Caroline Owen has not been having an easy time after having a fall and breaking her hip. Caroline Pickering has contacted John to see how she is doing. He has said that she is still in Derby Hospital but with each day she is improving. They thank all their Saluki friends for their ‘get well’ messages and hope to see everybody soon. We all wish her a speedy recovery and we know she is anxious to be back at home again.
It is will sadness that I report the passing of Nick Tovey. He was a quiet, gentle man that was always beside Daphne, his late wife. Michael and myself spent a lot of time with Nick and Daphne attending shows then going off to visit local National Trust properties wherever they would allow dogs to visit. Nick was great in explaining all the technical details (before retirement he had been an engineer) of each property. On one visit to the Tovey’s home, near Chelmesford, we were given a tour of the local church where Nick was a bell ringer.
Nick and Daphne worked tirelessly for the Club. Their last job was as Trophy Chairpersons. Nick with great precision had all the dates each trophy was due and letters would be sent with photos of each trophy. This he had all computerized. He had it working like clockwork. For many years they had dogs and were well known for campaigning, tirelessly, dogs from the Lusaki kennels. The late Joan & Owen Davies were always great friends of theirs. Karen Fisher has recently related a story that Terry & Marian Armstrong and Nick & Daphne wee within a group they had organized called ‘Eastern Saluki Club’. They had organized a coursing meet at the military base at Upper Hayford, Oxon. The MPs were not aware this had been arranged and arrested the entire Club along with their dogs and put them into military trucks to take them back to the base.( Daphne’s voice came out of the truck saying “Marian are we being arrested?” ) All was sorted when the MPs were informed that they were there with permission.
In 2000 we bred a litter and Nick and Daphne had a male which they co-owned with Michael and myself. He was Kasaque Jimna who was a son our Kasaque Javah out of Fin Ch El Hamrah Rammah-Sahir. Jimna was a very sweet dog that gained his title and produced some lovely stock for ourselves and the Shimmins. His descendants are still doing well here, Scandinavia, Australia and Europe. They both were very much enamoured with him. (I should say mostly, as Daphne use to ring saying that if he did not shut up he was going back to his breeders._ Guess he was a vocal lad. We remember the good days and the fun we use to have.
Daphne and Nick will be remembered by all that knew them as the nicest most gentle people one could want to know. Nick is now reunited with the Daphne so for both we wish them to rest in peace. Our condolences to his daughter Fenella Miller , son, Peter and their families.
Nick’s funeral is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 9th. April at St. Andrews Church, Sandon, CM2 7RQ. His family invites members to join them afterwards at Pontlands Park Hotel, Great Baddow, CM2 8HR for a buffet lunch.
Family flowers only, but donations may be made to Farleigh Hospice or the RNLI via T. Pennack & Sons, Funeral Directors, 1, Maldon Road, Great Baddow, CM2 7DW.
Yesterday the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club held their first ‘Breed Appreciation Day” (BAD). It seems that the system demands us to use acronyms for everything so in defiance I will try and keep them to a minimal. The day started out with coffee, tea and donuts or pastries. Everyone settled down to an interesting talk by Paul Shimmin on the Breed Standard. He did this with a power point presentation with illustrations. Questions were received from the audience after. The next speaker was Karen Fisher, also with a power point presentation on the history of our ancient breed. One of the comments made by Karen was that new evidence has come to light that the Arabian horse was older then they originally thought. Originally the earliest bones were from Kazakhstan but recent finding have found bones from Saudi Arabia which pre date the other bones by 1000 years. Along with the horse’s bones there were bones of domesticated goats, sheep and dogs which have been identified as Salukis.
At mid day everyone was ready for lunch. All lunches had been pre-ordered with two items on the menu. Everyone seemed pleased with what they were offered then came the desserts. They were breath takingly gorgeous created by Helena Haywood. Comments were that it was worth attending the seminar just for the desserts. After, back to the work in hand. Fortunately the weather was sunny and we all went outside to see movement which was very interesting. Then back into the hall were all attendees were split up into groups with mentors. The mentors were Karen Fisher, Michael Williams, Paul Shimmin and myself. As most of the attendees were already judges of one of more breeds, the questions and discussions which followed, regarding the dog that was presented to them, in our case a very good example, were of a sophisticated level. In my case the attendees knew structure well so I had to just talk about the ‘what makes for a ‘good Saluki’.
All day long the theme that was drilled was that Saluki should be moderate dogs and as upcoming judges, please remember this. After the mentoring
came the moment of reckoning with the ‘multiple choice exam” or in KC language the MCE.
A big thank you to Nicola Warner for organizing the day, all the helpers and most importantly the attendees. We all learned something.
The following is a quote from Simon Burton one of the attendees: “Spent a really interesting day at the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Breed Appreciation Day and mightily relieved to pass the very tricky MCE. A great Breed Standard presentation by Paul Shimmin, followed by an absorbing talk on the History of the Breed by Karen Fisher and an insightful group mentoring session with Helen Williams made for a full morning. Roade Village Hall, Northampton, five minutes off the M1 was a super venue for a BAD and the homemade food at lunchtime simply delicious. The Pavlova was the best I've tasted in years and will remain in the memory for a long while to come..! Thanks to the committee for all their hard work and to my fellow students for the comradeship and conversation during the day”
In the Our Dogs Crufts Classic of 2019 there was a very interesting interview with Joanne Mahon. It was entitled “Diamond Dogs” which is the name of the company that Joanne is the Managing Director. Diamond Dogs has had a stand at Crufts for as long as I can remember selling their beautiful dog apparel. Joanne has had a long history working in and designing leather clothing, shoes and accessories. She is also an owner and sometime exhibitor of Salukis. It was a very interesting interview of a salukiphile.
Michelle Ulyatt has been intouch to let me know that her and her mother’s young dog, Merlin (Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze) has qualified for his Junior Warrant. He is co-owned by Dr M Ulyatt and Mrs P Ulyatt, He was bred by Michelle and Kevin Goulden. His sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace and Dam Kirman Dafnia at Fernlark.
Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Championship Show on Sunday 7thApril. Judging will be Ms Lotta Brunn of Caravan Salukis. Lotta originally lived in Norway but she is now a resident of Spain. The show will not be at the Club’s usual venue but will be held a Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton Derby. Postal entries will close on 18thMarch, on-line entries can be made at Higham Press, closing 12 noon on Thursday 21stMarch.
The SGHC is holding their Members Limited Show on Sunday 14thApril 2019 at Steventon Village Hall, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6AA. Judging will be Mrs Pip Buswell. As this is a ‘Limited Show’ no dogs that have previously won a CC can be entered. Entries by post only, deadline Monday 18thMarch 2019. Following the Limited Show the 2019 AGM will be held. All paid up members of the Club are welcome.
Clair Balding , on one of the discussions on the Crufts program brought up the name Xylitol, and the deadly affect it has on dogs. As it happens we have had visitors from Finland that are familiar with this product because it comes from the birch trees which are quite common to that country. Xylitol is used as a sweetener in chewing gum and other sweets. If consumed in large quantities it is a laxative. If one’s dogs consume it, it is deadly and the dog needs to be rushed to the vets for an antidote. If your dog has consumed some of this product, as a quick first aid they should be given sugar.
Helen Haywood has let me know that she has a few 2019 calendars still available. If you would like one at the reduced price of £5.00 please email her
at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 01494 874587. Also a reminder that the photo competition for the 2020 calendar will be held at the end of May, hopefully everyone is busy taking photos for submission.
Yesterday the Salukis competed at Crufts. Judging us was Paul Shimmin, who had said this would be his final judging appointment. He generally had a good entry but most notably was Open Bitch with an entry of 20. There were 17 dogs from outside of the UK were entered under the Authority To Compete scheme at the Kennel Club. BCC, BOB came from Finland and was owned by Miss Seppa. She is Multi Champion El-Ubaid’s Sincerity Isis. She was born on 16thSeptember 2011 and her breeder is S. Bruynder. Her sire is Se|DK Ch El-Ubaid’s Othello and her dam El Ubaid’s Rahma Aisah. RBCC went to the Quick’s Ch Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP GER). DCC for his second CC went to Deborah Copperwaite’s Al Caliphs Anjal Bey. He was home bred out of Khalils Al Caliph (IMP SWE) X Al Caliphs Angelis. RDCC went to Mrs A Ternest’s Multi Ch Oman Said Ter Dolen . Best Puppy was Badavie Don Peppino owned by John Walton Haddon. Best Veteran went to Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW SHCM.
After the judging there was a great get-together organized by the lovely Caroline Pickering. A toast was made to the retiring judge and a happy birthday to Denise Garratt.
A raffle for Candy Cane Rescue was organised by Jeannette Glaister at Crufts to which there was a tremendous response from Saluki exhibitors. This charity rescues dogs from the meat trade in China, predominantly Greyhounds but other breeds too. One dog, recently looked as if he had Saluki in him. Once rescued the dogs undergo vigorous vet checks and are not released to rescue charities until cleared by the vets. The results for the raffle were great, Jeannette raised £423 from selling raffle tickets assisted by Mia Freedgard who told everyone they were £5 a ticket. A very good effort on Mia's part. Also raised was £60.20 in donations so total of £483.20 sent to Candy Cane Rescue on Sunday. Jeannette would like to thank everyone concerned for their generosity in gift and monetary donations.
John Walton Haddon, the Breed Education Coordinator for Salukis has written that: “Currently I have 11 definite responses from those willing to act as mentors, in my opinion this is insufficient to provide a positive service to potential breed judges.
I would ask that breed people, whether they judge or not consider contributing some time to mentoring. I can provide all necessary information and my contact details are: email@example.com or 07889 642970. As well as mentors I will require at some point breed judges to act as observers, so this is another option if mentoring is not to your liking.
If there are not sufficient mentors from suitably qualified/experienced breed people, then approaches will be made to non-specialist judges to fulfill the role, and ultimately the KC will appoint.”
I have heard from Annette Buckley that Claire Jowitt (Barleymoon) has undergone a total hip replacement recently. The operation was a success; however, complications lead to an extended hospital stay. Thankfully, Claire has returned home now and is enjoying a much needed rest and is enjoying the company of her Salukis again – the best therapy possible! She has asked me to thank everybody for their good wishes….We all wish Claire a speedy recovery.
Unfortunately, I am reporting the sudden and untimely death of Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (IMP ITA) JW at just under 7 years of age. Luke Johnston, one of her owners along with Josh Duddel & Barry Mansell has sent me the following: “Mina’s had a severe brain tumour, it was quick, thankfully she did not suffer long.” He goes on the explain that she was imported from Italy, a daughter of Ch Daxlore Amir of Fernlark JW, she won 14CCs, 3 Group 1sts and a RBIS at Southern Counties 2015. In her only litter, who are not yet 3 years old, she produced 2 Champions and another multiple RCC winner.
Cecelia Andersson has sent information regarding the first SGHC Lure Coursing Trial of 2019 which will be held on Sunday 24thMarch 2019.
This will take place at The Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. All attending must be members of the Club, although there will be classes for dogs that have come through the Saluki Welfare Scheme. . For further information please contact Cecelia at firstname.lastname@example.org on telephone number 01784 391607
The final Breed Record Supplement for 2018 has arrived. There were 83 Salukis puppies registered this year as being bred in this country. In the previous year there were 146 bred. That makes us 76% down on 2017. Surprisingly, the Afghans only registered 72 puppies. The entry for Crufts this year certainly does not reflect the downward trend in Afghans as they have an entry of over 200. Our entry at Crufts remains similar to last year. In the last quarter there were 6 litters with a total of 42 puppies. There have been two Importations, Canapus Florentina (IMP NDL) from The Netherlands owned by Ms M Szczycinska and Pampero (IMP ITA) from Italy owned by Mrs A M King. Four new champions have been confirmed. Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart, Hisilome’s Kareef (IMP SWE, Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (IMP DEU) and Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (IMP Deu).
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21st FEBRUARY 2019.
Sorry to hear that Caroline Owen has had a fall and broken her hip, she is in the Derby Royal Hospital. She has been operated on and is comfortable. We all wish her a speedy recovery
The Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Championship show on Sunday 7thApril 2019 at the Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Debys. DE55 7BD. Please note this is a new venue. Judging will be Ms Lotto Brun (Caravan Salukis) originally from Norway but now living in Spain. Schedules can be obtained from the Hon Sec., John Owen on Tel 0115 9305473 or on-line entries can be made at Higham Press.
I have received a list of dates for the UKSS (United Kingdom Sighthound Sport) They hold lure coursing trials under the FCI rules.
Their AGM will take place at Down Ampney Village Hall, GL7 5QR.
Sunday 17thMarch 2019 at 13:30.
All welcome, however only fully paid up members may vote. Membership is due Mar 2019 so please ensure that you have paid before attending the meeting. Also, remember that membership means reduced registration and entry fees.
Any items for inclusion in the agenda to be sent in writing to the secretary at email@example.com 8thMarch please.
Dates for their three competitions this year are:
07 April 2019 – Spring Championships RG18 0UD
02 June 2019 – Summer Championships (location to be advised)
22 September 2019 – National Championships (location to be advised)
Unfortunately the April date clashes with the NSC Championship Show, but for those not wishing to show, there will be Saluki Classes at the Spring Championship. For further information please contact Sarah Meadham at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following notification has come in from the KC “With an entry approaching 22,000 dogs heading to the NEC in Birmingham from 7th – 10th March, to compete at Crufts 2019. We have reviewed the entry over the four days of Crufts and to assist exhibitors on all days a number of breeds will start judging after 9.00 a.m. although some will start before 9.00 a.m., we have tried to keep these early starts to the minimum. However we would remind all exhibitors to arrive at the show in good time whatever the scheduled start time to avoid traffic delays.” It has been posted that Salukis are scheduled for judging commencing at 10.00am. From all said I believe that after our judging the Bloodhounds will be in the ring. Please remember to bring a contribution to the get-together after the judging. Caroline Pickering has said it will be run on a similar system as last year.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held last Monday and Tuesday. Salukis were exhibited on the Monday at 1300 Eastern Standard Time. I had all my ducks in a row so I could sit down and watch the live-screening of the classes. Well not to be, only USA and Canada could receive the on-goings. Thanks to Jean Luc Lemouzy we did manage to see some of the judging. BOB went to the Finnish import GCH Aziz Reatha Allihan. She is a daughter of Eng Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by the Ham, Brockman-Chato & Elliott-Ross partnership. Select Bitch went to GCH Al Zubeyda Majhabin. She is a full sister to Maya Monk-Schenk’s Al Zubeyda Mahabbah (IMP FRA) and half sister to our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA) JW. Winners Dog all the way from Japan was Vogue Zero Messenger to the Future. (He is a Japanese and International Champion, the AKC only recognises American and Canadian titles. ) He is the sire of Emma Darby and our own Finnish Import, El Hamrah Mansur of Kasaque (IMP FRA).
This Kennel Club Press Release--
The Kennel Club is saddened to hear of the death of a dog last week from parvo-virus.
The dog had attended an obedience class held by Leamington Dog Training Club at the Kennel Club’s building, Stoneleigh on Wednesday 6th February, the day before it showed symptoms. It is extremely unlikely that the dog contracted the disease at Stoneleigh due to the incubation period for the virus, which is between 3 and 14 days. However due to the presence of the dog on the premises, the Kennel Club has taken the precaution of closing the building and is currently conducting a deep clean and sanitisation of the premises and will keep the building closed until all precautions have taken place which is typically between five and seven days.
The Kennel Club asks for all those that might have been in contact with the infection to keep a close eye on their dogs and if they see any signs of canine parvo-virus, the effects of which include having a high temperature, having less energy, not wanting to eat, vomiting and diarrhoea often with blood, to take their dog to their vet promptly. The best way of protection from the virus is to ensure that your dogs are fully vaccinated and maintained according to your vet’s recommendations.
The Kennel Club has been keeping its customers up to date on the situation and will be refunding those clubs that have shows booked while the premises are closed.
Exhibitors are reminded of Kennel Club show regulations which state that no dog suffering from any infectious or contagious disease or having been exposed to such disease during the period of 21 days prior to the show or suffering from any visible condition.
Doreen and Eric Stansfield immigrated to Australia some years ago. Their kennel name is Ishieya. A few years ago Doreen returned to the UK to judge at Crufts, but has not been back since. Moving to Australia was always her dream. Doreen has contacted to say that she has not been home for the last 9 days due to a bad fall. Her elderly Saluki, Ester, had collapsed, when she bent down to help her up, Doreen’s leg slipped. This went through her knee replacement to the top of the femur. She was operated but became increasingly unwell. They found she had a bug in the blood which was unrelated to her broken leg.
Unfortunately Ester died a few days later, Doreen was distraught that she was not there to talk to her and see her out. A few days later her brother also died. Doreen has stated that it is the end of an era for Ishieya Salukis after 59 years. I understand that Eric was well looked after by the neighbours
Crufts fever is definitely in the wind now that entries have been announced. Our judge, Paul Shimmin, has an entry of 104 dogs, a small increase compared to last year. Caroline Pickering will be organizing and coordinating one of her fabulous after judging parties. As this will be Paul’s last judging appointment it will be an extra special event. Caroline will be posting more information on Northern Saluki Club and Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, social media sites and I will do the same in the Breed notes.
The Kennel Club has been posting new information and updates to the judging systems on a regular basis. Recently they have posted a scheme for ‘The Veteran Warrant’.
This is to encourage exhibitors to enter additional dogs at general open shows. It also forms part of a range of awards available to a dog throughout its showing career. As the objective is to support entries at open shows, points may be claimed only from general open and group open shows and no points will be available at championship shows. For more information go on Kennel Club web site.
The Kennel Club puts all the recognized breeds into bands. These bands reflect the amount of dogs registered and exhibited throughout the year. Each band has a slightly different description. The Salukis are in Band ‘B”. This means to qualify for a Stud Book Number you need to win a 1stor 2ndat a Championship Show. A dog will also qualify for an entry in the stud book if you win a Challenge Certificate or a Reserve Challenge Certificate, or a Junior Warrant. This stud book number qualifies you for entering Crufts,for the life of the dog, and you get a lovely certificate through the post.
Another judge for Salukis, 2020 has been announced. Jean Wright will be judging at Bournemouth.
There are a few places left in the SGHC Breed Assessment Day which will be held on 23rdMarch 2019 at Roade Village Hall which is located just off Junction 15 of the M1. For further information or to book a place please contact Nicola Warner at E:mail: email@example.com tel. 01582593881.
It is with greatness that I report the passing of Jimmy Cowie. Jimmy has been ill for some time with cancer. The last time we saw Jimmy was at Crufts, 2018. He was dashing about in his mobility scooter with a big smile telling everyone jokes. That was Jimmy. What a day it was for him, Joan, his wife and Rebus, that is Ch. Mumtaz Hercules, winning the DCC and Best of Breed. Our sympathy to Joan, who has said she has lost the love of her life, we are all poorer for his loss. Rest in Peace, Jimmy.
The AGM Of the NSC will be held at 1:30pm: in Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6BB on Sunday 17th March 2019.
If you have been a member of the club for three or more years and would like to become more actively involved, you would be very welcomed to stand for election to the committee.
If you have any nominations for members of the committee or items for the agenda they should be received by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting. Anyone nominated must have agreed to stand.
Even if you do not wish to be on the committee, you would be very welcome and we would be pleased to see you at the meeting.
The agenda for the AGM will be available approximately 2 weeks before the meeting. "The AGM of the Northern Saluki Club will be held at 1:30pm: in Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6BB on Sunday 17th March 2019.
Nominations for committee members or items for the agenda should be recieved by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting.
All members will be very welcome."
David Crane, Hon Sec of the Saluki Welfare has sent the following “The Welfare AGM is on Saturday 4thMay at 2pm. The venue is The Fentham Meeting Room, Marsh Lane, Henley in Arden, Solihull. B 92 0AH.”
Closer to the date I will post more information.
Little news to report.
Helena Haywood has asked that I put in a mention about the 2020 SGHC calendar. This year’s calendar was very nice but Helena is planning for next years to be even better, so please start shooting photos.
Schedules are now available on Fosse Data for the Reading & District Show which will be held on Wednesday 29thMay 2019 at the Newbury Showground Chievely, Thatcham Berkshire. Judging Salukis will be Mrs. Susan Rhodes. There are four classes. On Friday of the same week Southern Counties Championship Show , will be held with breed specialist Mrs. Helen Graham (Daxlore) judging . After the show the SGHC will be holding their Open Show. Judging will be Ms Grabiele Schroter from Germany. The Club will be holding their usual Open Show with the judging of the photographs taking place for the calendar. After, we are in the process of arranging a traditional ‘cream tea’. A very busy week.
I am pleased to announce that the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club web site is updated and working. That is thanks to the hard work of Michelle Ulyatt.
We intend to keep on top of the site with events and activities. If you are a member and would like to advertise an upcoming litter please contact Carolyn McCormick Smith and she will guide you through the process.
Last Thursday Manchester championship Show was held. This was the beginning of a new era as Manchester is now one of the ‘Showcase’ shows meaning all KC approved breeds will have Challenge Certificates. Judging Salukis was Keith Thornton. DCC, BOB was Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM with the RDCC to the Littlechild’s Classicus Baroque At Ravensett. BCC went to the Mansell, Duddell, Johnston parternship’s Ch Canerikie Catalina JW, with RBCC to Mary Sanders-Parker’s newly crowned Ch Classicus Britannia JW ShCM Best Puppy went to Hilary Davies & Christine Harrison’s Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak. Best Veteran was Katherine Williams’s Bermuda & UK Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton.
Congratulations to Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey with their new addition, a Greyhound puppy bitch. Not only did they win Best Puppy in their breed classes but they went on to win the Puppy Hound Group with Inchydoney Memories Oh My God with Caryna (IMP).
For those of us that drive up and down the M25 and the M1, with thoughts of missing classes or just a heavy foot, a warning. I understand that the cameras on those roads are now fully functional, and if you drive above 70 miles per hour you will receive a ticket through the post. It probably will not be long before the rest of the motorway is up to ‘speed’. Maybe that is why they call it a ‘smart road.
If we drive slower we use less petrol, less taxes will be received by central governments so the price of petrol goes up. Not to mention all the extra income attained from dog show people rushing to shows, ticketed, giving more money into the system.
Now we have started 2019, I can give you some of the name of judges for 2020 that were posted in the KC Gazette. WELKS, Ann Macdonald. Birmingham L.M. Pinto Teixeira from Portugal. This will his first time judging Salukis in this Country. Checking on the Kennel Club site it looks like he is an all-rounder. Bath will be judged by Diane Cook and Blackpool by Mrs C Hoier. Mrs Hoier is from Denmark. She is a collie specialist but has been judging Saluki for a while. This is her first time giving tickets in our breed, in this country. She has kindly forwarded me her CV which I will post closer to the date.
John Hudson has kindly sent some more of his ‘bean counting’ information;”In his column in Our Dogs, Ronnie Irving states that the number one consideration for exhibitors when deciding whether to enter a show is the judge. David Cavill’s recent survey showed that 67% of respondents preferred UK breed specialists. So show Secretaries should schedule breed specialists to optimise entries. Is this true for Salukis? I checked. The average show entry over the last eight years for breed specialists is 50.5 (I left out Crufts and the breed club shows because their large entries lead to a strong bias - towards breed specialists). The equivalent figure for all-rounders is 45.9 . So a show Secretary would hope to gain at least four entries by using a breed specialist - worth at least £100. However this is pretty small beer for a Champ Show. Different for a numerous breed like Ronnie Irving’s Border Terriers.” Please keep sending it in John, this is most helpful.
I had a look on the Kennel Club site for mentors. I note we do not have any mentors for Salukis or they have not been posted yet. I personally throw my hands up as I am as guilty as anyone not offering my services. With the first BAD coming up in Salukis, there will be attendees that need mentoring after taking their MCE. Just a reminder the BAD will be held 23rdMarch 2019 at Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northants NN7 2LS. For booking a place or if you would like anymore information on the Breed Appreciation Day please contact Nicola Warner on email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone number 01582 593881.
The Boston & District Canine Society held their championship show. There were classes for Salukis but no allocation for challenge certificates. Judging Salukis was Mrs. Martine Smithson
Best of Breed, Best Puppy and 1stin Puppy Hound Group went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Antiigone with the RBB to Al Nafiseh Flowering Sage owned Dr. O Woolmer. Best Dog went to Olga Blecher’s Barleymoon Zaurak with the RBD to Buzz Faber’s Sufeina Kismet. Well done all!