On the social media I heard that Dr Margaret Giles of Australia had died. She was a most charming lady, very knowledge about her hounds. She was one of the first people to use and help improve the technique of artificial insemination. Carolyn Potts has kindly sent the following short obituary.
“Dr Margaret Giles recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Her Kiabe prefix was carried by Salukis, Bassetts, Bloodhounds, as well as Jack Russell Terriers. Margaret imported many dogs into Australia, from UK, USA & Europe, as well as using imported frozen semen. Her importation of Srinagar Zanande Sayf Samira (USA) changed the saluki scene in Australia and put the breed firmly on the Best in Group level. In recent years Margaret introduced the Lagotto Romagnolo to Australia under her Tartufo prefix, and this breed has become very popular. Margaret also bred Welsh Ponies and Riding Ponies, with great success, and again, several imports to Australia. Margaret was always positive, and a wealth of knowledge which she freely shared. She will be greatly missed.”
Congratulations to Anne (and Anne’s retirement) & Mike Lewis on their wedding which will be held on 9th May.
Last weekend WELKS Championship show was held. Salukis had classes but CCs were not on offer. It was a freezing cold day and we were very pleased that the judge, Cecelia Andersson decided to judge
in doors. BD,BOB went to Donna Vaugha’s Alsahra Murano with the BB to Hilary Davies and Christine Harrison’s Charriok Sheerzam JW
BP was our own Al Zuybda Lena At Kasaque (IMP).