SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 28TH AUGUST 2020
In spite of these strange times we live in, we are now normalizing a little. We go out
In face masks which will hopefully keep the plague away but the down side is we
are unrecognizable. In time I am sure we will become use to our new way of life which, hopefully, a vaccine will soon be available. Be careful and stay well.
A couple of additional dates to add to last week’s list. The Northern Saluki Championship Show will be held on Sunday 18th April 2021. Judging will be Dr. J Hudson. The NSC Open Show is Sunday 26th September 2021 and the judge is Mr
J. Johnston-White. The date for the AGM has yet to be confirmed.
I have received the lasted copy of the KC Records Supplement for Summer. They are the breed records from April to June 2020. There were two litters registered making 9 puppies. I am unfamiliar with either of the affixes. There was one export pedigree to go to the States. DNA test results for Sal-NCL for Kasaque Shabaz Nefisa and Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (IMP RUS) are both clear. Results testing for NCL have been mainly clear and hopefully we will soon have this disease eradicated in Salukis. In the first quarter if 2020 there were 33 Salukis registered compared to14 in 2019, in the second quarter of 2020 there were 9 registered against 40 last year. Last year at this time there were 54 registrations and this year 42. It will be interesting to follow this trend to see how it plays out.
Diana Klein, editor of “The Saluki”, the magazine of the SGHC, has informed me that she hopes to have the next magazine ready about the same time the SGHC Championship Show was scheduled. If you are considering advertising the rates are £65.00 for a full page, £37 for a half page. There are two issues per year and they are available only by subscription. For the UK it will be £20.00, £25.00 for Europe and £30.00 for the rest of the year. I assume these rates include postage as there will be no shows to pick them up at. For further information on adverts contact Diana at email@example.com or 07751 061719.
Peter Yardley has posted that there are Saluki Welfare Cards available. He writes “Without the luxury of our Club Shows, Saluki Welfare cannot promote our work with a stand at the shows which generate income for the Charity. So, this post is to let everyone know that one of income generators are the cards we sell, both plain cards and Christmas Cards.
These cards are sold in packs of 4 both coloured and black and white. We are now selling some of the end of line in mix and match packs at sale price. They can be ordered through the Saluki Welfare site for if you receive Snippets they are listed there and can be ordered direct from me. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the design numbers and quantities required. I will then let you know the cost and P & P.”
Peter can also be contacted on the telephone number 01550 760206
While going through old papers I have stumbled across the Our Dogs Breed Feature of 1st October 1999. One section is called The Saluki in Art, compiled by Paul Keevil. There is a photograph of the two Salukis which I have previously written about, by Norbertine V. Bresslern-Roth. It is a lino-cut of two Salukis dated to be about 1929. Well, all is not as it appears. In the ‘Our Dogs Saluki feature’ there is a photo of the same dogs, with the comments: “Study of two Salukis by John Henry Deale (1860-1932) was executed in gouache in the early 1920s. Deale was a decorative artist and designer of stained glass and tapestries. He was a partner and art director of William Morris and Co. and one of the leading exponents of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement in the UK.”. Mr Keevil goes on to write “If this pictures looks familiar to Saluki enthusiasts, please refer to the second edition of the Hope Waters book, when a similar illustration by Von Bresslern-Roth dated 1929, is illustrated. The Deale study clearly predates this later work by several years and was indeed probably the inspiration for the work by the German artist”. ( Mrs von Bresslern-Roth was Austrian).
Looking through the Breed features has been great fun, seeing old names and aspirations.