Happy Easter in spite of our difficult circumstances. I remember the old saying about the USA, I have modified it to be relevant to all our circumstances. China sneezed and the whole world caught a cold. All please stay safe and most importantly be well.
Helena Haywood has sent the following on behalf of the SGHC: “As there will be no SGHC Open Show in June this year, it is planned to have the Calendar Photograph Competition on the SGHC website, with voting probably via a downloadable form which can then either be e-mailed to me or sent via post.
As we are all spending so much more time with our dogs at home at present, it is an ideal time to get your cameras out. If you can make them Landscape orientation that is preferable.
All pictures will be added to a slide show on the website for you to view, and we will then ask you to choose your 12 favourites.
Could all entries please be e mailed to me before the end of May please at email@example.com , and we aim to get the slide show on line for the same date as the Open Show should have been. At present it is planned that the voting will be open for 2 weeks.”
John Owen has passed on a message from John Davies, the Health co-ordinator for the Saluki Clubs. He says he has not had any health issues reported since 31stOctober 2019. Anyone with health issues please contact John. He has once again stated that all communication with him is confidential.
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Normally this time of the year we are preparing ourselves for the upcoming
Show season. This year we are all trying to stay safe in our homes, enjoying our pets and maybe even taking time to finish off some of those jobs we have been putting off. The main thing is to abide by the rules and hopefully each and everyone of us will come through this pandemic.
David Crane, Secretary of the Saluki Welfare has sent me the following message regarding the SWF AGM:
‘’The Saluki Welfare AGM has had to be cancelled due to current restrictions, a new date will be announced when things become clearer’’
More cancellations to report. Southern Counties Championship show will be postponed until June 2021. They have said that with ‘strong recommendations’ from the Kennel Club and the Committee of Southern Counties Canine Association that regretfully they have come to the conclusion that their show scheduled for the end of May 2020 will be postponed and held on 4th, 5thand 6thJune 2021. In 2021 they intend to have the same judging panel as for this year, wherever possible. They state:” Exhibitors who have already entered will have their entry fees, priority pass fees, caravan and EHU bookings refunded IN FULL and those trade stands that have paid their stand fee will also be refunded.
The Officers and committee of Southern Counties thank all exhibitors, stewards, judges, contractors and other helpers for their support in the past, hope that all will be safe over this difficult period and look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.”
Blackpool Championship Show which is to be held on from the 26-28thJune has made the following statement “ ENTRIES FOR BLACKPOOL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW SUSPENDED In light of the coronavirus outbreak we have suspended the entry until 16th May 2020 where a decision will be taken whether to carry on and hold our 81st Championship show or cancel. This decision will take the current advice and guidance available on the 16th May; we don’t know what the situation regarding the virus will be then, as no one knows.
If the Committee decides to carry on and hold our Championship show the entries to the show will be re-opened on the 18th May 2020 until 31st May 2020 (online only). “
The Saluki Club of America Specialty which was to be held from the 1stJune to the 6thJune has now been cancelled but they are hoping they will be able to arrange another date later in the year. This is one of the foremost shows, worldwide in the Saluki Calendar. It consists of Conformation, Sweepstakes, Futurity, Lure Coursing Triathlons, and Versatility. It used to be held Lexington Kt. but moved to The Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo. some years ago. Anyway, back to my point, I see that the judge for the Conformation is Lisa Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). Unfortunately for both her and John they have been unlucky to have their very prestigious judging appointment postponed (John was to have judge the NSC Champ show later this month)
A couple more related issues to ‘that situation’. Firstly, we have received notification from our veterinarian surgery that they have worked out a functioning system to treat animal during this difficult time. “We are pleased to announce we are now conducting a telemedicine consultation service. This is a live video consultation with a vet, which enables vets to prescribe medication for you to collect or be posted out to you. These can be booked through the usual route of phoning our reception team. A telemedicine consultation is £30, payable at the time of booking. It does require the use of a smartphone and internet connection. A telemedicine consultation will be useful for minor ailments or to help you and the vet decide if a physical exam is necessary. If your pet is on long term medication and they are due their 6 monthly check-up, we can do this via the video service.”
After this pandemic, and I definitely hope there will be one, is this the way our vets will look after our dogs? So for a mere £30.00 we can find out if our dogs really need a visit to the surgery. I would appreciate comments on this.
With all the shows cancelled for the foreseeable future the usual vendors for our shows have set up a facebook site where details can be obtained for contacting and purchasing items from them. The site is Dog Show Trade Stands Open and Championship Shows (UK).
At Crufts I picked up a copy of ‘The Saluki celebrating 50 years’. This was dated Championship Show 2019. This is a beautifully compiled magazine as the swansong of editor Kathy Webb and layout artist Diane Duckenfield. If you only have one magazine I recommend you obtain a copy while they are still available. The magazine contains the usual items but what stands out are the ‘features’. The first edition of ‘The Saluki’ was the idea of June Applebee assisted by her husband Malcolm Burt. It was all compiled and printed by June and Malcolm. On page 2, an introduction written by the President, Hilda Parkhouse. Her words written were as applicable in 1969 as they are today. “ let us breed with care and thought in these uncertain times” Magazine reprints include articles by well known Saluki people, show critiques and advertisements. Michael and myself are lucky to have the complete copies of these newsletters which are useful in compiling breed notes.
Christine Norvell and Kathy Webb have collaborated on a study of Salukis in Noah’s Ark in the 16thand 17thCentury. In each of the depicted photos of the paintings the Saluki is very distinctive either as a smooth or feathered. The authors of the article have commented that at that period the Saluki must have been very recognizable to be included in so many works of art. As biblical themes were popular at the time, recognizable from depiction of the silk routes may have been included to give authenticity to their works.
Joan McLeish and the Parkhouses written in the ‘first person’ by Sara Williams. A warm tale of her family and dogs by the daughter of Joan McLeish. Wonderful photos of the family and dogs to accompany this article.
Claire Jowett, a designer and maker of beautiful collars has written an article on Leeds Castle , The Dog Collar Collection. This is a subject near and dear to Salukiphiles as we like to adore our hounds with beautiful collars. It is a sign of status in our modern times. The article states that Leeds Castle has the largest and most comprehensive collection of dog collard worldwide so it is not surprising that Claire chose to write about Leeds Castle. Interestingly Claire mentions that some of the collars had keys to go with them as they were locked on the dogs to prove ownership in case of being stolen. She states “dog theft not just being a problem of modern time”.
For my final review of this historical magazine there is an interview with Chris Ormsby and her Yazid Salukis. Chris states in the beginning she was born in the same year as the Saluki Club so shall soon be celebrating her Centennial with the Club. The warmth and dedication to Salukis and dogs in general come down through the pages. From a difficult start in life, challenges of a World War to spending wonderful years showing and coursing her hounds. She has related it all paying homage to all the people and hounds she has loved.
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SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20THMARCH 2020.
It has been a long time since I have had the opportunity to sit down and write these notes. Simply the reason for not writing has been the death of my computer. We had hope it would be a simple repair but unfortunately not, I have been introduced to the new world of ‘main frames’ and ‘motherboards’. Neither which were working properly so I shall be picking up a new, very expensive piece of equipment in a day or two. I have been informed in the computer store that they have their own problems because all the components are made in China.
The Northern Saluki Club will be holding their Championship Show on 19thApril 2020 at their usual venue of Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross, Near Chesterfield, Derby S45 9LX. Judging will be Dr John Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). Postal entries close on Saturday 21stMarch 2020 or online entries close on Thursday 2ndApril 2020. On-line entries can be made at www.dogbiz. Like all events at this time there is a certain amount of uncertainty whether this event will go on.
Cecilia Andersson has taken advice regarding the Corona Virus and decided, regrettably to cancel the SGHC lure trial that was to be held on 21stMarch 2020. I have also been told, unofficially that the SGHC Limited Show is cancelled and the AGM postponed. I will hopefully be able to confirm this next week, in these notes.
A grizzle bitch was spotted in The Daily Mail Weekend with A.J. Pritchard (Strickly Come Dancing) and his brother Curtis. I have been informed that the Saluki is Alishamar Roxane owned by Natasha Hamilton.
Last Sunday Crufts was held. This year, for the first time, we had a vast amount of coverage on both Channel 4 and More 4 filmed as they were happening. The lovely Clair Boulding was on our screen most of the afternoon. Also the Groups could be viewed the world over on’ you tube.’ Members of Friends of The Northern Saluki Club, on facebook, were able to view the catalogue and placement thanks to the efforts of Caroline Pickering.
We arrived at the show very early because we also were showing a Parson Russell Terrier. Their judging was commencing at 8.30 while the Salukis were probably not in the ring until around 11am. The difference showing the two dogs is immense. Now we have the Parsons we have acquired a cage and a trolley. The 13 ½ inch dog needs so much more baggage then 25 inch Saluki.
Judging Salukis this year was breed specialist Clair Chryssolor, like last year making her farewell judging assignment. In spite of the problems arising from Corona virus and the question would Crufts go on, Clair had a good entry on 106. I am not sure of how many absentees she had. Clair had 26 dogs that were being exhibited with ATC numbers which makes 24% of her entry were from abroad. It was a great day for Michael and myself as she chose our Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque (IMP FRA) JW as Best of Breed. She was also shortlisted by judge, Mark Cocozza in the Hound Group. RBCC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny. DCC was Jeanette Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (IMP RUS) JW, Sh CM with the RDCC went to the Smooth Dog, Int/Ro Pedrogarcia Del Borghino Jr Ch MLT owned by Mr K & Mrs C Galea of Malta. Best Puppy was Alexander Cole & Steven Bruynder’s Yaweh’s Gift and Best Veteran was Diane Layton Smith’s Ch Anasha Al Noushafarin (IMP AUT) Sh CM. After the judging there was a lovely get- together with cake and champagne to celebrate Clair’s fair well assignment. Caroline Pickering made Clair a stunning cake with a silhouette of a Saluki on top which she presented to Clair with a most beautiful card which we had all signed. To make sure Clair did not misplace the card, this happened last year to Paul Shimmin, there was a tracking devise installed.
Regarding Discover Dogs at Crufts. I have heard the following from Christine Harrison the Breed Stand Co-ordinator: “Unfortunately, Discover Dogs Saluki Breed Stand was not fully covered nor decorated this year as a number of the volunteers decided not to cover as they fell into the Corvid19 ‘at risk’ category. Many thanks as to be given to Mr & Mrs Snape and their three Salukis who gainfully covered the Stand for two days. On the whole the attendance of spectators was noticeably depleted and many other Breed Stands were empty and unattended for the four day period.
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There are some very interesting activities coming up for Salukis. John Owen, Hon Sec of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following
“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 15th March 2020. This meeting will be preceded by a committee meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM and will be very welcome.
Nominations for committee members or items for the AGM agenda should be received by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting.
The NSC are holding a Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) on the 28th March 2020 at Tankersley, nr Barnsley and Sheffield. There will also be a Multiple Choice exam available in the afternoon (MCE). If you would like to attend please contact Hilary Davies ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further details and to register.
The Northern Saluki Club Championship Show will be held on the 19th April 2020 at Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The judge will Dr J Hudson, new this year will be two classes for Champion Dog and Champion Bitch in addition to all the classes normally available. There will be 3 Knightellington Memorial Stakes classes during the lunch break to be judged by Ms A Defaye, an experienced judge seeking to increase her experience of Salukis. The Schedules will be available from Dog Biz in the next couple of weeks.
Later in the year our Open Show will be on the 27th September 2020 at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6B. This will be judged by Mr J Johnston-White. Further details will be available later in the year.
The details of our fun walk during the summer and held in Earby will be circulate when they become available.
In addition please note that if you wish to make a claim for points trophies based on the points your dog or bitch has accrued over the course of 2019 show results please submit a claim to Hilary Davies as soon as possible. The details of this are available on the website www.nothernsalukiclub.co.uk”
Gay Robertson has sent me information regarding a lure trial. We have had great fun with our Salukis attending, so I do hope a few more people will take advantage of the day and come out and have a trial with their hounds. Gay writes: “Owners of registered pedigree Salukis (KC or FCI) are invited to a lure coursing trials meeting organised by UK Sighthound Sport on Sunday, February 23 at Borrego Stud, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. GL56 9TB. The course is on grass (green, no mud!) with a drag lure, considered safer than the closed circuit type. Complete novices are welcome to "have a go" as well as the more experienced who would like to get their hounds licenced to run at the three Championship meetings held by this club each year. These licences are recognised by the FCI as well as the Kennel Club, enabling owners to enter European lure meetings as well as UK ones. The club has sent a small team to the European Lure Coursing Championships for the last two years, where English dogs have proved competitive.
This should be a fun meeting. You will need to bring your own refreshments although bacon and sausage rolls will be available first thing and there is a cafe half a mile down the road, open from 10.30 a.m. Please let the Secretary know if you are planning to come: email@example.com. More information about the club and forthcoming meetings at uksighthoundsport.com
We would love to have more Salukis at our meetings and hope very much that some sporting owners will join us for trials (it is not necessary to join the club to run). And if anyone knows any owners of rare/unrecognised breed sighthounds like Galgos, Azawakh, Chart Polski, please would you pass on the invitation.”
Every Sunday there is the opportunity to give your Saluki a run at a very safe venue, The Bicester Schooling Track. There seems to be a few Salukis that are attending and having a great time. The Greyhounds run from 9am to 11am and after that Salukis are welcomed. I understand that there is food available to purchase. The charge for running your dogs is £5.00 and they can run in singles or pairs. For further information please ring 07850 3751
Manchester Championship Show was held last weekend starting the 2020 season. Judging Salukis at championship level for the first time was Hector Heathcote. BCC, BOB went to last year’s top winning Saluki, Ch Canerikie Cataline owned by the Duddell, Mansell, Johnston partnership. RBCC went to Alexandra Cole’s Cesaria Z Gibesovy Zahradky (IMP). DCC went to the Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW with the RDCC to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s Jay Jp Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP). Best Puppy was Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny and Best Veteran was Katherine Williams Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton. Well done all!!
Congratulations to Denise Garratt. life has just become more busier as she has retired from the day job.
It has been most refreshing this week to be able to publish items other then shows and show wins. Please keep the news coming in. I would also like to thank everyone who have sent their best wishes while I have been ill and then recuperating from surgery. Pleased that is all behind me and I am now trying to regain my fitness.
It is renewal time for our two Saluki Breed Clubs. Hilary Davies has reminded me that at the Northern Saluki Club subs are £12.00 for single and £15.00 for joint membership. They are payable to John Owen, the Hon Sec. 195 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derby DE7 8TA. If people wish to pay by BACS, they can contact Hilary by email for bank details. As Hilary is collecting funds for both the Club’s annual subscriptions and the BAD, please mark what the money you are sending is for. Her address is hjdavies@gmail. The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club membership dues Single Membership, £14.00 (Overseas £16.00), Joint Membership £22.00 (Oversea £24.00) Junior Membership Free, Non Saluki Owners £9.00. Cheques can be sent to the Hon Sec. Carolyn McCormick Smith, The Old Vicarage, Grove Road, Portland Dorset. DT5 1DB or contact the Treasurer Diane Layton-smith on email:firstname.lastname@example.org for BACS details.
I have heard from Daphne Parnham. She has said that Tony did not have Parkinson (sorry, my fault) but he has PSP which is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy which was the reason he was ill for so long.
Results are just in from the first championship show of 2020 where Salukis were scheduled but CCs were not on offer. Judging was Simon Burton. Best Bitch, Best of Breed and Hound Group 1 went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM
Good luck to all those that are attending Manchester Championship Show. Let us hope the weather remains mild and not too much rain and non of the ‘s’ stuff
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 10TH JANUARY 2020.
Looking back at the Breed Record Supplements for 2019, with the last quarter yet to be published, the new champions for our breed during this period are:
Classicus Britannia, Al Caliphs Anjal Bey, Canapus Rodini At Savuka (IMP
NDL) and Classicus Baroque At Ravensett.
Swansea & District Canine Club 1925-2020 will be holding their 203
Class Open Show (Group System) on Saturday 8thFebruary 2020. It will be
Held at the Neath Sports Centre, Neath Abbey SA10 7BE. Salukis will have
2 classes to be judged by Lee Cox (Vanitonia). Entries close (postmark) 13 January or online midnight on 20thJanuary. Schedules from the Hon Sec. Mrs Robin Paisey, 252 Peniel Green Road, Swansea SA7 9BW (SAE please) Telephone 01792 310622 (BT Answering machine)email: email@example.com(please mark as ‘Swansea 2020’or download from www.onlinesshowentry.com
On Saturday 11thJanuary is Hound Day at Boston & District Championship Show. We do not have CCs but our judge, Simon Burton has 10 classes to judge. He has an entry of 16 Salukis making 21 entries. Group judge is Pam Mottershall.
Hilary Davies has sent a reminder to NSC members to return their point’s trophy forms to the trophy steward, Hilary Davies, by the end of January. For those who do not have a form and would like one it is not too late to join in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and Hilary will send you a form.
She has also sent a notification that The Northern Saluki Club is hosting a Breed Appreciation Day on 28th March at Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP, which is just off junction 36 of the M1. Start time 10.00 a.m., finishing round 16.00 hrs. Cost for BAD only £15, BAD and MCE £25, the latter includes lunch. Speakers for the day are Adele Haddon, Mary Sanders Parker, Denise Rogers and Denise Garratt.
Further details or to book a place contact Hilary Davies on 07749 787780 or by email email@example.com.
Diana Klein as the new editor of “The Saluki” has posted that she is working on the Crufts edition of the magazine. If anyone would like to include an advert please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full page advert is £65.00, half page is £37.00. The New Champion page (fixed layout) £60.00, back cover is £80.00
To subscribe to this magazine, which is published twice a year, please contact Diana on email@example.com. Annual subscription (2 editions): £20 UK; £25 Europe and £30 for the rest of the world.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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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