Michael McCormick Smith has phoned with details regarding the SGHC Open Show and Limited Show, which will be held on the 19th June 2016. Judging dogs will be Bernard Barjot, followed by Sibylle Benoit judging the bitches. Our referee is Gabriele Schroeter. After the judging of the Open Show there will be a luncheon, open to all, by courtesy of “The Saluki” the magazine of the SGHC. There will be no charge but Kathy Webb would like to know who is coming so she can provide adequate catering. Kathy’s telephone number is 01737 353279. After lunch, not before 13.30, Luke Johnston will be judging the Limited Show. Entries for the Open Show can be processed on Fosse Data but the Limited Show is only available as postal entries as it is done ‘in house’ by the Committee. The newsletter should be coming out with schedules at the end of April with all this information included.
Keeping in the theme of the Open Show, Anji Jackson-Main has sent me the following: “Please send your photos for the 2017 calendar. They will be exhibited at the Open/Limit show on Sunday, June 19th where you will have the opportunity to vote for your favourite saluki picture. The photograph can be either colour or black and white, and sent as a high resolution JPEG.
There is maximum of 4 photos per person. The name of the saluki and the owners name also needs including. Closing date 5th June 2016 Send to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last Sunday the Northern Saluki Club held their Championship Show. Judging was Paul Shimmin. I have contact John Owen, Hon Sec for all the details. He has said that there were a number of people attending the show that are new to showing which is encouraging. There were 12 entries in puppy dog! Overall 95 dogs and bitches in total, 129 entries including 17 for the lunchtime Knightellington Memorial stakes classes and including 5 NFC.
The BIS and Dog CC went to Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch. Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM and the Dog RCC was awarded to Lisa and John Hudson's Ch. Glenoak Kiyan JW. The Best Veteran in Show and Veteran Dog was Alan Bloomfield’s Ch. Glenoak Jabari JW Sh CM. From an excellent entry of puppies 12 in the puppy dog class, Goulden's Fernlark By Design was awarded BPD and BPIS.
The Bitch CC, RBIS and BOS was won by Jean Luc Lemouzy’ Al-Zubeyda Iman . The RBCC was Brian Mansell & Josh Duddell’s Ch. Jasmine of Caerikie JW (Imp). Best Veteran Bitch was Martine Smithson’s Ch. Chisobee . Best puppy bitch was Warner & Hetherington’ Canapus rodinia of Savuka (Imp).
Today we attended WELKS. Our first port of call was to speak with the society’s secretary to see if I could find a clarification of a new ruling with the Kennel Club. The new ruling is that if a breed which normally has CCs is scheduled to have classes at a general championship show but without CCs
as per WELKS or Bath then the qualification for Crufts is the same as if they had CCs. So 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate, Limit and Open at WELKS were all qualified for Crufts 2017.
There was an interesting article in Our Dogs this week from Juliette’s World by Juliette Cunliffe. It is regarding some visitors from Saudi Arabia they had staying at their lodge, in Napal. Juliette had been looking after a dog called ‘Kale’ who was abandoned by his owners. This seems to be a a too familiar practice in Napal, when people leave they just leave their dog behind to fend for themself. Anyway Juliette was concerned that the Arabs for religious reasons would be appalled by Kale. The gentleman upon seeing the dog said he was a Saluki, not too sure why as in his photos he did not look like one, but the gentlemen willing for him to be in the same room as them as he was a Saluki. There are some interesting photos of Saluki memorabilia in the article.
A big congratulations to Pia, Sebastian and Claudia Carnell for completing the London Marathon.