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SALUKI BREED NOTES
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year. With the different deadlines for delivering Breed Notes, I am never quite sure which deadline I have made, for these notes to be read.
Sue Bounds has been unwell and has had to go into the hospital for surgery. She and her husband, Glen, plan to have a very quiet Christmas recuperating. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the spring, competing with her new champion.
A couple of notifications from the SGHC. They will be holding their AGM on the 20th March 2016 at 1400 at the Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, Oxfordshire. OX13 6RR. Kathy Webb would like me to remind everyone it is time to book your advert and articles to be included in the Crufts 2016 edition of “The Saluki”
LKA, was held last Sunday. I understand that because of restraints enforced on us by the NEC we are no longer allowed to ‘party’ at the show, as we once did. We did manage to find a corner in the back of the hall with a Christmas tree in the background with a little platform in front of it so we could take a few seasonal photos of our Salukis. It is quite sad, as the show would have been so much more fun with a bit of the traditional festival ‘bling’. While I say that the, Reindeer jumpers ported by many, did help to let us know what season of the year it is.
Our judge at LKA was Mrs Diane Cook of Tedandi Hamiltonstovare and Afghans. BOB, BCC for her third and qualifying CC was Diane Layton’s Anasha Al Noushafarin (Imp) Sh CM. She was born on 4th July 2009 and her breeder is Mr M Marco. Her sire is FR Ch Bajan-Latif Al Firdous and her dam Aut Ch Yalameh Elayah. The RCC & Best Veteran went to our own Ch Kasaque Miracle. DCC for his 2nd CC went to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Noushzad Caliph (Imp) with the RDCC to Jeanette & Alan Glkaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW SH CM. Best Puppy was Margaret Elliot-Ross’ Gorewater Rochanak. Well done all!!
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Lin Hawkyard. A truly dedicated Saluki lover. She was born here in the UK but moved to Canada when she was in her early 20s. I would like to thank Starr White of Winstorm Salukis for sending me the following:
“Lin (Linda) Hawkyard, Lorrequer Salukis, Canada, died on Sunday December 13, 2015 after a tough battle with cancer. Lin was known throughout the world as a Saluki breeder and fancier, and the best compliment of all, a true dog woman.
Lin's Lorrequer Salukis, originally based on Burydown lines, incorporated many other great Saluki lines, blended together with her careful eye and knowledge. Lorrequrer Salukis have influenced, and continue to influence, Salukis around the world.
Lin worked with many Saluki groups and organizations helping with auctions, research and when a Saluki was lost Lin was in the forefront of the efforts to find it. She was very adept with her computer and used it, from a distance, to help anywhere she was needed.
Lin was diagnosed with cancer in February of 2013 and throughout numerous chemo treatments, surgeries and side effects she never lost her will to live or her desire to do more. She amazed everyone with her tenacity and strength and to the very end was making plans for next week and next month.
Lin had many friends in the Saluki community around the world, she was a mentor to many, and her loss has been felt deeply. As a group we have lost a friend that truly loved our breed and was wiling to put in effort, wherever needed, to support it.”