SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 27THDECEMBER 2019.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR READERS.
I have just received the sad news of the passing of Tony (Anthony) Parnham (Amirah Salukis) after a long battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)
. Tony was always a kind and gentle man who supported the Saluki Club with all his heart. At certain periods when the open shows were well frequented we often met up with the Parnhams. Tony judged quite frequently in the old days and had worked his way up the SGHC list to be considered giving CCS. He, at that point, decided to call it a day.
Daphne and Tony purchased their first Saluki from Don Wieden (Sedeki) and most of their stock came down from those lines. In 1982 they purchased from Kay Perkins a lovely grizzle bitch puppy from Ch Sedeki Haz and Ch Kaus Kezia. This puppy became their first champion. She was Ch Pennywoth Belinda Of Amirah. I know I was a fan of hers as I gave her, her second CC at Windsor Championship Show in 1989. She won her third CC not long after at Bournemouth, judge Diane Merchant Giles.
In December 2000 Daphne & Tony co-owned a cream puppy bitch with Debbie Copperthwaite. She was out of Debbie’s Swedish import, Min Arabi Laziz Al Caliph (IMP) bred to Al Caliphs Suhasini. She won her first CC with BOB in 2004 under judge Roy Goodby and went on to Hound Group 2 at Crufts. Her second CC with BOB was under Judge Jean Watts at WELKS where she went on the won the Hound. In 2005 she won won her third CC under judge Barry Cotterill. She had two further CCs with BOB and ten RCCs
Very dear and close to the heart of Tony and Daphne was the Saluki Welfare, where Tony was a Trustee for many years. At all Club shows, being Northern or SGHC, Daphne and Tony were there with the Saluki Welfare Stand. They set the standard for the wonderful array of items available to purchase for Salukis needing a helping hand.
We are sorry we have not seen Tony and Daphne for some years now. Our thoughts are with Daphne, his wife and their children and grandchildren. Tony's Funeral will be on January 6th 2020 at 11 am.
At Old Cemetary Chapel, Belvedere Lane, Ipswich IP4 4AL.
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to either Battersea Dogs Home or The Woodland Trust can be made via the Funeral Directors
Hannah Balls, Dove House, 291, Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4PP
It is the end of another decade and results are in for the Top Saluki, 2019 which is Jocelyn Duddell, Barry Mansell and Luke Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina. She was also among the top 5 in the Hound Group. Top Puppy went to Natasha Hamilton’s Alshamar Roxane (IMP). Top Breeders has been highly contested this year and only after the results of LKA has it been finalized. Top Breeder is Mary Sanders Parker (Classicus). Congratulations to all the winners.
The last show of 2019 and the decade was LKA, held last Saturday. We were warned that the trek into the NEC would be long and difficult. Except for our dodgy trolley we found little or no problems. Just as an interesting point, the car parked next to ours in the car park left their boot open. We contemplated shutting it but thought maybe the owners were just walking their dogs and would soon be back. After the judging we returned to find the boot to the car still open with the dog bedding, in the back, had not been moved or altered, nor had the car been broken into.
Judging Salukis was Avril Lancashire (Drishaun Afghans).
BCC, BV & BOB went to Katherine Williams’ Ch, Bermuda Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton with RBCC to our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque (IMP) JW. DCC for his 1stCC went to Rosalie Brady’s Classicus Azim for Bordercot. He was born on the 20thFebruary 2018 and his breeder is Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Int Ch/Multi Ch Elamir Amar and his dam is Ch Khalils Allegra-Classicus JW, Sh CM (IMP). RDCC went to Peggy Postma & Duncan Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey JW. Best Puppy was Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny.
Michael and I would like to wish all our readers a HAPPY HOLIDAYS’ We look forward to showing our Salukis and our Parson Russell Terrier in 2020, reporting the news and upcoming events and seeing old friends..
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With all the planning in the world, things do not necessarily turn out accordingly. Two weeks ago I was reading cookbooks for our Thanksgiving dinner, which was the following week. Last year we were expecting guests from Finland to help us share the festive feat. This was called off at the last moment because Michael contacted a stomach virus. This year, different people, all was going to be fabulous. Unbeknownst to me there was a problem, it started on Wednesday at Tesco (where else) I became ill. I became so ill that an ambulance was sent here and took me to the hospital. Thanksgiving dinner over for another year and a gallbladder operation to look forward too. So if you see me a little green at the gills at LKA, you will know why.
Thankfully John Hudson has come up trumps with an end of the year report.
John writes: “LKA entry is in so I have been able to calculate the average entry of Salukis at Championship Shows over the past year. It comes to 40.9 dogs over the 26 shows where Salukis were awarded CC’s. (There were three more than last year when the KC increased the number of shows giving CCs to all breeds). So the decline in Saluki entries continues. It was 44.3 last year, 53.1 five years ago and 73.1 ten years ago. If you remove the high scoring shows- Crufts and the breed club shows- the average entry goes down to 34.2 dogs.
The final dog show of 2019, LKA, is not far off. Judging Salukis will be Avril Lancashire (Drishaun Afghan & Whippet). She has an entry of 42. Caroline Pickering has asked everyone to dress appropriately with Christmas motifs on their jumpers and Reindeer horn on their heads. Carline is hoping to make the day a spirited event and would like contributions of drinks. I understand that Hilary Davies and herself will be bringing the mince pies. Helen Haywood will be there with SGHC calendars. If you would like one it might be a good idea to let Helena know as her stocks are probably getting low. Her telephone number is 01494 874587 Or email: Helenahaywood191@btinternet.com
Pam Mottershaw has sent me a report on her wins at the recent KC Jersey Show: She says “Delighted to report a successful day at recent KC Jersey Show where Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa (Jun Ch) was BOB, Hound Group winner and 5th Best in Show. Sydney was later awarded Best Open In Show and the Open Stakes Class. He is co-owned by Stuart and Pamela Mottershaw and Fiona Officer. The judge was Richard Kinsey”
I have also received news from Masha Shaverneva on Altai the amazing agility Saluki: “ I am very proud to report that yesterday Altai won his last required agility class to win out of Grade 1 and is now a Grade 2 agility dog. All moves handler and their dogs start at Grade 1 and progress by winning required number of classes for each grade (a combination of jumping and agility classes). There are 7 grades in total, Grade 7 being the championship level agility.
Once you win out of elementary Grade 1 a handler you stay in Grade 2 for life and all your dogs have to start from Grade 2. This rule also applies to all co-owners, so Susan Rhodes, who co-owns Altai, is is now a Grade 2 agility handler too!
I wasn’t planning a trip to LKA this year as have a hoopers workshop with Altai. It is a new canine sport not unlike agility. However there are no jumps, dog walk and a-frame. Instead there are hoops that dog run though and tunnels and dogs are handled at a greater distance with handlers hardly moving. It is designed as an all inclusive sport which dogs can enjoy regardless of their age and fitness. We have done a beginners course with Altai and it is as addictive as agility.”
I have The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement for July to September 2019. During that period there were 3 littlers registered with a total of 23 puppies. Their affix are Indira with 10 puppies, Classicus with 6 puppies and Chisobee with 7 puppies. There was one Importation, Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (IMP BEL), He is a dog and he was born on 8th December 2018. His owner is Ms O Chippendale. His origin is Belgium. Two new Champions, Canapus Rodinia At Savuka (IMP NDL) owned by Mrs N Warner & Mr B Hetherington & Classicus Baroque At Ravensett owned by Mr G & Mrs S Littlechild. One Junior Warrant was issued to Classicus Alchemy For Charrioak owned by Mrs H J Davies & Ms C. Harrison.
Roy Goodby passed away on 1st November 2019 in his 92nd year after a long illness. The last time I saw Roy was at Crufts in 2016. He was not well at that time but determined that he was attending Crufts and going to enjoy the proceedings. Knowing Roy that was not surprising. He was always a very active member of the Saluki fraternity, as one of the founding members of The Northern Saluki Club and up until his death the Patron of that Club. For thirteen years he was Chairman of the NSC. At one point he was a ‘trustee’ of the Saluki Welfare Fund.
Roy was a Championship Show judge, the first time I remember him judging was 40 years ago at the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Show. He was judging dogs and his co judge was Bo Bengtson judging the bitches. It was a bitter sweet day for Roy as that night/morning his beloved wife Joan passed away in her sleep.
Roy had the honour of judging our breed at Crufts in 2004.
He made up one champion, Wahiba Dhakhia. She was born on the 21st September 1991 her sire was Knighellington Vagrant and dam Knightellington Wasmiya at Wahiba. He had one more litter after that.
Roy’s funeral will take place on November 20th at 12.15 at Crewe Crematorium. Flowers from the family only but donations can me made in his name to the Saluki Welfare. Rest in Peace Roy
South Yorkshire Hound Show schedules are available on Fosse Data. Salukis will be judged by Anna Freegard for her first judging assignment. This is the Club’s Christmas Show which is being held on the 6th December so please enter, giving Anna an enjoyable day plus get a head start on the festive season.
We have seen dreadful photos of the flooding in the North of England around Sheffield, Doncaster and that area. Each time they mention the location I think of the Saluki people living around there. We hope they are ok and their houses have not been flooded. It is dreadful when the water comes in leaving so much damage and a horrible smell in it’s wake.
A few judges have been posted in the KC Gazette. Driffield 2020 will be judged by Joanne Mahon. In 2021, Fran Mitchell (Bronia Long hair Dachshunds ) will be allocating CC in Salukis for the first time at Darlington and Denise Rogers will be judging that year at the SGHC Championship Show.
Next week I will review the Breed Record Supplement from the Kennel club
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I have just heard that Roy Goodby (Wahiba) died in his sleep on the 31stOctober 2019 after a long illness. He was one of the founding members of the Northern Saluki club. In next week’s notes I will have his full obituary.
Diana Klein has sent me the following notification in regards to her taking over the job as editor of “The Saluki’ the magazine of the SGHC: “I am taking on the role of editor of the Saluki Magazine in the New Year. I've had salukis for 43 years now, having had my first dog from Don Wieden's "L" litter, we've had 7 dogs and two bitches (three of whom were rescues). We made a small effort to show two of the dogs; but I was working in a high pressure job in the City and I just didn't have the time to devote to showing - so we became the kind of Saluki owners who simply love and appreciate the breed. Now that I am mostly retired, I am devoting more time and energy to the Club and I look forward to editing my first edition in the Spring. The deadline will be the end of January; publication date March 2020, the Crufts Edition. I look forward to working with you all to provide an interesting and informative magazine.”
Diana can be contacted at the email address of email@example.com
“A few weeks ago I wrote about Masha Shaverneva and her wonderful agility Saluki, Gazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi (IMP BEL). Masha has sent me an update of how he fared at the agility trial held at Discover Dogs:
“As you know, Altai qualified for the final of the KC Starters Cup competition back in August. This is open to all Grade 1 dogs, that is beginner dogs with beginner handlers. The finals consisted of 2 rounds - a jumping and an agility round (which has all the contacts equipment like A-frame, see saw and dog walk). Unfortunately due to my mistake (being too slow for the speediluki and pointing the wrong way) Altai went into the tunnel instead of doing a sharp turn and we were eliminated in the jumping round. However our fortunes were totally reversed in the agility round and we not only went clear with no mistakes but we also won the class! And Altai was the only dog among border collies an gundogs who managed a clear round too. This gave us 6th place overall despite getting no points in the jumping round.
I have uploaded some videos on my page on YouTube if you wanted to see Agiluki in action ;) https://www.youtube.com/user/MashaPhoto/featured”
Midland Counties Championship Show was held last Saturday. The weather was foul, heavy rain downpours, flooding all around the roads near the venue. I understand many people were coming in covered in mud. Yuk. Pleased to say we stayed at home and watched the rugby game. Not sure the weather was much better in Japan. Judging Salukis was the hound specialist Espen Engh from Norway. DCC, BOB and Hound Group 1 went to Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM Owned by Alan & Jeannette Glaister with the RDCC to Ch Classicus Baroque At Gavensett Owned by Sharon and Graham LIttlechild. BCC, her second CC from Espen was won by Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton owned by Katherine Williams with the RBCC to Alishammar Roxane owned by Natasha Hamilton. Best Puppy was Caryna Naduenka for Gemgwynad owned by Yvonne Corden. Well done all!!
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We were unable to attend the SGHC Championship Show this year so I am very grateful that Helena Haywood has written the following report about the show:
“Report on SGHC Championship Show 2019
Our judge for the day was Elaine Stanmore who kindly agreed to bring her engagement forward a year after Frank Farrar was sadly unable to attend.
For her winning line up, Elaine chose BIS and Bitch CC – Nicola Warner & Berni Hetherington’s Ch. Canapus Rodinia at Savuka.
Reserve Bitch CC went to Hilary Davies, Christine Harrison & Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak.
Dog CC winner was Adele Walton Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham
Reserve Dog CC and Best Veteran went to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali
Best Puppy - Caryna Remeny owned by Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey.
There was a fabulous array of stalls ranging from Barley leads and Jeanette Fortnum’s knitted items to a huge raffle, and the Silent Auction with funds raised going towards the Centenary Celebrations being planned for 2023.
Both the Club’s 2020 Calendar and the Illustrated Breed Standard were launched on the day. The Calendar can now be bought by contacting Helena (see below), and The Illustrated Breed Standard by contacting the Club Secretary.
It was also the 50thAnniversary edition of ‘The Saluki’ the Club magazine and the last edition edited by Kathy Webb before she hands over to Diana Klein.
This was celebrated with a special cake and fizz.
Unfortunately, the telephone number printed in the 2020 Club Calendar advert is wrong, so should you have missed buying one Helena Haywood can be contacted on 01494 874587, the e mail address is correct.
During the lunch break our President, Don Everton thanked Kathy for her contributions over the years and also held a minutes silence for Eileen Pether (Askalam), Jimmy Cowie, Nick Tovey (Tirzah), Eric Stansfield (Ishieya), Bill Ivens (Jamjan), Owen Davies (Lusaki), Iris Moore (Shondel) and Wally Reynolds who have passed away over the last year.
The Club also distributed canapes (made by Vicky Martin), cake (made by baker extraordinaire Caroline Pickering) and bubbles after judging.”
In Jillian Knight Messenger’s Afghan Breed notes of last week she mentioned that some Afghan are scented. This was a term I have not heard for many years and perhaps never in this country. In the States, some people claim to have ‘scented hounds’. This is a sweet smell on the top of their heads that Salukis omit after having a bath. I have been told it smells like rosewater. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has had experiences with scenting on the Salukis.
There seems to be little news around right now. If you have anything you would like me to include in the notes please contact me.
Last Sunday South Wales Championship Show was held. Warnings were dress warm. Judging Salukis was Mrs Jill Cross (Afghans) DCC, BOB went to Peggy Postma & Duncan Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey JW with the RDCC to Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Bergega Turi (IMP RUS) JW, SHCM. BCC for her second CC went to Liana Phillip’s Vidana Amera S berega Turi (IMP RUS) Sh CM with RBCC, Best Puppy and 2ndin Puppy Group to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Esperanza. Well done all!!
A reminder that the SGHC Championship Show is on Sunday (20thOctober) at The Kennel Club Building (West Hall) Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. At the show “The Saluki” the magazine of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be celebrating their 50thYear anniversary with a bumper edition. Kathy Webb has sent me a note regarding this, she says” that to acknowledge this ‘Golden Anniversary’ there will be cakes and fiz available for all at the magazine stand during the lunch break.”
A reminder that “The Illustrated Breed Standard” is now available for people to purchase. It, too, will be on sale at the Championship Show on October 20th. price £2.50.
Enquiries to Nicola Warner, firstname.lastname@example.org .
A big thank you to Caroline Pickering for sending the following”
On Sunday 29th September, The Northern Saluki Club held thieir Open Show at Shirland Village Hall, Alfreton. Judging us was Ms Lesley Fairhall from Australia. We had a terrific entry of 48 Salukis. Despite the awful weather the majority of exhibitors made the journey .The day got off to a great start with Jess Brassington cooking bacon cobs, supplying everyone with teas and coffees and not forgetting the wonderful homemade cakes from Hilary.Davies. BIS and BD went to Ch Fernlark by Design. RBIS and BB Glenoak Lunah From Caryna , BP was Caryna Nadyenka For Gemgwynad and BV Ch Caryna Curetes. After judging a special birthday celebration was held for Mia Freegard (age 6) where the whole room joined in a loud chorus of happy birthday and we were then treated to a slice of Mia’s lovely birthday cake. To top the day off, six Fun classes were held with some fabulous fancy dress outfits ranging from Beetlejuice to Egyptian Goddess and probably the funniest, ‘6 legs ever’ that had the whole room in hysterics. All in all a really lovely day with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
This weekend, 12th& 13thOctober 2019, The Kennel Club will be hosting Discover Dogs. Caroline McCormick Smith has informed me that the SGHC will not be represented this year due to lack of support. Last year Mike & Ann Lewis designed and arranged the Discover stand for the Club. This year they are the processing of moving so unable to help. Anyone interested in working on the stand for Discover Dogs next year should contact the secretary Carolyn McCormick Smith. I am sure she would be happy to go through the necessary requirements. You do not need to be show orientated just willing to spend a day talking to people about our breed While I report our absence, all is not gloom and doom as the Salukis will be represented, for the first time ever, in the Agility Competition. Congratulations to Masha Shaverneva and her fabulous Altai for qualifying. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing how he gets on. Watch out border collies there is a new force in town!..
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club is holding their Championship Show on Sunday 20thOctober at the Kennel Club Building (West Hall) Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging will be Elaine Stanmore with an excellent entry of 86 dogs making 90 entries. Helena Haywood has asked me to put a note in, that SGHC calendars will be available at £8.50 each. From what I have seen of them they are quite spectacular and will make great Christmas presents. Nicola Warner will have copies of the ‘Illustrated Standard of the Saluki’ for sale at the show. This will be available for £2.50. No need to bring a lunch as there will be food available all day long. There will be lots more interesting stands with items available all Saluki orientated.
The Kennel Club is doing a survey regarding the JCF. The deadline for completion is 18thOctober. You can find it at http://bit.ly/JCFSurvey. Paper copies are available from the KC by phoning 01296 318540 and asking for the JCF team.
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It was lovely to hear from Rosalie Brady regarding her recent successes in the show ring. Rosalie has written: At the Nidderdale Agricultural Open Show Monday 23rd September 2019 her young male, Classicus Azim For Bodercot (bred by Mary Sanders-Parker) went through to win Reserve Best in Show. This show is held in conjunction with the Nidderdale Agricultural Show so it always draws a large crowd. The dog show is a 298 Class open show and it is not judged on the Group system so the Best in Show competition is always a spectacular event, for the general public, with this year no less than 40 Best of Breed winners present in the ring together. Breed judge was Sue Virgo and the BIS judge was Paul Wilkinson. This follows on from his win of Reserve Best in Show at the Border Counties Hound Club Open Show, which was held in conjunction with Leeds Championship Show this year. On that occasion the breed judge was Margaret Masterman and the BIS judge Brian Middleton.” Rosalie goes on to say “she is proud to keep the Saluki flag flying”.
I have also heard from Pam Mottershaw that her, Stuart and Fiona Office’s
Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa (Jun Ch) was BOB, Hound Group 2 at the Autumn Show at the KC of Jersey. Sydney was also runner up in the Open Stake Class.
Last weekend Driffield Championship Show was held. Judging Salukis was Breed Specialist Mary Sanders-Parker. DCC, BOB for his third and qualifying CC was Jeannette Cotterill’s Miskanda The Grey Gadsby. He was born on the 11thJune 2015 and his breeder is his owner. His sire is Fernlark Pull the Cork at Sotazsu and his dam is Ch/Am Ch Sundara’s Ayla Op De Sabbia.. RDCC went to Joanne Mahon’s Canapus Impala. BCC for her first CC went to Nicola Warner and Berni Hetherington’s Canapus Vesper At Savuka (IMP NDL). She was born on the 21stJuly 2014. Her breeder is Mr F S van Der Drift. Her sire is Haefen Freespirit At Canapus and dam Canapus Awn Rosemary. RBCC went to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena For Mumtaz. Best Puppy was Mrs D Garratt & Mr D Ward Caryna Nedezhda TAF, Best Veteran went to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Mumtaz Phoebe and Best Special Befinner to Ms L Ward’s Caryna Manantena at Bactor.
Well done all!
It is such a pity for our breed that the entries have decreased so dramatically, Driffield was yet another example where Salukis had an experienced breed specialist and low entries. This time there were no entries in Open Dog and only one in Open Bitch. This observation is not to diminish, in any way, the entry or the judge. Looking back through the years and remembering the 80s, where we would regularly have a class of 25 bitches in Post Graduate. Those were the days you needed a first place to qualify for Crufts. Believe me you were trilled when you won a class as you were really up against some very prominent Saluki people, with beautiful dogs. How different it is now as you can be the only one in the class and everyone qualifies for Crufts.
Of late I have seen comments on social media being made that one Saluki bloodline is better than another. Really, is that so?
When Michael and I came to live in the UK we were fortunate that good stud dogs of different lines were available. The prerequisite was that you had a good bitch and were a responsible person. The use of different studs with different lines meant we could keep our Saluki lines diversified even though we were restricted by quarantine. The fact that over use of some dogs or lines has created some health problems which have lately become apparent is something we are aware and steps are now being taken to try and resolve these problems. This has not just happened just in Salukis but in many other breeds as well. These dogs have produced some very lovely progeny and everyone wants a winner, sometimes, regardless of the cost.
Another comments made on social media has been, that if you want a correct Saluki, there is only one line. This comment is closed minded and restricts the innate diversity of our Salukis and is fundamentally incorrect. Thankfully we have different judges, who read our standard and judge through their own interpretation to that standard. Someone once asked me how a dog could win one week and be last in the line-up the next week? That is in the interpretation of the standard, those words which may mean one thing to one judge and another thing to another. Hopefully the comments of the social media self-made authoritarians, will be ignored.