liz Metcalf has had a terrible accident and broken her leg. It was so bad that she had to be air-lifted to the hospital. Ann Lewis has had a reoccurrence of her heart problems and is just home recuperating. Elis Redfern had a fall last weekend and he Is also in the hospital. Not a good week for Saluki people.
The World Dog Show, which is being held in Amsterdam with Salukis (Group 10) on Saturday 11thAugust is not far off and entries for Salukis have been announced. The entry is 127. Beforehand on the 10ththe Specialties for Group 10 are held. There is a very large contingency of dogs coming from the UK. Earlier in the year, a coach trip was organized by a few Saluki exhibitors so it will be interesting to hear their comments about the show. And good luck to them.
Cecilia Andersson is running a ‘Fun Day’ with the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club and Saluki Welfare. It will be held on 18thAugust at the Pony Club Field, Walton on the Hill, Surrey KT20 5BN. The registration is 9.30 to 10.00. but you must pre-enter by the 11thAugust by contacting Cecilia at emal:firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry fee is £5.00
There will be a raffle (prizes appreciated) and the SWF will be having a stall selling good on the day. Please bring your own chairs and water for the dogs. Further information and an entry from can be acquired from Cecilia at the above address or telephone 01784 391607.
We are still looking for volunteers to help out at Discover Dogs at the ExCel Centre in London. We seem to be covered for Sunday 21stOctober so we in need of help for Saturday 20th. If you think you can help please contact Ann Lewis at email: email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org myself at the telephone number below. It is usually a fun day out at ‘London’s biggest dog event’.
John Walton Haddon has been appointed the Breed Education Coordinator by the Northern Saluki Club and The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club. In that position he attended the first KC training day which was on 15thJuly. He is now commencing work on implementing their requirements in order that the transition to the Judges Competency Framework runs as smoothly as possible.
He would like to hear from anyone who would like to be considered as a mentor or observer, these are important roles within the system and he is happy to explain the roles more fully if anyone requires it. Also, anyone who is considering embarking on judging and requires mentoring will need to give him their details. Further details will be outlined on the Club’s newsletters but if you would like more information from John please contact him on tel. 01909 731565 or email email@example.com
Nicola Warner has more DNA kits available. If your dog(s) have been not DNAed then please ask her for a kit. The purpose of this is to establish a data base for the future. We have participated in this for many years firstly the efforts of Daphne Tovey, then Maya Monk-Schenk and latterly through the efforts of David Steel. We do not know what the data will be used for but with the AHT it is in good hands for the future.
On the Open Show front Alan Bloomfield has written that his Glenoak Laquan went BOB & G3 at the Cheviot & Berwick Canine Society Open Show. The judge was Kristen Theobald. Well done to him
Further afield at the Latvia Sighthound show Martina Skadrova and Edoardo Scosta’s Tazillah Yaron won Best Male on 3 days and on the last day went BOB. We miss you both and hope you come back here some day. Martina and Edoardo departed from the UK in October to live in Finland.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 6TH JULY 2018.