SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 31st JULY 2015.
In last week’s Breed Notes, the poem
sent to me from Marie Bryce-Smith should have read “I give you the end of a golden string only winded into a ball it
will lead you into heaven’s gate built in Jerusalem’s wall” by Wm Blake”
Diana Allan’s cremation
will be on Friday 31st July at 11:30am at Bedford Crematorium.
This will be a private service for family only.
This will be followed
by a Church Memorial Service on Wednesday 19th August starting at 1pm. This will be held at Upper Dean Church followed
by a reception in the Village Hall at the village cricket ground. Everyone is welcome to this service and the family hopes
as many as can will attend. To help the family out with numbers of who will be attending please let Dean Allan know
at 11 Baines Way, Grange Park, Northampton NN4 5DP or email him firstname.lastname@example.org
Helena Haywood has contacted me regarding the
Saluki walk, which was held in June to raise funds for Saluki Welfare. Helena has just received another donation bringing
the grand total to £199.00. Well done to Helena and it was a lovely afternoon for both the dogs and their owners.
Helena has also let me know that Grace Flasche,
her granddaughter, who often attends Saluki activities with her, is in the Pediatrics unit of the John Radcliffe hospital
in Oxford. Poor Grace fell down in the school yard and hit her side. After complaining that she was feeling unwell
her mother and Helena took her to the local hospital where she was scanned. They found that Grace had damaged her spleen
and thought they might have to remove it. They have not taken it out but Grace must take thing very easy for the next
6 to 12 months. Not easy when you are 11 years old. We look forward to seeing Grace back at Saluki activities
in the near future.
Good luck to Clair and Andy Chryssolor on their
big move to Texas. Texas may have a lot to offer and I am sure it does but does it have any English pubs? They
will be leaving soon with their four Salukis. We look forward to hearing “Tales from America”
Congratulations are due to Doreen and Eric
Stansfield on their recent marriage.
A very big congratulations to Dexter, also
know as Ch Classicus Cassandar JW Sh CM. He has finally done it, going Best in Show at Leeds Championship Show.
Of course congratulations to Jeannette and Alan Glaister.
A few of us will not be attending the Hound
Show or Paignton. We shall be travelling to the German Sighthound show at Donaueschinger. We have been hearing
for years what a wonderful show it is so be fun to have a chance to show our dogs there. As far as I know attending
will be Kathy and Martin Webb, Cecelia Andersson, Luke Johnston and ourselves. I shall report on our return.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 24TH JULY 2015
It is with great sadness that
I dedicate these notes to a friend and family member of the Saluki
Community whose life was cut
far too short. Rest in peace Diana
Diana Allan – An appreciation
Yesterday I was devastated to learn that Di had died, together with
Llyana, her imported youngster from Finland, in a multiple car accident on her way home from visiting Sheila
I am not sure when I first met Ken and Di but it must have been in the early 70s in Somerset
where they saw me with my salukis and decided that that the saluki was to be the breed for
After Ken’s death Di said ‘he was my rock and now I do not know what I will do’,
a strongly supportive family and village community she did pull through. Ken and Di were
an inseparable couple, they worked as a team and not only will they be remembered for their
salukis but more importantly for their contribution to the understanding of the breed as a whole
and their commitment to the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club. I will miss the smiling look in her
eyes, the wagging pencil in hand of the school mam
at meetings and the ‘well done’ when she
Di was secretary of the Club for several years when I was chairman of the committee and Ken
was later secretary when I was president. Their
knowledge of the breed, its history and the
Club was an invaluable asset and it was such a pleasure
to work with them both.
My thoughts are with their family at this time, it is such a tragic loss for us in this country
also for all her friends around the world. Di will be sorely missed
It was suddenly sad things about the death of Diana Allen.
I’m very very sad. I remember like yesterday, The festival of the Saluki 2007.
She had good works on the SGHC Club events,
Ken Allen was a good judge at the Club Championship Show.
Her family also be sad in this tragic accident.
I hope as she becomes shining star.
From the moment we made our first puppy enquiry, Di became a friend and that
just grew stronger as the years passed. Over the years as the dogs grew up and we grew
older Di continued to support,
encourage and guide us, she always told us that she would
mentor us as she was mentored
by the late Hope Waters. Di would let us learn about the
breed ourselves, she wouldn't
criticise our judgment but would quietly let us question it. How
we would envy her eye for a
nice saluki, it seemed to come so natural to her, she still had so
much more to teach and give.
Diana's death along with young
Saluki, Liyana, has come as a great shock to us. Di was an
ambassador for her beloved
salukis and she made friends where ever she judged. We were
always invited to travel overseas with Di when she had a judging appointment, it was like
being on a school trip with
the teacher, Di would introduce us to so many new people
which was always immensely
enjoyable however you knew that you would be expected
to remember these names and
faces and what saluki lines they had. She had such a wealth
of knowledge which we can only
wish for. We truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity t
o have known her as well as
we did. Knowing Di for us went far beyond friendship.
She was our "saluki mum"
Andrea Ireson, Ruth Dan, Terry
There are no words to express
the heartbreak of loosing such a dear friend, Di
“I give you the end of
a golden string only winded into a ball it will lead you into heaven’s
Gate building Jerusalem’s wall” William Blake
Marie Bryce Smith
The loss of Diana Allan in a tragic motor accident; along with Liyana her lovely young
Saluki, has left a massive void, not only for her family and closest friends
but also for those within the Saluki world not only here in the UK, but
around the globe.
Many will write of her invaluable contribution to our breed and of the successful Jazirat
salukis, my tribute to Di is on a more personal level.
Coming into the breed much the same period as both Ken and Di.. we soon became
acquainted. Initially as fellow exhibitors, then as judges, SGHC secretary and latterly as
dear friends.I always found Di (and Ken) to be kind, approachable, generous with time
I accompanied Di on her first appointment judging in Germany and we enjoyed a few days
holiday there with friends and wonderful hosts Val and Peter Seitlinger.
We really had a
really good laugh and could talk Saluki and life in general with ease. Di was at my first
judging appointment in Germany... As the consummate organiser she was
the show management, ensuring that my overdue expenses were reimbursed.
we would discuss our reasons for placing certain dogs and regardless of whether our
thoughts coincided or not, we always found these conversations stimulating and enjoyable.
When we moved to Northamptonshire our friendship grew and when wanting to use Kyrie
to Nefisa Sariyyah it was Di who helped persuade Joanne and Paul that
it would be a good
idea. Thankfully it provided us with the very successful B litter and Di's persuasiveness was
vindicated. When Ken and Di judged in Australia my parents minded the salukis and home
Ken and Di were our nearest Saluki neighbours and friends in Northants. She and l
attended ring-craft together or as Di jokingly called it 'stand your dogs'. Di also attended
the birth of our last litter weighing and recording each pups details
with her usual efficiency.
We also regularly visited each other socially. I know she
was sad when Steve, Laura and
l moved back 'home' to Devon For us leaving Ken and Di was our one big
we remained in good contact and whenever they came to stay nearby at Kitley House we
always met up.... Plus at shows of course.
The death of Ken was a dreadful loss to Di, but with help she found her way forward and
had much lined up, which she was really looking forward to.
Di loved teaching, hence her late retirement. She took a genuine interest in Laura's
education particularly in mathematics. even in conversations this year giving Laura
Our dear friend has been tragically taken from our lives but will never be extinguished
from our memories.
Thank you Di... You were truly a special lady and much loved friend. '
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ALUKI BREED NOTES WEEK
ENDING 17TH JULY 2015.
The South Eastern Hound
Club will be holding their 48th Premier Open Show on Sunday 23rd August 2015. Unfortunately, our judge Dibby Derfield
is unable to fulfill her judging assignment because her husband Harry is unwell. We wish Harry a speedy recovery and
look forward to Dibby judging again in the future.
The dog world has lost
one of their great characters with the passing of June Minns (Juneric) We have not seen her around the dog show circuit
for the last few years, which is a great pity. She was best known in whippets but also showed Borzois, Italian Greyhounds,
Greyhounds and Finnish Spitz.
One of her last dogs was a Saluki called “Lady"
(Ch Sufeina Phantom) bred by Buzz Faber. Lady was a beautiful
Saluki who suffered from two unfortunate tendencies , one being that when she looked at food she put on weight; additionally
she was stubborn. June was always on the prowl for someone different to show Lady, as she would often perform better
in the ring for strangers! Although Saluki arrived latterly in June’s life, she was always an admirer of them.
Horses were also a key part of June’s life as a child, riding both
for pleasure and competition- I have even heard that she worked in a circus with them. June lived life to the full at
all times and was known all over the world.
Rest in peace, June.
The first show I have to report on is Windsor. The weather was perfect,
and the setting was lovely as always. Following the recent marriage of Diane Layton to 'Smithy,' who is our latest addition
to the Saluki community. Smithy generously delivered a lovely glass of Pimps to everyone. Overall, it was as a
dog show should be. Judging Windsor was breed specialist, Marie Bryce Smith. DCC, BOB gaining his first CC was
Janet and David Steel’s Dawnchase Zamir. Ably handled by their daughter Charlotte He was born on the 17th April 2010
and his breeders are Mr J & Mrs L Fitzgerald. His sire is Kirman Bashaar at Fernlark (imp) and his dam is Fernlark
Roussanne at Dawnchase. RDCC went to Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM. BCC
went to Clair Chryssolor’s Ch Gemini Jeu D’Esprit for Anasazi (imp USA) ShCM. with the RBCC going to Josh Duddell
and Brian Mansell’s Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) JW. Best Puppy was Jenny & Steve Macro’s Kasaque Shabaz
Nefisa. Best Veteran was Pauline Spilsted’s Jeshins Dynamic Diva.
At East of England show I met up with some people involved with ‘DogTrac’-
this is a tag that you attach to your dog’s collar, and if your dog goes missing an “app” will let you know
where he is. The information says it is a smart tag using the latest NFC (near field communication) and QR code technology.
You also get instant SMS and email alerts when your dog has been found. To purchase a tag, the price was quite
reasonable at £10.00. I was given a quick demonstration and I thought it was quite amazing! To find out more, look at their
web site at www.dogtrac.com or telephone 01223 790100.
It seems to me that the start of judging at dog shows is beginning at earlier times in
the morning than previously. I am not sure why since the numbers entries to the shows, in general, are decreasing. Our
start time at East of England was 9am, which in turn meant a 5am start for many of us. 10am is a much more reasonable time
to start; although by leaving a little earlier you do avoid some of the rush hour traffic.
Judging us at the East of England show was the hound specialist, Paul Singleton. He chose
for his DCC, BOB Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, ShCM. with the RDCC going to Annette &
Brian Buckley’s Hisilome’s Kareef ShCM. BCC for her first CC went to the winner of junior 'Caryna Neferti'
owned by Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey. She was born on the 7th June 2014 and her breeder is Denise Garratt. Her
sire is Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark JW and his dam, Ch Caryna Meilichia ShCM. RBCC went to Josh Duddell and Brian Mansell’s
Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) Best Puppy was Kasaque Shabaz Nefisa owned by Jenny & Steve Macro.
It is with great sadness that I report the death of Diana Allan
(Jazirat Salukis) She died on Sunday 12th July 2015 in a road accident with her beloved Saluki, Liyana
(El Hamrah Liyana) beside her. No details of her funeral are available at this time but I will let everyone know
as soon as I hear. What a very sad time this is for all of us, our condolences to her family and the Saluki community
who have been robbed of a very vibrant person. In next week’s Breed Notes I will have a full obituary and would
appreciate a contributions.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 3RD JUly 2015
Last Sunday we went
on the ‘Saluki meander’ arranged by Helena Haywood on behalf of the Saluki Welfare. Weather was perfect
for the meeting on the village green in the unique community of the “Jordans”, a Quaker’s village
It was father’s day so many local families plus their extended families were having barbeques. The smells were
wonderful and I was quite jealous not to be included! Everyone had pre-booked for the walk so Helena knew exactly whom
to expect, there were a few late comers gratis of the M25
We walked about 3 miles
through the Buckinghamshire countryside, testing our puppies abilities on coping with new things, like turnstiles. All
the dogs were wonderful with not a rude word spoken between them even though there were heathens in our midst like lurchers
and an Elkhound. It was really most enjoyable. After we returned to the village hall where we had a delicious
‘tea’, and the obligatory quiz. A big thank you to Helena and her husband, Lawrence for providing us with
a wonderful walk, tea, topping it off by making money for Saluki Welfare.
from Jersey, The Channel Islands, has sent me notification that at the latest Jersey Show, Ulmarra Bollinger was BOB, Hound
Group Winner and awarded the Jersey CC the judge was Mr Chris Atkinson and later he was chosen Best in Show by Peter Young.
Diesel is co-owned by Wendy Marshall from Guernsey and Stuart Mottershaw from Jersey. Not sure is there a title for
Jersey Championship? Like JCH?
Championship Show was held. Our judge was John Walton-Haddon (Ilsham). BCC, BOB and Hound Group 1 was Josh Duddell
and Bryan Mansell’s Ch Jasmine of Canerikie JW with the RBCC to Ann & Paul Shimmin'’s Hislome’s Keepsake
for Cranstal (imp) DCC went to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW with the RDCC to Jeannette & Alan
Glaister & Mary Parker Sander’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW ShCM. Best Puppy was Velourias Agent Velvet Glencathra
owned by Mrs M & Mr A Hudson. We shall keep our fingers crossed for Jasmine and her Handler Luke Johnston in the
Best in Show ring. It has been a very long time since a Saluki has gone BIS at an all breed Championship Show.
Can anyone refresh my memory?
A couple of days ago,
I had to take one of the dogs to the veterinary surgery. Whilst sitting waiting for our appointment I started chatting with
a gentleman with a young gundog. I asked how old she was, he replied that she was 11 months. She was on the smaller
size for her breed so I enquired about that to be told she was just within the standard. He proceeded to tell me she
was intended as a ‘brood bitch’. It was his wife’s thing and she kept 8 of this particular breed for
breeding. He said some were too old now but the others were there for breeding purposes. I asked how many litters each
bitch had which was answered by 4 because of the change in KC rules. They used to have 6 litters.He said that all the bitches were health tested
and they were good breeders because they were members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme. As someone pointed
out to me it is like have the red tractor on food you purchase …the manufacturer pays a yearly fee and that is all they
need. I am quite horrified to hear that the sole purpose of that lovely happy puppy was either to be in whelp,
rearing a Iitter or recovering from being in whelp prior to having another litter. Do you think they are paying tax
on this business, not that that matters so much to me... it is much more the ethics that bothers me.
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 26TH JUNE 2015.
A reminder from David Hartley that there will
be a walk in aid of Saluki Welfare funds on Saturday 18th July 2015
. The walk will start at 10am from St Peter’s Methodist Church, Riley Street, Earby BB18 6NX. This is between
Colne, Lancs and Skipton, Yorks. It is open to all breeds plus non showing and rescue saluki owners, especially welcomed.
The itinerary is 10am-11 meet at the Church for tea/coffee, which will be provided. 11.15 walk
in surrounding countryside led by members of the local walking group. Long version about 5 miles or you can turn back
after 2 miles.
13.15 Time to eat packed lunch, chill or visit
the pub. Tea and biscuits provided by the church.
14.30 Simple Saluki quiz, fun classes sponsored
by Cobbydog Dog, photo competition, raffle. Meet my Dog Competition (Introduce your dog and tell his/her story to the audience
in 2mins or less.) etc.
After, presentation of Trophy for Best
16.30 The famous Fish and Chip Tea.
All this for £7.00 in aid of Welfare Funds. Fish and Chip are £4.50. For further information please contact
David James Hartley, Riverside, 3 Greenbank,
Schoolfields, Earby, Lancs. BB18 6QQ as soon as possible. Telephone 01282 842617 or email
davidjhartlety @ hotmail.com
Last Saturday the SGHC held their Open Show,
the weather was not kind as it drizzled all day. Fortunately the venue had some cover for us all to huddle under.
Judging dogs was Mrs Ruth Dann and bitches, Miss Cecilia Andersson with Mrs Trish Wells as the referee. Best Dog and
Best in Show was Liz Stephen’s Alsahra Aslan Bedu. He was born on 31st March 2012 and bred by Sue Bounds.
His sire is Sufeina Al Ain and dam Bedu Delphine of Alsahara. Reserve Best Dog was Annette & Brian Buckley’s
Hislome’s Kareef. Best Bitch, Best Veteran and Reserve Best in Show, was our own Ch Kasaque Miracle, Rest best
bitch was Clair Jowitt’s Canapus Mistral Under Barleymoon (imp Ndl). Best Puppy was Nicola Warner & Linda
Jones’s Canapus Victoria (imp Ndl) TAF. Best Smooth went Pauline Spilsted, Sheila Stoneman and J Parker’s
Alsahra Alula for Jeshins. The Club raffle made £118.00. A big thank you to those that assisted on the day as without
you, the small Committee would not be able to put on our Club events and of course Arden Grange dog food for their generous
Helena Haywood who is in charge of the
Saluki Welfare stall would like me to thank everyone who either donated to or bought from the stall at the show. They
were able to bank £143.50, which is very respectable amount.
Daphne Parnham has sent the following:
“The Saluki Welfare Fund event was held
after the SGHC Open Show on 13th June 2015.
Trish Wells who was Referee for the SGHC open
Show kindly judged for us. Our thanks must go to the following Wendy Marshall who donated two beautiful collars one for the
Handsomest dog and one for the Prettiest Bitch. Kathy Webb had organised prizes from Arden Grange for the 1st prize winners and a token for the Best Rescue and Tony Parnham provided a bottle
of wine for each 1st prize winner.
The results are as follows:
Handsomest Dog. 1st
Mr & Mrs Buckley’s Kareef. 2nd Mrs Crane’s
Rafi. 3rd Miss Quadling’s Jenson. 4th Mrs Monk-Schenk’s Niagra.
Prettiest Bitch 1st Mr & Mrs Everton’s Zeleka. 2nd Mrs
Davies’ Nunki 3rd Mrs Metclfe and Mr Green’s Kizzie. Mrs Stoneman’s Silver lady. 5th Mrs Davies’ Sherzan.
Best Rescue 1st Mr
Anderson’s Angel. 2nd Mrs Crane’s Tasmin.
Our thanks must go to Trish for judging and
who said that she had enjoyed it and wished that there had been two first prizes for the Rescues. The Saluki Welfare Fund
thanks everyone who entered and a total of £25.00 was raised.”
On Sunday 19th July
there will be a Fun day at the Swan, Three Mile Cross, Reading Berks. This is at exit 11 off the M4 motorway.
All Salukis are welcomed to attend. For further information, please contact Jenny Dove on 01189883674
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 12TH JUNE 2015
Last Saturday after the Saluki judging at Southern
Counties Championship Show, by kind permission of the SCCS Society the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club held their Limited Show.
Usually this show is held in February but because of a mix up in dates for the venue, the show had to be cancelled at the
last moment. So after the SCCS judging, we were invited to a fabulous feast of sandwiches, cakes, fruit and drinks provided
by “The Saluki” the official magazine of the Saluki or Gazelle hound Club. The results of the show
Best in Show went to Ann Redway and Mike Lewis’
Kasaque Ra Abdur Rashid with the Reserve Best in Show to the Annette and Brian Buckley’s Hislilome’s Kareef (Imp
Swe). Best of Opposite Sex went to Anne and Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (Imp Swe).
Best Puppy in Show was Caroline & John Owen’s Caryna Khepri with the Best of Opposite Sex Puppy to Denise Garratt
& Sue Oakey’s Caryna Neferti Sh CM. Best Veteran was Clair Chryssolor’s Abu Baq’s Gazal Galiya
for Anasazi (imp) with Best Smooth to Kathy Webb and Sybelle Benoit’s Har Kala Rachi Mouniir (Imp Bel)
Well done all!
We would like to say a big thank you to Southern
Counties Canine Association for accommodating us and to Arden Grange for their continued sponsorship.
Congratulations to Ann Redway and Mike Lewis
on the announcement of their engagement. They plan to wed next year.
Today,Three Counties Championship Show, was
held and judging us was Mr Frank Cane. BCC, BOB was Diane Layton’s Anasha Al Noushafarin (Imp) Sh CM for her 2nd CC. The Reserve BCC went to Deborah Copperthwaite’s Noushzad Calipha
Orlie. DCC went to Ch Baghdad Karin (Imp) Sh CM owned by Steve Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Margaret Elliot-Ross.
RDCC was Christine Campling’s Classicus Conway Sh CM. Best Puppy was Ms N Warner & Mrs L Jones’ Canapus
Victoria TAF (Imp). Congratulations to Ch Baghdad Karin (Imp) and his owners for winning The Eukanuba Champions
Stakes on the day. We shall have to wait and see if he manages to win the overall stakes. Well done all!
It seems a bit strange but next week the SGHC
will be holding their Open Show. The show will be held at the Dobermann Club Training & Showground, Digswell, Herts AL6
0BU on Saturday 13th June 2015. Show opens at 9.30 with the
judging starting with dogs at 10.30 am, followed by bitches. Judging dogs is Mrs Ruth Dann and bitches Miss Cecilia
Andersson with the referee Mrs Trish Wells. The entry is 33 dogs and 42 bitches with 5 entries to be judged jointly
in the Brace Class. There will be a SGM during the Show to view and accept the accounts
The Show finishes with a Parade of the
Rescued Salukis who will be presented with a rosette, sausage and Arden Grange goodies, this is organized by David Crane contact: email@example.com. The Welfare Fund will be using the venue for a few events, please stay and enjoy the fun. Wendy Marshall
has kindly donated two beautifully embellished collars, which will be presented to the Prettiest Bitch & Handsomest
Dog . Additionally there are special prizes for the Best Fancy Dressed Dog & Best Rescue, come and take
part, open to all salukis. Contact Daphne Parnham for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Open Show there will only be limited
refreshments available, if anyone can spare some time during the day to help in the kitchen it will be appreciated. Contributions
of cakes, raffle prizes and welfare items will be most welcome. Last but not least the Calendar 2016 Competition, come to
the Club House, view and vote for the photos you like best.
As most of you know our Trophy secretary is
ill and was unable to send out notification on returning trophies. If you have an Open Show or a Club annual trophy,
please return it to the show. Thanks
The SGHC Committee has said that anyone wanting
to learn about the Saluki to please do come along, we are more than happy to give advice or mentoring
We have received the schedule for the 48th South Eastern Hound Club to be held on Sunday 23 August at Hickstead Showground,
West Sussex BN6 9HS
Judging Salukis will be Dibby Derfield with
6 classes. In my opinion this is one of our nicest shows with a wonderful bring and share lunch. Schedules can
be obtained from Val Meer on telephone 01435 868408 or emailSouthEastHound@aol.com. Postal entries close Wednesday 22nd July 2015 or up until
midnight on Tuesday 28thJuly 2015 at www.fossedata.co.uk
In the last edition of the Kennel Gazette there
were three new judges announced for 2016. Sue Rabey Wilkenson will be judging at Manchester. Giving tickets here
for the first time at The Hound Association is Dr Francis Broadway. (I shall post a cv closer to the time of the show)
Also giving tickets for the first time in Salukis is Gavin Robertson judging at South Wales.
Jumping the gun, in 2017, Mrs EA MacDonald
will be judging at the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 5TH JUNE 2015.
On her return journey from SKC,
Caroline Owen was taken ill. She suffered a stroke at Scotch Corner and was air lifted to Middleborough Hospital where
they began treatment for an intracranial ischemic stroke. She has now been transferred to Derby Royal Infirmary which
is nearer to home where she will be facing a long period of recovery and rehabilitation. I am sure she would appreciate
receiving cards. Her address is 195 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8TA
Michael McCormick Smith, Hon Sec
of the SGHC has asked me to pass on the following message from Peter Broadbent, who is Hon Sec of Border Counties Hound Club
and Nedderdale Agricultural Society, and from Anita Broadbent who is Hon Sec of Pudsey & District Canine Society They
would like to publicize the side-by-side Open Shows on Sunday 16th August at Bewerley
Park, Pateley Bridge N. Yorkshire. At Border Counties Hound Club there are 5 Saluki classes, to be judged by Dave Lever
(Cheshire) – and at Pudsey Show there are 3 Saluki classes, to be judged by Christine Russell. At the Nidderdale
Agricultural Society Canine Section Open Show, at the same venue but on 21st September, there are three Saluki classes to
be judges by Andrew Littlejohn (Scotland).
Please if possible enter as the
two secretaries are worried about the future of the Clubs especially the Hound Club.
News from Guernsey KC Show, Stuart
Mottershaw and Wendy Marshall’s Ulmarra Bollinger was BOB, Hound Group winner, Best Hound Yearling at the show.
Sue Edge has been keeping very
good company. Last weekend she was invited to a tea party with the Queen. It is all about where she lives which is in the duchy of Lancashire farm
and are part of the Queen’s private estate. She likes to meet the people that live on her estates.
and I have just returned from the Southern Counties Championship Show, showground were we popped up to watch Best in Show.
We were there to support the Saluki, Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) JW owned by Josh Duddell and Barry Mansell. She had
won the Hound Group the day before. She was aptly handled by Luke Johnston. They certainly did the breed proud
and a big congratulations on winning Reserve Best in Show.
for SCCS was Wolfriede Schwem-Hahne from Germany. Her BCC, BOB was Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) with the RBCC to Ann
& Paul Shimmin’s Hislome’s Leonore Mish Cranstal (imp). DCC went to Jeannette & Alan Galaister
& Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM. RDCC was awarded to Ch Baghdad Karim (imp).
Best Puppy was Canapus Vesper at Savuka NAF TAF (imp) owned by Ms N Warner & Mr B Hetherington). Well done all!!
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 29TH MAY 2015.
Club May Championship Show was held last Saturday. Judging Salukis was Mr Jerry Robertson. He chose for his DCC,
BOB, Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by the Glaister, Sanders Parkers partnership. Later in the day he won Hound
Group 4 under breed specialist Marie Bryce-Smith. RDCC went to Nicola Quadling Kasra Zebadiyah at Malenkhai. BCC
for her first CC went to Ann and Paul Shimminb’s Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (IMP). She was born on
22nd September 2012 and her breeder is Marianne Axelsson. Her
sire is SE U Ch Nord Al-shen Raadin Al Rafiiq and her dam, Nord U Ch Hisloime’s Halawa. RBCC went to the winner
of the Veteran Class, Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Calisto. Best Puppy was also Denise Garratt and
Sue Oakey’s Caryn Neferti. Well done all!
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whelping box courtesy of Nurture Animal Housing (RRP £550).
Breed Record Supplement for January
to March 2015 has arrived. There were two litter registered with 14 puppies between them. With both litters I
am unfamiliar with their breeding. There were 4 importation, three from Netherlands from the same litter. They
are Canapus Vesper and Canapus Victoria both owned by Mrs NJ Warner and Canapus Violante owned by Mrs G Anderson. The
4th dog was El Hamrah Mansur of Kasaque imported by ourselves and
co-owned with Emma Darby. One Export Pedigree, Velourias Viscount Verve was sent to Austria. One Junior Warrant, Fernlark
Snow Grouse at Daandazi. One Show Certificate of Merit to Dacfolke Azurite with Zxylasahlaam.
Phyllida Cooke has had a very bad
time. Last Friday she stopped by to visit a neighbor where their Labrador was in the front garden. Phyllida did
not enter the gate but stood on the outside, the Lab jumped up at her, Phyllida put her hand up instinctively to protect her
face and the dog had her hand. The results were a two hour operation to repair the ripped tendons. She is in plaster
and will probably remain in plaster for a few weeks. My heart goes out to her as I know she like most of us, are true
dog lovers. Driving for a while is out of the picture but with some help we hope to see her at Southern Counties.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 22ND MAY 2015
A last minute
reminder, for the SGHC Open Show that paper entries are now closed, but entries on line can be made up until midnight on Monday
25th May 2015. Unlike the Limited show, one does not have to
be a member of the club to enter. For entering please go on line to www.fosssedata.co.uk. Judging at the show will be Mrs Ruth Dann for dogs and Miss Cecilia Anderson for bitches. Referee
is Mrs Trish Wells. Any queries please contact Kathy Webb on telephone number 01737 353279.
(30th May 2015) Southern Counties Championship Show will be held
and after the judging, the SGHC Limited Show. Just a reminder for all those with trophies, please remember to return
them to the Club Trophy Secretary, Mrs Caroline Owen, at the show and please bring items for the raffle.
It is always
difficult to loose a Saluki and it does not make it any easier to loose one when they are in the prime of life. Our
thoughts go out to Diana Allan who has lost her Timaru Mazzika of Jazirat (imp USA). Rest in peace.
Show was held last weekend. Judging was Mrs Jeanna Jacques. In the top spots there were a couple of new faces.
BCC, BOB went to Al Caliphs Artemis. She was born on 26th June
2011. Her breeder and owner is Mrs Deborah Copperthwaite. Her sire is Ch Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW and dam Al Caliphs
Ramia Shifra. RBCC went to Hilary Davies and Christine Harrison’s Charrioak Sheerzam JW. DCC for his first
CC went to Annette and Brian Buckley’s Hislome’s Kareef Sh CM (imp). He was born on 22nd September 2012 and his breeder is Marianne Axelsson . His sire is Nord
Ch Al-shin Raadin Al Rafiq and dam Nord Ch Hisilome’s Halawa. RDCC went to Caroline & John Owens”s Caryna
Khepri, from the puppy Class. Best Puppy was Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Neferti, wth Best Veteran to Denise
& Sue’sCh Caryna Calisto. Well done all!
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 15TH MAY 2015.
The rescheduled SGHC Limited Show
is being held Saturday 30th May 2015 after the judging at Southern
Counties Championship Show, Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks RG18 2QZ. Our Judge will
be Dr Peggy Postma. She has 37 dogs making an entry of 43. Please bring raffle prizes and a reminder that if you
are not competing at SCCS then you will need a pass to attend the Limited Show if you are competing. Please contact
Marie Bryce-Smith on 01342 327573 for the passes.
Congratulations to Diane Layton
on her upcoming marriage to Smithy. I asked Diane for some information on her big day and she sent the following with
a proviso that I may cut out anything, if it did not seem right. I have kept it in it’s entirety as it seems perfect
to me. “Smithy and I are getting married at Pencarrow House, the quirky country
estate where I rented a cottage for ten years. Hopefully, the weather will be fine so we can have the ceremony outside in
front of the wisteria clad, walled garden. Being the old crazies that we are, I'm walking 'down the aisle' to Nick Cave and
the Bad Seeds and friends are playing us out with an acoustic AC/DC medley!!! I have no close family left alive so one of
my oldest friends is giving me away, his wife is my maid of honour and my oldest punk rock friend is my other bridesmaid....(she
has one of our puppies). She may have to hold Sha's lead as she's so used to hunting in the grounds of Pencarrow and my Vivienne
Westwood shoes are so stupidly high that she may just pull me over!!! We're then all getting on the steam train which stops
at the end of our garden to party the night away in an Indian marquee with live bands, venison and an ice cream van!!! Enough
weeks ‘Our Dogs’ Saluki notes by Helen Graham, she brought up the subject of insect repellents . We are
using and this is the second year we have used it, is Seresto made by Bayer. It is a collar that is water resistant and does
what it says on the tin. It kills ticks, leas and lice and repels ticks. We usually do not have a problem with
fleas but the dogs do manage to pick up ticks quite readily. This collar is expensive at £30.00 but it does last for
7 to 8 months before replacing.
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 24TH APRIL 2015
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be holding their Open
Show on Saturday 13th June 2015 at the Dobermann Club Training & Showground, Digswell, Herts AL6 0BU Judging
Dogs is Mrs Ruth Dann and Bitches, Miss Cecilia Andersson. The referee is Mrs Trish Wells. There are 31 classes
including two Junior Handling, which will be judged by the referee. The ages are 6 to 11 for the first class and 12-16
for the second class. We hope to have a good turn out of juniors. (At this point I would like to mention that
at the last AGM of the Club, it was decided that juniors up and including16 years of could have a free membership to the Club,
along with juniors that remain in full time education until 21. These free memberships are with restrictions.) Postal
entries close on Monday 18th May 2015 with online entries until midnight Monday 25th May. For
schedules contact Kathy Webb on 01737 353279 or look on line at www.fossedata.co.uk
I have received further information from Anji Jackson Main regarding the photo competition: Call Out for the SGHC saluki calendar 2016A
celebration of Salukis living in the UK The 2015 calendar has had a lot of positive feedback and we are very pleased with the result.
Because we have decided to use the same large photo format, we do require you to send in clear, creative, well positioned,
landscape photographs of your salukis. If you have excellent portrait
photos please send them and they can be used as the small thumbnail pictures. Maximum number is 6 photographs.Please put the salukis name, owner and who took the photo, if you didn't take
the photograph please get permission from the photographer.End date
4th June 2016The photos will be exhibited at the SGHC Open show on
Saturday June 13th 2015.There will be an opportunity to view the
photos and participate In the judging process.If you have any questions
please email: email@example.com . Please send your photos as a JPEG to firstname.lastname@example.org
David Crane, Hon Secretary of the Saluki
Welfare has sent the following: “SALUKI WELFARE FUND WELFARE WARDEN: The Saluki Welfare Fund is looking to appoint a new Welfare Warden for the South
The position involves the management of the rescue and rehoming operations of Saluki Welfare in the South and liaison with
the Welfare Warden in the North. The person appointed will need to have experience and knowledge of the breed including conformation,
breed standard and temperament. The job also requires people management skills and the ability to deal with sometimes challenging
situations. The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills such as the legal implications of rescue and re-homing animals
will be important.
The new Warden will receive practical
help, training and guidance from the outgoing Warden, and will have the on-going support of the members of the Saluki Welfare
Committee. People interested in discussing this important and satisfying position which seeks to match the needs of our rescued
Salukis with the right people offering them forever homes should contact: David Crane, Secretary Saluki Welfare at email@example.com
The AGM of Saluki Welfare was held
on Sunday 29th March. The following changes were agreed: Chris Lewis was appointed
as Trustee to replace Rosie thereby retaining the long family connection with Welfare. Elaine Rushton was also appointed
as Trustee to replace Roy Goodby who has retired after many years of service to Welfare. The vacant position of Vice-Chairman
was filled by Tania Stevens. Thank
you to everyone who supported the Welfare Stall at the NSC Ch. Show either by buying or giving items for sale. A grand total
of £187.00 was raised by Debs Steele, who had worked hard at presenting a lovely stall of beautiful hand knits, decorated
bags all ma The vacant position of Vice-Chairman was filled by Tania Stevens.”
Last Sunday the Northern Saluki Club
held their Championship Show. Judging was Mrs Karin Hedberg from Sweden. As we have come to expect from the NSC,
the show was well run with the competitors treated like guests. Well done to them. DCC, BIS went to the winner of last
years SGHC Champ Show and that is Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW owned by Lisa and John Hudson. The RDCC was Jeannette & Alan
Glaister & Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, SHCM. BCC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s
Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM with the RBCC to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW. Best Puppy was Denise
Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Neferti with Best of Opposite Sex Puppy was Jenny & Steve Macro’s Kasaque
Shabaz Nefisa. Best Veteran in ShowMartine Smithson’s Ch Chisobee Serenarian.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 3rd APRIL 2015
Caroline Owen has sent the following regarding the NSC: "NSC Champ show on 19th April 2015 under Judge Karin Hedberg (Sweden)
at Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire S45 9LX.
There are 108 salukis entered making 132 entries, 12 NFC. There are 47 entries in the dog classes, 63 entries in the bitch
classes and 10 entries in the joint classes.
Catering is being provided by a Catering Van on site. There will be a Parade of Rescued Salukis during the interval. Please
contact David Hartley for further details. Tel 01282 84261. Judging starts at 10am. There is no bring and share this year.
Trophies won at last years Champ Show should be returned at the show or to Mrs Hilary Davies, Trophy Steward.
The Northern Saluki Club website has been revamped after changing the service provider. Many thanks to the former service
provider Dr Ray Bardell for facilitating the changeover and to former NSC Hon Secretary Andrew Sharp who maintained the website
for so many years. It is now possible to include much more information about the NSC Club and additional information which
may prove helpful to Members and visitors, including links to Members web links to 2015 General Championship show results,
links to or information about General Open Shows with Saluki classes, Members news items, Club show results and photos, and
a Remembrance page for Members to share a photo and memory of their beloved dogs who are no longer with us. Sadly the constraints
on the old website meant that results and photos from previous years were overwritten with the loss of those images. Of course
the NSC predated the Internet and much of the photographic history is not available. Hopefully in future the results and photos
will be a permanent record on the website.
Although the NSC website is a public website open to visitors it is primarily intended to be of benefit to Members of
the NSC. The contact email address for Members wishing to share any information on the NSC website's link to their own website,
memory of lost dog, good news, planned litter, Open shows with saluki classes, fun items is firstname.lastname@example.org . Suggestions
for future developments would be welcomed (subject to NSC Committee approval).
As many will know the SGHC Limited Show had to be cancelled at the last moment, so it is good news that it will happen
this year. It will be after judging at the Southern Counties Championship Show which is to be held on Saturday 30th May 2015
at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham Berks RG18 9QZ. New schedules are being sent out to members
of the SGHC but if you do not receive one and would like one please contact Kathy Webb on 01737 353279. You need not to have
entered the cancelled Limited show to enter. For exhibitors of the Limited Show there will be sandwiches, cakes and cold
drinks courtesy of The Saluki magazine.
Last Sunday the SGHC held their AGM. The Committee remains the same except for Michael Williams who has stood down.
There was a thank you to Michael for all his hard work and also a thank you to Maya Monk Schenk who was retiring as the Health
Officer. A vote was taken regarding judges for the Open and Championship Show. It was decided, unanimously, that we should
reduce down one judge as our entries do not warrant two judges and a Best in Show judge. If the entries improve then the
situation will be reviewed again. The ballot for judges was read out and judging the 2016 Limited Show is Luke Johnston.
The 2016 Open Show will be judged by Sybelle Benoit, Sue Finnett and Bernard Barjot. Winning ballot for the 2017 Championship
Show will be Diana Allan, Karen Fisher with Best in Show to be confirmed.
AGM has requested that the Committee ask the judge from Crufts and the Kennel Club an explanation of why he has called
two dogs brindles in his critiques when they were in fact grizzle and white parti coloured.
It was decided that in the future the ballot for the Championship show will be limited to breed specialist only taken
from the A1, A2, A3 lists.
Junior members will be given free membership along with person between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one who are in full-time
education may also be elected as Junior Members. As Junior Members they are entitled to receive email communications from
the club and do not have voting rights.
Thanks to the Committee for their hard work
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEK-ENDING 20TH MARCH 2015
Wednesday night, the evening before the commencement of Crufts, the Pawscars Awards were held. For those that are unfamiliar
with the idea I have included the story thus far:JILLY S Jolly Jaunt has been an outstanding success, raising just short of
£50,000 for good causes and bringing the world of dogs together in a quite remarkable way. The story could have ended there,
but two weeks after the funds from the Jolly Jaunt were distributed to Great Ormond Street Hospital, DogLost and the Kennel
Club Charitable Trust it's time to announce the next chapter.
The night before Crufts 2015 opened its doors - the Pawscars award ceremony was held in the Metropole Hotel on the NEC
campus. The awards recognised success, hard work and effort in all areas of the pedigree dog show scene, and are about celebrating
all that is good on the UK dog show scene. Whats even better is they will raise more money for good causes; some of the biggest
businesses that serve the world of dogs are already lined up to offer their support.
But the Pawscars is just half the story because March 2014 marked the launch of the Peek A Boo trust, which is set up
to encourage fundraising throughout the world of pedigree dogs and will be charged with disbursing that cash to children's
and canine charities. Not every fund raising effort needs to be as big as Jilly's Jolly Jaunt; organisers hope to encourage
donations from events of all kinds, some which might raise just a few pounds and others that will raise several thousands.
The ideas for the trust and for the Pawscars were devised by Gavin Robertson, handler of last years(but one) Crufts best
in show winner, Ch Soletrader Peek a Boo, or Jilly, and Dog World managing director Stuart Baillie, and in the last few weeks
they have been busily encouraging businesses to come on board to support the event.
Gavin said: "I was just blown away by the support we received for Jillys Jolly Jaunt and its not just about the amount
of money we've raised its about the support we received from all over the UK and abroad. It was heart-warming to see the way
the world of dogs got behind the idea and demonstrated their support in so many ways. And of course at the end of the day
we raised almost £50,000!
"When we came up with the idea of the walk in my wildest dreams I thought we might manage to raise £25,000, so to
end up with almost twice that amount is a tribute to everyone who offered their help, support and encouragement along the
way of the walk and felt truly honoured to be part of it. It was then that I started to have the kernel of an idea about setting
up a trust to keep the good work going.
There was a total of 15 awards presented on the night. These are Championship Show of the Year, sponsored by Eukanuba;
Training class of the Year and Breeder of the Year sponsored by Royal Canin; Journalist of the Year sponsor to be confirmed;
Exhibitor of the Year sponsored by Dorwest; Junior Handler of the Year sponsored by Dog World; Steward of the Year sponsored
by the Kennel Club; Trade stand of the Year sponsored by Fosse Data; Open Show of the Year sponsored by Lintbells; Breed Note
Writer of the Year sponsored by Herbal Solutions Ltd; All breed Judge of the Year Sponsored by Purina, Judge of the Year,
sponsored by Royal Canin; Photographer of the Year, sponsor to be confirmed; Unsung Hero, sponsor to be confirmed; and an
award for outstanding achievement which will be sponsored by the Trust.
Ch Classicus Cassander JW ShCM was invited to attend as he was Top Hound this past year. Caroline Pickering has sent
the following regarding the evening out :
A Night at the Ocars: by Caroline Pickering: Following the amazing success of Dexter (CH Classicus Cassander JW ShCM
) owned by Jeannette and Alan Glaister and Mary Sanders Parker I was ecstatic to be asked to attend the Pawscars awards to
celebrate the best of the British dog scene. Dexter having achieved Top Hound in the UK was to receive an award . The evening
started with a photo shoot of all the top dog winners and nominees for the various awards, then followed a champagne welcome
reception where smartly dressed waiters served us with perfectly chilled champagne. At 7 pm we made our way into the large
banqueting hall which had beautifully dressed tables. After a short speech the awards were announced , Jeannette and Mary
were called to the stage to collect the most beautiful award for Top Hound and along with the other group winners received
a tremendous round of applause. Waiters then served the starter of smoked salmon and asparagus with lemon potato salad and
lime dressing , more awards were given to best judge, best show ,best steward etc then to the main course of orange and thyme
braised beef with dauphinois, tomatoes ,carrots and parsnips in a red wine jus followed by a lime parfait for desert. The
whole evening was absolutley wonderful the food fantastic and the company excellent. I certainly would recommend it to everyone
Jeanne Glaister writes:"Helen asked me to send her something for the Saluki Breed notes following our wonderful night
at the Pawscars awards. In January I received an invite to attend Pawscars, this wasn't expected so came as a shock. I had
to confirm within days so quickly had to make the decision on tickets, hotel and travel. I confirmed that Caroline, Mary and
myself would be attending. Being the evening before Crufts I decided to travel by train as did Caroline. I met Caroline
at the station to check into the Metrepole Hotel, we had a few hiccups, but got there eventually. We had to be down in reception
for 5.30 to get the official photos taken, where I was presented with a huge rosette for Dexter being Top Hound 2014, I accepted
this with great pride, it is a once in a lifetime award and not only thrilled for ourselves but also the breed. It was certainly
a night to remember!!"
I have not written about Crufts as of yet because as soon as it was over, Michael and I were on a airplane to parts warmer
for a few days of relaxation. We had an enjoyable day at Crufts catching up with old friends and meeting new ones though
Crufts is always Crufts and after so many years we know pretty much what to expect. Our Judge was Charles K Thornton know
to most of us as Keith. He had a most interesting entry to assess especially in the Open Dogs. The nearest I can relate
it to is 'The battle of the Titans' He had the top Saluki from the UK, top Saluki from Asia, top Saluki from Ireland, top
Saluki from Sweden plus the cream of the crop of Salukis world wide. With such a varied and wide selection of dogs overall,
it made the day most interesting. After the judging I did ask him if he enjoyed the day and he said he had not because he
was feeling quite unwell.
DDC, BOB and Hound Group 1 went to SE/No/Fi Ch Qirmizi Ovation owned by Mrs I & Mr N Eriksson with the RDCC to Ch
Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by Mr S & Mrs A Ham, Mrs P Bockman-Chato and Mrs M Ross-Elliott. BCC went to Ch Jasmine of
Canerikie JW (imp ITA) owned by Mr B Mansell & Mrs JM Duddell with the RBCC to Mazrae Gangall Cala Anguila owned by
Miss S Hsgg. Best puppy was Caryna Neferti owned by Mrs D Garratt & Miss Sue Oakey. Well done all!
Reading the critiques for Crufts in this paper dated 13th March 2015 I was horrified to see that in two cases, in the
first instance in Junior Dog, it state that Hams's Bendegedig Bazinga was a white and brindle. In the second case in Post
Graduate Dog, Andersson's Alsahra Dakota, is a white and brindle. I can categorically state that neither of these dogs have
brindle markings but are grizzle and white parti-coloureds. Brindle is an undesirable colouration in Salukis (see the breed
standard:Any colour or combination of colours permissible, other than brindle or blue, which are highly undesirable. - See
more at:http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/standard). I do hope the judge writes an apology for his error.
On Saturday 4th April the AHA will be holding their Annual General Meeting and immediately after they will host a Spotlight
on Sighthounds 2- The Sequel. After there will be a AHA Fit for Function Fun Rally 2. If you would like to attend please
contact Susan Rhodes on tel 01233 770256 or 07747615909 or email: email@example.com.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 13TH MARCH 2015
These notes are being written before Crufts, so you will have to look further in this paper for those results or look
on line at fossedata. Kathy Webb has let me know that the Crufts edition The Saluki is now available. If you do not receive
your copy within the next two weeks, please contact Kathy on 01737 353279 to find out if your subscription is up to date.
David Hartley, Welfare warden has sent the following information about his annualwalk A mail to remind you of this years
SALUKI WALK at EARBY.
It will be on the18th JULY. (change from original date as church double booked) and we hope you will be able to come.
All proceeds for Saluki Welfare Funds. Please forward this mail to anyone you think might be interested.
Looking forward to seeing Saluki friends old and new but everyone and all breeds are most welcome -let's see who can
bring an unusual breed. I think it was the Sloughis last year.
PARADE of RESCUES
Also whilst I'm mailing there is
An invitation to all rescue Saluki owners to show and tell the story of their hound(s) in a non competitive environment
at the Northern Saluki Championship Show to be held at Sharley Park Leisure Centre Clay Cross Derbyshire S45 9LX on Sunday
19th April 2015from 10.00 am. Simply turn up with your dogs and see me at the entrance table. The parade of rescues will be
in the interval which is not likely to be before 11.30 am or after 1.30pm but this does depend on the entry and speed of judging
on the day.
Come along and see the show salukis and meet other rescue owners.
A couple of reminders:
The Northern Saluki Club will be holding their AGM on Sunday 15th March 2015 at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Derbyshire
DE55 6BB. AGM will commence at 1pm.
The SGHC will be holding their AGM on Sunday 22nd March 2015 at Nuffield Health Centre, Newbury Race Course, Newbury
RG14 7PN. It is not hard to find. Just follow signs to the Racecourse, once there Nuffields is well signposted. The AGM
starts at 2pm but there is a bar at the centre and lunches can be purchased.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 27TH FEBRUARY 2015.
Little information has come my way for this week's Breed Notes. A friend has asked me to mention that he has available
a complete set of the Stud Books, 141 volumes:
Volume 1 - 1859-1874, Volume 2 - 1875 through to Volume 141 2014. Anyone interested please contact me.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20TH FEBRUARY 2015.
Our entry passes for Crufts have arrived so Crufts fever is in the air. Next Sunday, 22nd February 2015, the SGHC Limited
Show will be held so all the youngster will have a chance to 'strut their thing' with a last minute practice before the big
day. The show will be held at Steventon Village Hall, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6AA. Judge is Dr Peggy Postma. For
further information please contact Marie Bryce-Smith on 01342 327573.
Breed Records Supplement for October to December 2014 has arrived. There were 9 litters registered making up to 56 puppies.
Of these 11 puppies and two litter were from club members. One importation, Bryn Wild Rose at Manarah. She was imported
from Canada and owned by Peter and Angela Yardley. Two champion Certificates were awarded the first to Khalils Allegra-Classicus
(Imp Swe) owned by Mrs ME Sanders-Parker and the second to Sundara's Ayla of De Sabbia (imp USA) owned by Mesdames J Cotterill
& J Pyatt & M Haag One Junior Warrant which went to Khalils Cressida-Classicus owned by Mrs ME Sanders-Parker. Finally
two Show Certificate Of Merit were awarded. The first is Fernark Snow Grouse at Daandazi owned by Mr A Burtenshaw & Mrs
G Cook and the second went to Hisilome's Kareef (imp Swe) owned by Mrs AK & Mr BW Buckley. In 2014, 189 Salukis were
registered by the KC. Interestingly, there were 165 Afghans registered during that same period.
Joanne Mahon has asked me to include the following: "Many of you may know Lin (Lorrequer Salukis) from her long history
in the breed, her top winning Salukis or from her stunning photographic work featuring her dogs. What many of you may not
know is that Lin has been fighting a long, hard battle against ovarian cancer for the last two years and she is currently
undergoing a further series of intensive chemotherapy. Lin, who lives alone, would dearly love to be able to stay in her
own small home in Beeton, Ontario, Canada and to be able to keep her 3 remaining Salukis. (others have been rehomed to reduce
the burden of care on Lin). Lin is already in dire financial straits as the previous rounds of chemotherapy meant she was
unable to carry on her dog grooming business as normal to meet her monthly overheads. Her further treatment leaves her facing
the prospect of financial ruin along with the probability of losing her home and having to give up her remaining Salukis as
she is unable to carry on working during her treatment and after care.
Your donation, no matter how large or small, will go a long way to help one of the stalwarts of our Saluki community and
make a real difference to Lin's quality of life in the months ahead. Lin has always been generous in offering help and support
to others in our breed facing difficult times. Pleas help Lin stay in her home and enable her to live with her beloved Salukis
who keep her spirits raised and her mind and body active. Please put yourself in her shoes for just a moment and make a generous
donation to help Lin in her time of need.
If you would like to contact Lin directly please e:mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions can be made through www.gofundme.com/help-lin-fight or www.paypal.com email@example.com.
There will be an online fundraising auction starting March 8th, 2015. A wide variety of Saluki related items will be available
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 6TH FEBRURARY 2015
David Crane, Secretary of Saluki Welfare has sent the following: Saluki Welfare are holding their AGM on Sunday 29th March
at 1.00 pm. The venue is The Fentham Meeting Room, Marsh Lane, Hampton in Arden, Solihull B92 0AH.
This is just off Junction 6 of the M 42 near to the NEC. All members of SGHC and NSC plus rescue owners are invited to
hear what has been happening at Welfare.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 31ST JANUARY
Clair Chryssolor has sent a note referring
to the results of the Saluki Lure trial that was held early in January. The Best in Field was not as it was reported
but the winner was the brother, Anasazi Early Dusk
The Finnish Saluki Club, for some years, have been studying
Saluki hearts and recording information. This information is readily available for everyone to read and study.
The link is http://www.saluki.fi/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ultraukset_180115.pdf. More information can be found at http://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/. In Germany, dogs are required to pass a heart test before
they are given a Breeding License.
We have done some testing here, with the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, but the need to test on the level that the Finnish
Saluki Club has not deemed necessary at this point in time.
Maya Monk-Schenk the Health Officer of the
SGHC has been making enquiries with canine cardiologist to see if they are finding more problems with Salukis.
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEK ENDING 23RD JANUARY 2015
Cecilia Andersson had to go into hospital for keyhole surgery but
unfortunately after a couple of days at home after the procedure, she had to
return to the hospital. We wish her a
speedy recovery and hopefully it will not be long before she is back at
The Committee of the SGHC is looking for someone to be the health
coordinator. The job description will be
in the next newsletter or can be obtained from Michael McComick Smith. This a very important position as keeping
abreast with what is happening with our breed, health wise, both here and
abroad. The SGHC intends to have another
breed seminar in November 2015. I shall
put more information in the Breed Notes when I hear more from the Committee.
I have received notifications from Maya Monk-Schenk that in the last
survey conducted by the KC they received reports representing 66 live dogs and
11 deceased dogs.
SGHC Limited Show is being held on
Sunday 22nd February at
the Steventon Village Hall, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6AA. Show opens at 9.00am and judging will
commence at 10.00 am followed by the bitches.
The judge will be Dr Peggy Postma.
She has an entry of 24 dogs
making up to 28 entries. There are
NFC. Tea and Coffee will be available
all day as well of cakes. The Committee
would appreciate donations of cakes. For
the lunch break there will be filled rolls, available to purchase. After lunch there will be informal
discussions and activities
Last Thursday the first Championship show of 2015 was held. The show was Manchester and the judge was
breed specialist Anne Macdonald. She
chose for her DCC, BOB the top hound of 2014, Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM
owned by the Glaister partnership and Mary Parker. RDCC went to the winner of the Post Grad
class, Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk owned by Marie Bryce Smith. BCC for her second CC was Bermuda Ch Ulmarra
Tropical Ice at Winton owned by Mrs K Williams.
RBCC went to the winner of Junior class Mrs Mary Sanders Parker’s
Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (Imp). Best
Puppy and 4th in Puppy Group was Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s
Best Veteran was Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by The Ham,
& Ross-Elliot partnership.
WEEKENDING 16TH JANUARY 2015
Helena Haywood has
sent the following “On behalf of Saluki
Welfare Fund we wish all Salukifiles and
their hounds a successful, happy and healthy 2015. As we approach the SGHC
Limited Show I would like to remind all attendees that we are grateful for
any contributions to the Welfare stall whether it be for the Tombola or as
items for sale. If you have any unwanted
Christmas presents or are just decluttering please bring your donations along
on the day.”
On Sunday 4th
January the SGHC held a “lure Trial” run
for the members of the club by Karen Fisher and Cecelia Andersson. Karen has sent me in the following report “The
day was a very social occasion with some
excellent runs being put in by several of the competitors. Yes we had fog - and the weatherman promised
that we would have sunshine but if it was present in the area it didn't make an
appearance in our field! However whilst
we waited for the fog to lift a little bit so the judges could see the entire
course, the day started off with some short sprints to whet the whistle -
particularly for those who weren't particularly plastic driven.
improved the continuous loop was laid out and we took this opportunity of the
break in proceedings to enjoy some mulled wine kindly supplied by Kathy Webb
with mince pies supplied by me - this most certainly warmed us all up. We also held the raffle, Marie did a
wonderful job selling the tickets. There were some lovely prizes, one of which
was the full collection of the UAE's first day cover stamps celebrating their
national breed - the saluki.
The judges (who must
have been freezing, standing on their box, so they could see the whole course)
did an excellent job and whilst the 18 entrants were waiting for their run
Kathy also served soup and hot chocolate which she also supplied. A hearty thanks to Kathy for her wonderful
refreshments. Sadly, once again, none of our rescue owners had entered the
trial for rescued salukis so the results were as follows:
Trial for registered
Class 1 (For
dogs/bitches aged between 18 and 24 months) winner - Nick and Marie
Bryce-Smith's Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk
Class 2 (For
dogs/bitches aged 2 – 6 years old) winner - Andy and Clair Chryssolor's Anasazi
Class 3 (For Veterans
aged between 7 – 9 years) winner - Sheila Stoneman's Jeshins Dynasty Silver
BIF was A. Malt
Our thanks have to go
to our very able lure operator, John Miles, who did a sterling job considering
that the grass was wet which caused the line to stretch but he managed to keep
everything running smoothly for us.
Thanks also to our two judges, Lana Gazda and Pip Buswell for their
Annette Buckley has
sent the following: “Our Hisilome’s Kareef (ImpSwe) ended 2014 in style with
his last Open Show of the year, Woolwich and Bexley, giving him Hound Group 1
and Reserve Best in Show – resulting in more than enough points to achieve his
Show Certificate of Merit (ShCM) which has been confirmed by the Kennel Club
this week. Kareef also started this year well winning Best AVNSC Hound
and Group 1 at Ashford,” Faversham & DCS Open Show on 4th
John Hudson has sent the following, regarding our notes concerning
the future of the English Salukis as commented by Debbie Copperthwaite “apropos of your Notes of a few weeks back,
thought I would comment on the remarks by Debbie Copperthwaite to the effect
that “responsible” breeders are reluctant to breed these days. One factor is
that some of us are just getting too old and need replacing. On the other hand,
membership of the Clubs and entries to Championship Shows are decreasing so
fewer Salukis are needed for the Show ring. But times are changing - the old
rule of requiring a reasonable waiting list before breeding is out of date. (We
advertised that we were considering having a litter a year or so ago and the
response was minimal, so we didn’t have it.) Why would a beginner wait a year
for a puppy from us when there are puppies instantly available on the internet
and from the continent?”
Also on this subject I have received a note from Karen Fisher:
“Debbie is, in some degree, right.
However rescue (as in general dog rescue) has taken over the pet
market. Those homes who specifically
want a saluki and definitely want to take on a rescue often have very little
option but to buy a fringe bred because mainstream bred puppies are far and few
between as there are so few breeders.
Some buyers don't understand the whole concept of breeding for quality
and health and certainly don't want to pay for it so they go for the cheap
option of which there are a plethora available on the internet. Quite frankly if a buyer is just thinking
about price then they are not the kind of people that I would want to home a
puppy with as, hopefully, the buyer would be interested enough in the breed to
become involved with it in some way and if all they are interested in is the
cheap option then they are not the kind of people in whose hands I would want
to leave the future protection and preservation of our breed to. If buyers want cheap it doesn't just mean a
purchase price, it means cheap food, cheap veterinary care and a cheap life. As far as I am concerned salukis are not
Any other comments?
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 9th JANUARY 2015
In these Breed Notes of a couple of weeks ago I included information about a Saluki Trilogy published for Kindle. Debbie
Copperthwaite has requested that I include that the author has asked her to say some of the proceeds will be going towards
rescued Salukis. Ray Dombkiewiscz , the author and his wife Reba were the people behind the STOLA Elektra Saluki rescue in
the USA a few years ago.
For those of you that are unfamiliarly with Stola it is based in the United States and its proper name is Saluki Tree
of Life Alliance, Inc. I have included their Mission statement so one can better understand what they do: STOLA's mission
is rescue and education for the Saluki dog breed. The welfare of the dog is our primary consideration. We rescue Salukis from
kill-shelters or abusive situations, heal their physical and emotional wounds and place them in loving, adoptive homes. We
work with breeders to rehome adult Salukis who have been returned to the breeder. We provide "rescue prevention"
education and mentorship programs to reduce the number of Salukis needing rescue. We also help to relocate Salukis temporarily
or permanently in case of natural disasters. We find innovative ways to serve the people and dogs of the Saluki community.”
LKA, the last show of 2014 was held on 14th December. This has traditionally been a show of celebrations for exchanging
Seasons Greetings cards and this year we had a treat with Caroline Pickerings beautifully decorated cup cakes. I can vouch
they were delicious as I had about 3. For those of us who can remember we use to decorate our benches with Christmas ornaments
and toast the old year out and the New Year in. I believe this was stopped by the Christmas grinch.
Judging Salukis was Nicola Quadling (Malenkhai). Her choice for DCC, BOB was Mr & Mrs J Cowie's Mumtaz Hercules for
his 2nd CC. RCC went to Jeannette & Alan Glaister and Mary Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM. BCC for
her third and qualify CC went to Mary Parker’s Khalils Allegra-Classicus (Imp) JW. The was born on the 17th September
2011 and her breeders are Mrs E Kallin-Forsseberg & Mr B Forssberg. Her sire is Ch El Ubaid’s Genesis and dam,
Ch Khalils Qudiya L-amru Scheherazade. The RBCC went to Sue Bound's Alsahra Lalana. Best Puppy was Denise and Sharon
Oakey#s Caryna Neferti. Best Veteran went to Sheila Stoneman'ss Jeshins Dynasty Silver Lady. Best Group: Steer.
Congratulations to Ch Classicus Cassander for finishing 2014 as Top Saluki and top Hound.
Information has been published by the Kennel Club that Salukis have dropped a Band from Band C to Band B. This means
that to qualify for a Stud Book number a Saluki must win a first or a second in Open Class. No longer will a first in Limit
also qualify. Junior Warrant Winners, Challenge Certificate Winners and Res Challenge Certificate Winners remain the same
as qualifiers. In the upcoming Crufts schedules there should be information regarding this change.
I have received the following from Lynda Dunn "Big news for us over here is that the Irish Kennel Club has given
provisional affiliation to the Saluki Club of Ireland. We received the letter the week before Xmas and everyone was really
pleased with the added present! The club was formed 3 years ago and has been doing a lot of work over that time to educate
the public and show exhibitors on our breed.
Our next big activity is to arrange an open show and we are hoping that this will be approved for May 4th but I will let
you know for certain once approval is received.
Happy New Year to all our readers and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 12th DECEMBER 4.
With little news coming my way, I am delighted that McCormick Smith, Secretary of the SGHC, has asked me to say that he has just sent out two mass mailings. One will include
the Club Newsletter and the other with details and entry form for a lure-coursing event which is to beheld early in January.
As complaints have been received in the past that some members (by no means all) have not received their emails from a mass
mailing, he would be grateful if any member not receiving one or the other, or both, would let him know (firstname.lastname@example.org
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21ST NOVEMBER 2014.
Maya Monk-Schenk has sent information through
regarding National Canine Health Testing Week which is the 17th to 21st November. This is one of the Kennel Club’s annual initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breeding
and buying puppies from appropriately health tested parents. During the week
the KC would like to see as many Health Selfies posted to the KC Facebook and Twitter pages as possible. They are looking for a picture of your dog with a piece of paper or card in form of them with a statement
which shows support for canine health testing. This could be any health positive
statement you like, “I have been hip scored”. For further information
go to www.facebook.com/kclovesdogs or Twitter- Twitter
The Autumn edition, July to September 2014, of
the Breed Records Supplement arrived today. There were 7 litters registered making
43 puppies. Five of the litters were from fringed breeders. Shockingly there were 8 dogs imported. This brings to mind
the comment made by our judge, Jenny Dove, at Midland Championship Show. She
states” Interesting to see so many imports, I have never judged so many all in one breed. Hope the breeders will be pleased with the new genes they introducing”
Imports are Daphne El Abbas (imp Italy), bitch,
deer grizzle owner Mr P M & Mrs CM Latte. El Hamrah Liyana of Jazirat imported
from Finland, bitch, black fringed fawn. Owner Mrs D Allen, El-Ubaid United Pasion
imported from Netherlands, dog, red owned by Mrs L Edwards. Hislome’s Lamorak
imported from Sweden, dog, cream, Owner Mrs A K & Mr B W Buckley. Hislome’s Leonore Mish Cranstal imported from Sweden , bitch, black & silver, Owner Mr P &
Mrs E A Shimmin. Lubab Al Kadam Arieb Furat imported from Netherlands, dog, black
fringed red. Shokran Aquila imported from Ireland, bitch, black & silver.
Owned by Miss F Fahey & Fr J Shire. Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton imported
from Ireland, bitch, gold. Owner Mrs K H Williams.
There is one new champions and that is Jasmine
of Canerikie owned by Mr B Mansell and Mrs J Duddell and one new Junior Warrant holder ,Charriok Sheerzan owned by Mrs HJ
Davies & Ms CHarrison.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 7THNOVEMBER 2014.
of the Saluki Welfare Helena Haywood has sent me the following :
you to everyone who either brought donations for the Welfare Stall, bought tickets for the Tombola or bought any items from
the stall at the recent SGHC Champioship show. You raised £132.20, which is very much appreciated. Let's try and top this at the next show!”
is due to Jeshins Dynamic Diva and her owner Pauline Spilsted. At the SGHC Championship Show, Diva went Best Veteran
in Show not as I stated. Well done to them.
Andy Chryssolor and their Anasazi Salukis are moving house, not once but twice. They are relocating locally until May,
but will eventually relocating to Hawaii. They can be contacted on by email: email@example.com or on Clair’s mobile number 07973504199. We will be sorry to see
them go but wish them good luck in their big move.
not reported the results of Midland Counties Championship Show. Our Judge was Ms Jenny Dove. DCC, Best of Breed,
1st in Hound Group and Top Hound 2014 was Ch Classicus Cassander
owned by the Glaister & Sanders Parkers partnership. RDCC went to the smooth, Kasaque Obidiah owned by the De-Souza
and Woodgate partnership. BCC went to Khalils Allegra-Classicus (imp SWE) owned by Mary Sanders Parker for her 2nd CC. RBCC went to Ferlark Schussboomer owned by the Mansell, Duddell &
Johnston partnership. Best Puppy was Noushzac Claudia-Classicus (imp Deu) owned by Mary Sanders Parker. Best Breeder
went to Steer.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 31ST OCTOBER 2014.
is with sadness that I must report the death of Kay Perkins (Pennyworth Salukis) on
Wednesday 15th October 2014 after a long illness. For many years
Kay was on the Committee of the SGHC and as part of that Committee was show manager always running a very efficient show.
1972, Kay purchased her first of two Afghans which she exhibited. Those were
the days when there could be 50 dogs in a class. In 1977 she purchased from Jim
Kenyon, Kaus Kezia,( out of his beautiful smooth bitch Champion Mazuri Lail), who she made up into a champion and was the
foundation of the Penny worth line. In all the Pennyworth’s made up 6 champions
accruing 65 CCs.
funeral will be on Friday 31st October 2014 at the Garden of England Crematorium, Sheppey Way, Sittingborne Kent
ME9 8GZ. No flowers please but donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s
Society % Co Operative Funeral Care, 77 Frost Street, Sittingbourne
Kent ME10 4BQ.
Maya Monk-Schenk, Health co-ordinator for the SGHC has sent the following notification from the Kennel
Club: “Charlotte McNamara, the Canine
Health Advisor in the Kennel Club’s Breed Shows team, has asked me to let you know about the Breed Watch Education Days
for 2015, which are open to all. The education days will be held at the Kennel Club building in Coventry on the 15th of
February and the 11th October. For further information or to book tickets please e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SGHC held their Championship
Show last Sunday at the Kennel Club building. Judging was Kathy Webb doing the
dogs and Espen Engh, the bitches and Best in Show was Janette Cotterill. I do
like the KC building and enjoy having the shows at that venue but with an overall entry of 94, I do think we were rather rattling
around the very large hall. If this trend carries on maybe it will be prudent
to go back to one judge and a smaller venue. Saluki exhibitors and visitors at
the show had a treat visiting the varied and interesting stands with Saluki items for sale, not forgetting the Club Magazine,
Club Calendar, Welfare stall. Well done to the Committee and especially David
Steel for a well run show.
Copies of the magazine are available from Kathy Webb on 01737 353279 or email@example.com. They are priced at £10.00 each. Calendars are priced at £8.50 for 1, £16.50 for 2 and £23.00 for 3 which includes packaging and posting. They can be obtained from Andrea Ireson. 102 Abbott Road. Didcot, Oxon 0X11 8HZ or
The results of the show
are as follows: BIS, DCC went to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW with the RDCC and RBIS to Janet &
David Steel’s Dawnchase Zamir. BCC for her first CC went to Mrs K H Williams’
Ber. Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton. She was born on the 9th January
2010 and her breeder is Linda Dunn. Her sire is Irish Ch/Aus Ch Baghdad Bronzed
Aussie and her dam Irish Ch Ulmarra Shaqira. RBCC went to Sue Bounds’ Alsahira
Lalana. Best Puppy was Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Leonore
Mish Cranstal (imp). Best Veteran in Show Pauline & Don Everton’s Ch Kasra Tabina.
Best Smooth was Alsahra Arabella. Well done all!!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 17TH
I have picked up the following message
from Paula Brockman Chato regarding the Congress has been cancelled for now. It seems that the majority of the Saluki Specialists
which were organized to speak have developed health issues and are now not available. I am extremely disappointed but what
can I say except that it takes a lot of time, money and organization to put together this type Saluki World Congress: “It is with great regret that I announce that the Saluki World event and although
we have a very competent committee we are lacking cooperation by the speakers. All monies sent for booking fees will be fully
refunded. Thank you for your support.”
Last Friday South Wales Championship Show held their Championship Show. Judging us was Mrs Gina Simpson,, She chose for her DCC, BOB
and later went on to win, Hound Group 4, the well winning Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM owned by the Galister, Sanders
Parker partnership with the RDCC going to his father, Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM (imp) owned by Steve & Anne Ham, Paul Bockman-Chato
and Margret Ross-Elliott. BCC was Ch Jasmine of Cankerikie (imp ita) owned by
Joss Duddell and Mr Mansell with RBCC to Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander,
Best Puppy was Mary Sanders Parker’s Noushzad Claudia-Classicus and Best Breeders Group was Copperthwaite. This win for Cassander has made him Top Saluki and Top Hound though there are about
3 more shows to
go for this year. Well done!!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 10TH OCTOBER 2014.
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Championship Show which is being held on Sunday 19th
October at the Kennel Club building, has an overall entry of 88 dogs with 95 entries.
This breaks down as 38 dogs for judge Kathy Webb and 57 bitches for Espen Engh.
The Best in Show will be decided by Jeanette Cotterill. There should be
something for every salukiphile . The latest edition of “the Saluki”,
the 2015 Saluki Club Calendar, Don and Pauline Everton’s raffle which reminds me, please do not forget to bring a contribution
to the Club’s raffle. There will also be a number of trade stands selling
collars, dog beds, jewellery, diaries plus the Saluki Welfare table. Lunches
and snacks will be available for purchase.
Regarding the Welfare, Helen Haywood has sent the following:
everyone attending the forthcoming SGHC Championship Show on October 19th at Stoneleigh aim to bring one item to
donate to the Saluki Welfare Fund stall?
significantly on donations to the stall to help fund all the hard work our Welfare warden carries out and to assist with kennelling
donations are gratefully received. However could I respectfully ask that soft toys with batteries and/or attached plastic
eyes and/or noses are not passed on as they are dangerous and unsuitable to give hounds to play with.”
SALUKI BREEDNOTES WEEKENDING 3RD OCTOBER 2014
Dog show was held this weekend. There were no CCs on offer but we did have classes
and judging us was Mrs A Cuthbert. She chose for her Best Dog, Ruweis Tibr owned
by Breda Dunne who also went a Hound Group 4. Well done!!
Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club is holding their 2014 Championship Show on the Sunday 19th October at the Kennel Club
Building, Stoneleigh park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging dogs is Mrs Kathy Webb
and Bitches Mr Espen Engh. Best in Show is Mrs Janette Cotterill. Bitches will be judges at 10.00 am with dogs following at 10.30.
(Saturday) the SGHC held their first official ‘lure trial’ at the Pony Club, Walton on the Hill, Surrey organized
by Karen Fisher and Cecilia Andersson. 16 dogs were entered and many mastered
the task very well. Those who needed more encouragement were given extra training
during the lunch break by the lure master. That was on a straight lure which
proved quite successful in encouraging the less experienced dogs. The Club intends
to hold another two introductory meeting next year. Further information
will be sent out to Club members closer to the date.
to the “Steer” team as they are 2nd in the league table for top Breeders Group.
Championship Show was held last weekend and judging us was Miss Ann Barrett, giving tickets for the first time. DCC, BOB for his first CC was Mr & Mrs J Cowie’s Mumtaz Hercules.
He was born on the 5th April 2012 and his breeders are Anna and Hilary Cornock. His sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW and Dam Ch Mumtaz Seabreeze. The
RDCC went to the Glaister & Sanders Parker partnership’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW ShCM. BCC for her first CC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Khalils Allegra-Classicus (imp) JW ShCM. She was born on 17th September 2011 and her breeders are Mr B Forssberg & Mrs E Kallin Forssberg. Her sire is Ch El
Ubaid’s Gemesos amd dam, Ch Khalils Qudiya L-Amru Scheherazade. RBCC went
to Mrs E Sydney’s Gib/Int Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Sp Jun Ch. Best
Puppy was Mary Sanders Parker’s Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (imp) and best Breeders Group Steer. Well done all!!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 26TH SEPTEMBER 2014.
the Saluki Welfare fund held a ‘Saluki Welfare Doggy Sports Day. David
Crane has sent the following write up regarding events held on that day:
13th September was bright and warm, an ideal day for a Sports Day, and so it proved to be. The first Saluki Welfare
Doggy Sports Day was a resounding success thanks largely to Tania Stevens our Welfare Warden. She gathered together a goodly
band of helpers with an intriguing programme of events.
was that over £1000 was made for Welfare Funds and everyone who came had a really enjoyable time.
go to Pip Buswell who kindly donated the Pony Club Field at Walton on the Hill for the event, Brendan Austin and Nicola Quadling
for labouring mightily in the kitchen to provide excellent refreshments and a team of helpers managed by Tania.
already talking about next year’s event which in itself is proof of how well it was received by a good turnout of salukis,
border terriers (courtesy of Border Terrier Rescue) and a selection of other breeds.”
Dog Show was held last Friday. Judging Salukis was Dr. Ron James. He chose for his DCC,BOB Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM owned by Jeannette & Alan Glaister and Mary
Parker Sanders. RDCC went to Annette & Bryan Buckley’s Hisilome’s
Kareef (imp). BCC, was Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) JW owned by Joss Duddell
& Brian Mansell with the RBCC to Elaine Sydney’s Int Ch Daxlore Harani of Shaybani Sp Jun Ch. Best Puppy was Mr P & Mrs C Latter’s Daphne El Abbas (imp).Best veteran Sivendra Abishai owned
by Vicky-ann Tompkins. Best Breeder, Steer.
not including the following was sent by Karen Fisher earlier,rbut unfortunately it was lost in cyberspace so please contact
one of the organizers to check and see if space is available, if you would like to fome
THE SALUKI OR GAZELLE HOUND
LURE COURSING TRIAL OR ALL
MEMBERS AND THEIR SALUKIS
At the AGM
in 2014 it was requested that, as hunting with hounds has not been possible since March 2005, the Club organizes lure coursing
to ‘test’ our working ability. The Kennel Club’s mantra is
“Fit for Function” yet we have no way of testing whether or not our salukis are.
The aim is
to organize a programme throughout the summer months for our breed that includes all salukis.
The Intention is that lure coursing will come under the umbrella of the Coursing Section with its own set of rules. For the future we would like to approach the Kennel Club to ask them to consider a
Working Title for the breed to bring us into line with the rest of Europe. Who
knows, we could have a team to compete against the other countries in the European Lure Coursing Championships! However this is in the future, for the time being the idea is to provide regular social occasions for our
members and their salukis to enjoy and that the events will be spread across the country so that everyone has at least one
‘local’ event to enjoy. It is hoped that this activity will appeal
to all members and their salukis and that it will give much pleasure to both.
What is immediately
required is people to help run these events with a Committee for Lure Coursing. So
please don’t be shy, pick up the phone, text or email the below contacts as soon as possible. We want your salukis to have fun but without volunteers that will not happen. The more people who help the less work there is!
a lure trial has been organized for 27th September 2014. This trial
is open to all members salukis aged between 18 months and 9 years. The programme
and entry form for this event is attached. Please support us.
So that we
can get an idea of how many people are attending please contact either Karen Fisher or Cecilia Andersson prior to the event, contact numbers are given below. Please spread the word, everyone with a saluki is welcome. We
want to see you all! Karen Fisher – telephone: 07714322629 email:
Cecilia Andersson – telephone: 07809486496 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
the telephone numbers are mobile phones to enable you to text. If you would prefer
to use a landline then please contact Karen Fisher on 01279 833855
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENIG 12TH SEPTEMBER
last week’s Breed Notes I included the names of the Winners at the Saluki Club Specialty in Norway, where Michael judged.
I have been informed that his Dog CC was 4th in the Open Dog
Class and he is Caravan Dhuu Dinar. Bitch CC remains the same, that is Zarabis Pallavi.
Helen Graham’s notes of last week she commented on the low entries for Salukis at the General Championship this year.
This is something that I had also noticed and planned to write about. When looking at the Quarterly registration statistics
for the Hound Group in the summer edition of the “KC Breed Record Supplement”, I can see little difference in
the registrations between this year and last. So I have decided that our registration of Salukis with the KC is not
down and as we have all noticed, that any gap in breeding here, has been filled by the importation of Salukis from other countries.
So declining numbers of registrations may not be the reason for low entries. There have been shows which have had good
entries and off the top of my head I can point to Southern Counties. So what have they done differently to encourage
people to enter their dogs? It could be location, as they are centrally located with good motorway access. Except
for those living in the south eastern part of the country, it is not necessary to cross the M25. They have a purpose
build showground with good car parks which they do not charge us to use, plus, and most importantly, they have kept the price
of entering their shows down. Some of us can even remember the days when championship shows even gave us a small amount
of money when we won a class or even a rosette SCCS have gambled and found Breed Specialist to judge from outside
the UK. Entries for 2014 show were down on 2013, but that is most likely because 2013 was the anniversary year of the
SGHC and they had sponsored classes. SCCS did say they were thrilled with the entry of 2013 which was just over 100
entries. It made a huge difference to their final entry toll.
to counter the downward spiral in entries, societies need to try and ensure a healthy entry, by taking more time and effort
to try and locate judges who judge for the good of the breed there are judges out there that people do want to go-over their
dogs so the societies need to do more work and not just give our breed to the first name who is available. It
has become very expensive attending dog shows so therefore the societies need to find a way to either minimize the costs or
give us a good reason to part with our hard earned cash.
addition the two breed clubs could hold more seminars to enlarge our list of judges. On most of the current list there
is an ageing group of judges so young people need to be encouraged and trained by the older generation as we were trained
by those before us.
Friday Richmond Championship Show was held. Judging us was Mr Eddie Connolly. He chose for his BCC, BOB Am Ch Sundara’s
Ayla Op De Sabbia owned by Jeanette Cotterill, Jayne Pyatt and MichelleHaag. RBCC went to Ann & Paul Shimmin’s
Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (imp). DCC for his first CC went to Nicola Quadling’s Kasra Zebadiyah At
Malenkhai. He was born on 17th November 2010 and his breeders
are Mr D & Mrs P Everton. His sire is Ch Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW and dam, Ch Kasra Nadirah. With the RDCC to Sue Edge’s
Ferlark Elswavo JW. Best Puppy was Mary Parker Sanders Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (imp). Best Veteran Kathy Webb’s Ch
Al Caliphs Nuray and Best Breeder,Steer. Well done all
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 29TH AUGUST 2014.
to Andrea Ireson and her partner Dave Claridge as they will be married this weekend. Andrea will continue using her maiden name of ‘Ireson’ for the foreseeable
future. We wish them lots and lots of luck for the future.
Carole Seymour has moved south. Her new address is Lewis
Cottage, Townsend, Chilton, Nr Didcot, Oxon OX11 0SJ and her telephone number is 01235 820890.
Hopefully we will now see Carole more
Marie Bryce Smith rang to say they had a very good entry for South Eastern Hound
Club which is being held on Sunday 31st August at Hickstead Showground West Sussex BN6 9HS. Judging is Elaine Rushton. After the judging there will be
a bring and share luncheon. Marie has asked that all co-ordinate with her regarding
what you are planning to bring along. Her telephone number is 01342 327573.
A reminder that it will not be long before the SGHC Championship Show and the new
edition of “The Saluki”. Kathy Webb said she can take a few last minute adverts so please ring her to find what
she has available. Her telephone number is 01737 353279. We have received the
Schedule of the Show, which to be held on Sunday 19th October 2014 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging dogs is Kathy Webb and Bitches Espen Engh. Best in Show judge is Janette Cotterill. The
Show manager is David Steel. He can be contacted on Telephone no 01189 885608
or email email@example.com. Entries close on Monday 22nd September
by post or 29th September on-line.
Last Friday Welsh Kennel Club held their Championship Show. Judging us for the first time was Ms Viv Phillips. DCC, BOB
and Group 2 was our big winner Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM, owned by the Glaisters and mary Parker, with the RDCC to Marie Bryce-Smith’s Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk.
BCC for her third and qualifying CC was Jeanette Cotterill, Jayne Pyatt and Michelle Haag’s Am Ch Sundara’s
Ayla Op De Sabbia (imp) She was born 13th May 2009 and her breeders
are Mr & Mrs Laflamme-Haag. Her sire is Am/G Ch Blue Nile Vanilla Ice and
her dam is Am Ch Sundara’s Liberte de Sundown. She was imported from USA. RBCC went to Clair Jowitt’s
Canapus Mistral Under Barleymoon (imp). Best Puppy was Mary Parker Sander’s
Noushazad Claudia-Classicus (imp), Best Veteran Martine Smithson’s Ch Chisobee Serenarian and Best Breeder’s Steer. Well done all!
Next week I shall report the Breed Record Supplement.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 8TH AUGUST 2014.
past weekend has been a busy show weekend but otherwise little news. The first
show, on Saturday, was the Hound Association Championship Show. Judging us was
breed specialist Denise Garratt DCC, BOB and Hound Group 3, was Ch Classicus
Cassander JW, Ch CM owned by Jeanette & Alan Glaister and Mary Parker with the RDCC to the up and coming youngster, Hisilome’s
Kareef ( Swe Imp) owned by Annette and Brian Buckley. BCC for her 2nd
CC went to Clair Chryssolor’s Gemini Jeu D’esprit for Anasazi (Imp) Sh CM with the RBCC to Brian Mansell and Josh
Duddell’s Jasmine of Canerikie (Imp). Best Puppy went to Charrioak Sheerzam
owned by Hilary Davies and Christine Harrison. Best Veteran was Lisa and John
Hudson’s Kasra Ni’mah of Glenoak. Best Breeder: Steer.
In this week’s ‘Our Dogs’ I noticed an announcement by the Kennel Club that the ‘Breeders’
Competition will be discontinued after this year. The competition has been altered
to try and encourage more breeders to participant. We did enter a few years ago but everyone found it difficult to stay to the end of the day for the Group
judging. In the end we gave up which is what has happened generally. When noting the results it seems that only one or two breeders have stayed to the bitter end. I feel it is sad that the competition has not really caught on here as in many countries it is a highly
The second show of the weekend was Paignton. Judging was
Mrs Jean Wright. BCC, BOB for her first CC was Clair Jowitt’s Canapus Mistral
Under Barleymoon (Imp NDL) She was born on 8th July 2012 and breeder F S V/d Drift. Her sire is Jazirat Yeshaya
and dam, Canapus Uriel. RBCC went to Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray. DCC was Anne & Steve Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Margaret Ross-Elliot’s
Ch Baghdad Karim (imp) Sh CM with the RDCC and Best Veteran to Vikki-ann Tompkins Sivendra Abishai. Best Puppy was Kathy & Martin Webb and Sybelle Benoit’s Mounir Har Kala Rachi (imp)er sir Best Breeders was Steer.
Some good news from the States with regards to the Jazirat Breeding. Saturday 2nd August at the Richmond Dog Fanciers Club of California , Jazirat Sadiyah J.C owned
by Margaret Smith and Pat Wren sired by Jazirat Zaredon of Cottonore -and dam. Timaru Mazzika of Jazirat ( born
15/11/2011) gained her American Championship, and on Sunday at the same venue Jazirat Samarkand , brother to the
above, owned by John and Lesley Brabyn gained his American Championship. His sister went BOS at this show. Well done keeping the flags flying high.
NOTES WEEK ENDING 1ST AUGUST 2014
already and what a beautifully warm summer we are having. It is not so much fun
for the animals though, they are fine as long as they have shade and lots of water.
I guess that goes for the two legged animals as well. We have heard that
Rosemary Lewis lost her battle with cancer around mid day on Wednesday 23rd July. Her
family, friends and dogs were with her to the end. Rosemary was the third generation
of Knightellingtons. It began with Lady Gardner, then Helen Baker passing on
to Rosemary and now I understand her daughter Jessica will retain the Knightellingtons tradition. While Rosemary did show her Salukis and made up a number of champions, her passion was coursing.
was the current trophy secretary for the Northern Saluki Club Club and at their last show in April a card circulated as they
said she was under the weather as she was exhausted from lambing. We did not
realise how seriously ill she was. Besides looking
after the NSC trophies, Rosie was the NSC's Saluki Welfare Officer. It was under
her helm to look after rescued Salukis from the Northern part of the country and to rehome them
be a memorial service on 9th August, to celebrate the life of Rosemary Lewis at St Peters Church, Adderley, Shropshire. The
family have requested no flowers but instead donation be given to the Motor Neuron Disease and the Blind Veterans. Our condolences to her husband, Christopher and her two sons Jonathan & James and daughters Juliet a
Leeds Championship Show was held. Unfortunately Salukis did not have CCs but
they were classified and Martin Sanders was judging. BD and BOB was Jeanette
and Alan Glaister and Mary Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM. He
also won the Hound Group under the Hound Specialist Espen Engh. RBB and BP went
to Anne & Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga. BB was awarded to Josh Dudell
and Brian Mansell’s & Luke Johnson’s Jasmine of Canerikie JW with the RBB, under the same ownership was Fernlark Schussboomer. Best Veteran went to Gloria Cook & alan Burtenshaw’s
Daxlore Daania At Daandazi Sh CM.
went to the Kingston Open Show at Ardingly and came away with Anasazi Early Dusk BOB, Anasazi Malt Whiskey
2nd and Gemini Jeu D'Esprit 3rd. She said “The best surprises are the unexpected ones:”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 18TH JULY 2014.
Monk-Schenk, Health Officer of the SGHC has sent the following: “ The British Boxer Club is promoting heart testing
at their Championship Show on the 3rd August 2014. The heart testing will be carried out by cardiologist Rachel
James and is available to all breeds at a cost of £15 per dog (registration documents are required). The show will
be from 10am and held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.
an appointment, please contact Amanda Jinks on 01728 454423. Alternatively, you can contact the show secretary Marion Seeney
on 01235835207. Please do not hesitate to contact them for further information.”
Sunday East of England held their Championship Show. Judging us was breed specialist
Diana Allan. BCC, BOB for her second CC was Am Ch Sundara’s Ayla Op De
Sabbia( Imp) owned by Jeanette Cotterill, Jayne Pyatt & Ms Haag with the RBCC to John & Lisa Hudson’s Ch Glenoak
Kamala JW, DCC went to the Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeanette
& Alan Glaister and Mary Sanders Parker. RDCC went to Sivendra ABishai own
by Vikki-ann Tompkins. Best Puppy was Charriak Sheerzam owned by Hilary Davies
and Christine Harrison. Best Breeders group was list as Mansey & Duddel but
I think that must be a mistake and it should be “Sheryl Steer” Kasaque
Ra Frankel, not only did he win his class but he also was winner of the Junior Stakes.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 11TH JULY 2014
we were unable to attend Windsor Show, one of our favourite show venues. How
can you go wrong when the backdrop is Windsor Castle. Judging us was Ann Birrell. She chose for her BCC, BOB and Hound Group 4, for her 1st CC, was Diana
Layton’s Anasha Al Noushafarin (Imp) Sh CM She was born on the 4th July 2009 and her breeder is Mr F Marco. Her sire is Fr Ch Bajan-Latif Al Firdous and dam, Aut Ch Yalameh Elayah. The RBCC went to Pauline & Don Everton’s Kasra Zeleka.
DCC, for his 1st CC, went to Christine Campling’s Classicus Conway Sh CM. (litter brother to Ch Classicus Cassander). His sire is Baghdad
Karim Sh CM and dam Ch Khalils Phaedra of Classicus. RDCC went to Annette and
Brian Buckley’s Hisilome’s Kareef (Swe Imp). Best Puppy went to Mrs
S Sawyer’s Fernlark Bottoms Up at Bumpkiss. Best Breeders Group was ‘Steer’. Well done All. It is very pleasing to
note that our Salukis have been doing very well in the Groups this year.
have been in touch with the SGHC Committee regarding judges for our Open Show and Limited Shows attending breed specific seminars. In our year Yearbook it states that “To have attended at least one Saluki Breed
Seminar run by one of the Breed Clubs”
Very pleased to report that the SGHC has decided to remind us of this
Eastern Hound Club will be holding their Premier Open Show on Sunday 31st August 2014 at the Hickstead Showground,
West Sussex BN6 9HS. It is a wonderful show with Salukis being judged by Elaine
Rushton plus lots of variety classes to enter. SGHC will be sponsoring the classes. Once again there will be the traditional bring and share lunch come rain or shine. The co-ordinator is Marie Bryce Smith. Please let her know
on telephone number 01342 327573 whether you will be bringing.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 27TH June 2014
Haywood, of the Saluki Welfare Fund has sent the following: 'I would like to thank all those who supported the Welfare Stall
at the recent SGHC Open Show.
took just over £150, and would like to thank everyone for their generosity and hospitality. We look forward to seeing you
all again on October 19th at Stoneleigh.
meantime if you have anything you would like to donate for sale or for the Tombola, you can contact me on 07771 662303 or
bring it on the day.'
Brett’s funeral will take place at Michael Wood, Cholderton Estate, Cholderton, Salisbury Wilts SP4 0DR on the 1st
July at 2.00 pm.
Denny (Janimist), who recently attended the SGHC seminar will be judging at the Newark show on September 28th. This is the first time Newark has scheduled Salukis so please support the society Schedules can be down loaded from www.adpprinter.co.uk.
of judges have been approved for 2015. They are Jeanna Jacques will be judging
at Birmingham National and Ann Macdonald at Manchester
We have just received a call
from David Hartley, Chairman of the Northern Saluki Club to inform us that Rosemary Lewis is very ill with cancer. Rosey has stated that even though her health is not good she would like to keep in contact with her friends.
Yesterday Blackpool Championship
Show was held. As our nominated judge Carla Molinari was unable to attend because
of a broken ankle, Diana Spaven took over and judged her entry. DCC, BOB and
Hound Group 1 was Jeannette & Alan Glaister and Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with the
RCC to his sire, Ch Baghdad Karim(Imp) Sh CM owned by Ann & Steve Ham, Paula Brockman-Chato and Margaret Ross-Elliot.
BCC for her third and qualifying CC was Jasmine of Canerikie (Imp ITA). She was
born on 15th May 2012 and her breeder is Mrs T Benedetti. Her sire
is Ch Daxlore Amir of Fernlark and dam, Malake’Latifa Owned by Joss Duddell and Brian Mansell with the RBCC to Hisilome’s
keepsake for Cranstal (Imp))owned by Ann & Paul Shimmin. Best Puppy was Hilary
Davies and Christine Harrison’s Charrioak Sheerzam. Best Breeders Group,
Steer. Well done all!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20TH JUNE 2014.
is with great sadness I must announce the death of Vivienne Brett on 12th June.
I first met her at the Northern Saluki Club show where she was showing a lovely red bitch, Jazirat Baasma. At that time she was Vivienne Hazeldene.
around the Saluki World knew her from her beautiful photos of polo ponies and the wild life around the Cholderton Estates
where she worked and lived. She was a very private person in her personal life. She
will be missed by everyone especially on “facebook” where she exhibited so many of her photos. At this time we
do not have any details about arrangements except that it will be at the Cholderton Estates in their woodland.
the SGHC held their Open Show at the Dobermann Club Training & Showground. Personally
I think it is a well laid out and presented venue with everything on hand for running the day. Upon arrival there was a cup
of coffee/tea with Danish pastry or a biscuit. Anji Jackson Main had boards of
photos for us to view and vote on, for the 2015 calendar. With the quality of
pictures I saw there, next year’s calendar should be something special. The day was open by the Club president, Marie
Bryce-Smith with a moment of silence for Vivienne Brett. Our judge for dogs was Mrs Jackie Reader. Her Best Dog was
Peggy Postma’s Glenoak Kalima with the Reserve Best Dog to Nicola Qualding’s Kasra Zebadiyah at Malenkhai. There were no puppy dogs entered. Bitches
were judged by Trevor McCrory. Best Bitch went to Liz Metcalf & Martin Green’s
Tasia Maleisha with the Reserve Best Bitch was Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray who was also Best Veteran in Show. Best puppy went to Kathy & Martin Webb and Sybille Benoit’s Mouniir Har
Kala Rachi (imp Bel). Best Special Veteran was Lisa and John Hudson’s Ch
Glenoak Inqi JW. After the main part of the show there was a parade of rescued
Salukis sponsored by the Saluki Welfare. Each participant received a large rosette. Finally there was highly contested fancy dress competition was won by Pearly King,
queen and prince owned by Sue Snape.
the long day we all tucked into a well prepared picnic. The salads were wonderful
with sausages and burgers. For those who do not eat meat there was a Spanish
tortilla. The icing on the cake was a birthday celebration to Don Everton for
his 80th with of course a cake, strawberries and Middle Eastern pastries.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 13TH JUNE 2014.
Webb, Chairperson of the SGHC has sent the following: “The SGHC Open Show, on the 14th June, has an entry
of 28 dogs & 32 bitches with an additional 5 in the classes to be judged jointly.
The judging is to run consecutively with just a 10 minutes break between the sexes.
After the Junior Handling , there will then be the Parade of Rescues followed by a shared Barbecue/Grill. We hope everyone
at the Show will stay and enjoy this occasion, a charge of £3.00 per person is being made to cover the cost, sausages/hamburgers,
salads and French bread with baklavas, strawberries and cake for dessert. Contact Marie Bryce-Smith (tel: 01342 327573) to book food and for more details. Please remember
to bring your own liquid refreshments.
Coffee, cold drinks and cake will be available until 2p.m. Any offers of cake
will be gratefully received. If anyone can spare 30 minutes during judging to
help with the catering please let us know.
the show and late lunch we have a few fun events, Wendy Marshall has kindly donated
a beautifully embellished collar, this will be presented to the Saluki with the best expression. There is a special
prize for the Best Fancy Dress, come and take part, enjoy the fun open to all salukis. If there is time and weather permitting
there will be more fun competitions.
don’t forget to support the Raffle and Welfare Stall all donations accepted. Last but not least, the voting for the
photographs to be included in the 2015 SGHC Saluki Calendar takes place in the ‘Club House’ from 10a.m –
Championship Show to be held on the 21st June has now had a change of judges. Due to breaking her ankle Carla Molinari
is unable to judge and in her place will be Diana Spavin. This is subject to
Friday Three Counties Championship Show was held. The weather was perfect for
dog showing, no complaints for a change. Judging us was Carole Seymour. BCC,
BOB and Hound Group 1, was Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW with the RBCC to Deborah Copperthwaite’s Al Caliphs Aretemis. DCC, for his second CC went to the smooth Kasaque Obidah own by Connie & Lily De-Souza and Heidi Woodgate.
RDCC was awarded to Clair Chryssolsor’s Anasazi Early Dusk JW Sh CM. Best
Puppy was Mouniir Har Kala Rachi (imp) owned by Kathy Webb and Cecilia Benoit.
With so many Salukis now being imported into this
country it is nice to have the opportunity to write about one of our Salukis
doing well over there. Devon aka Nefisa Jahira Tribute has earned the award of
Top Brood Bitch by the American Saluki Association. She also won 2nd
in a large Brood Bitch Class at the Saluki Club of America Specialty.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 6TH JUNE 2014.
At the National Gallery, London there is an exhibition
entitled ‘Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice’. It
features the work of Paolo Veronese . To quote Hope and David Water’s Saluki
in History Art and Sport: “Veronese more than other artist, loved Salukis,
judging by the number of pictures in which they were included. The authors (referring
to Hope and David) have located some thirty such paintings done in the years between 1559 and 1585.” On the National Gallery’s web site I have noticed one painting with a Saluki, it is the Adoration
of the King. Hopefull we will find time to visit the gallery and see Veronese’s magnificent work and perhaps, even see
another Saluki. The exhibition is on until 15th June.
Saturday 17th May, The Welfare held a Fun Day at Kingsclere. It is
the most wonderful of venues just at the base of Watership Down and the beginning or end of the Wayfarer Walk. The beautiful hills just tower above. I understand the start
of the Fun Day was delayed as there were some very beautiful thoroughbred yearlings that were in the field. Sorry to have missed that. The day was very warm and sunny
so small tents and umbrellas were set up to keep the people and dogs out of the hot sun.
A large part of the day was set aside for a lure trial. It looked fun
but unfortunately our dogs could not connect, that they were suppose to chase a plastic bag.
We think that with some training
maybe they could be convinced that
plastic bag chasing is a sport. I am
sure if there was a rabbit in the field that they would have chased that. The
Welfare had a few tables, one with a cake sale, another had a raffle and a tombola.
the lunch break there was a highly competed ‘musical mats’ (surely
the dogs think we have gone mad) and after a fun match. The Welfare would like
to thank Brendan Austin who supplied all the fantastic prizes for the Dog Show
all those rosette sponsors and Keith Snape who paid for the hire of the field for the day.
All in all the Welfare made just over £600.00 on the day.
On the Bank Holiday Monday, we attended Bath Championship Show
where Salukis had scheduled classes but did not have Challenge Certificates. In the distant past we did have CCs there, but
that was a long time ago. It is a well supported show even without the CCs. (Oh
the wisdom of the powers that be) Maybe someday we will once again have CCs at
Bath. At the show we were chatting to Steve Ham who told us that his wife, Anne
had just had a mini-stroke. She was in the hospital but Steve was hoping she
would soon be home. Steve said that Anne had gone into the hospital for some minor surgery when she came home she had a headache. She did think something was wrong so they went back to the doctors where he had her
readmitted into the hospital where they diagnosed she had had a stroke. We wish Anne a speedy recovery and hope to see her
back on the show scene again soon. Our judge for Bath was Mr J Vuorinen from
Finland. BB BOB was Josh Duddell & Brian Mansell’s
Jasmine of Cakerikie (imp) with RBB to Fernlark Despina Of Caerikie owned by the Duddell & Mansell partnership. BD went to Ch Baghdad Karim (imp) ShCM owned by Steve Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Margaret Ross-Elliott
with RDB to Mrs S Edge’s Fernlark Elswavo JW. Best Puppy was Ann &
Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga. Best Breeders Group was Steer.
Bath we were about the 5th breed in the ring, which was not surprising as we did not have CCs. The steward for the breeds preceeding us, mentioned that she was disappointed she was not stewarding for
the Salukis as her dad had owned Salukis. I enquired who was her dad ? She said it was Ted Thornton. We all knew Ted as he made the
most wonder show leads and I still have mine and I am sure others do as well. His
daughter, Alexandra said she now makes his show leads. To contact her she can be reached at Doucaidogs@gmail.com or telephone 01948 81173. Her card says Doucai Dogs and leads of destinction.
shows are coming fast and furious so yesterday (Saturday) we attended Southern Counties Championship Show. For us it is a great favourite as it is located within a half an hour of where we live. The venue is generally quite popular as the road access to the show is very good and as a result receives
a good entry. Judging us was Sade Hohteri from Finland. DCC, BOB went to the well winning dog Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeanette & Alan Glaister
and Mary Sanders Parker with the RDCC to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW.
BCC for her first CC went to Liz Metcalf and Martin Green’s Tasia Zemar My Maria.
She was born on 24th August 2009. Her sire is Kirman Bashaar
at Fernlark (imp) and her dam is Ch Zemar Tasia Elouise. RBCC was awarded to Mary Sanders Parker’s Khalils Allegra-Classicus ( imp Swe) JW Sh CM. Best Puppy was Mouniir Har Kala Rachi (imp Bel) owned by Kathy Webb and Sybelle Benoit. Best Breeders Groupand Best Breeders Group 4 was Steer and I understand this group
has now accrued enough points to quality for Crufts 2015. Well done all!!
is just a few days left to send your photos to Anjo Jackson-Main for the photo competition for the 2015 calendar. Anji’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 24TH MAY 2014.
This spring after an unusually warm winter, we have
noticed that the dogs were coming home with ticks. We have had a problem with them picking them
up in the past but this year they were quite badly affected by them. While discussing the tick infestation with our
vet he recommended a new tick and flea collar. He said that since his dog has
been wearing one he has found no ticks on her.
They are called ‘Seresto’ and are made by Bayer ltd. They are expensive and only available through
your vet, the good news is they last for 7 to 8 months. The dogs have been
wearing them for about 3 weeks, on the first day or so we had a tick to remove
but since then nothing.
Last Friday the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show
was held. Judging Salukis was Mrs Avril
Lancashire. BCC, BOB and Hound Group 3 was Ch Classicus Concorrdia JW, Sh CM
owned by Mary Sanders Parker with RBCC to Jasmine of Canerikie JW( IMP ITA)
owned Josh Duddell and Brian Mansell.
DCC went to the brother of the BCC, Ch Classicus Callander JW Sh CM
owned by the Glaister, Parker partnership.
RDCC was Mumtaz Hercules owned by Mr & Mrs J Cowie. Best puppy was Majo’s Liquorice Addiction (IMP
Swe) owned by Miss A Barrett. Well done
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 16TH
Last Friday Birmingham
Championship Show was held and judging us was Mrs Pam Marston-Pollock. BCC, BOB was Brian Mansell and Josh Duddell’s
Jasmine of Canerikie JW (imp ITA) for her 2nd CC with RBCC to Denise
Garratt and Sharon Oakey’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM. DCC was Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM owned by the
Ham, Brockman-Chato & Ross-Elliot partnership with RDCC to Caroline &
John Owen’s Caryna Curetes. Best puppy
went to Ann & Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga and Best Breeder was Steer.
The SGHC Open Show is now
not far off so please remember to send your photos to Anji Jackson Main for the
Calendar competition. Her address is 149
Sturton Street, Cambridge CB1 2HQ or email email@example.com. For further information please phone Anji on
07717 724257. Another bit of good
news. The SGHC now has a place to call
home. Thanks to Ray and Caroline
Pickering we have a very nice shed to house many of the Club’s belongings
instead of sitting on our garage floor.
Yesterday I received the spring addition
of The Kennel Blub “Breed Records Supplements.”
It lists, that, between the months of January to March 2014 there were 4
litter with 23 puppy registrations. The
only registration of someone affiliated with our Saluki Clubs in Ms M Smithson
and she had a litter of 1. There were 5
importation. They are Khalils Al Caliph from Sweden owned by Peter Copperthwaite,
Mojo’s Liquorice Addiction from Sweden owned by Miss Ann Barrett. Mounir Har Kala Rachi from Belguim owned by
Martin & Kathy Webb & Sybelle Benoit, Ulmarra Bollinger from Ireland
owned by Wendy Marshall & Mr R Mottersahw and Ulmarra Cristal also from
Ireland owned Linda Dunn.
Ther was one Show Cerificate of Marit
and that was Mumtaz Hercules owned by Mr J & Mrs J Cowie.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 8TH
Daphne Parnham of the Saluki Welfare has sent the following: “I would
like to thank everyone at the NSC Ch. Show who supported the Welfare Stall and
Debs who has taken over the stall for the North. Debs had worked very hard
making things for the stall and had a wonderful display which was gratefully
appreciated. The total profit raise on the day was £182.00 and I hope that
every one will support Debs in the future.”
Speaking of Welfare, David Crane the secretary of the Welfare fund has
sent a reminder that The Saluki Welfare Fund Day will be held on Saturday 17th
May at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Nr Newbury RG20 5PY. Entry will be £5.00 per car to include one
free lure course run. There will be lure
coursing and stalls (please bring a cake or something to add to a stall) Please
do not use the main entrance to the stable but look for the sign on the road ‘Fun
Day’. There will be hot and cold drinks available, but please bring your own
There will be Saluki classes at Southampton & District Canine Assoc
on Saturday 14th June 2014.
(Unfortunately this clashes with SGHC Open Show). Luke Johnston will be judging 3 classes with
Mike Caple, officiating, the Hound Group. Schedules can be obtained from fosse
data or through the secretary, Mrs S Wilkinson on telephone number 1329833011.
Last Sunday the Northern Saluki Club held their Championship show. Judging us was breed specialist Helen Graham
of Daxlore Salukis. It has been a while since Helen has judged our breed as she
now lives with her husband David and hounds in France. DCC, BIS was last years top dog, Ch Classicus
Cassander JW, Sh CM owned by Jeanette & Alan Glaister and Mary Sanders
Parker with the RDCC & RBIS to Sheryl Steer, Lorraine & John Fitzgerald
and Luke Johnston’s Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam at Fernlark. BCC & BVIS, came from
the Veteran Class Ch Caryna Calisto owned by Denise Garratt & Sharon Oakey
with the RBCC to Ch Caryna Meilishia her
kennel mate owned by the same owners. Best
Puppy was Hilary Davies & Christine Harrison’s Charrioak Sheerzam. After the judging we had a chance to speak
with the judge while we indulged in a bring and share lunch.
The show was well run as usual with excellent stewards. Well done to the new show managers of
Christine Harrison and Kevin Carter and equally new secretary to the club, John
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 2ND MAY 2014
Michael McCormick Smith, now Acting Hon Secretary of the SGHC, has asked
me to apologise on his behalf, first of all for an error in the SGHC Open Show
Schedule. On the inside front cover the date of the Club Champ Show is
given as Saturday 14th October – the correct date is Sunday 19th
October. Secondly, he says he is having teething problems with his new
computer and It’s email system and some (but not all) members who receive the
Club Newsletter, by email, have not received it this time around. Anyone
who hasn’t received it should contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael and I stopped off and visited Christ Ormsby at her new home in
Petworth. Chris seems to have settled in
well and is enjoying her area. She lives
just across the street from Petworth Castle so has ample ground for walking her
dog. We were informed that if you live
in Petworth then you have a free pass to the park. So we had hoped to have a walk around house and
park but as we were constrained by
time, we could not. Unfortunately as we have dogs at home that is the downside
of having a day out. After living in her
apartment for a couple of months I pleased to report that Chris finally has her
telephone installed and the number is 01798 344692. The address is 2 Morgan Ct, Station Road,
Petworth GU29 0FE. During our visit I
asked Chris about the story I had heard that Bregitta and Bjorn
Berglund-Backstrom had a terrible fire at their home in Sweden. Chris confirmed the story and said that the
fire ignited very quickly and the Backstroms were lucky to escape with their
daughter Joanna and the dogs. Everything else they owned in the house is gone. What
a lucky escape that no one was injured.
NOTES WEEKENDING 18TH
to Loraine & John Fitzgerald and Sheryl Steer as their Saluki, Flyn, (Tasia
Moonshine Over Dawnchase JW Sh CM) attended the competition for ‘Hampshire Top
Dog,’ where the entry was 64 dogs and he won
the entire competition.
Just a reminder that the SGHC Open Show, will be held on
Saturday 14th June 2014.
Schedules will shortly be circulated along with the newsletter. As a special event the Committee will be
organizing a bring and share lunch to be held at the conclusion of the judging. More information on this and who will
organizing this, will be in the schedule.
I was so horrified to see a poster on the wall, during a
recent trip to the States stating that 80% of all puppies are born through
mis-mating so have your dog or bitch neutered by 4 months.
Pamela Mottershaw will be judging 3 classes of salukis ( kindly sponsore
by Mrs H. Davies ) at York Canine Society Open Show held at Askham Bryan College, York ,
Pamela will also judge the Hound Group and BIS. Schedules available from
L. Jameson on telephone no. 01904 765297 or email@example.com or enter
The Hound Association of Scotland held their Championship Show yesterday
in the picturesque town of Kelso located the Borders. Judging Salukis was Mrs Joanne Mahon. DCC, BOB went to Ch
Glenoak Jabari SW SHCM
owned by Mr A & Mrs JA Bloomfield with the RDCC to Mrs C Chryssolor’s
Anasazi Malt Whiskey Sh CM. BCC went to
Mrs K Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray with RBCC to Mr & Mrs D Rogers Labakan
Chiffonier. Best Puppy was Mouniir Har
Kala Rachi (imp Bel) owned by Mrs K Webb and Mrs S Benoit. I understand that
Mouniir also went 4th in Puppy Hound group under judge Mike Gadsby. Best Breeders Group was “Steer”.
Well done all!!
The NSC Championship Show will
be held on Sunday 27th April
at their usual venue in Clay Cross. This
years judge is Helen Graham. As of this
moment an exact figure for entries is not known but it is between 90 and 100. Exhibitor’s
tea/coffee will be available by voucher through the caterer's van
the hall. The caterer will be offering hot food and refreshments for sale
all day from early morning. I would just like to remind you that there will be
a Bring and Share after the judging has finished so do not forget your
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 4TH APRIL .
Maya Monk Schenk has been contacted
by the Kennel Club regarding the research, at the Clinical Investigations Centre at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to
help recruit dogs, for a food trial, looking into the treatment of epilepsy. A new diet has been developed with the
aim of improving the management of epileptic dogs, not only by reducing seizure frequency, but also by decreasing the level
of side-effects seen with standard antiepileptic drugs.
The research group have had over 20 dogs successfully complete this trial, and are now
looking to recruit a further 10 dogs over the next 6 months. The study is inclusive of all breeds, and the only inclusion criteria are that the dogs are suspected of having idiopathic epilepsy
(have an unremarkable MRI and CSF analysis), and are between ≥6 months and ≤11 years old. As part
of the study they get a free consult with an RVC neurologists, free diagnostic tests and a six month supply of dog food.
If anyone has an epileptic dog
and would like to take part in this research please contact Nick Sutton, Health Information Officer,
The Kennel Club Tel: 0844 463 3980 (extension 323) or Fax: 020 7518 1028
I have a few bits and pieces of information:
Crufts 2015, the names for the judges has finally been released and our judge will be Mr. Keith Thornton.
Ann Redway has had to go into the hospital for a back operation.
We hope it goes well and wish her a speedy recovery.
John & Caroline Owen have changed their telephone number and it is now
A delighted Mrs Mottershaw emailed to say that at KC Jersey
Ch Show the Saluki Ulmarra Bollinger (Diesel) won BOB , BEST PUPPY IN GROUP , HOUND GP 3 , BEST JUNIOR IN GROUP, RES.
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. The judges were Sue Searle for hounds and Tom Mather for Best in show. Diesel is co-owned with Wendy
Annette & Brian Buckley after a very difficult
and trying time have had to say good bye to Rocco (Ch Mumtaz Sirocco Sh CM). Annette has sent the following regarding
their loss: Sadly we had to say our last goodbyes to Rocco yesterday. His health deteriorated rapidly the night before
and yesterday morning, so much so that our two vets who examined him at lunch time both agreed that it was the end of the
line with only one option available, which was to release him from any suffering. Lucasz, our lovely local vet, came
to home to help Rocco in his time of need and he went very gently into the next world. Both Brian and I feel exhausted
after such a long fight on his behalf to give him as much quality time as possible and thankfully he was fit up until the
last couple of days; all three vets, the homeopathic vet from East Hoathley, Dr. Susan North from the Veterinary Referral
Cancer Centre in Basildon, and Lucasz supported us very well and said he survived longer than expected as he was such a strong
healthy boy until the cancer struck. I still believe that it started with a nasty horsefly bite back in the summer when hoards
of these flies were flying about at the end of our garden and I received a nasty painful bite in my arm which came up in a
hard itchy lump which took time to heal. An insect bite is what he was treated for at the beginning of the problem and
it was only when the anti-biotics had no effect on the hard lump in his ear that further tests were done and it was found
to be Mast Cell III, the most serious of skin cancers and we were told that it was incurable and the best we could hope was
to be able to buy him time. When a parasite invades the body with a nasty sting, mast cells come out to protect
the area, but if too large an army is sent out, this is when cells can form a cancerous lump and histamines spread rapidly.
It is imperative that any lump in the ear pinna is taken seriously, however small, so always ask your vet to look into
the worst case scenario as well as the best case; apparently it is the most common form of skin cancer in dogs and as the
ear has a very good drainage system the bad cells can reach the lymph glands very quickly so treatment needs to start very
early on. However, Grade III is rarely cured and treatment is usually just palliative. Rocco would
never go down into the bottom of the garden since we saw the hoards of horse flies all those months ago and when I took him
out for a wander around just a couple of days ago he would not follow me when I wanted to check on the state of the storm
damaged trees in that area – he would not budge from half way down the garden and just stood and watched from a distance.
They say dogs never forget! We will never forget Rocco and Brian and I will miss him more than words can
say. He was a very loving, loyal and well behaved Saluki at home and gave us so much excitement in the ring as
he was such a natural show boy – we were very proud of him and thank Zola Rawson for giving us the opportunity to share
his life with us. Rocco was very special.
Last week I received
a telephone call from Joan Davies (Lusaki Salukis). She said at the moment she and Owen were fine but they take everything
on a day to day basis. Joan wanted me to pass on about Saluki Classes at Chelmsford & District Canine Society.
The judge will be Mr Mike Denny with 3 classes. Mike will also be doing the Hound Group and BIS judge is Jonathan Horswell.
It will be held on Monday 5th May which is a bank holiday. Joan said the venue is very nice with
good free parking and refreshments are available. Schedules are available from Fosse Data.
NOTES WEEKENDING 29TH MARCH 2014.
The Humberside Hound Association will be hosting a
Teach-In on Wednesday 21st May, starting
at 7.15pm. The Speakers are Basenji
– Danny Cullen, Saluki – Kevin Carter, Beagle
– Brian Foster.Each breed to be discussed and demonstrated,
representatives of the breed as models. There will be no formal 'hands on'
session. (The KC recognises attendance at the Seminar as ‘showing an interest
in the breeds’ and Certificates of attendance will be given.) The venue is The Ferrybridge Community Centre,
Ferrybridge, WF11 8PQ. Cost - inclusive of light supper - £5.00 All are welcome
and there is no need to pre-book. Further details, if required, please contact Clair
Pearce on 01405 860864, or visit our Web Site www.humbersidehoundassociation.org.uk “This type of
informal event, once popular with general societies, has fallen by the wayside
in favour of the in-depth breed club organised seminar which is expected to
lead to a judging qualification. Not everyone wants such an intensive learning
experience if they are not planning a judging career in that particular breed!
The Humberside Hound event is usually well attended by people who consider such
seminars to be of utmost importance as an educational event without any
David Hatley, Chairman
of the NSC, following their AGM, has forwarded information regarding changes in
the Club: “ Unfortunately 2014 seems to be the year of
retirement for several of our officers and committee. Our President
Mr Roy Goodby,
decided to step down from that position and the committee as his health is not
as robust as it has previously been. Roy was a founder member of the Club and
has served it with distinction, diligence and dignity for decades. He was
Chairman for thirteen years and then President since 2008. Fortunately he
agreed to stay on the committee as his depth of Saluki knowledge has been, and
is, invaluable to us. As a Saluki owner, breeder and championship show judge at
home and overseas, Roy has made an outstanding contribution to the breed. We
wish him a long and happy retirement.
Andrew Sharp is also retiring after ten years in the post. We believe this to
be a club record. Everyone knows the pivotal position in a breed club is that
of Secretary and so often the heavy workload goes unappreciated. With his
administrative background Andrew slipped seamlessly into the role and carried
it out with precision, efficiency, and accuracy always helped and supported by
his wife Vicky. His knowledge of KC rules and regulations has been invaluable
and his manner has always been collaborative and pleasant. Andrew has made many
friends during his long term of office and been a favourite with visitors to
our shows. In particular I have always admired his presentation of the minutes
of our meetings which, though brief, so effectively summarize our
deliberations. Andrew also must be commended for keeping a strategic eye on the
long -term for NSC, particularly with finance and always warned us when we
needed to stop spending
and consolidate funds. So very,very, regretfully we wish Andrew and Vicky
farewell and every success in their new business venture.
Brassington the Treasurer for the previous six years has indicated that she too
would like a change of role although we hope to persuade her to stay on in the post
a little longer. Representing the fourth generation of a well-known Saluki
family Jess has a warm and winning personality not always associated with
treasurers in my experience. She has presented our accounts in a
straightforward way which we can all understand and given brief and to the
point reports to committee meetings .Much of the treasurer’s work goes unseen
and unremarked by even members of the committee. We are grateful that Jessica
has agreed to continue in post and carry on with her hard work for at least the
Vice Chair for nine years Judith White has a long history in both Afghans and
Salukis. Another delightful personality Judith has also acted as our “almoner”
keeping in touch with the membership in both happy and sad circumstances. Her
own sad loss of Trevor, her husband, has caused her to re-evaluate travel to
meetings and thus asked to be relieved of the position she has held with
distinction since 2006. Most importantly
on the occasions I have not been able to take the chair I always had complete
confidence in Judith’s ability and judgement. We are indeed fortunate
that she has agreed to remain on the committee.
Northern Saluki Newsletter has been edited by Helen Graham for some twenty
years. A stalwart of our breed club over decades Helen and her husband
David have been sorely missed by
their friends in salukis since their relocation to France. Even at that
distance Helen has continued to write and edit the newsletter which goes to all
our members three times a year. Unfortunately latterly she has found a lack of
people on this side of the Channel willing to write articles and submit news
and views and so has decided to make this edition her last. Known for her
interest in Saluki health and treatments Helen has a wide ranging knowledge of
the breed both here and throughout the world and this has been ably
demonstrated through the newsletter. She will be a very hard act to follow but
we thank her for all she has done for NSC and wish her and David “bonne chance”
for the future.
very cohesive and co-operative AGM where members willingly
took up positions of responsibility the following appointments were made :-
- Mrs Beryl Payne and Mr Roy Goodby to be invited to be Patrons of
Mrs Judith White
Mr David Hartley
Chairman Mrs Hilary Davies
Presidents Mrs Adele Walton-Haddon and Mrs Denise Garrett
Mr John Owen
Mrs Jessica Brassington
Members Ms Judith Ayrton, Mr Kevin Carter, Miss Christine Harrison,
, Mrs Lynn Ingram, Mrs Rosie Lewis, Mrs
Owen (co-opted), Ms Martine Smithson Ms Sue Taylor, Mr John
Ayrton will continue to be responsible for the Club Stall
Harrison will continue to organise Discover Dogs at Crufts
Lewis will continue to act as Cup Steward
White will continue to act as Almoner
responsibilities are being taken by:-
Carter and Miss Harrison – Joint Show Managers
Owen - NSC Website Manager
Mrs Walton Haddon - Newsletter Editors
I have an
apology to Sue Bounds as she has informed me that her Best
Show winner at the SGHC Limited Show was not Alsahra Lalana but her smooth
Yesterday the SGHC held their AGM. Making our way to the venue I digressed with
my travelling companions to relate what AGMs were like 15 plus years ago. I always remember them being held at Wellyn
Garden City in a hotel with a bar. No
Saluki AGM could be possibly be held without a “bar” The room would have been
packed with members and all would be dressed in their best clothing for this
special annual event. And it was
something to be part of, as one would never dare to open their mouth as the
meeting was so volatile. Looking back the Chairman of the meeting always had a
difficult time controlling t he floor.
Many times it was considered that we needed to obtain an arbitrator from
the Kennel Club to chair the meeting.
One side of the room was of one opinion with apposing opinion on the
other side and mayhem in between. Thing
have certainly changed as we have a much more moderate meeting as we did yesterday.
The Committee of the SGHC will be Andrea
Ireson. David Steel, Kathy Webb, Michael Williams and Anji Jackson Main has
been Co opted. Kathy is the Chairman of
the Committee. The new acting Secretary
will be Michael McCormick Smith. The
Committee has decided to try using telephone conferencing to hold some of their
meeting to cut out the long distances members have had to drive. As the Committee is managing our Club shows
for 2014, the person in charge of the Open Show will be Kathy with David
assisting her in that, along with the rest of the Committee. Kathy has suggested that at the Open Show
there will be a bring and share lunch after the judging
Judging the 2015 Limited Show will be Peggy
PostmaOpen Show 2015 will be Gabrielle Schroeter from Germany,
Ruth Dann with Cecilia Andersson as Best in Show judge.
Championship Show 2016 winner of the Ballot is
Neil Stanmore, Brian Duggan and Best in Show judge Karen Fisher
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21ST MARCH 2014.
Once again I feel I must apologize for the lack of Breed
Notes for the last couple of weeks. We
are still without internet service due to the incompetence of a large telecom
company in this country. They are
begging forgiveness for the errors that have occurred but we think time has run
out for them. Our other reason is
Michael and I, grabbing a week in the sun just after Crufts. Catching up on news, congratulations are due
to Karen and Glen Fisher on the birth of their new grandson and also congratulations
to their parents Natalie & Oliver Hounslow
I have received the following communications from Susan
Rhodes on behalf of the Afghan Hound Association: “On Saturday 5th April the Afghan
Hound Association are holding an event entitled SPOTLIGHT ON SIGHTHOUNDS. An informal day designed to discover
brings our sighthounds together and what separates them. The excellent panel of
guest speaker together with one of their breed are Barbara Hargreaves
(Mistweave Greyhounds) Jean Clare (Ryazan Borzoi), Lesley Busby (Wilbus Afghan)
Marie Bryce-Smith (Saruk Salukis), Pamela Marston Pollock (Falconcrest
Whippets, Sloughis & Ibizans) and Cathy Coleman & Jeff Crawford (Bokra
Wolfhounds). The venue is Chieveley
Village Hall, Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8TE. This is a first event of this kind and should
be a really good day. If you are
interested it is worth booking early. For further details see www.ahaonline.co.uk or contact Mark
Cocozza (firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan
A reminder that the SGHC will be holding their AGM on
Saturday 22nd March 2014 at 2pm at the Barley Lane Primary School,
Huxley Drive, Chadwell Heath, Romford Essex RM6 4RJ. All members should have received a copy of
the Agenda and their Yearbook. Please
note that this venue does not allow dogs.
On Satuday 1st March the SGHC held their
Limited Show at the Steventon Village Hall.
Judging us was Maya Monk-Schenk.
For a change, after the rains we have endured, their year, it was nice
to be blessed with a sunny day. The
entry for the show was not good but comparatively the same as the previous
show. Catering was provided by the
Committee and Club members and was extremely good and very reasonable priced. After the judging we all sat around and
our stuffed jacket potatoes and salad.
As a general member of the Club I would like to thank the Committee who
were ably assisted by Sheila Stoneman and Pauline Spilsted for providing it. Pauline and Don Everton manned the raffle
I understand that they had a profitable day.
Daphne and Tony Parnham were in attendance assisting with the Welfare
Stall and handing the reigns back over to the Welfare as they, after a very
long time, will no longer be running it at the club shows. After the judging a presentation was made to
Daphne for her hard work, on the Welfare Stand, by the Committee on behalf of
the members of the SGHC. Best Bitch and Best in Show was Sue Bounds Alsahra
Lalana (smooth) and Best Smooth in Show with the Res Best in Show to our own
and Rosemary Redfern’s Kasaque Paloma. Best dog and Best of Opposite Sex went to
Clair Chryssolor’s Anasazi Malt Whiskey with the Res Best Dog to Liz Stephen’s
Alsahra Aslam Bedu. Best Puppy was Kathy
& Martin Webb and Sybelle Benoit’s newly imported smooth Mouniir Har Kala
Rachi (imp Bel). Best Veteran went to Pauline Spilsted’s Jeshins Dynamic Diva.
Well, another Crufts
has come and gone. We did not arrive
early but around 10am but were pleasantly surprised when we sailed into the
West Car park and evenly more surprised on a Friday evening when we sailed out
and home. Perhaps Crufts has found away
around the four hours wait to exited the car parks. Judging us at Crufts was Elaine Stanmore
(Altaya Salukis). She chose for her Best
of Breed and Dog CC Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeannette &
Alan Glaister & Mary Parker. I
understand he was short listed in the Hound Group.The RDCC went to Lisa and
John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW. BCC went to Denise Garratt, Sue Oakey and
Karen Smith’s Ch Caryna Meilichia with the RBCC to Anasha Al Noushararin (imp
Aus) Sh CM owned by Diane Layton. Best
Puppy was Brian Mansell and Joss Duddell’s Fernlark Schussboomer. Well done all!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 28TH
Christine Ormsby has contacted us to inform everyone that she is moving
house. She loved where she was living in
the beautiful Cotswolds but has decided at 90 years of age it is a good time
for her, to move nearer to her family.
Her new address is 2 Morgan Courts, Station Road, Petworth, W.
Sussex. GU28 0FE. Chris does not know what her telephone number
will be but as soon as she does we will put it in the Breed Notes. She does not want to loose contact with her
Saluki friends and hopes to attend a show or two to meet up with everyone. We wish Chris all the happiness in her new
home and environment.
Congratulations to Kevin Carter and Christine
Harrison on the
announcement of their engagement.
Ann Birrell has sent the following: “ First of all, many thanks to our breed notes
contributors for their most comprehensive and interesting notes each week ,
however I was horrified to read in the saluki notes this week that the Saluki
winner at Westminster was called Ladyhawk Guiness the Menace of Tazi.
TAZI has been my registered prefix since 1981 – and I strongly object to
a kennel from overseas using my name. I remonstrated with this kennel
when it first came to my notice years ago and understood that they had changed
it slightly. Please ensure that Saluki people everywhere understand that
this hound with excessive ear featherings (anathema to a past coursing
enthusiast) and has absolutely NOTHING to do with Ann Birrell of TAZI
salukis. I am very proud of my TAZI prefix and it now applies to my whippets as
This is not the first time this has happened as I have previously
noticed that one of the kennels in Norway is called ‘Yazid’. As these kennel names are outside of the KC
juristriction, therefore there is little that
can be done, to stop them using our kennel names. Maybe they will say they had them first and
we copied them.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the SGHC Limited Show on Saturday
1st March at Steventon Village Hall.
Judging will start at 10am.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENNDING 21ST
Last Monday we watched the live screening of Westminster Dog Show. How they managed to pull it off showing every
breed digitally is quite beyond my comprehension. The
judge for Salukis was Mrs Pamela Peat. The entry was
19 but there definitely were
quite a few absentees which I understand was due to difficult weather
conditions. The BOB winner was GHC
Ladyhawk Guinness The Menace of Tazi. To
give him credit he had the longest ear feathering that I have ever seen on a
Saluki. Best of Opposite Sex was Ch
Takara The Time is Now.
In reference to that show Clair
Chryssolor has informed us that the puppies of her Ch Tadj Mahal Emranilzan
continue to do well. The sister of her
Gemini Jeu E’Espirit for Anasaz, namely Julia, won Best in Specialty in New
York at the Empire Saluki Club. At
Westminster she won Select Bitch. She is
owned and was bred by Cathy Diener Farrell.
WEEKENDING14TH FEBRUARY 2014
Buckley has sent the following regarding the upcoming Limited Show: “The SGHC
Limited Show takes place at Steventon Village Hall, Nr Abingdon, Oxon on
Saturday 1st March 2014, under judge Maya Monk-Schenk, with an entry
of Dogs 30 dogs (33 entries) + 3 NFC
expecting to be in attendance, very similar to that of last year.
The ‘entries’ number is down on 2013 mainly due to the fact that colour classes
etc. were ceased which means very few second entries. Judging of dogs starts at
10.00am followed by bitches and it is hoped to stop for lunch close to 1.00pm
for a 45 minute break when members can get together for a chat.
at this show will be covered by club and committee members - Helen Williams
will give full details.
Club raffle will be run as usual by Pauline and Don Everton and Saluki Welfare
will be organised by Daphne Parnham and standing behind the stall on the day
will be Helena Haywood. Both stall
holders are always thankful to receive donations, so why not look out those
unwanted Christmas gifts from your cupboards and bring them along on the
day. If you need to get in touch my number on the day is 07933
committee look forward to welcoming you to the show and we wish everybody a
safe journey and an enjoyable dog showing experience at Steventon Village Hall.”
Committee of the SGHC will be providing catering at the show. There will be tea/coffee and cakes available
all day. At lunch we hope to sit down to
baked potatoes with fillings, salad and apple pie and cream for afters. The food will be very reasonable priced so we
hope everyone will join in. Any
questions regarding catering please contact Michael Williams on 01635 268269 or
email email@example.com. The Committee would be most appreciative if
everyone could bring along a cake to sell on the day.
had just received the final edition of the Breed Records Supplements for
2013. There were 5 new litters (30
puppies) registered with the KC between October to December 2013. Of those there are only two names I
recognize, Mr S Ham & Mrs A Ham had a litter of 4 and Ms C Harrison had a
litter of 8. Four new importations:
Khalils Cressida-Classicus from Sweden owned by Mary Parker. Sundara’s Ayla of De Sabbia from USA owned
by Mesdames J Cotterill, J Pyatt and M Haag. Ulmarra Moet and Chandon from
Ireland owned by Mrs K Hardinson and
finally Ulmarra Veuve Clicquot at Cilmalaigh also imported from Ireland owned
by Mrs L Sinclair. Two new Champions
confirmed, Chisobee Cerenarian and Fernlark Drambuie. Junior Warrants were achieved by Fernlark
Elswavo and Jasdine of Canerikie. Show
Certificates of Merit went to Anasha Al Noushafarin and Classicus Conway.
2013 there were three Salukis exported.
One went to Israel, another to Canada and a third to Netherlands. Obviously there have been a considerable more
Saluki imports. Our registrations for
2012 was 150 while 2013 the registrations have dropped to 95. Worrying statistics especially as many of
these dogs were bred by “fringed breeders”.
Faber planned to travel to Jasper, Canada for a family wedding last week. I spoke to her on Thursday
and she said she
did not feel well and thought she might be coming down with a cold. That cold turned out to be pneumonia and
Buzz had to cancel her travel plans. She
has not been having a good time. Buzz
did say she had an open ticket so plans to visit the family next summer. We wish her a speedy recovery.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 7TH FEBRUARY 2014.
Last week, at just about
this time I sat down to write the Breed Notes when there we a huge bang from
somewhere outside our house. At that
moment it was not raining but the weather forecast was for the usual rains and
wind. I put my coat on, went out to
check what was happening and saw two cars that had stopped in a lay-by nearby. The drivers informed me that there had
an electrical shower with sparks going everywhere then the bang. The after mass was, no electricity for that
day and part of the next, hence no Breed Notes.
The Northern Saluki Club
will be holding their Championship show on Sunday 27th April at
Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, Near Chesterfield Drby
S45 9LX. Judging will be Mrs Helen
Graham (Daxlore). Entries close on
Friday 28th March and schedules can be obtained from the Hon Sec
Andrew Sharp on tel 01274 564840 or through www.dog.biz
where on line entries will be taken.
SGHC will be holding their
Limited Breed Show on Saturday 1st March at Steventon Village Hall,
The Green, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6AA.
Judging is Mrs Maya Monk-Schenk.
Annette Buckley has kindly sent me the entry for this show which is 29
dogs with 32 entries and 3 NFC. Closer
to the date of the show I will include information regarding catering.
has sent me the following: “I have been asked by John Hudson, Hon. Secretary if
I would reconsider and do the Saluki Calendar for one more year. I must
admit that I do enjoy putting the calendar together, I just felt that maybe it
needed fresh eyes. This years’ calendar is almost sold out, so maybe I
got it wrong and members and friends do support and appreciate what is
things do go wrong and I was under criticism for getting the date wrong for LKA
last year. I write to all Show Managers and Secretaries asking them
to check details that are listed at the bottom of a letter and return to me in
a stamped addressed envelope. Details are entered, checked and then proof
read. The date was wrong on my letter, but it has been confirmed as
correct by the LKA. Errors do happen. Also sometimes dates are
changed like our own Limited Show this year, after we go to print.
So I have
put my calendar hat on again and I am now thinking of photos for 2015.
The annual Photographic Competition will be held at the Open Show
at Digswell on Sunday 15th June. Entries are FREE and you
may enter as many photographs as you wish. Photographs should be no
larger than A5 (6x8”). They may be in black and white or colour and
should be of a reproducible quality. Entries should have a SAE for
their safe return.
send your entries to arrive no later than Friday 6th June to: Brendan
G Austin, 103 Vicarage Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex. TW16 7QB. Entries
may be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org (jpeg
image preferred), and they will be printed for you. Please note that
all photographs and their details are shredded after the competition.
Please include any information about the photograph, names of dogs when
and where it was taken - anything that might be of interest, bearing in mind
calendar will be available at the Championship Show in October or by post or on
eBay (search Saluki Calendar).
would like to take over from me then please contact me on 01932 788040 and I
can give an insight as to what is involved or speak to John Hudson.”
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 24TH JANUARY 2014.
Sadly we have received the following from Ann Shimmin “
At 1.30 pm yesterday Paul found Flash (Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman
med Cranstal) lying dead in the paddock when he went out to
collect the two boys at the end of their daily lunchtime
exercise. He looked as if he were sleeping. Flash would
have been 6 on 10th March. Faris and Flash had only been
out for about 15 minutes because the weather was damp and rather
We had walked the dogs in the morning for our usual 3 1/2 miles, they
came home and Flash was then playing with Noor and Tiisi whilst they waited for
their breakfasts. After breakfast they all had their usual mid-morning
sleep and then at lunchtime the bitches were put out in the paddock for their
run - followed by the dogs. (We have not been running them all together as
we felt that four adult salukis might all get a bit rough with Noor - not that
she cared!) Let off his lead at the paddock gate Flash hurtled off round
the paddock looking for cats (as usual) and Paul then left Flash and Faris
together whilst he came in and had a shave as we were going out in the
afternoon. On returning to collect the boys from the paddock he
discovered Flash lying dead in the middle of the paddock.
We have had a PM done and Karl our vet (who has specialised in heart vet work)
has said that at this time he is 90% certain that it is heart arrhythmia that
has caused Flash's death. From the PM all his organs are the organs of a
completely normal and healthy dog - in every way. However because of the
speed with which he died and the circumstances of his death - combined
with what Karl knows about heart function - Karl is of the conclusion that
heart arrhythmia has been responsible for his death If this alters in any
way we will not hesitate to make it known. We just cannot
believe that this has happened to such a downright healthy dog whose only
visits to the vet over the last five years have been for a couple of
tummy upsets plus his annual inoculations. Flash just did not 'do'
anything other than healthy and very, very active.
Paul and I cannot believe that our golden
clown is not asleep in the kitchen - just waiting for someone to make the
mistake of leaving food unattended!! He was such a lovely and loving boy
in every way - who of course did more than we could have wished for in the show
ring as well. Perhaps the golden ones are those who do get taken
first. He had just about everything going for him that anyone could wish
for from any dog. I would not sacrifice one minute spent with him for
anything - just wish that there had been so many, many more of them.”
Our first Championship with CCs for 2014 was
held last Thursday. Judging us was
Graham Hill. BOB, DCC and Hound Group 1
was Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeannette & Alan Glaister and
Mary Parker with the RDCC to John & Lisa Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan. BCC went to John & Lisa Hudson’s
Kiyan JW. BRCC Jocelyn Duddell &
Brian Mansell’s Jasmine of Canerikie (imp)
Best Puppy was Fernlark Bottoms Up At
Yesterday the SGHC held a teaching and
assessment seminar. There was a good
attendance of 25 people whom were all handed a folder with papers related to
the seminar and judging salukis upon arrival. The day started with a talk and a
power point presentation on the history of the breed and the standard by Diana
Allan and Jenny Macro. After there was another
power point presentation by Karen Fisher on colours of the breed and what is
not acceptable. After lunch Peter
Yardley gave a talk on Saluki movement. Then we were split into two groups, one
was for the 8 candidates that were being assests and the remainder worked with
a mentor going over a dog. Their final challenge
was to write a critique about the dog that had just assest We have received a few favourable comments
today so hopefully the day was interesting and informative.
NOTES WEEKENDING 17TH JANUARY 2014
We have just received a very sad message from Pia
Carnell to say her 17 year old son Augustine was killed on New Years day in a road traffic accident. We use to see Augustine
and his two sisters at shows about 5 or 6 years ago. They have two Salukis bred by Jan Banyard His funeral
will be held at Rochester Cathedral on 23rd January at 9.30am followed by a reception at the Corn-exchange.
Further to my information of last week, regarding top winners of 2013, I have head
from Lisa and John Hudson that their Ch Kasra Tahira Glenoak JW was the top winning Brood Bitch. Ch Glenoak Kira – 5CCs, 1RCC, 1BoB,Ch Glenoak Kamala JW –
2CCs, 1RCC, 1BoB, Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW – 1CC, 1RCC, 1BoB, Ch Glenoak Jabari JW – 1CC, Glenoak Jazmyn JW –
1CC, Glenoak Kalima – 1RCC.
Yesterday Boston Championship Show was held.
We do not have CCs but we do have classes and judging our classes was Anji Jackson-Main. Her BB, BOB was Clair Chryssolor’s
Gemini Jeu D’Esprit for Anasazi (imp) Sh CM with RBB and BP to Joselyn Duddell & Bryan Mansell’s Fernlark
Schussboomer. BD went to the Ham, Bockman-Chato & Ross Elliott partnership’s Ch Baghdad Karim(imp) Sh CM with
RBD to Clair Chryssolor’s Anasazi Whiskey Sh CM. Well done all
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 4TH
Happy New Year to you and
your hounds. As the deadlines
the notes have varied over the holiday period I am not sure when these
notes will actually be published. A reminder
that membership subs are due for the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club and
the Northern Saluki Club. Also as we do not get schedules through
the post any more, here is another reminder to enter Crufts if you
intend to go.
We have received some
good news from Andrea Ireson, she and
her partner Dave Claridge have become engaged over the holidays. We
wish them the very best of luck for the future.
Brendan Austin has sent the
following: “Many thanks for those who have supported the Saluki 2014 Calendar.
If anyone is still looking for a copy then please contact Brendan Austin
on 01932 788 040. There are still a few copies left. Please send a
cheque made out to SGHC for £9.50 per copy or £23.00 for three copies inc. UK p&p
to; Brendan G Austin, 103 Vicarage Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex
I am posting a short summery
of the breeds top winners for the 2013 year, (if I missed
something out please contact me and I will be happy to include it in the
upcoming Breed Notes).
Top Saluki was Ch Classicus
Cassander JW ShCM handled by Jeannette Glaister, owned by Jeannette and Alan
Glaister and Mary Parker. (Mary being also being his breeder). He
became a Champion at Crufts with BOB, he went on to get BOB and Group 4
at Hound Assoication of Scotland, CC at Birmingham National, BOB and Group 3 at
Scottish Kennel Club, CC at Southern Counties, BOB Blackpool, BOB and Group 2
City of Birmingham, BOB and Group 2 Darlington, BOB and Group 1 LKA, along with
the RCC from Manchester, Northern Saluki Club, Hound Association, Richmond
and Driffield. He remained throughout the year Top Saluki in the UK,
finishing joint 3rd Hound with fairly limited showing.
Top Breeders were Hudson
making up three new Champions this year all with multiple CCS. They are
Lisa & Dr John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW, Ch Glenoak Kamala JW
and Sheryl Steer’s Ch Glenoak Kira of Fernlark.
Top Puppy went
to Ann & Paul Shimmin with their Swedish import
Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal. No mean feat when you live in the Isle of
In the holiday post we
received from the Kennel Club a letter dated 23rd December to
state that starting January 1st 2014 the rules regarding the
Assured Breeders membership has been changed. (Not so long ago known as
the Accredited breeders scheme) To summarize the letter, the Assured
Breeders Scheme is now in two tiers, one Annual full Membership which will
change from the existing £10.00 per annum to £30.00 which will increase
to £45.00 then £60.00. This will include an assessment visit every 3
years. Just for information we have been in the scheme for quite a few
years and have never been contacted regarding a visit.
The second option is Annual
Associate Membership which is exclusively offered to existing members who breed
infrequently (perhaps less then every 3 years) As an existing member you
may opt to remain as an Associate Member and pay an annual fee of £12.00 plus
an inspection fee of £167.00 when you decide to breed your next litter.
Upon successful completion of this assessment they will provide a UKAS
Certification for the following three years.
We have Salukis and (we’d
like to think) are now ‘authorities’ in our breed and
are in the position to help newcomers with their questions and
problems and whilst we may not know all the answers we will try
and find out all we can and report back.
Having spent many an hour
researching suitable stud dogs we are happy to travel many miles including
overseas to use what we hope will be a suitable male with all the health, temperament
and breed qualities we desire and then when it comes to selling our treasured
puppies they depart with a puppy packs including diet
sheets, medical records and information on Breed specific items like reading
material and clubs; plus other activities which can be pursued
with salukis. Plus starter food packs and our puppies are tattooed
before leaving us.
If the KC inspects our
property, which we have no problem with, they see we have
Salukis and they will pass us, then we instantly become
accredited as Assured breeders for all other breeds without requiring
any knowledge of other breeds. In fact in reality we actually do not require to
have any knowledge of salukis either, just as long as we produce the paperwork
the KC expect a puppy owner to be given and arrange any health checks that
might be relevant with our breeding stock (none currently in our breed). The
scheme simply requires that we have premises deemed suitable for breeding dogs
and can provide what they perceive to be a suitable standard of
husbandry. The fact that the conditions and permissions are not
breed specific is something we have always had a problem with. In the eyes
of the KC someone who has bred 5 litters in a breed is now considered an
experienced breeder, an assumption that could mislead the public into thinking
that a breeder has much knowledge of the breed they are selling whereas the
fact is they may definitely not. There are some kennels with 50
or 60 breeding bitches who are producing puppies all the time of
more than one breed, how, for example, can these breeders be providing the
socialisation that the KC says it aspires breeders to provide….let alone good
husbandry? Fortunately this is not the type of conditions most
Saluki puppies result from in this country and hopefully
never will be. If anyone was in that position we would refer to them
as “puppy farmers” and would hope the Kennel Club would not be
advocating such dwellings. With the new guidelines the KC
have presented in their letter it reads to me that rather than
addressing breed specific knowledge (perhaps that one should attend seminar/s
on each breed they want to breed and that accreditation should only apply to
those breeds where it is obvious the breeder has made the effort to gain some
knowledge and insight). Instead they are at serious risk
of encouraging the uneducated mass production of
puppies, which is contrary to the ethos the Kennel Club was established
for, with kennels full of puppies of different breeds. Though hopefully in
their case not the squalid establishments that these large scale
puppy producers are known for, but perhaps with little knowledge of
whether their dogs fulfil breed standards as well as care, the health,
socialisation, puppy pack requirements etc.
Personally we want no part of this
new scheme and will disregard it as conscious breeders and
Salukiphiles as we already operate ‘best practice’
and have far more to offer potential saluki puppy
owners than a piece of paper with UKAS Certification written on
There is an
e-petition now being circulate that states: “Pet Theft - Tougher Penalites to
Deter. Responsible department: Home OfficeTo
introduce a Pet Theft Law.We want stronger and tougher pet theft legislation to
increase the punishment to those involved in the theft of a dog, cat, rabbit,
aviary-bird or horse.
We want pets and horses to be legally regarded as living members of the family
and not as objects or property. We want to see pet theft punishment set
somewhere between kidnapping and the theft of property or an object. The
personal value of a pet is much higher than its saleable value and the law
needs to reflect this.We want a mandatory prison sentence punishment for anyone
who steals pets with the purpose of extracting a ransom, or seeking reward for
the safe return of those animals, or with the intention of harming it or with
the intention of not returning it to its rightful owner (unless they can prove
that the animal was removed for good reason).We want police and courts to have
tougher and stronger powers and to prioritise the theft of pets over the theft
of objects. The address to sign this is
BREED NOTES 18th December 2013
We had planned to attend LKA but as I was unwell we did
not make it. I see from the on line
results that there will many absentees, to be exact I think I counted 20. I have heard a few reports about the new
arrangements at the NEC and a couple of people have said that the location is
quite far from the train station. With
£10.00 car park charges at NEC, and I know this is out of the hands of LKA,
taking the train is a sensible option.
In time all the little wrinkles of
relocation will be smoothed out. Judging
us was Mrs Zola Rawson. BCC, BOB and a
whopping Hound Group 1 was Jeanette and Alan Glaister and Mary Parker’s Ch
Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM with the RDCC to Nicola Quadling’s Kasra Zebadiya
at Malenkhai. BCC for her first CC as I
believe she is new in the country is Jeanette Cotterill, Jayne Pyatt &
Michelle Haag’s Am Ch Sundara’ Ayla of de Sabia (imp) . She was born on 13th
May 2009. She was bred by Michelle &
Michael Laflamme Haag. RBCC went to
Denise & Ian Rogers Labakan Lacrox.
Best Puppy was Sherys Steer’s Fernlark Schussboomer and Best Veteran was
Tasia Emilia at Sivendra. Best Breeders
Shimmin has sent me the following: “I would be grateful if you
could arrange through the Breed Notes to pass on to everyone my
thanks for the most lovely surprise gift of the lovely saluki
head that was presented to me at LKA at the finish of my time as
Newsletter Editor. It was totally unexpected and all the more delightful
because of that. Caroline Owen has done the most wonderful piece of
work and I am certain that she must have been looking at a photo of Noor when
she did it as the head study looks just as glamorous as I
am hoping that Noor might look as an adult saluki.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
has supported my efforts as editor. I have had a lot of
satisfaction from each finished Newsletter especially when taking
into account the subjects that have been covered - and on which a
variety of people have willingly contributed over the last five
years. I am now really looking forward to reading the April
2014 Newsletter - my thoughts are with you Vicky-ann.”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20TH
Schedules for the 2014 Members Limited Single Breed Show of the SGHC
have now been posted. It will be held on
Saturday 1st March 2014 at Steventon Village Hall, Steventon Oxon
OX13 6AA. The SGHC Committee will be
organising the Shows until a new Show Manager comes forward. One of the main Committee
members will take control of each Show assisted by a 'Working Party', which we hope will be made up of Committee
Members and Club Members living local to the venue. Kathy Webb is heading
up the Limited Show, so if anyone has any queries please ring her on 01737 353279 or email
email@example.com. Any offers of help
would be much appreciated. In regard to the show, at this point in time
there are no sponsors for the forthcoming shows, so the Club would appreciate
help securing such. They are also looking for rosette donations, or any
other contributions which would be most welcomed.
In the schedule there was a typographical error regarding the Special Yearling
class, the definition of classes should read for dogs of 6 calendar months and not exceeding 24 calendar
months of age on the first day of the Show.
Please take note of this when entering the show.
Happy Birthday wishes to Chris Ormsby and Viv Davies for their 90th.
Not far behind is Beryl Payne who will
be celebrating her 90th in 2014.
Marie & Nick Bryce-Smith have asked me to pass on holiday greetings
to everyone. Unfortunately Marie had a
fall last week, breaking her right wrist so there will not be any cards this
Michael and I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Personally we are really looking forward
relaxing break and the end of the constant adverts on the television reminding
us that we need to shop, shop, shop.
Any news please let me know and I will print it as long as it is
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 13TH DECEMBER2013.
seems very quiet in the Saluki World at this time which accounts for the lack
of breed notes last week. The deadline
for articles in the Club magazine has been extended to the end of the month and
the first week in January for adverts.
The person to contact is Kathy Webb on 01737 353279. Kathy is the care taker editor until a new
one is appointed. Anyone who is interested in editing the magazine should
contact Kathy at the above number or the Club Secretary, John Hudson. While we are on the subject we still need a
show manager, new Hon Secretary after the AGM, next March, plus someone to
compile the annual calendar. For further
information please contact the Secretary,
John Hudson on 01954 230016 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SGHC Committee will be running the Limited Show this
year. Judging will be Mrs Maya Monk-Schenk.
It will be held on Saturday 1st March 2014 at Steventon
Village Hall, Steventon, Abington, Oxfordshire OX13 6AA. If you are a paid up
member of the Club and have not received a schedule please contact John
There are still a few places available for the Seminar
which will be held at Steventon Village Hall, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxon on 18th
January commencing at 10am. The am
session will include historical presentation by Diana Allan, instruction and
the understanding of our breed standard will be Jenny Macro and a talk entitled
Traditional Colours and Coat Patterns by Karen Fisher.
In the afternoon there will be assessments for A3
list and a chance in small groups for
hands on experience and open discussion with a tudor..
Attendance and Judging assessment Certificates will be
issued. For further information please
contact Kathy Webb on 01737 353279 or email email@example.com
or Michael Williams 01635 268269 email firstname.lastname@example.org
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 28TH NOVEMBER 2013.
It is always
difficult to report the death of a
Saluki, especially when only 5 years
old. Tragically, Buzz
Faber has had to say goodbye
to her beloved Gina (Ch, Ir Ch Sufeina Zarita) A couple of years ago Buzz noticed a lump
on Gina and rushed her to the vets where it was removed and they were very
hopeful that it would be a one off. Buzz monitored Gina carefully and the
vets had just given her a clean bill of health when they noticed her stomach
swelling. There was little the vets could do for her, so they decided the
kindest thing was to put her to sleep. I know Buzz was extremely attached to Gina
and also hoped she might have a litter of puppies from her, sadly this will never
The British Boxer Club is promoting
heart testing at their open show on the 1stDecember 2013. The heart
testing will be carried out by cardiologist Dan Andrews and is available
to all breeds at a cost of £15 per dog (registration documents
are required). The show will be from 10-2pm and held at Steventon
Village Hall, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AA.
To make an appointment, please
contact Amanda Jinks on 01728 454423. Alternatively, you can contact the show
secretary Marion Seeney on 01235835207. Please do not hesitate to contact them
for further information.
Jackson-Main has sent the following regarding Discover Dogs:
“This year was very successful with a steady flow of interested visitors.
The visual aspect of
the stall is developing very nicely. This year we applied for a corner space
which was very successful, the decoration is slowly coming together, the boards
that Ken had made of photographic descriptions of the Salukis.
The first board contains a general description of the breed. Next is
information about the Sarona Kennels with pictures of Kelb. The next to last one is of Florence Amhurst
with her Salukis and lastly a Jacqiui Jones picture with more information and
old archieves photos. To cover the back wall we have some beautiful
material called moulid which is Egyptian. This is
in geometric patterns and is covered in sequins, they are about 6' x 6' we use
one to cover the back wall and others we draped down to cover the metalbars.
Next year we hope to use some of the material to run along the top area. And of
course we have added a camel saddle hanging.
Fortunately this year we have new leaflets
beautifully designed by Diana
Duckenfield. It looked interesting and professional. We recognised many
visitors who come back each year. Many have Saluki crosses who are absolutely
delighted to see a real Saluki, some are Saluki owners from years ago and many
have a Saluki from the welfare. The dogs were well behaved, although it is a
demanding day for them. We had a very good assortment of colours, but we did
have a number of requests to see a smooth Saluki so we are putting out a call
for any smooth Saluki owners who would like to do Discover Dogs 2014 to get in
touch. Our thanks go to Nicola Quadling, Brendan Austin, Pete Jackson-Main,
Tania Stevens and Craig, Anne Redway and canines, who helped to make it a successful weekend.
If you would like to help next year contact
Anji on 07717724257.
have had a very successful trip to Belgium last weekend. Luke Johnston has passed on that at the
Belgian Sighthound Speciality, Rafi (Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark JW won the
CAC and Kirman Dafnia won the RCAC. At
the Eurodogshow Rafi won the CAC and the CACIB.
Sounds like a very successful trip.
bring to a close the Clubs 90th Year Celebrations we will be holding a Breed Specific
Seminar. It will take place at Steventon Village Hall on 18th January
2014 commencing at 10.00a.m.
This will include an historical presentation by
Diana Allan, instruction and the understanding of our breed standardby Jenny
Macro and a talk entitled ‘Traditional
colours and coat patterns’ by Karen Fisher.
In the Afternoon:-
1. There is the opportunity for assessment to be
included on our judging list. (Places limited and must be pre-booked)
2. The chance in small groups for hands on
experience and open discussion with tutor.
Come along and learn a more about our beloved
salukis, this seminar is not only for judging purposes. It does not matter how
long you have been in the breed there is always something more to learn. Join
us and increase your knowledge of the breed in an informal way.
Attendance and Judging Assessment Certificates
Tickets, including coffee on arrival, 2 course hot
lunch and tea with cake before leaving.
Cost per person - £25.00 or £20.00 for SGHC
Members. Extra £5.00 for Judging Assessment.
For further information or to book a place contact:
Michael Williams email@example.com
or 01635 268269
Kathy Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01737 353279
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 15TH NOVEMBER 2013
Saluki Calendar for 2014 is now available from email@example.com telephone
01932 788040. Single copies £9.50 Three copies £23.00.inc UK P&P
Please send a cheque made out to SGHC to: Brendan G Austin,
103 Vicarage Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex. TW16
I received the Breed Record Supplement for Autumn 2013. There were 3 litters registered making 20
puppies. The breeders were Mr F
Loveridge, Miss E Price and Ms S A Steer.
There was 1 importation, namely Shokran Al Shamam. It’s origin was Republic of Ireland owned by
Ms Y Fox. There was 1 export or rather a
Dutch dog returning to Netherlands. Two
Champions were confirmed and they are Mary Parker’s Classicus Concorrdia and
Sheryl Steer, Lorraine& John Fitzgerald’s Gloak Kira of Fernlark.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 8TH NOVEMBER 2013
Sunday the SGHC
held their Open Show in conjunction with Saluki Welfare. Usually we hold our Championship Show at this
time, but as this was the 90th Anniversary Year we exchanged dates
with the Open Show which is usually held in the summer. Considering it was a Club Open Show and not
the champ show, there was quite a good support with an entry of 88. I see from below that the profit from the entry
at the Companion Show was £53.00 which did include some Whippets and probably
some of the dogs from the Open Show. It is a pity that more of the welfare dogs
were unable to attend. As we were in the
large hall at the Kennel Club building, at no time did we feel crowded, perhaps
in this instance it would have been more cost affective to the Club, at this
difficult economic time, to have held the event in the smaller hall. Catering was supplied, by outside caterers
and they seemed to be selling masses of chips and bacon baps, plus coffees and
show was opened by
the President of the Club, Marie Bryce-Smith who asked us to stand for a minutes
silence for Sonia Lambrinudi of Geldara Salukis who recently died in her 90th
year. Sonia bred some extremely beautiful Salukis during her showing days. They
were very much based on the Burydown line. During the lunch break the committee
of the 90th Anniversary Year were called into the ring and presented
with gifts as a token of thanks for all their hard work during this past
Magazine stand was doing a brisk business.
I understand they donated some of their anniversary mugs to the
Companion Show and Junior Handling, so now have none left. Also the commemorative bone china mugs have now
sold out, the last few being sold on the magazine table. During lunch we stopped to raise our glasses
and partake of a special cake thanking Karen Fisher for her ten years of hard
work as the editor of “The Saluki”. There is no doubt under her editorship the
magazine has gone from strength to strength.
Webb has now sent most of the magazines off but if you have not received on or
would like to order one please contact Kathy on 01737 353279.
Allan oversaw the
final ‘90th Anniversary Silent Auction’ with the celebratory year
now drawing to a close I believe all the
items are now sold and in addition to all the other funds Diana has raised by
her silent auctions, she has now added another £281.00. We thank Diana for all her hard work on
behalf of the Club.
Judges for the Open Show were Liz McKnight,
dogs, Maggie Holder bitches with Colin Wells Referee. The results are Best Dog
and Best of Breed to Annette and Bryan Buckley’s Hislome’s Kareef (imp Swe)
from the Junior Class. Best Puppy Dog, Best of Opposite Sex Puppy and Reserve
Best Dog was Marie Bryce-Smith’s Kasaque Ra Frankel Of Saruk. Best Bitch went to
Clair Chryssolor’s Gemini Jeu
D’Esprit for Anasazi Sh CM (imp USA) with reserve Best Bitch to Fernlark
Despina of Canerikie owned by Joss Duddell and Bryan Mansell Best Puppy was Sheryl
Schussboomer and Best Veteran in Show was Kathy Webbs’ Ch Al Caliphs
Daphne Parnham has
sent the following note regarding the Welfare stall: “Please could you thank
everyone who supported the Welfare stall and the Companion Dog Show at the SGHC
Open Show. The Welfare stall made a £260.00 and the Stalls, musical Mats and
Companion Dog Show made a profit of £53 plus a large donation given to us by
one of the Welfare owners. We would like to thank everyone who joined in
the fancy dress and made a fitting end to the Companion dog Show.”
Sec on SGHC has sent the following regarding the KCs National Education
and Training Month (November 2013)
Conformation and Movement Seminars
Saturday 9th November in Fife
Sunday 17th November in Builth Wells and Maidstone
Saturday 23rd November at Newark Showground
Saturday 30th November in Exeter
This seminar is aimed at all those who wish to develop
knowledge, skills and confidence in their understanding of key aspects of
Conformation, Structure and Movement. It complements the Points of the Dog
assessment and is aimed at all those involved in exhibiting and judging and in
particular those who aspire to give Challenge Certificates. A Kennel Club
attendance certificate will be presented at the end of the seminar.
Points of the Dog assessments
Sunday 17th November in Builth Wells and Maidstone
Saturday 23rd and 24th November at Newark Showground
Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar (KC Rules and
Sunday 10th November in Wishaw
Saturday 16th November in Builth Wells and Maidstone
Sunday 24th November at Newark Showground
Sunday 1st December in Exeter
This seminar focuses on providing the essential knowledge and
understanding of Kennel Club Rules and Regulations and Ring Procedure. It is
for those who wish to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in their
understanding of key aspects of Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. It is aimed
at all those involved in exhibiting and judging and in particular those who
aspire to award Challenge Certificates. An examination paper on Requirements of
a Dog Show Judge follows this seminar for those wishing to award CCs.
Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is a requirement for the
first time CC questionnaire.
Managing a Dog Society
Saturday 9th November at the Scottish Kennel Club
Satrurday 16th November in Builth Wells and Maidstone
Saturday 23rd November at Newark Showground
Saturday 30th November in Exeter
This seminar focuses on best practice guidelines as published
in the Manual for Kennel Club Registered Societies. It looks at the effective
management of a club/society through the committee working as a team. The
seminar is designed to assist existing and potential new officers and committee
members or those who might be interested in being involved in Dog Societies.
Seminar delegates will:
Gain an understanding of the roles and
responsibilities of all interested parties:
o The Kennel Club
o Members of the Society
o General Public
Show Management Seminars
Sunday 10th November at the Scottish Kennel Club
Sunday 17th November in Builth Wells
Sunday 24th November at Newark Showground
Sunday 1st December in Exeter
The main focus is on Show Planning and Administration,
covering the sequence of events required from 18 months prior to the show, what
is required at the show to what is required after the show. All the most up to
date information, legislation and Kennel Club Rules and Regulations are
included in this seminar.
This one-day seminar is primarily aimed at those who will have
a role to play in the organisation of Kennel Club registered societies shows
and events. Delegates may include those elected as show officials of Breed Club
For more information and to secure a place please contact
Joanna Howe, Canine Activities, Education and Training Specialist on 0844 4633
980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
-The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be holding a breed
dedicated seminar and breed assessment seminar on 18TH January at
Steventon Village Hall. There will be
further information on the Saluki web site and in newsletter. For early reservations please contact
Williams on 01635 268269 or email@example.com
or Kathy web on 01737 353279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And lastly Midland Counties Championship
Show was held on
the Thursday prior to the Open Show.
Generally speaking the show was most interesting as we were scheduled
with the Pastoral Breeds. It was great fun seeing the breeds we rarely get to
see. My hat goes off to the Committee of
Midland Counties as they had work very hard to decorate the rather dreary
interior of the Stafford Agricultural Hall with photos of past Best in Show
winners. Pauline Everton the judge for
the Salukis on the day mentioned to me later that their hospitality was most
wonderful to the judges.
BCC, BOB & Hound Group 3 was Ch
Glenoak Kira of
Fernlark owned by Sheryl Steer and Lorraine & John Fitzgerald with RBCC to
Liz Metcalfe and Martin Green’s Tasia Zemar My Maria. DCC was Ch Jorgenjo
Mirzam of Fernlark owned by the Steer, Fitzgerald and Johnston partnership with
RDCC to Peggy Postma’s Glenoak Kalima.
Best Puppy was Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk owned by Marie Bryce-Smith
and Best Breeders Group Steer. Well done
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 18TH
Austin has sent the following:
final touches have been put to our Open Show and Saluki Welfare Day on
Sunday the 27th October. It is being held with kind permission
of The Kennel Club at the Kennel Club’s Building, East Hall, Stoneleigh,
Warwickshire. Even if you have not entered, it would be nice to see you
on the day. You can still bring your dogs and enter them as Not for Competition
on the day at the Show Manager's table or enter them into the Companion
entries have now closed for the Open Show and I am happy to report that our
judges, Liz McKnight and Maggie Holder have 88 dogs with 125 entries, plus 17
entries for the Special Classes including Junior Handling and our new Special
Awards Champion Class. Our Referee is Colin Wells and we look forward to
welcoming them all. The show will open at 9.00am and
judging for the Open Show will begin
with the dogs at 10.00amfollowed by the bitches. There will be a
lunch break. The Companion Show will start at 11.00am. There will be
two rings running simultaneously.
the lunch break there will be Special Awards Champions Class, being judged
by Elaine Rushton, Junior Handling and a special game of Musical Mats
– think Musical Chairs but for dogs (with handlers). This is always great
fun and we do hope that everyone will join in.
Companion Show Ring there will be Pedigree Classes, Any Variety in Puppy,
Sporting, Open and Veteran. There are also fun classes Most Handsome Dog,
Prettiest Bitch, Golden Oldie, The Odd Couple, Best Fancy Dressed, Best in Show
taken from Pedigree and Novelty classes and Best Overall Rescue. Entry for all
these classes is on the day at the Companion Show Table and is open to all
will be available all day. Teas, coffees and soft drinks together with
sandwiches, bacon rolls etc.; and there will also be hot lunches
available. You can of course bring your own pack lunch if you prefer.
will be Archive material on display, trade stands, ‘The Saluki’ magazine, the
Saluki Calendar, as well as Welfare Stalls and A Cake Stall (donations very
welcome please to Helena). There will be raffles and tombola; and a
Silent Auction on behalf of the 90th Celebration Fund; details
of the items are on www.salukiclub.co.uk
Grange will also be with us and they are sponsoring many of the prizes for both
shows. We do hope to see you
there and if you have any
questions please contact;
Brendan Austin, 01932 788 040 email@example.com
Nicola Quadling, 020 8590 8457 firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid Crane, 01725
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 11TH OCTOBER 2013
Anna and Ben Freegard on the safe arrival of their daughter Andromeda Hilary
who will be known as Mia.
She was born on 30th September on their first wedding anniversary.
has been filtering in about a Saluki World Congress in Australia, which will be
held around the beginning of April 2015.
This will be the 2nd World Congress, as the first one, was successfully
held in Finland, in 2008. I have gone to
their ‘facebook ‘ page and found the following:
“The Saluki World Congress 2015 in Sydney, will now officially
be hosted by the Sighthound Association and sponsored by Paula
Bockman-Chato. All financial
responsibility will be covered by fund
raising through the sale of Paula's Saluki art and memorabilia collection, so
please be generous with your bids when we start putting these items up on this
site. Payments can be made by Paypal. All monies go into the Saluki World
Congress 2015 account which is supervised by Rebecca Rafton, committee member
of the Congress committee. Any donations of artwork or items pertaining to
Salukis are greatly appreciated and will be noted in the Congress printed
We have chosen our
official venue for the Congress and due to space restraints we will only be
able to accommodate 200 participants. Reservations will start at the beginning
those who are
interested in the topics, that we will cover at the Congress, here are those
that are proposed:
pertinent to Salukis
Smooth vs Feathereds...”
Speakers are Monica Dahncke Roshanzamir will talk on Oriental
Manuscripts. Kathryn McKay will speak on
the history of the Saluki in Australia including significant exports and
They state: “With
overseas Sighthound Specialist Judges, two Sighthound Association Shows, their
individual Sighthound Breed Specialties and The Royal Easter Show, it should be
the largest collection of Sighthounds in Australia ever.”
about reporting this
show a little late but Michael and I have been catching the late summer rays in
Sicily. Judging at Driffield was Mrs
Adele Walton-Haddon. For BCC, BOB she
chose Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW with the RBCC to Denise
Garratt, Sue Oakey and Karen Smith’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM. DCC went to Jackie & Alan Bloomfield’s
Glenoak Jabari JW Sh CM (the Glenoaks seem to be having a very successful year)
with RDCC to Jeannette and Alan Glaister & Mary Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander
JW Sh CM. Best Puppy was Annette &
Brian Buckley’s Hisilome’s Kareef (imp).
Best Breeders, Hudsons
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEK ENDING 4TH OCTOBER 2013.
Hartley has sent the following article, written by Deborah Steele, regarding his (Fish and Chip) walk at Earby for Welfare.:
“What a fantastic day!
I could stop there but feel I should elaborate at least a little. David
had proposed that the walk would take place on the morning but due to heavy rainfall over the preceding few days he felt that
holding the classes before the dogs had walked would be the better option. This turned out to be a very good call; even though
the rain stayed away and the sun shone.
There was a wonderful turn out and the 38 dogs were
happy to see each other. Classes were held in the hall and everyone who took part or supported had a wonderful time. It was
our first time and the welcome was wonderful. It was lovely to talk to different people, making friends of the human as well
as furry kind. A local photographer came along to take pictures which I believe will be in the local paper. Standard Poodle
China was given many nicknames over the course of the day which started with the photographer calling her ‘Afro dog’!
Her wonderful poodle clip turned many heads over the course of the day.
The classes were held in the hall and
everyone had fun and we even had a ‘Where’s Wally’ moment when one participant couldn’t be found.
I managed to forget that Freya had won her class so sat expectantly waiting for the last dog to turn in for the ‘Best
in Walk’ to be judged! Best in walk was Gill McLatchie’s Saluki AMBER which I think is the third year in a row
a dog of Gilkl’s has won - so very well done. There was a very good turnout for ‘Best 6 Legs’ which was
my first attempt at judging...I may make it my first and last as the pressure got to me.
though David had informed the local pub that there would be hungry dog walkers around there was a long wait for food. However,
this gave us time to partake of a pint or two, the bitter was very pleasant and the dogs enjoyed lying on the grass outside
the pub. A few pups’ who shall remain nameless took every opportunity to play together whenever their paths crossed
much to everyone’s amusement. David came to say that due to the delay with people’s food the walk would set off
from the hall for those who were ready and the 2 miler would set off later and meet the 5 mile walk on route; this worked
We opted for the longer walk and set off with the main pack. I must say it caused a stir as we passed
another pub and the locals made much fun of Riddick deciding to take this opportunity to poop on the pavement. As the well
trained owner that I am I swiftly removed the offending article without even breaking pace! It was a very pleasant walk with
a slight incline to begin with which tapered off and then turned down towards the canal. All stiles were handled with grace
and elegance with only one mishap. That I’m afraid was mine! Ollie decided he didn’t like a Westie he met on the
tow path, got his legs tangled in mine and over I went...luckily narrowly avoiding pushing Riddick into the canal!! The saving
grace was that I was at the back of the walk with a lovely lady (whose name I have forgotten sorry) who was very concerned
for my welfare. However, all was well and all 6 legs were fine and the walk was completed.
had returned to the hall the fish and chip tea soon arrived and was enjoyed by all. The results of the quiz where read out
and prizes awarded. Before everyone made their way home the results of the bids on the pastel of a running saluki and the
chance to have your own dog’s portrait in pastel by Lynn Ingram was announced. We were the lucky ones so Ollie had his picture taken and we await the finished article.
day and some very tired dogs and humans made their way back to their homes after goodbyes and see you next year were passed.
If you have ever thought of coming and haven’t then you really should it is a fantastic day and I personally would like
to thank David and all the people that made this day possible.”
has sent the following” The Northern Saluki Club held their breed Open Show on Sunday 22nd September
at Shirland Village Hall, near Alfreton, Derbyshire. The weather was glorious which enabled the show committee to set
up the ring outside; this was an added bonus for us exhibitors, as we were able to relax between classes and enjoy the very
English countryside which gave a wonderful pictorial backdrop to the ring judging activities. We were even treated
to ‘action’ scenery of farmers and tractors gathering in the hay across the nearby field!
Our judge for the day was David Lever, a founder member of the Northern Saluki Club, who found his BOB in Ch.
Caryna Meilishia ShCM owned by Garratt, Oakey and Smith, with Res. BOB going to Mansell and Duddell’s Jasmine of Canerikie
(Imp) and BOS went to Buckley’s Al Caliphs Djansa. Best Puppy was given to Dawn Queen owned by Sue Edge with BOS
Puppy to Hisilome’s Kareef (Imp Swe) owned by the Buckleys. Best Veteran was taken by Garratt and Oakey’s
Ch Caryna Calisto and BOS Veteran by Caryna Bacchus at Ilsham owned by Beryl Payne. Beryl looked very smart indeed in
her deep red outfit and ‘strutted her stuff’ like the best of them! An amazing lady!
During the lunch break, the Specials were judged by Janet Kay and ring steward was Adele Walton- Haddon.
Special Yearling was won by Mumtaz Hercules owned by Joe and Joan Cowie and Special Open by Ch. Caryna Meilishia ShCM. Grace
Taylor won the Child Handler award. Well done all.
On behalf of the exhibitors I would
like to say a big thank you to the club and all those who worked so hard to make the day very enjoyable - Our judge, David,
show manager John Owen, the ring stewards, George and Rachel, and photographers Caroline Owen and Annette
Buckley. Grateful thanks also to Jessica Brassington, Hilary Davies, Sue Taylor and Adele Walton-Haddon who covered
the excellent catering services throughout the day. Rosie Lewis did a sterling job as usual organizing the trophy presentations
and paperwork. Daphne and Tony Parnham ran the Welfare Stall and looked very relaxed, probably looking forward
to their retirement, Roy Goodby ran an excellent raffle, and the Northern Saluki Stall was managed by Judith Ayrton, who seemed
to be doing a brisk trade.
Both the breed Championship
and Open shows run by the Northern Saluki Club have always been very friendly affairs and this latest show truly followed
this theme which has become somewhat of a tradition over the years. We look forward to your next show.”
following has been sent by Brendan Austin: “At the Open Show and Saluki Welfare Day there will be a Silent Auction.
We are finishing off our fundraising with some splendid items that have been donated towards our 90th Celebration year. If you are interested in any items and are not able
to get to the show, then please contact Diana Allan on 01234 708658. She will put your bid in on the day.
The following items are on offer and there are pictures on www.saluki.co.uk 1). Watercolour. Quantock Hills by W Prosser (original) 1976 framed. 2).Saluki Head. (pastels) Ch.
Gerdara Carlotta by Barbara Testa 1985 framed. 3). Painted on silk. Geldara Emlym by Menda Lambrinudi 1991 framed.
4). Royal Canin Encyclopaedia of Cats, new. 5). Presentation box of 6 Classic Malt Whisky’s – we are told
a couple are quite rare. 6). Glasses. Two Edinburgh Crystal tumblers etched with a Golden Eagle and a Kestrel.
7). Hessian Dog Bag. 8). Saluki Festival catalogue. 9). Skagen Watch ladies. 10). Dog Bowl. 11). Gingerberry
Silver Broche. 12). JPR cultured river pearls Gold clasp and individually knotted. 13). FCUK Bag. 14). Holiday
Inn Voucher for a double room bed, breakfast and evening meal (available Fri Sat or Sun night only).”
Magazine stand will be in attendance at the Open Show. They will be launching their final edition under
the editorship of Karen Fisher. In this issue they will be continuing the history of the breed with articles and photographs
celebrating this anniversary year. There will be a few commemorative articles for sale.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 19TH SEPTEMBER 2013.
For this year’s Education and
Training Month, the Kennel Club will be holding seminars throughout the United
Kingdom for those wishing to further their knowledge within the world of dogs. These
seminars will take place in
November and will cover a variety of subjects including Show Management,
Requirements of a Show Judge, Managing a Dog Society and others. For more
information visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk;
alternatively, the Secretary of the SGHC, John Hudson, can email you a poster
with the details if you ask him at email@example.com .
The poster says “these courses
will be in great demand, so to avoid disappointment call Joanna Howe on 0844
4633 980 ext. 225 or email Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org and book now!”
Annette Buckley has sent the
following “Brian and I would
like to thank all our Saluki friends for their kind messages of support whilst
Sirocco is going through a difficult stage in his life fighting a serious
We found a lump in Rocco’s
right ear at the beginning of
August whilst at a show and cut short our break to attend our local veterinary
surgery to get it checked out as soon as possible. Several visits to our vet, a wrong diagnosis and
two fine needle aspirations later, a second vet at our local practice advised
us to have a consultation with a specialist from the VRCC (Veterinary Referral
Cancer Centre) in Fairdon, Nr. Basildon, Essex, and we were given an emergency
appointment that day. A biopsy was taken
and results from a third Laboratory assessment confirmed that it was an
aggressive Mast Cell Tumour Grade III and advised excision as soon as
possible. Rocco had his operation last
Monday 9th September, and has had much of his ear removed; however,
the expert surgeon, Dr. Laurent Findji, managed to keep half of his ear flap to
protect the workshop of his ear. Results
from several tests taken in the morning did not show any spread of the cancer
to other parts of his body and hopefully if we find that he is a candidate for chemotherapy,
the treatment should keep any stray cancerous cells at bay for as long as
We appreciate the advice of
experience given to us by the
Saluki Family here and abroad throughout our search for the correct diagnosis. What have we learned from this
experience? Keep asking questions, be armed with as much information as
possible to be in a position to query a diagnosis that does not sit right with
you and be aware that the smallest of lumps, especially in the ear pinna, as
small as half the size of a pea, can be a lethal tumour and threaten your
Saluki’s life if not identified early and taken away.
Your concern over
Rocco and helpful tips about his recovery needs are much appreciated. All being
well, we hope to see you at a couple of the last shows later this year. Annette & Brian Buckley”
Last Friday Darlington Championship
Show was held and
judging Salukis for the first time, here
in the UK, was all-rounder Mr R Doedijns from the Netherland. DCC, BOB & Hound Group 2 went to Jeanette
and Alan Glaister & Mary Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM with the
RDCC to Steve Ham, Paula
Bockman-Chato and Margaret Elliot-Ross. John
and Lisa Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW won the BCC with RCC to Denise and Ian
Rogers Labakan Lacroix. Best puppy was
Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (imp), Best Veteran
went to Ch Caryna Zazma owned by Denise Garratt and Mr D & Mrs L
Stuart. Best Breeder, Hudson. Well done all.
Claire Jowett has sent me some interesting information
regarding the “Yellow Dog Project” It seems that one of her Salukis had recently been bitten and was
on his walks. She was advised to put a
yellow ribbon on his lead to alert people to give him space. This idea is the initiative of the Yellow
Project. It was created to bring awareness to the dogs
that need space while training, recovering from surgery or being
rehabilitated. Their web site is www.Yellow Doguk.co.uk. On this site they say: “If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandanna or
similar on the lead or on the dog, this is a dog who needs some space. Please,
do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that
their dog cannot be close to other dogs. How close is too close? Only the dog
or his people know a Yellow Dog - so
maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way.”
Brendan Austin has
sent the following: “I was
able to visit Anji Jackson Main a few weeks ago and look at the Club’s
Archives. I was particularly interested in the selection of calendars
that are now in her care. There are a few copies missing and we both
think it is important that we put out a plea that if anyone has calendars
sitting in a box maybe in their loft then please pass them on to Anji.
She is looking for anything pre-1971, 1973, 1974, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2007. They do not need to be in pristine
condition but it is important to fill these gaps, if you can help.”
is always sad when we hear the
passing of a beloved Saluki, unfortunately Gloria Cook and Alan Burtenshaw have
had to say goodbye to their Daxlore Dazijane at Daandazi. Our thoughts go out
to Gloria and Alan.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEK-ENDING 13TH
Hudson, Hon Sec for SGHC has sent the following: “The next meeting of
the SGHC Committee on 5th October will be the last chance to
appoint a new Show Manager to replace the Brendan/Nicola team before the
schedule has to be compiled for the Limited Show in February; this schedule has
to be posted out in November. If no schedule goes out, the Limited Show will
have to be cancelled.
Similarly, the last issue of the Magazine to be edited by Karen Fisher,
will appear at the Open Show. If a new editor is not appointed at the next
meeting, it appears that the Crufts 2014 issue will have to be cancelled and
money returned to those who have already renewed their subscriptions.
If any member thinks that he/she would be able to do one or other of
these jobs, please get in touch with the Secretary (email@example.com or
01954 230016) or any other member of the Committee. Lack of experience is not a
bar – members of the Committee and previous Show Secretaries and editors will
be only too willing to help, and the Kennel Club runs courses.”
We note that in the Manchester Championship Show Schedule for 2014 that
if you win a qualifying placement there, then you will qualify for Crufts 2014. Not sure if the award will also apply
to 2015. The same goes for Boston but does not apply
to us as we do not have CCs on offer there.
At City of Birmingham Show our judge was Nick Bryce-Smith. He chose for his DCC, BOB and Hound Group 2,
Jeanette and Alan Glaister and Mary Parker’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM
with the RDCC to Clair Chryssolor’s Anasazi Early Dusk JW Sh CM. BCC went to John and Lisa Hudson’s Glenoak
Jazmyn JW for her 2nd CC with RBCC to Mary Parker’s Khalils
Allegra-Classicus (imp) JW Sh CM. Best
Puppy was Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (imp) owned by Ann and Paul
Shimmin. Best Breeder’s Group was the Hudson’s.
Richmond Championship Show as held last Friday. The weather predictions were not good as rain
was on the forecast with the weather man informing us that our beautiful summer
is now over. It has probably been the best summer that I can recall. As it happens the predictions for Friday were
correct and we did have some rain at the show, but with the indoor out door
rings and plenty of space inside to observe, the weather did not seem to be an issue. Judging was Cathy
Smith from Australia DCC,
BOB for his 3rd and qualifying CC was Kim & Lawrence Scowen’s
Fernlark Drambuie. He was born on 12th
April 2009 and his breeder is Sheryl Steer.
His sire is Kirman Bashaar at Fernlark (imp) and his dam, Fernlark
Cointreau at Dawnchase. RDCC was Jeanette and Alan Glaister and Mary Parker’s
Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM. BCC was
Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray and RBCC to Pauline & Don Everton’s Kasra
Zeleka. Best Puppy was our own and
Jenny, Steve & Laura Macro’s Kasaque Raissa. Best Breeder’ Group was the Hudson’s.
With results of the Championship shows taking high priority at this time
of the year I have omitted putting in the Breed Records Supplement information
regarding Salukis. In the Summer edition
there was one new registration for a litter and that was bred by Sheryl
Steer. Three new importations, Barakisch
Tayyebeh Delbar from Sweden by David Perkins.
Timaru Inaaya of Jazirat from USA and owned by Andrea Ireson and Diana
Allan. Yamila Havasu of Shikarah’s imported
from Spain by Messrs K Crockett & M Western.
BREED NOTES WEEK ENDING 23rd AUGUST 2013
Once again I must report the passing of one of our Saluki
exhibitors and Breeders. Miss Sonja
Lambrinudi has just passed away not long after celebrating her 90th
birthday which was in July. She was always an elegant and reserved lady who
unfortunately in later years, had suffered poor health. Sonja became interested in Salukis through
her mother. Sonja’s mother had always
loved Salukis and wanted one so when her son died of cancer Sonja and her
sister decided to give her mother one to occupy her time. From this Sonja became interested in our
breed and obtained her first Saluki in 1962 from Hope Waters. From the three
litter she bred 5 Salukis who were made up as champions. They were Geldara Amrita, Geldara Baryton,
Geldara Benazira of Mabrooka, Geldara Carlotta, Geldara Corin. She also owned and made up Geldara Burydown
Yanina. Sonja judged Salukis at Crufts in 1984 since then we have not seen her
around the Saluki ring.
As per usual for this time of the Year the shows have
been coming fast and furious. The first
one I have to report on is The Hound Association. Judging was Deborah Copperthwaite. BCC, BOB
was Mary Parker’s Classicus Concordia JW Sh CM for her second CC. RBCC went to Denise Garratt, Sue Oakey and
Karen Smith’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM.
DCC was Michael Western’s Ir Ch
Int Ch Ulmarra Salib An Ch 12 Sh CM. He was bred by Linda Dunn. His sire is Int Irish Aust Ch Pdtheway
Notorious and his dam is Int Ch Irish Ch Padtheway Schiram Sarea. Best Veteran
was Denise Garratts and Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Calisto. Best Puppy went to Annette & Brian
Buckley’s Hisilome’s Kareef (imp)
The following day after The Hound Show was Paignton
Championship show. Judging there was Michael
Williams. Following on from her win of the previous day was Mary Parker’s
Classicus Concorrdia JW Sh CM for her 3rd CC and BOB. She was born
on the 7th April 2010 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Ch Baghdad Karim Sh CM (imp Aus)
and her dam is Ch Khalils Phaedra of Classicus Sh CM (imp Swe). RBCC went to
Sheryl Steer and Lorraine & John Fitzgerald’s Glenoak Kira of
Fernlark. DCC went to Paul & Ann
Shimmin’s Ch Hislome’s I Am Iceman Med Cranstal (imp) and the RDCC to Liz
Stephen’s Alsahra Alsam Bedu. Best Puppy
went to Annette & Brian Buckley’s Hislome’s Kareef (imp).
Before any one had time to catch their breath it was the
turn of Bournemouth Championship Show. Judging
us was Mrs B Brodwall, judging Salukis for the first time in this Country. Some of the exhibitors/competitors/stewards
were confused by her ring management.
Maybe the Cubs could take this further as she was not on any our judging
list and hopefully there was someone there assessing her on behalf of the
Kennel Club. It seems a shame the appointment did not go to someone on one of
our lists. I had requested her judging experience in Salukis, prior to close of
entry and received none to pass on to the readers of these notes. She chose for
her DCC, BOB Sheryl Steer, Lorraine & John Fitzgerald and Luke Johnston’s
Ali’fu ad Of Fernlark (imp) ) He was born on the 15th May 2012 and
his breeder is Mrs T Benedetti. His sire
is Ch Daxlore Amir of Fernlark and his dam, Malake-latisa. RDCC went to Steve
Ham, Paula Bockman-Chato and Mrs Elliot-Ross’ Ch Baghdad Karim (imp) Sh
CM. BCC went to Sheryl Steer &
Lorraine and jOhn Fitzgerald’s Ch Glenoak Kira of Fernlae with DBCC to Ann
& Steve Ham’s Baghdad Bamjoeh Diva (imp).
Best Puppy was Annette & Brian Buckley’s Hisilome’s Kareef
(imp) Best Veteran was Deborah
Copperthwaite’s Ch Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW and Best Breeder Hudson.
I have received the
following from Brendan Austin regarding the upcoming SGHC Open Show “ There will
be Special Awards Champions Class, being judged by Elaine
Rushton during the lunch break. Only Champions are allowed to
compete and your placing in this class does not affect your placing in the
Open Show; even if you are beaten, you remain unbeaten in the main Open Show.”
I have requested and have received an explanation
on this Special Awards Champions Class from Nicola Quadling : “This class came about after the KC
brought in new classes at the end of 2012 I think. The idea is to hold
these special classes at a breed club show and for them to be judged by an 'up
and coming' judge i.e. from our C or B lists - it is to give these judges a
chance to go over quality hounds (which one would hope champions are?) which
they may not always get when judging general open shows. You can hold up
to three classes and they can be judged during the lunch break or after BIS
show that is the club's decision. To hold a Special Awards Champions
Class this can be held at an open show and not at a Limited show, which is why
it is only being held at our open show. It was the committee's decision to put
on this class and to agree on a judge as Brendan explained and we are carrying
out the wishes of the committee.”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 16TH
Austin, Chair 90th Celebration Committee “With all
the hard work that went into the Classic Weekend there was one omission that I
take 100% responsibility for. Nicola and I proof read the Classic
Catalogue and went through the names of all those we wished to thank in the
Acknowledgements. It is with regret that we did not mention Daphne
who don’t know, Daphne compiles the lists of the winners of all the shows
throughout the year. The 90th Celebration Committee are
indeed grateful for the extra time she gave the Club in the preparation of the
Classic invitation list.
Nicola and I are extremely sorry for this oversight and wish to say a big Thank
Show and Saluki Welfare Day is on Sunday the 27th October
and is being held with kind permission of The Kennel Club at the
Kennel Club’s Building, East Hall, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire and we do
hope that everyone will be there.
WHY? Well we are trying to get
salukis from Welfare and rescue organisations with pet dogs and show dogs
together under one roof – it’s never been done on such a scale before.
The day will be sponsored by Arden Grange.The Show
will open at 9.00am with judging for the Open Show starting at 10.00am with
the Companion Show starting around 11.00am. There will be two rings
running simultaneously. The Open
Show judges are Dogs, Liz McKnight; Bitches, Maggie Holder; and our Referee is
Colin Wells. There will be Special Open Stakes Classes, being judged by
Elaine Rushton during the lunch break. All dogs are allowed to compete
including champions and your placing in the stakes class does not affect
your placing in the Open Show, even if you are beaten, you remain unbeaten in
the main Open Show. Full details will appear in the Open Show Schedule.
Companion Show there will be Pedigree Classes, Any Variety in Puppy, Sporting,
Open and Veteran. There are also fun classes Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest
Bitch, Golden Oldie, The Odd Couple, Best Fancy Dressed, Best in Show taken
from Pedigree and Novelty classes and Best Overall Rescue. Entry for all
these classes is on the day at the Companion Show Table. During
the Lunch Break there will be the Special Stakes Classes, Junior Handling open
to all our younger enthusiasts and a game of Musical Mats organised for those
salukis (and handlers) who want to join in - sounds like fun.
will be trade stands, The Saluki magazine and the Calendar on sale.
Welfare with have their normal tables and there will be a cake stall – donation
will be refreshments available all day or bring your own packed lunch. Parking
can you do to help? Firstly put the date in your diaries. Then tell
all your saluki friends and your family. Tell those who have your puppies
and their families. You don’t have to be members of the SGHC. This day is
for ALL SALUKI'S and their friends. If you
require any information or offers of help please contact Brendan
Austin, 01932 788 040 firstname.lastname@example.orgNicola
Quadling, 020 8590 8457 email@example.com
Crane, 01725 518790
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 11TH
Daphne Parnham has sent the following “The Rally at Rosie and Chris
Lewis' made a total of £827.00. We thank everyone who supported us and hope
that they enjoyed the weekend. At the 90th celebrations the Welfare stall made
a total of £188.00 many thanks to all, it is much appreciated.”
I have received a copy of the Northern Saluki Club Open
Show schedule which will be held on 22nd September 2013. Judging will be Mr David Lever. Mr Lever was
an original member of the Saluki
Circle and the Northern Saluki Club. He
has a long time interest in the breed and his first Saluki was an Aliped from
Avril Davies. Entries close on Friday 23
August both on postal and online.
Schedules can be obtained from Andrew Sharp on 01274 564840 or through
South Eastern Hound Club Premier Open Show is on the 1st
September 2013 and the entries are closing, on line, on Tuesday 13th
August. Judging us will be Mr David
Cavill. There is a large classification
of classes and they are being sponsored by the SGHC. Beside the breed classes there is a good
selection of variety classes, which are fun to enter. After judging there will
be the “annual bring and share lunch” Through the years this has become a
highlight of the show. Please let Marie
Bryce-Smith on telephone number 01342 327573 or Kathy Webb on telephone
01737353279 know what you intend to bring.
Monk-Schenk has sent the following through regarding health education at the
Kennel Club “KENNEL CLUB LAUNCHES BREEDER
WITH EXPERT PANEL A new
programme of seminars will provide dog breeders with the latest advice from
prominent industry experts on improving breeding practices and rearing
Run by the Kennel Club and Royal Canin, the seminars will give breeders the
invaluable opportunity to hear from highly regarded professionals in the world
of canine health. The experts include Dr Cathryn Mellersh, from the Kennel Club
Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, Dr Angelika von Heimendahl, from
the Veterinary Reproduction Service, and Dr Lorna Kennedy, Senior Scientist at
the University of Manchester.
The seminars, which will take place throughout England and Scotland between September and
open to novice and experienced breeders alike. The panel will guide breeders through
topics such as avoiding caesareans, identifying a good DNA test and dealing
with autoimmune conditions.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “We are pleased to offer these
important seminars that will undoubtedly help to improve the future health of
our dogs. With such a prestigious panel of speakers, the seminars are a not to
be missed opportunity for all dog breeders, whether they are looking to breed
for the first time or have years of experience; even the most experienced
breeders will find these seminars useful.
“The Kennel Club is passionate about creating a future of happy and health dogs
and it is through seminars like these, and working with breeders that we will
continue to achieve this. We have thousands of great breeders on the Kennel
Club Assured Breeder Scheme who are putting health first, and through seminars
like these they, and those breeders not yet in the Assured Breeder Scheme, are
able to take advantage of the latest expert advice and continue to improve the
health of dogs.”
The seminars cost £25 per person, which includes morning refreshments, a buffet
lunch, afternoon refreshments and a delegate pack. To book a place at any of
the seminars, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/4998. For further information,
or to request a booking form, please email Fay Moore At firstname.lastname@example.org. DATE VENUE SPEAKER
2013 Royal Veterinary Collage, North Mimms,
One: John O’Connor - Canine gastro-intestinal issuesSpeaker Two:
Angelika Von Heimendahl - Good breeding management: money well spent and money
wastedSpeaker Three: Dr Lucy Davison - What’s new in our understanding of why
and how dogs get diabetes?
Breed Notes, Helen Graham, has mentioned
her concerns regarding the falling number of entries at shows. I too am
aware and personally play a part in the decline. The price of one entry
to some shows is nigh on £30.00. So if you have two dogs to enter, which
many of us do it’s £60.00 as the basic entry fee. Add on the price of
a catalogue, maybe car parking and the luxury of a cup of coffee and you
are talking serious money, plus you need to travel there so fuel costs have to
be added in. Thus a day out at a show can easily cost around
£150.00. With everyday items such as food, utilities,and fuel all going
up at the same time as wages are often stationary (or even depreciating) , we
are having to make hard thought decisions on where we spend any funds we may
have left beyond our living expenses. Fortunately, I can see that in
Salukis there is a hard core of exhibitors who seem able to attend the shows,
regardless of distance and irrespective of cost. Others choose to attend
shows closer to home and are much more selective as to whom they show
is not just a
problem here, as show entries in the States have also gone down with the
increase in the cost of living and earnings not being able to keep abreast of
it. Where this will all lead I have no idea.
I have just been informed
that Richmond Championship Show will be offering free micro-chips. That is good news.
SALUKI BREED NOTES
WEEKENDING 2ND AUGUST 2013
David Hartley has sent through
to me the following information regarding his annual walk in aid of Saluki Welfare funds. It will be held on Saturday
14th September starting from St.
Peter's Methodist Church, Riley Street, Earby; (Between Colne in Lancs & Skipton in Yorkshire). It is open to all
breeds. Non showing and rescue Saluki owners, especially welcomed: The plan is to meet at the church at 10am -11am for
tea/coffee. At 11.15 walk in surrounding countryside led by members of the local walking group. The long
version is about 5 miles. Turn back version about 2 miles. 1.15-ish Time to eat your packed lunch, chill,
or visit the pub. Tea and biscuits provided at Church. 2.30 pm ish, Simple Saluki quiz, fun classes sponsored
by Cobbydog Dog photo competition, raffle etc. and Presentation of Trophy for Best in Walk. New for 2013 is Meet my Dog
Competition: this means introduce your dog and tell his/her story to the audience in 2mins or less. At 4.30 pm the
famous Fish and Chip Tea .Cost is £7 per dog in aid of Welfare Funds. Fish and chips (at cost)
are £4.00 extra. For further information
please contact David James Hartley, Riverside, 3 Greenbank, Schoolfields, Earby, Lancs BB18 6QQ . Telephone number for
David is 01282 842617 or Email: email@example.com
was the highlight of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the SGHC. The event was organized on
behalf of the Club by Diana Allan, Brendan Austin, Anji Jackson-Main and Nicola Quadling. Unfortunately we were unable
to attend on Saturday the first day, but Ann Shimmin has kindly sent the following report through:
“When Helen asked me to give
recollections of the Saturday of the 90th Anniversary weekend (as she had not been able to attend) I readily
agreed. However once I started to think about all of the events it was not as easy as I had originally thought.
Which do you prioritise? The Classic Dog Show? The Dinner Dance? Or even the arrangements that had been
made by the organisers and the hotel staff? All of which as far as Paul and I were concerned were excellent and would
have been very difficult to better. However after some consideration I decided to prioritise the competition –
as at the end of the day ‘competition’ had been behind the founding of the SGHC 90 years ago and ‘competition’
over the Saturday and Sunday was what had brought the majority of those present together in the first instance.
The Saluki Classic was run on the lines of a dog match with two
salukis being drawn against one another, one of whom was judged to be the winner and who then went on to the next round.
The judges, whose names had been kept under wraps until the moment The Classic started, were: Tessa Abbott (Burydown), Anne
McIntosh (Cottonore) and John Walton-Haddon (Ilsham). All of them associated with long established saluki affixes.
All three judges were involved in the judging both of the sections of the competition. (Before I progress to the actual
competitions I must mention several of the exhibitors who looked exceedingly smart having taken the opportunity to dress up
for the event – giving it all an added air of class!!) 15 salukis aged 12 months to 24 months on the day of the show
made up the entry for YOUNG SALUKI CLASSIC. The overall winner was Khalils Allegra-Classicus (IMP SWE) JW
ShCM bred by Bo Forssberg & Elizabeth Kallin-Forssberg and owned by Mary Parker. Runner-up was Alsahra Aslan Bedu bred
by Sue Bounds and owned by Liz Stephen.
salukis made up the entry for SALUKI CLASSIC. This section included all salukis aged over 2 years.
(Salukis eliminated in the first round were called in to compete for a special Classic Award and there was also a special
Classic Veteran award for salukis over 7 years). The overall winner of The Saluki Classic was Ch Caryna Meilichia
ShCM bred by Mrs. Denise Garratt and owned by her in partnership with Sharon Oakey and Mrs Karen Smith. The Runner-Up
and winner of Best Veteran was awarded to Kasra Ni’mah of Glenoak bred by Pauline and Don Everton and owned by Lisa
& John Hudson. Jazirat Zidane was Runner up to Best Veteran - bred by Ken and Diana Allan and owned by Terry Farris
and Mike Cosentini. Terry, looking very fetching in an all white outfit against her black saluki, took the award for
‘Best Dressed Duo of handler and hound’. Whilst I had initially been concerned about the time allowed for the
completion of The Classic - in response to tight control by the organisers it finished in good time at circa 6.15 pm.
This gave everyone the chance to retire to their rooms and prepare
for the evening festivities which were to involve a dinner dance with live music from Take Two. The food was excellent,
the band were very good and kept everyone involved and I believe that the auction (very ably conducted by Stuart Bell assisted
by Di Allan and Brendan Austin) raised a substantial amount towards the costs of the 90th Celebrations however
I do not, at this stage, know the exact amount. The main memory that has stayed with me from the evening is how much
everyone enjoyed themselves. The noise from the tables of people sitting together seemed to consist mainly of laughter
and the number of people dancing and prepared to (shall I say involve themselves in the activities?) in other words make a
complete idiot of themselves was refreshing and very amusing. SGHC members and their guests certainly knew how to party!!
And what better note to end my report to Helen on the day’s activities!!”
We did attend the activities
on Sunday which was the SGHC Championship Show. The event was held in the grounds of the Holiday Inn, Rugby. When
we arrived we received a pleasant surprise as we saw the hotel and beautiful spacious grounds. Set in the middle was
the marquee where we were able to drive our car up to a convenient spot, park it and unload it. There was more then
adequate space for us to erect our “day” tent just in case it became too hot. As it happened the temperature
was just about perfect for holding a dog show. The day was indeed blessed as we had been dealing with 30 degrees plus,
which would have been very difficult for the dogs. Inside the marquee there were numerous trade stands, plus the annual
photographic competition to vote on for next year’s calendar. Everyone seemed very relaxed, but maybe they were
just hung over from the night before.
Judges were Dr John Hudson proceeding
over the dogs with Paul Shimmin doing the same for bitches. Best in Show judge was Nicola Quadling. John Hudson
chose for his DCC, Caroline & John Owen’s Caryna Curetes for his first CC. He was born on the 14th November
2008 and his breeder is Mrs Denise Garratt. His sire is Ch Glenoak Inqi JW and his dam is Ch Caryna Nashira. RDCC went
to Clair Chryssolor’s Anasazi’s Early Dusk JW Sh CM 10th March 2010. His Sire was Ch Tadj
Mahal Emrani Izan (imp) dam Abu Baqr’s Gaza Galiya. Best puppy and Best Puppy in Show was Marie Bryce Smith’s
Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk TAF NAF. He was born on 21st January 2013. His sire is Int Ch Rostam
Al Badia and dam Ch Kasaque Miracle. He was six months old on the day. Best Veteran and Best Opposite Sex Veteran
was Annette & Brian Buckley’s Ch Mumtaz Sirocco Sh CM. He was born on 27 August 2005. His sire is Ch
Nefisa Bushrah of Saruk JW and dam, was Ch Mumtaz Desdemona.
in Show went to the sister of the DCC winner, namely Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM owned by Denise Garratt, Sharon Oakey and Karen
Smith with the RBCC and Best Veteran in Show to Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray. Nuray’s sire is Ch Al Caliphs
Zobeyni and Dam, Al Caliphs Zanubiya. Best Bitch puppy and Best of Opposite sex puppy was the sister of the dog
winner, our own & Steve, Jenny & Laura Macro’s Kasaque Raissa. Best Special Veteran went to Ch Jazirat
Zakiyyah sired by Ch Timaru Valkyrie of Jazirat and dam Jazirat Shazaara JW. owned by Ken and Diana Allan. Well done
Brendan Austin has sent the following announcement: “Sorting
through all the paperwork from the weekend, I have a raffle prize left from the Saluki Classic on Saturday. It
is a pale green ticket with the serial number AB 731745, ticket number 755. The prize is a nights accommodation at the
Holiday Inn, Crick either Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Bed Breakfast and Dinner for two. If
it is not claimed it will go forward to the Open Show in October. Please contact Brendan 01932 788040” or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 12TH JULY 2013.
We are sad to report the death of Philip Browning on the 1st July 2013 after a long and bravely fought illness. He was a quiet and gentle
man who served as President of the SGHC, during the Festival of the Saluki, with great pride, in spite of his illness. Philip
obtained his first Saluki, a male, from Eileen Skelton-Fortune. He was called Black Beauty of Daxlore (Marathon of Daxlore
X Rebecca of Daxlore) born in 1961. Later, at one of the Saluki Club Open Shows, when it was held at Kempton Park, in
conjunction with the Arab horse show, that Philip met Caroline sitting beside the ring watching the Salukis. She
eventually became his wife and partner in the Rabia Salukis. The foundation bitch of Philip’s line was Bjonarrie
Athene (Ch Knightellington Caspah X Bjonarrie Ferial) . His last Saluki who was a direct descendant of his foundation
bitch. Rabia Atafa Kharifi, was born in 1998. He was so proud when she became a champion. Philip had
been judging our breed since 1970 where his first appointment was at Bath Championship Show. Our condolences to Caroline
and their Children.
Brendan Austin has sent
in the following regarding the climax of the 90th Anniversary year:
“Celebration Weekend The Saluki
Celebration Weekend is almost upon us. The final details are now in place and I am pleased to pass on the following.The venue is the Holiday Inn, Crick, Rugby. Turn off the M1
at junction 18, turn towards Crick and the hotel is 200 yards on the left. The Saluki Classic is on Saturday 20th July. The event opens at 2.00pm, the draw and judging start at 3.00pmsharp.
There will be complementary tea and coffee available.
Visitors and non-exhibitors
are more than welcome to attend, but dogs entered not for competition (NFC) must be registered, as this is a KC event,
there is no charge. Please report to the Show Managers’ Table to register if you have not already done so. Spectator
tickets are £3.00 each. Exhibitors will be
given a complementary catalogue. There will be additional copies available at £5.00 on the day. The Classic Dinner will be held in the Albany Suite 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Dinner will be a hot buffet style meal with
vegetarian options and includes a glass of wine. During the evening there will be a presentation to our Classic Judges,
the Classic Auction, the raffle draw and dancing until midnight to Take Two. Diana Allan will have the
tickets on the day for those who have booked.
We have some wonderful
gifts that have been donated for the Classic Auction, the details and photographs are on the Club’s web site.
If you are unable to come to the Classic and would like to put in a bid then please contact Diana on 01234 708658. Please
note that some items have a reserve on them.Our Championship
Show is on Sunday 21st July and the entries are: Dogs 43, Bit 65, NFC 27 making a total of 147 including
all entries. The Show opens at 9.00am and dogs will be first in the ring at 10.00am, followed by Bitches.
There will be a BBQ lunch provided by the hotel at reasonable prices and refreshments are available all day. If you
prefer, you can bring your own picnic and enjoy the lawns. There is seating available on both days, but if you have a favourite deck
chairs or rugs then please bring them with you.
Can I at this time remind
all members that this is a private venue. Dogs must be on leads at all times and we have given an undertaking to the Hotel
that all rubbish and dog waste is cleared away immediately. ‘On the Day’ telephone
numbers are Brendan 07956 630094 and Nicola 07831 876143
Also, this is the last
weekend for photos to be emailed to email@example.com for the Photographic Competition.
Annette Buckley would
like me to inform those attending the celebration that some ladies at the dinner/dance on the Saturday after The Saluki
Classic will be getting into the swing of things and dressing in the fashion of the 1920s era, which after all is what we are
celebrating. If anybody would like to join these ladies in the fun, do please come dressed appropriately in smart
outfits befitting the era.
Last Saturday at East
Of England Championship Show another leg of the Anniversary was held with a bring and share picnic hosted by Diana Allan.
We were not in attendance but from all I have heard it was a most enjoyable event. There was a great assortment of interesting
food with Caroline Pickering making cup cakes with the 90th logo
on top of the icing. Toasting the club went well into the afternoon.
Judging Salukis was Mrs
Clair Chryssolor. Her BCC, BOB was Denise Garratt, Sue Oakey and Karen Smith’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM with
the RBCC to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW. DCC went to Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Ch Hislome’s
I Am Iceman Med Cranstal with RDCC to Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW. Best Puppy was Paul and Ann Shimmins’ Hisilome’s Keepsake (ImpSwe). Well done all!!!
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 5TH
A big thank you to Annette Buckley and the team at “Our Dogs” for the
wonderful article and photos in last weeks copy of the paper. They captured the
enjoyment of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the SGHC held at Southern Counties Show. One person that was not mentioned and was invaluable in helping me with the graphics for the banner, the
leaflet and a shoulder to lean on, is Jenny Macro. Thank you Jenny!!
Last Friday Windsor Championship Show was held.
Unfortunately we could not go as we have a puppy at home. She would be
horrified if we went out and left her so long so we must wait for her to be old enough to attend the shows, which will not
I have heard that there was a “wee” celebration after the judging to
celebrate Vikki-ann Tompkins success at the Arabian Event. Vikki-ann stated that
it is her first show since the event so has did not have a chance earlier to celebrate.
Also on the day I understand that Kathy Webb held a raffle which did very well.
Judging Salukis was Breed Specialist Neil Stanmore.
DCC, BOB was Lisa & John Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kiyan JW with the RDCC to Lorraine & John Fitzgerald and
Sheryl Steer’s Tasia Moonshine Over Dawnchase JE Sh, CM. BCC went to to
Lorraine & John Fitzgerald and Sheryl Steer’s Glenoak Kira of Fernlark with RBCC to Denise & Ian Rogers’
Lebakan Laroix. Best Puppy was Karen Fisher’s Ruweis Taghaada. Well done all!!
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 28TH
Last Thursday evening we
watched a program entitled “Cowboy Traders” with Dominic Littlewood and Melinda
Messenger who featured a puppy farmer in Sussex. The whole story of the poor exploited dogs
and the people who went to buy these puppies from ads in the papers and on line
was very sad listening . As long as
people feel sorry for the dogs and buy them, then the perpetrators are making
money. They play on one’s
heartstrings. When looking for a puppy
if you are not happy how the puppies are kept or the condition they are in,
then the best thing to do is to say you will think about it, leave and report
them to the local Council or/and RSPCA.
A friend recently lost his Saluki and desperately wanted to find
another. All his contacts were not
having puppies at that time so he went
to the Kennel Club web site and found an “Assured Breeder”, which he felt would be an
appropriate person to purchase a puppy.
Turning up at the house he was taken to a shed in the back garden where
the puppies lived. They chose a male and
took him away. After a few days the male
became ill and had to be rushed off to the vets, put on a drip and they were
told their lovely puppy had a life threatening problem. He was full of round worms as he had not been
wormed. The puppy did survive but my
message would be to visit the puppies a few times before purchasing and made
sure the “breeder” has a good reputation.
A place to start would be with the secretary of the whatever breed Club
or in our case The Saluki Club..
Daphne and Nick Parnam
have informed me that Rhumli Khahesh Sahab of Amirah went BOB under Mrs
Pam Wild and then Best in Show under the BIS Judge Mrs Judith Ashworth, not
bad for only 14 month old. They are very proud of her.
Last Saturday Blackpool
Championship Show was held. Judging
Salukis was Mr Mark Cocozza. DCC, BOB
was Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeanette & Alan Glaister and
Mary Parker, who I might state is having as excellent year. RDCC went to
Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark owned by Sheryl Steer, Lorraine and John
Fitzgerald and Luke Johnson. BCC was Glenoak Kira of Fernlark owned by Sheryl Steer
and John and Lorraine Fitzgerald. This
is the third sibling to obtain their title from this litter. Kira was born on 11th April 2010
and her breeders are Dr JA & Mrs EA Hudson.
Her sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW and dam Ch Kasra Tahira Glenoak
JW. RBCC went to Mary Parker’s Classicus
Concorrdia JW Sh CM. Best Puppy was Mrs
Edge’s Dawn Queen and Best Breeder: Steer.
Well done all
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 15TH
Liz Metcalf has informed me that Betty Davies is very unwell and in the hospital;
for those of you who do
not know her, she is one-half of the very successful Chandav Kennel, along with
As many of you are aware, Trevor
White has been very ill with cancer.
Zola Rawson has contacted me to let me know that on the 29th
May Trevor passed away peacefully in his sleep.
It was expected. Judith has
family and friends with her and at this
time would prefer no phone calls. By the
time you will have read these notes the cremation will have taken place but
donations are welcomed in Trevor’s name to The Christie Charity, Young Oncology Unit
Appeal, Winslow Road,
Manchester M20 4BX or to Saluki Welfare. If sending the donations is complicated,
Judith has suggested that one could make a cheque payable to Christie Charity
You with the amount in a sealed envelope
and send it to her (Judith); she will then pass it on to the charity
- that way she need not know who sent it but the Charity
would add up the amounts and give her the total. Judith’s address is 20 Green Lane, Bolton,
Lancs BL3 2EF and cheques to be made to Christie Charity YOU.
Congratulations to Nick Bryce-Smith who has been re-elected
Vice-Chairman of the KC Breeds Liaison Committee. This Committee is the route
by which Breed Clubs can direct their concerns, whether about the breed or
about dogs in general, to the Kennel Club. Each breed appoints a Representative
and the Representatives elect 30 Delegates from their number to form the Breeds
Liaison Committee. Nick has served the Saluki breed for twelve years as
Representative and Delegate, and for three years now as Vice Chairman.
Maya Monk-Schenk has asked me to remind everyone to please
fill in their health questionnaires. So
far she has had a poor response and it is important that we receive more data
in order to get more accurate results. Even though the deadline has passed, the late
returns will be included in the results.
Daphne Parnham thanks everyone for supporting
Welfare Fun Day at the polo centre, Kingsclere. The final
made was £586.00 and the Northern Saluki Club Open Show made £130.00.
Congratulations to Buzz Faber’s Ch Sufeina
Zarita on winning enough Green Stars in Ireland to qualify for an Irish
Due to pressure of work I am a little behind
in reporting the results of shows. First
one was Scottish Kennel Club and judging us was
Mrs Jill Peak. DCC, BOB was Jeannette and Alan Glaister & Mrs Mary Parker’s
Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM
with RDCC to Ch Jorjenjo
Mirzam of Fernlark JW owned by Sheryl
Steer, Mr LA Johnson and Mr J &
Mrs L Fitzgerald. BCC for her 2nd CC was Glenoak Kira of
Fernlark owned by Sheryl Steer and Mr J & Mrs L Fitzgerald with RBCC to Ir
Ch Fernlark Nardini at Daandazi JW Sh CM owned by Mrs G Cook & Mr A Burtenshaw.Best Puppy was Miss L Phillips’ Ruweis
Thamiin. Breeders group: Steer.
Festivities for the 90th Anniversary celebrations of
the SGHC are now in full swing. Last
weekend we had the Southern Counties Championship Show in which classes were sponsored
by the Club. The entry was amazingly
high for Breed Specialist Dagmar Hintzenberg-Freisleben who had come over from
Germany to assess our breed. In the next
few weeks her critique will be published and we will have better insight into
what she felt regarding the entry in its entirety and the winning dogs in
particular. As I liaised between the
club and the Committee, I was crossing my fingers that all would go well; in
fact the night before I had slept with one eye open worrying whether I would
have a table to display all the lovely “special items” donated by Club members. When I arrived at the show,
in the morning, I
found all was well except there was “no” table for the goodies. Fortunately, our 20 year plus old picnic
table, was in the back of the car and it happily leant itself to the task - many thanks to Phyllida Cooke for helping
dress the table at the very last minute with the Club’s tablecloth and a Saluki
rug on top (wish I had taken a photo) .
Many thanks to Arden Grange for donating dog treats to the class winners
and large bags of food for the top winners.
Diana Allan made the lovely tags in each mug and thank you Ann &
Paul Shimmin for the gorgeous intriguing bag with a gift for BOB. Everyone gave most generously and all classes
and BOB were sponsored. Standing proudly
near our table was the Club’s banner; if you have missed it, you can see it at
all the Anniversary events this year.
The results are as follows:BCC, BOB
went to Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray
with the RBCC to Clair Chryssolor’s
Gemini Jeu D’Esprit for Anasazi (imp)
Sh CM, DCC went to Jeannette and Alan
Glaister & Mrs Mary Parker’s Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with the RDCC to
Ch Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW owned by
Deborah Copperthwaite. Best Puppy was
Karen Fisher’s Ruweis
Taghaada and Breeder’s Group
Part two of the event was the Barbeque with
music. “The Saluki”, the magazine of the
club, hosted the barbeque and all were welcomed to join in for a burger and
salad accompanied by the music of the band “The Subtitles” run by our own David
Steel, a member of the SGHC - fronting the group as a special attraction was David’s son.
After a busy day around the show ring,
relaxing with a plate of food and music was just what the doctor ordered. For pudding, we indulged in strawberries and
baklava thanks to Jimmi Johnson White. A few of the ladies of the Club dressed
up in clothing as would have been worn in 1923 when the SGHC was first
founded. There are photos on www.salukiclub.co.uk and www.benitafowerimages.co.uk. plus there will be a feature shortly in this paper
on 28th of this month. As
evening arrived we started the match, judged by Hamad Ghanem Shaheen Al Ghanem
of United Arab Emirates. Annette Buckley
will be reporting on the winners later in these notes. As an overview, all the classes in the match
were well filled and everyone had a super time. I would like to thank Annette
Buckley, Karen Fisher and Kathy Webb for all their hard work making SCCS a day
to remember, and Marie Bryce-Smith for the Veteran’s sausages.
Clair Chryssolor has kindly sent through her comments
regarding our special day - ‘one of those rare and glorious days which
was perfect for salukis in the show ring; sunny, a bit of cloud cover and a
light wind which kept them on their toes’. The
atmosphere ring side was celebratory not the least reason of which was the
entry of 103 salukis, the best in ages. Our international saluki
specialist, Dagmar Hintzenberg-Freisleben, was efficient, quick but thorough
and, I think, enjoyed the day as much as the exhibitors did. A highlight
was mugs with the Anniversary logo designed
by Ken Allan. Other exhibitors generously gave fabulous flashy rosettes.
for the Arabian afternoon was Hamad Ghanem Shaheen al Ghanem, who flew in
especially for this Special Event was at the main show with close friends.
The barbecue, organized by various saluki members and contributors over,
I'm sure, a great period of time, had an atmosphere of friendship, camaraderie,
sharing, and, for me, a return to days when we all
used to share picnics and the odd glass of wine (or two). A ring,
suitable for salukis, had been mowed and gave everyone a chance to really move
out with the dogs. This was after the barbecue and "starter
mood" music and wine (okay, there were soft drinks and water). Hamad
judged as he might in the Middle East and chose his salukis according to his
own extensive background in the breed. If only every show could be as happy and filled with good will, then
there would never, ever be any complaints.”
Annette Buckley has forwarded the following
regarding our Special Day: The Arabian Saluki Special Event
At the breed Open Show in 2011, when I was show manager
for our club, Hamad AlGhanem generously donated prizes for the top five awards
and winners of every class. It was a short while after this show, that Hamad
phoned me to offer his services to judge at a Special Arabian Event after our
championship show judging later in the year; however it was felt that as this
show is held mid October and finishes very late in the day, it would not be
suitable for his contest, particularly as he hoped to hold it outside! The committee discussed various ideas such
as an Arabian Garden Party in a member’s garden, or combining it with our breed
Open Show 90th Celebrations this year, but all these suggestions
fell by the wayside for one reason or another. When Helen Williams told me she
was looking for an event to follow the breed judging at Southern Counties
Championship Show, I realised that perhaps this would be the ideal vehicle to
at last bring Hamad over from the United Arab Emirates to assess our Salukis
with the eyes of an Arabian Saluki judge.
Karen Fisher is Hamad’s agent in this country and co-ordinated the
pre-planning arrangements; we are indebted to The Saluki magazine for funding
this project and bringing the hoped-for event to fruition.
Luck was on our side with the return of warmer weather
which enabled exhibitors, their family and friends to enjoy a relaxed evening
in the late sunshine, listening to the music of David Steel’s band The
Sub-titles and partaking of the delicious barbecue food and the Arabian
pastries and strawberries for dessert.
After this much needed break in the day’s busy schedule,
it was time to welcome Hamad AlGhanem to the ring to judge fifty entries in The
Arabian Saluki Special Event. His
judging was watched by not only our own breed members but also dog enthusiasts
from other breeds - news of Hamad’s presence on the showground quickly
circulated the exhibitors around the rings and people came over to enjoy a
unique experience. One lady in Basenjis
said she is submitting a write-up of the event to her breed newsletter as she
found it so fascinating. Our breed
judge, Dagmar, joined the audience, as did Dr Paolo Dondina from Italy, the
hound group judge on the day, along with judges Jill Knight-Messenger and Chris
Payne, well known to many club members.
There were six classes in total, Yearling, Open and
Veteran in both dogs and bitches.
Overall Best Special Event winner, Vicky-ann Tompkins took this award
with her home-bred Saluki, Sivendra Abishai, and achieved a ‘double whammy’ by
also winning Best Puppy with Galif Sivendra Al Djiibaajah (Imp Deu). Reserve Special Event winner was won by
Glenoak Keziah, owned and handled by Mrs. Tree Smith and bred by Dr. John and
Mrs Lisa Hudson, with Best Veteran going to Ch Nefisa Jeevun ShCM, owner bred
by Steve and Jenny Macro.
Full details of the first three placements in each class
can be viewed on the club’s website www.salukiclub.co.uk. You can also
view photos of the whole day’s
proceedings on the SCCA official photographer’s website www.benitagowerimages.co.uk and
insert ‘Saluki’ for the password to access the pages. If you have not yet taken a photo/caption
advert for either show at the special price of £20 in the special feature
‘Winners Gallery’ page in Our Dogs to be published 28th June, and
wish to do so, you will need to act quickly by contacting me on firstname.lastname@example.org
asking for a submission form which you can read in order to give me the
necessary information by email and I will complete the form on your behalf and
send it off to book your place. You can
use your own photo if wished, and your cheque made payable to Our Dogs can be
sent to me to follow soon after your order.
Any queries please ring me 01424 830361.
Final date for submission is Friday 14th June.
Feedback from those people who attended the celebrations
at Southern Counties showground, suggests that the whole day was a resounding
success, and the messages of thanks have been much appreciated by the team who
worked hard to offer an enjoyable experience.
The ‘team’ was led by Helen Williams and consisted of Karen Fisher,
Kathy Webb, Annette Buckley and their respective long-suffering husbands, who
were called in at the last minute to help erect the ring and marquee for the
Husband Brian was persuaded to wear an Arabian costume
and friend, Ann Shimmin, sportingly donned a 1920s black and white outfit to
join me in a similar coloured dress and cloche hat to enter into the spirit of
the day. I didn’t realise how similar
Brian looked to Lawrence of Arabia until I heard Hamad call over ‘Come here,
Hamad used a slightly different style of judging to that
followed in this country and as mentioned earlier a full report on the event
will be published with photos later this month in Our Dogs. Hamad certainly had an affinity with the
breed and treated all the dogs with such gentleness and understanding. He was
also very generous with his gifts to the winning owners, giving them colourful
leads, story books, packs of posters and cards, and beautiful canvas prints of
Salukis in the desert - items that I am sure will be treasured by the
recipients for many years. The canvas
print from Hamad that Rocco won in 2011 has been framed professionally and sits
in pride of place over his trophies here in my study, where I see and enjoy it every
Saturday at Newbury was a long day but I feel that most
everybody went on their way happy and content that they had taken part in a
‘once-in-a-lifetime occasion’ - this was an expression used by Vicky-ann
describing her memories of the day’s events.
If anybody had a long journey to and from the shows, I doubt if it was
longer than that of Vicky-ann and her companions - over 12 hours travel each
way! When you go home with two major
wins under your belt, adrenalin kicks in and you run on fresh air! Well done to Vicky-ann and all the place
winners at The Arabian Saluki Special Event, and most heartfelt thanks to Hamad
AlGhanem for honouring us with his expert knowledge in judging our precious
Salukis. Thank you all for your
continued support of our club’s activities.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 24TH MAY 2013
Events for the SGHC 90th
Anniversary are in full swing. Yesterday
Michael and I called into the Welfare Day at Kingsclere. It was a beautifully sunny day which suited
the dogs, who were having a wonderful time chasing the lure. The venue where the event was held is just
beautiful with vistas to the Wayfarers Walk and the famous Watership
Downs. Everyone was relaxed and chatting
with each other. Keeping on the theme of
the Anniversary, Brendan Austin has asked me to mention that closing date for
entries to the “Classic” is 31st May. Diana Allan would like everyone to liaise
with her on the Bring and Share at East of England Show. Please let her know what you will be
bringing. Her telephone number is 01234
708658 or email: email@example.com. And of course we
will see you all at Southern Counties Championship show where our judge, Dagmar
Hintzenberg-Freisleben has a great entry of 103 Salukis.
On a less high note John Hudson
has sent the following
information “ I have just been getting the Annual Returns ready for the Kennel Club and have found
an old covering letter that I last used when I was Secretary previously.; The letter was dated 18th May 2004
and the number of members of the SGHC reported to the Kennel Club was at that
time 351. Currently our membership is
This past week I received the The Kennel Club’s Breed Records
Supplements for spring 2013. They are
always riveting reading. For new
registrations there were 20 puppies from 3 litters. One of those litters of 7
puppies was from a fringed breeder.
There were 7 importations..Ali Fu’Ad imported from Italy bred by Mrs T
Benedetti and now owed by Ms S A Steer.
Barbey Bamjoeh Kenzo bred by Mrs D Barbey & Mr Kellogg, imported
from Bermuda and owned by Mr S & Mrs A Ham.
Galifa Sivendra Al Djibaajah bred by Mrs S Horn, imported from Germany
and owned by Mr V A Tompkins. Hislome’s Kareef, bred by Mrs M A Axelsson
imported from Sweden and owned by Mrs AK & Mr BW Buckley. Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal, imported
from Sweden bred by Mrs MA Axelsson owned by Mr P & Mrs A Shimmin. Jasmine
imported from Italy, bred by Mrs T Benedett, owned by Ms S Steer. Kaukab Djaal Lhilal at Ulmarra imported from
Republic of Ireland, bred by Messr M Van Thienen & S De Decker. There were two export pedigrees, one to
Israel and one to Canada. One Champion
Certificate to Glenoak Kiyan and One Certificate of Merit to Gemini Jeu D;Esprit
for Anasazi (imp USA).
Birmingham National Dog Show was recently held with Mr Arthur
Spencer-Bolland judging. His BCC, BOB
winner her third and qualifying CC was Don & Pauline Everton’s Kasra
Tabina. She was born on 23rd
November 2005 and her breeders are her owners.
Her sire is Ch Glenoak Inqi JW and her dam Ch Kasra Nadirah. RBCC went to Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM owned
by Denise Garratt, Sue Oakey and Karen Smith.
DCC was Ch Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM owned by Jeanette & Alan
Glaister and Mary Parker. RDCC to Ch
Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fernlark owned by Sheryl Steer, Lorraine and John Fitzgerald
and Luke Johnson. Best Puppy was Ali ‘Fu’Ad of Fernlark owned by Sheryl
Steer. Best Breeders Group was Hudson.
Well done all!!!
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 17TH MAY 2013.
Southern Counties Championship Show is not far off
now. The “Saluki” magazine of the SGHC
has requested that I let them know how many people will be staying for the
Barbeque for purpose of arranging the catering.
So I would appreciate emails at kasaque565@gmail or telephone 01635
268269 to pre-book your tickets. There
is no charge for these tickets and I will not be sending them out but they will
be picked up, from me, at the show. Also
a reminder while we will be providing food and entertainment, please bring your
own tipple along.
John Hudson, Hon Sec for the SGGC has sent the following regarding their
last Committee meeting: “Last Saturday – the Committee was sorry to receive
Phyllida Cooke’s resignation – she is needed at home – and very pleased to have
Michael Williams’ company once again.
There was a long discussion about the vacant positions within the Club.
Vicky-Ann Tompkins will be taking over the Newsletter after Ann Shimmins
retires at the end of the year, and Michael McCormick-Smith will be doing the
next Yearbook. Andrea Ireson has offered to do the printing for the Club, and
she also has put herself forward for the Show Manager role at the Limited Show
A new scheme for the award of the colour trophies at Club Shows was
agreed; the details will appear in the next Newsletter. And it was decided to
have a Special Champions Class at the Open Show next October. This is a
stand-alone class with a separate judge, open to Champions only, which does not
affect the challenge for Best in Show.
Finally, the Committee expressed its gratitude to the former President,
Peter Yardley, for all the work he did for the Club, and elected him to
As a matter of information, the Club website was unavailable for several
days recently owing to confusion over payments. It appears to be up and running
now and Lorraine Fitzgerald continues to nurture it. Best wishes, John”
NOTES WEEKENDING 10TH
For those of you that have been waiting for the next edition of The
Saluki Book of English Champions, you will have to wait a bit longer. Mary Parker has written to say that it has been
decided by Ann Birrell and herself that the next Saluki Book of English
Champions will be published every ten years. Therefore the next Champions
book will be produced in 2016.
A reminder from Maya Monk-Schenk "Please
do not forget to complete the Saluki Health Survey quetionnaire and return it
to the Breed Health Coordinator, which is Maya. even if your dogs have not
been ill, we would like to know, as this will help the statistics”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKEND
4TH MAY 2013
Brendan G Austin has sent the following: “ The 90th Celebrations go up a gear with two important events
taking place in May. Firstly the Saluki Welfare Fund are holding their Lure Coursing and Fun Day on Saturday 18th at
the BSFA, Kingsclere Newbury. There will be Welfare and Cake stalls (donations accepted); please bring your own picnic
lunch. This is an ideal day out for all members, families and their friends.
Secondly is the Kennel Club Archive Visit, which is on Friday 24th May. This is an excellent
opportunity for anyone who has not been to the Kennel Club’s building in Clarges Street and visited their Library and
seen the Saluki Archives. There will be much on display for this event. The day will be very relaxed you can arrive
from mid-morning. Lunch will include wine and coffee at £22.50. Tickets must be pre-booked (cheques made out to
the SGHC), and are available from Marie Bryce-Smith 01342 327573. The deadline for tickets is Monday 13th May.
Looking a little further forward we have the Southern Counties Championship Show on
1stJune, Sponsored by the SGHC. Details from Helen Williams on 01635 268269.
Also, the Peterborough Championship Show with Bring and Share Lunch on Saturday 6thJuly,
details from Diana Allan on 01234 708658.”
have just heard from the Kennel club and we now have the go-ahead for the following: After the breed judging a further
Special Event has been added to our agenda to take place immediately after the barbecue It is a Arabian Saluki
Special Event. Judge is Hamad Ghanem Shaheen AlGhanem Director, Breeder & Registrar General of Saluki of Arabia
United Arab Emirates. Entries to be taken on the day.
SGHC web site has been shut down for a few days. It will soon be restored and the Committee apologizes for any inconvenience
it may of caused
Last Monday I received quite a few
calls letting me know about the results of the Northern Saluki Club Show which was held on the previous day. A big thank
you to Kevin Carter, who sent us a marked up catalogue. Judging was the well know hound Specialist Keith Thornton. DCC, BIS
went to Ch Baghdad Karim (imp) Sh CM owned by the Ham, Bockman-Chato, Elliot-Ross partnership with the RDCC to his newly
crowned son, Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM owned by Mrs J & Mr A Glaister and Mrs M Parker. BCC went to Mrs D
Garratt, Miss S Oakey and Mrs K Smith’s Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM with the RBCC to Ms S Steer & Mr & Mrs J Fitzgerald’s
Glenoak Kira of Fernlark. Best Puppy was Mrs JM Mansell & Mr B Duddell’s Jasmine of Canerikie (imp)
Well done all!!!
SALUKI BREED NOTES 26TH APRIL 2013
There was a mix up with the Breeders Class at the Hound Association
of Scotland. Winners were the Steer Salukis not as originally credited by
Brendan Austin has forwarded the following “The
Saluki Calendar has become an all year round pastime. I receive
photos from far and wide, some too late for this year so they get put forward
to next. 2013’s calendar has been very well received and I think it
is one of my favourites, collecting the information; the layout and again the
beautiful photographs make this a pleasurable task.
years calendar is already in the planning stages, although the timing for it is
slightly different as our shows and dates in 2013 have changed
slightly. The annual Photographic Competition will be held during
the Celebration Weekend at the Holiday Inn, Rugby on 20th and
are FREE and you may enter as many photographs as you
wish. Photographs should be no larger than A5
(6x8”). They may be in black and white or colour and should be of a
reproducible quality. Entries should have a SAE for their safe
send your entries to arrive no later than Monday 8th July to:Brendan G
Austin, 103 Vicarage Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex. TW16 7QB.
may be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org (jpeg image preferred), and they will be
printed for you. Please note that all photographs and their details
are shredded after the competition. Please include any information about
the photograph, names of dogs when and where it was taken - anything that might
be of interest, bearing in mind space availability.
Calendar will this year be available at the Open Show and Welfare Day on 27th October,
by post or on eBay (search Saluki Calendar). Further
information from Brendan on 01932 788040”
Clair Chryssolor has come across
the following on the “Dogwatch” Internet site:
Staffordshire police report that gangs of thieves that steal dogs to order are
identifying their targets by daubing the letter ‘K’ on gateposts. The burglars return later to take the
which are then sold on an Internet black market. The most popular targets are
trained working dogs and the biggest rise in thefts has been among cocker
spaniels. About 3,500 dogs are
reported across the country last year, up by 17% on the previous year.
A few years a go we had a cone
placed near the bottom of our drive. I
contacted the Council to see if they knew why it was there and they denied any
knowledge of it and had no plans for road works in our area. We then removed the cone and placed it
further up the road. A couple of days later
the cone mysteriously re-appeared at the bottom of the drive, so once again we
removed it in another direction only to have it back again. (It sounds like a garden gnome story) In the end we
confiscated the cone and
thankfully it was not replaced. We felt
that we were being targeted.
Maya Monk-Schenk, Health co-ordinator of the SGHC
has sent information through
on a health seminar to be held on 12th
May at the village Hall. Newport Road, Hanslope,
Milton Keynes MK19 7NZ. The subject is
Genes and Thermals. Dr Tom Lewis will be giving an overview of inbreeding (the
loss of genetic diversity) discussing
the problems it can cause in both
individuals and populations and how it does so. He
will also talk about complex genetic diseases such as hip-dysplasia and will demonstrate the KC’s web tool ‘Mate
Also speaking will be, Hayle Springett, who will
explain the use of Thermal Imaging as non-invasive diagnostic tool in identifying such
things a lameness, osteoarthritis, skin
cancers, back and foot problem s and dental
disease in companion animal which can
be carried out in you own home.
Tickets are £15.00. lunch £5.00,
booking essential on 01246 554742
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 19TH APRIL 2013.
Yesterday, Saturday 13th April, the Hound
Association of Scotland was held.
Judging Salukis was breed specialist, Mrs Jeannette Cotterill . She chose for her DCC, BOB Classicus
Cassander JW Sh CM owned by the Glaister & Parker partnership. He also went Group 4 in the Hound Group under
judge, Mrs V Foss. RDCC went to Paul
& Ann Shimmin’s Ch Hislome’s I Am Iceman Med Cranstal (Imp Swe). BCC for her second CC was Don &
Everton’s Kasra Tabina with the RBCC to Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray. Best puppy
went to Paul & Ann Shimmin’s Hislome’s Keepsake for Cranstal (imp). Best Breede’rs Group was Graham.
Well done all!
A reminder to enter
Southern Counties Championship
Show. Entries will be closing on the 23rd
April on line. You can find details at www.fossedate.co.uk. The supported entry and
festivities at SCCS re part of the
exciting events for the 90th anniversary of the Saluki or Gazelle
At theThe AGM of the Saluki Welfare Fund which is to be
held on Sunday 5th May in the Village Hall at Weston on the Green Oxfordshire
OX25 3QP on the agenda there is a proposed change to Rule 3.1 of the Saluki
Welfare Constitution. It is
‘Members of the Association shall
be the members for the time being of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club of Great
Britain and or the Northern Saluki Club or owners of Salukis rescued through
the Saluki Welfare Fund.’
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 12TH APRIL
As promised in last week’s
Breed Notes please find below the results of
the 1012/2013 Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Annual General Meeting. Many thanks to John Hudson for sending them
on to us.
The results of the ballot
mean that the Club Committee is now:
President Marie Bryce-Smith
Vice President Don Everton
Treasurer Pete Jackson-Main
Secretary John Hudson
Committee members for
one year Phyllida Cooke, Andrea Ireson, Katy
Lipton, Nicola Quadling, Kathy Webb and Michael Williams.
The two new Honorary Vice
Presidents are Harry Kendall and Jenny Ziman.
At the Championship Show
2015 the dog judge will be Clair Chryssolor and
the bitch judge Jenny Macro.
At the Open Show next
year the judges are Trevor McCrory and Jackie
At the Limited Show next
year the judge will be Maya Monk-Schenk.
The Club made an overall
loss of £1178 last year and the AGM discussed
ways of economising. It was hoped that increasing amounts of mail could go
electronically to members. Printing costs money and, unless someone is prepared
to take over the Club printer, it will cost even more in the future.
The Club needs more people;
editor steps down after the next issue and the editor also chooses the
treasurer and advertising person – so potentially 3 vacancies in all
editor is required
the end of this year the Show Management Team step down
club secretary will step down at the end of this year
club printer needs housing and club printing to be taken on
do not have enough committee members
The next Committee meeting
will be on 27th April.
Congratulation are due to Gary & Trish
Russell’s Ch. Pazada Grand Royale" who was Best in Group at the Sydney Royal Show
under hound specialist Ramon Podesta.
Crane,The Secretary of the Welfare has sent the following: “ The AGM of the Saluki Welfare Fund is to be held on Sunday 5th
May in the Village Hall at Weston on the Green Oxfordshire OX25 3QP. Weston on
the Green is just off the A34 near the junction with the M40 (J.9). We need as
many people as possible to attend to ensure there is a quorum.
The starting time is 2.00 pm.
reminder about the Saluki Welfare Fun Day on Saturday 18th May from 11.00 am at
Park House Stables, Kingsclere near Newbury RG20 5PY. We would ask people not
to use the main entrance to the stables but to look for the signs on the road
showing the Fun Day entrance.
will be a Fun Dog Show plus Lure Coursing and stalls. We need cakes for the
cake stall please. Entrance will be £5 per vehicle to include a free round of
Allan woke up the other morning with a sore back. As it turns out it was not
just a sore back but she has injured some vertebra and ended up being
for a few
days while they brought the pain under control.
It was caused by a mechanical spasm.
The pain is still quite bad but it is being controlled with medication.
reading the following tale one can only be too pleased for micro-chips to be
required in all dogs, though that does not mean the owners will accept their responsibilities The following article
appeared on the front
page of the Southampton Echo on Tuesday 2nd April 2013: “ When stray dog
Lassie arrived at a re-homing centre, she was carrying a big surprise. Two-and-a-half weeks later the pedigree pooch
gave birth to seven puppies that will soon be ready to go to new homes. Lassie,
a five-year-old Saluki, was found by a member of the public in Bitterne, Southampton.
She was moved to the Blue Cross re-homing
centre in West End, near
Southampton, at the beginning of February.
When nobody came forward to claim her.
. “We didn’t know she was pregnant, but then she started putting weight
on and developing milk, so we scanned her and found out she was going to have
“Lassie is looking for a quiet home with lots of love and the
puppies need people who can put in the time for training and socialising. “It’d
be nice for them to grow up in a family environment so they can experience
lots of things like growing up around children but they’ll also be happy living
with anyone who can give them lots of time.”
Faber went with her
Ch Sufeina Zarita Sh CM for the long bank holiday weekend to Ireland. She attended the Combined Canine Club show at
Cloghraw which was awarding CACIBs and Green Stars. Zarita won the Green Star, CACIB and
BOB. Judging was Ms Getzing from Austria
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 22ND MARCH
Daphne Parnham has sent the following regarding the Welfare stand at the
SGHC Limited Show " Many thanks to all those who supported the Welfare
stall at the Limited show. We took £101.00 which we thank everyone for their
generosity and for the tombola prizes that we have saved for the next show. We
would like to thank Nicola, Brendan and Michelle for all their hard work and
the lovely tea they provided for the 90th Celebrations."
Clair Chryssor has been doing rather well with her Feather, Gemini Jeu
d'Esprit for Anasazi. She won BOB and Group under Pam Wild, Borzois
then won BIS under Jonathan Daltrey, gundogs, at Thames Valley Open. She
is thrilled to bit, of course, and she has said that Jonathan has sent a lovely
critique which will be published in the dog papers. A lovely start for
her to 2013.
Crufts 2013 is now passed. We were, unfortunately unable to attend
but we did receive many reports on the day. Much was said about the car
park and arrangements for leaving the NEC. It seems that people spend hours
waiting to exit. At first it was said that it had been caused by an
accident somewhere down the line but later it was attributed to the new system
of exiting. I was informed that on Friday night attendees suffer the same
hold-ups as the Thursday lot. As the car parks are owned and run by the
NEC, they are the ones we pay the exorbitant fees to, I think they
may be to blame for this unnecessary situation. It will be interesting to
see if the public relations team for the Kennel Club has anything to say about
this. Judging Salukis was breed specialist Mrs Jeanna Jacques of the Classicus
affix. She chose for her DCC, BOB Classicus Cassander JW, SH CM owned by Mrs J
& Mr A Glaister and Mrs M Parker. This was his third and qualifying
CC. He was born on the 7th April 2010 and his breeder is
Mrs M Parker. His sire is Ch Baghdad Karim ShCM (Aus Imp) and his dam Ch
Khalils Phaedra of Classicus ShCM (IMP SWE). RDCC went to the German Dog, DE/VDH/INT/CH/HR/DK/SLO
Ch Feroz Von Der Irminsul owned by M Latsch. Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM owned by
Mrs K Smith, Mrs D Garratt and Miss S Oakey won BCC with RBCC to Miss D
Layton’s Anasha Al Noushararin (imp Aus). Best Puppy was the bitch,Fernlark Despina
owned by Mr
B Duddell & Mrs JM Mansell.
The new copy of the “Saluki” is now available and
can be obtained through Kathy Webb. Her telephone number is 01737
353279. Subscriptions price is £20.00. I have not seen the magazine
as of yet but I have been informed that it there are many interesting old
photos, that have not been seen before, to coincide with the 90th anniversary of
Saluki Breed Notes Weekending 8th
A strong warning to all dog owners, I have just received information
that a friend has lost two young Salukis to “lung worms”. With the very wet
weather we have had for the past year the slugs and snails are going mad and
they carry the disease. It seems the
dogs contracted the disease from rain water, leaves or other matter in the owner’s
garden. Annual inoculations are not a
defence against it and as far as I am aware Avocate is the only way to prevent the disease Best suggestion is to discuss this with your
Due to our personal circumstances Michael, and I were unable to attend
the first event of the 90th Anniversary events, but we were pleased
to receive the following note regarding the day from Annette and Brian Buckley
“Yesterday, we attended the Club Limited Show and congratulations go to Nicola
and Brendan for all the hard work which took place behind the scenes, let alone
on the day, to make this show so successful. It was a great start
to the 90th celebrations taking place this year. The
rosettes were very special and there were some great prizes, not least the
Commemorative Best of Breed plate with the 90th Birthday logo
and a Special Handmade Pottery Gift donated by Kasaque Salukis; I also
see that Brendan Austin’s company Pets Place sponsored the show. I am
sure those who took part in the show appreciate the generosity of all the
sponsors. There was delicious food on offer throughout the day and after
the show, many exhibitors and their friends very much enjoyed ‘The Very English
Tea Party’, serving delicious sandwiches, savouries, fancy cup cakes, jelly
& custard, and hot drinks. We were later served with a piece of
celebration fruit cake and a glass of bubbly; Jenny Ziman was asked to make the
first cut in the very stylish iced Celebration Cake, and it was good to see how
well Jenny is fairing now.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we would like to thank the committee
and show management for making this successful celebration possible. We
look forward to the next one! “
Results of the 2013 Limited Show, judged by Mrs Caroline McCormick Smith
are as follows: Puppy Dog,
Junior Dog, Novice Dog and Best of Opposite Sex Puppy was Liz
Stephen’s Alsahra Aslam Bedu. Open Dog,
Best Dog and Best in Show went to John and Caroline Owen’s Caryna Curete. Reserve Best Dog was Janet and
Steele’s Res BIS &
Best B/T: Steel’s Dawnchase Zamir Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show
\was Maya Monk-Schenk’s Fargaze Eyebright.
Puppy Bitch, Best Bitch, Best Smooth and Best of Opposite Sex was Sue
Bounds’ Alsahra Arabella. Graduate Bitch
and Rest Best Bitch went to Pauline and Don Everton’s Kasra Zeleka.
A couple of weeks ago I included in these notes a letter from Clair
Chryssolor regarding written critiques following judging appointments. Dawn Russell having read the comments has
sent to us the following: “When judges
accept judging appointments they sign a contract, one of the conditions being
that a written critique must be supplied to the dog papers.
Unfortunately many fail to do this.
I was therefore somewhat disappointed that in recent breed notes a breed
specialist judge chose to vilify, in their fords, ‘novice judges’ who had made
an effort to supply a critique. Some of
the phrases and comments that were ridiculed and objected to are printed week
after week in many breeds by some very experienced judges!
Critique writing does not come easy to many, but we should encourage
those who make an attempt at putting pen to paper. Maybe instead of such negative remarks more
effort could be put into organizing seminars for critique writing in
conjunction with breed exams. Positive
thoughts are always so much better than negative ones, in all aspects of judging. It
will be very interesting to read any forthcoming critiques from this judge.”
Michael and I would like to thank everyone for their cards and calls
regarding his recent stroke. He is now
home from the hospital and getting better every day but it will be awhile
before we will be able to attend any dog showing activities. He does love hearing from everyone.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 22ND
Last Saturday, Michael Williams, suffered a stroke. As of this moment, he is receiving great care
from Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
He collapsed about 9.30am and
the paramedic came within about 10
minutes, giving his oxygen.
arriving at the hospital they gave him an injection that reversed the symptoms
of the stroke. He is doing very well but
shall be convalescing for a while before he is able to return to work. I am hoping he will be back home by the time
you read these notes.
On a personal note
I would like to thank everyone for their offers of help with the Salukis which
has been complicated by having a very young litter of puppies though they are a
joy at the same time
I have received the following information from Nicola regarding the upcoming Limited Show: “The SGHC Limited
is due to be held on Sunday 24 February 2013 at Steventon Village Hall,
Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6AA. Our judge Mrs Carolyn McCormick Smith has 32
salukis entered making an entry of 48. 15 Dogs making 17 entries and 17
bitches making 23 with a further 7 entries for the special classes after
BIS. There are 11 not for competition. Judging commences at 10.00am
and the show opens at 9.00am. Catering will be provided and bacon baps,
tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. There will be a raffle, so
please feel free to bring your unwanted gifts or donations. Welfare will
also have their stall including a tombola and donations for their stall are
also welcomed. There will be a White Elephant stall to raise funds
for the 90th Celebrations. The club magazine will also have
a stand. After judging has been completed the Show Management
Team would respectfully ask, where possible, that you vacate the room so that
preparations can be made quickly for the Celebratory 90th Afternoon Tea
event. We anticipate this to be done within half an hour after the show
has closed. There are still Afternoon Tea Tickets available at £5.00 each
and if you have not already purchased or reserved a ticket please contact
either Brendan G Austin on 01932 788040 or Nicola Quadling on 020 8590
8457. Your tickets will be with your catalogue if you have ordered one or
with the Show Manager. Should you have any queries, please contact either
Brendan or Nicola on the numbers given above.”
We have made a few more mugs with the SGHC anniversary logo on them.
Many people were disappointed that they were all sold out at Championship Show
by lunch time. These mugs should be
available at the Limited Show.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEK
ENDING 8TH FEBRUARY 2013
Brendan Austin has sent the following:
2013, A Year to Celebrate
The final touches have
been put to our program of Shows and Events for our Celebrations this year. All the debates are over and we all
agree that 2013 will be a time to reflect on the past 90 glorious years.
ninety years ago that a group of fourteen enthusiasts discussed the formation of a club specifically for saluki owners and
on the 8th February 1923 The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club was formed. The years have passed but even today,
the Committee of the Club continue to work hard to promote interest within the breed, its purity and its welfare.
We have always maintained that this year will not just be just a Birthday Party.
The Committee see this year as the start of the build up to our Centenary. They plan to promote our breed, increase awareness
of the Club and its activities and put together archive material, which will be more accessible to the members.
We do hope that you will put these dates into
your diaries and join us when you can.
Limited Show and Birthday Tea Party
Sunday 24th February
Steventon Village Hall, Oxon
Judge Carolyn McCormick-Smith
Followed by the 90th Birthday Tea
Tea Tickets are still available from Nicola Quadling 0208590 8457
Lure Coursing and
Saturday 18th May
Saluki Welfare Event
All Members and friends
have been invited
Bring your own picnic lunch,
Welfare and Cake Stalls (donations gratefully accepted).
Club Archive Visit
Friday 24th May
Clarges Street, London
Limited numbers – Tickets £22.50 Includes FinGer Buffet Lunch with wine andcoffee Bookings and further information from
Marie Bryce-Smith 01342327573
Championship Show, sponsored by the
Saturday 1st June
Newbury Showground, Newbury
Judge Dagmar Heintzenberg Friesleben.
Followed by two special events, sponsored by The Saluki magazine.
Barbecue with live music by David Steel and the Subtitles;
and an Arabian Beauty Contest for all-comers, entries accepted on the day.
Full details from Helen Williams on 01635 268269
East of England
Saturday 6th July
Ringside Bring and Share Buffet after judging.
Further details from
Diana Allan 01234 708658
Saturday 20th July
Holiday Inn, Rugby
Smart Dress – no jeans please
Dogs to assemble
Draws to take place at 3.00pm sharp, followed by judging
and Coffee available
Classic Dinner – private room
Further details to follow
Overnight accommodation can be arranged with
dogs in your rooms in the hotel. Rooms are available for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at the special price of £40.00
per double room/twin - bed and breakfast, Please note that there is no charge for dogs, but dogs must be registered
when booking rooms. There are also a few Executive rooms at £55.00. The number of rooms is limited, so we advise that
you book early using the code X3D. Please telephone the Holiday Inn direct on 01788 824 800. You will need to have either
a credit or debit card available, but the amount will not be taken from your account until you check out. Rooms are available
at this rate until 1st July or until the allocation is taken.
Sunday 21st July
Held in the grounds of the Holiday Inn, Rugby.
Dogs John Hudson
Bitches Paul Shimmin
BIS Nicola Quadling
Open Show and Saluki Welfare Day
East Hall, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Judges Dogs Liz McKnight
Bitches Maggie Holder
Referee Colin Wells
Companion Show by Saluki Welfare in second ring
Welfare Coordinator - David Crane
day for all
salukis to come together, from the show ring, Welfare and rescue organisations and pets dogs.
Earls Court, London
of any events can be obtained from coordinators,
Or contact Brendan Austin 01932 788040
Our Dogs is offering the exhibitor two opportunities
for including information in their Our Dogs Crufts Special. It would be part of the guide to the show featuring maps,
judges, trade stands and breeders adverts in a special edition that comes out the week before Crufts on improved paper. For
further information please contact Kerry Rushby on tel 0844 504 9010 or email email@example.com
Diana Klein has sent in an article she found regarding a Saluki which was run over in South Wimbledon.
"The owners of a badly injured dog are being sought after it was mown down by a car and left for dead
in the snow. The young Saluki pure breed dog is believed to have been the victim of a hit-and-run at about 2.15pm on
Sunday, January 20, before it was found on Windsor Road, at the junction with Lyon Road in south Wimbledon. After being
discovered on Windsor Road,
at the junction with Lyon Road in south Wimbledon. After being discovered by a dog warden, he was taken to the nearby
Blue Cross animal hospital in Colliers Wood, before being transferred to their sister site in Victoria, were he is due to
undergo surgery. Veterinary surgeon, Nigel Smith, said: “He is still very shaken and disorientated, but despite
his ordeal he has remained friendly and placid.“We will operate on him to fix a complicated fracture to his front leg,
and hope that over time he’ll be able to resume a normal active life.“He is such a stunning dog, we are sure his
owners must be out there somewhere and missing him terribly.”The Saluki was found wearing a striking yellow collar,
but not a dog tag with his owners contact details displayed, nor was he fitted with a microchip which means the charity cannot
trace his owners. He is believed to be about 18 months old and is described as being underweight for his age and breed. It
is a legal requirement for dogs to wear an ID tag when out in a public place, without which owners may face a fine of up to
£1000. To contact Blue Cross call 0300 777 1890.
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 1STFEBRUARY
After reading some of the Saluki
critiques in the
dog press, Clair Chryssolor has written the following: “Who are these judges
are where do they come from? When they haven't read the standard or,
perhaps, haven't seen the breed do they make it up as they go along?
So far in 12 months we have had the word 'correct' used innumerable
times without describing what "correct" is. I think it's lazy. We
have had mentioned well padded feet, 'correct' cat feet and 'correct' hare feet
both of which I thought belong at the end of a cat's leg and the end of a
hare's leg respectively. There was a saluki not placed because it was
out of coat. The latest is 'correct' muscled neck and nicely arched over
the loin. 'Correct' in depth of brisket and length of loin which tells us
absolutely nothing. But horror of horrors 'nice shoulder placement with
straight front and tight elbows'. I thought this was supposed to be a
working dog which has endurance. Straight shoulders will give a hackney
gait or a straight legged gait. This sent me screaming to re-read the breed standard. Can someone
tell me where any of these descriptions appear in the saluki breed standard?”
Austin has sent the following: “We have just heard from the Holiday Inn, Rugby
and they have confirmed that they will not charge for dogs in rooms for the
Celebration Weekend 20th and 21st July. Please let the hotel know how many dogs
you will be bringing when you make your booking. If you have already
booked then there is no need to change your booking details - it has already
been done for you. That's a nice little saving for us all!”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 25TH
Brendan Austin has sent us the following
2013, A Year to Celebrate
final touches have been put to our program of Shows and Events for our
Celebrations this year. All
the debates are over and we all agree that 2013 will be a time to reflect on
the past 90 glorious years.
was ninety years ago that a group of fourteen enthusiasts discussed the
formation of a club specifically for saluki owners and on the 8th February
1923 The Saluki or Gazelle
Hound Club was formed. The years have passed but even today, the Committee of
the Club continue to work hard to promote interest within the breed, its purity
and its welfare.
have always maintained that this year will not just be just a Birthday Party.
The Committee see this year as the start of the build up to our Centenary. They
plan to promote our breed, increase awareness of the Club and its activities
and put together archive material, which will be more accessible to the
do hope that you will put these dates into your diaries and join us when you
Show and Birthday Tea Party Sunday 24th February,
Steventon Village Hall, Oxon Judge Carolyn McCormick-Smith Followed by the 90th Birthday
Tickets are still available from Nicola Quadling 020 8590 8457Lure Coursing and Fun Day Saturday
18th May, Saluki Welfare Event. BSFA, Kingsclere, Newbury. All members and friends are
invited. Bring your own picnic
lunch. Welfare and cake stalls
(donations gratefully accepted)
Kennel Club Archive
Visit Friday 24th May, Clarges
Street London. Limited
numbers-Tickets £22.50 Includes Finger Buffet Lunch with wine and coffee. Bookings and further information from Marie
Bryce-Smith 01342 327573
Championship Show, Classes
Sponsored by the SGHC Saturday 1st
June, Newbury Showground, Newbury. Judge
Heintzenberg Freislebon. Followed by two
special events, sponsored by “The Saluki, magazine of the SGHC. Barbeque with live music by David Steel and
the ‘Subtitles’ and an Arabian Beauty Contest for all-comers. Entries accepted on the day. Full details
from Helen Williams on 01635
East of England Championship
6th July, Peterborough Showground, Judge
Clare Chryssolor. Ringside Bring and Share Buffet after
judging. Further details from Diana
Allan 01234 708658
Celebration WeekendSaluki Classic, Saturday
20th July, Holiday Inn Rugby in marquee,
Distinguished Judges. Smart dress-no jeans pleas. Dog to assemble from 2.00pm.Draw to take place at 3pm sharp, followed by
and Coffee available
Classic Dinner Private
room Further details to follow.
SGHC Championship Show 21st July Held in the grounds
of the Holiday Inn, Rugby .
BBQ lunch, Judges Dogs John Hudson, Bitches Paul Shimmin, BIS Nicola
Open Show and Saluki Welfare
27th October, East Hall, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Judges
Dogs Liz McKnight, Bitches Maggie Holder, Referee Colin Wells
Companion Show by Saluki
Welfare, second in ring. Welfare coordinator David
Crane. A day for all Salukis t o come
together, from the show ring, welfare and rescue organisations and pet dogs.
Discover Dogs November , Earls Courts”
Saluki Club of America has returned to Kentucky for their Nationa Specialty. It will be held
on 3rd June through the 8th
June at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road, Lexington Ky. Conformation judge is Conformation Judge Ute
Lennartz. Activities are numerous with a
Lure trials, Obedience, Junior Handling, Futurity, Agility and Annual
Dinner. Sue Ann Pietros has said she
will happily help with finding accommodations and travelling plans for any one
going from this side of the pond. Her
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 18TH JANUARY 2013.
to Phyllida and Marcus Cooke on the arrival of their new grandchild, namely
Jago Adam Marcus Cooke. He is a brother
of Henry. Rachel and Sebastian are the
the Saturday Daily Express television magazine of a couple of weeks ago there
is a page entitled New Year Diet. A
young rather slim lady with boots with hearts is walking on the beach with a
grizzle Saluki. It is interesting
because it appears that this Saluki has it’s dew claws still in tack. If anyone knows who the dog is, it would
interesting to know.
Saturday Boston & District Canine Society held their Championship Show at
the East of England Showground. Judging
Salukis, without CCs, was Mr Chris
Payne. He chose for his BOB Mrs M Parker
and Ms L Aldous’ Khalils Allegra-Classicus (imp Swe) with the RBB to Mrs P
Spilsted’s Jeshins Dynamic Diva. Best
Dog was Dr JA & Mrs EJ Hudson’s Glenoak Kiyan with RBD & BP to Fernlark
Elswavo owned by Mrs S Edge. Well done
Breed Notes weekending 4th January 2013
come from the Officers and Committe of the SGHC:
SALUKI OR GAZELLE HOUND CLUB’s 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
We would like to wish all SGHC members
and all Salukiphiles a happy New Year and remind you that 2013 is the 90th Anniversary of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound
Club, the first Saluki Club ever established.
In celebrating this milestone in our history, we hope to strengthen our alliance with all
like minded individuals and groups worldwide as well as confirming our commitment to the original principles of our founding members.
There is certainly
good reason for us to celebrate what is a remarkable period of development in terms of Saluki recognition, health, welfare
and the retention of the form and functionality of our magnificent breed.
However, we continue to have our challenges and the purity
of the breed remains our primary goal. Also the hunting ban has forced us to look for alternative forms of exercise and
methods of testing our Salukis while remaining prepared for a reversal of the ban.
Commemorative events are still being arranged
with all of them at different stages of completion. The events are spread throughout the year giving us all the opportunity
of attending one or all, depending upon circumstances. After all, the best way to continue along the lines set out in 1923
by our forerunners is to enjoy participating with and learning about our beloved hounds.
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU - TO HAVE FUN AND
SHARE IN CELEBRATING OUR 90TH YEAR.
An updated list of events will be provided through John Hudson, the Acting Hon. Secretary
following a meeting of the 90th Birthday Subcommittee, on 13th January 2013.
Just before Christmas we attended the funeral of Murray
Ormsby at the Cheltenham Crematorium.
There was an excellent turnout with the Pastor, a personal friend of
Murray, giving an in depth talk about Murray’s very interesting life. In the next few weeks we have been told
will be a full obituary of Murray in the Daily Telegraph and the Times so
please keep watching for this. If I am
notified I will put it in Breed Notes but Chris spoke to the biographer and he
said he never knows when the obituaries he has written for the paper, will
appear. After the service we went to a
small country hotel in Morton in the Marsh for the wake. It was a very fitting send off for Murray. We would like
at this time to give our
condolences to Chris and Julian on their loss.
Chris would also like me to pass on her thanks to everyone for the kind
notes you have sent to her.
The last championship show
of 2013, LKA was held with Liz Stephens judging. I have understood from reports
that it was a very long day as Salukis were third in the ring. It seems that Liz finished judging just
minutes before the Hound Group was called. BCC, BOB was, Lisa and John Hudson’s
Ch Glenoak Kamala JW with the RBCC to
Clair Chryssolor’s Gemini Jeu D’esprit for Anasazi (imp). DCC for his third and qualifying CC was the
brother of the BCC, namely Glenoak Kiyan JW.
He was born on 11th April 2010 and his breeders are his
owners. Hi sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW
and his Dam, Ch Kasra Tahira Glenoak JW.
RDCC was Paul and Ann Shimmin’s Ch Hisilome’s I Am Iceman med Cranstal
(imp) Best Puppy was Mr B Mansell
and Mrs J Duddell’s Fernlark Despina.
Best Veteran was Alan Burtenshaw and Gloria Cook’s Ir Ch /Daxlore
Daisiemae Sh CM. Best Breeders was
awarded to the Hudsons. Congratulations
to Lisa and John for have such a fantastic year with their stock.
It will not be long before
Crufts and the Saluki Club magazine will be available so if you would like an advert
please contact Kathy Webb on 01737353279.
As Kathy will be travelling in January she would like all adverts to be
with her by the 10th January.
I have noticed in this area that the
pubs are becoming more
dog friendly. Not long ago the publican
cringed when you mentioned bringing in a dog or dogs into their pubs. Some would not even let us bring them into
the gardens. Now in many of the pubs in
this area they can sit with us as long as they behave. What a pleasant change.
Happy New Year from all of us at Kasaque
(two and four
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21ST DECEMBER 2012,
Peter Yardley has kindly sent through the following
obituary on the passing of David Waters (Burydown). “I sadly have to report
that David died on 27th November at the age of 101 and 3 months in a
care home in Christchurch, New Zealand.
David will be best known in combination with Hope Waters and their
Burydown Salukis renowned around the World and in the pedigrees of many of
today’s hounds. In 1969 they jointly
wrote and published “The Saluki in History, Art and Sport” perhaps the first
comprehensive book on the Saluki. David
was Chairman of the SGHC in the early 70s and was later made an Honorary Vice
President of the Club. He judged on occasions but was more interested in the
coursing aspect of the breed and between them they had many show champions who
gained honours on the coursing field.
David was born into a naval family and followed his
brother Rick to Dartmouth in the 1930s.
He joined the Fleet Air Arm before the war and operating from Malta with
a Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber squadron against target in Sicily. He failed to return on his last sortie and
spent the rest of the war a prisoner of war
He married Hope Waters after the war and they lived in
Bury in Sussex. Whilst Hope concentrated
on the Salukis, David in the meantime was transferred from flying duties in
1946 to the Historical Section of the Admiralty to help research the Naval
Staff History of the Battle of the Atlantic.
He retired from the Navy in 1950 but remained an Admiralty Historian
until takin up a position at the National Maritime Museum in 1960 as head of
Navigation and Astronomy and later becoming Deputy Director of the Museum.
David will always be remembered by his friends for his
dry wit, his chuckle of a laugh and his ability to be analytical of any problem
and resourceful in coming to a conclusion.”
Nick Bryce-Smith rang to let us know that Mrs Cathy Smith
of Australia has been approved by the Kennel Club to Judge Salukis at Richmond
Championship Show 2013.
SGHC has now circulated its final newsletter of the
Year. If you are a member of the club
and have not received a copy please contact the acting secretary Dr John Hudson
at his email address of, email@example.com.Michael and I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday
and a wonderful fun time during this festive season.
SALUKI BREED NOTES
15TH DEC 2012.
Major Murray Ormsby died peacefully in his sleep on
Thursday afternoon at the grand age of 93. Murray was not interested in showing
dogs but he was a coursing man. His and
Chris’s first coursing dog was Burydown Vasara who later became Ch Yazid
Burydown Vasara. It all started with a
two day coursing meeting in Norfolk where Vasara won the Lady Gardner Stake.
Murray was hooked after that and only stopped attending coursing meetings when
he found it too difficult, physically, to attend. The funeral will be on Tuesday 18th
December 2012 at 11.15am at the Cheltenham Crematorium, Bouncers
La, Cheltenham GL52 5JT
John Hudson, acting secretary of the SGHC has sent
the following information to be included in the notes. Due to the deaths of David Water and Ernie
Tebbs there are two vacancies for Hon Vice President. Anyone wanting to nominate a candidate please
Yardley is coming to the end of his term as President, and he will not be
running for re-election so please once again send your nominations to
John. Also as Peter has been doing all
the copying, we need a volunteer to do that job. John will give more details to any interested
parties. More and more in future, by way of being more efficient and reducing
costs, the Club will be sending out information by email.
Ann Shimmin has been Newsletter Editor for five
years and has decided that it is time for someone else to take over. Once again please contact the acting
It has been suggested to the Committee that we
could have more breed related detail on the web-site for those enquiring about
our breed. Another aspect of the work being carried out to promote and retain
good health in Salukis, the Club intends
to undertake a follow up to the KC health survey that originally took place
in 2004. This programme is planned to start this
year and the questionnaire will appear on the web-site.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING
7TH DECEMBER 2012
Peter Yardley has informed us that David
Waters passed away peacefully in a care home in Christchurch, NZ on 27
November. We will put more
on the passing of David in
next week’s Breed Notes
sent information regarding a new book that has just been launched here and in the USA, it is “The Spirit of the
Dog”: An Illustrated History of Dogs written by Tamsin Pickeral. On the cover there appears to be is a smooth
Saluki. Information on the book is as follows:
“Dogs formed an allegiance with humans in early pre-history
this was the beginning of a unique bond between dog and human that has endured
some 14,000 years. Since then, there have been numerous momentous events
through history at which the dog has been present: following or leading troops
into battle, lurking in the shadows of official business, seated on the laps of
emperors, and curled sleeping during spiritual and religious occasions.
The Spirit of the Dog explores the long and varied history
of the dog in human cultures across the world and celebrates the very special
place that this enigmatic creature holds in people’s hearts. Established author
and animal specialist Tamsin Pickeral examines the development of the major dog
breeds within their historic context—from the slender, powerful sight hounds to
the hard-working Siberian Husky, the spirited Terrier breeds, and the
personable mongrels. Grouped according to their key characteristics—including
Elegance and Speed, Power and Strength, Devotion and Loyalty, Agility and
Wisdom—the breeds are each studied in comprehensive detail.
As a mammal species the dog is the most varied in shape, size, and colour, and
also the most versatile, whether working as a hunter, protector, or simply
providing companionship as a domestic pet. The Spirit of the Dog celebrates this diversity, aided by
the stunning photography of contemporary animal photographer Astrid Harrison,
whose striking, beautiful, and unusual images of our major dog breeds
skillfully reflect the virtues of 'man’s best friend.' With evocative text and
exceptional photography, this is an essential volume for everyone who loves
In the Breed Notes of a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had heard
that the Chellini Bronze was at the Royal Academy in their exhibition entitled
“Bronze” We went along a couple of weeks
ago to have a look. Yes the Chellini was
there in the last room. We had just
about given up of finding it when it appeared in the room attributed to
Reliefs. We were very pleased that we went to see the exhibition as it was
another super collaboration of the RA.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING
Brendan Austin has sent the following information:
Calendar 2013:The Club’s Calendar went on sale at the
Championship Show this year. Sales have been brisk and I hate
saying this, but Christmas is only a few weeks away and the Saluki Calendar
makes an ideal gift for the New Year.
Copies are available at £9.00 each or 3 copies for £23.00, including
package and postage. To order your copies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01932
788040. Cheques should be made payable to SGHC or I can take a credit card over
the phone, should you prefer. Copies are also be available on eBay please
search SALUKI CALENDAR.
May I say a big thank you to all those who send photographs for the
Saluki Calendar. Next year the competition will be held as part of our
Celebration Weekend in July. I look forward to another amazing
collection of photos.”
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 16TH
Maya Monk-Schenk , Health
Co-ordinator for SGHC, has kindly sent through Information on an upcoming seminar to be sponsored by the Clumber
Spaniel Health & Welfare Sub Committee.
It will be held on Sunday, 25th November at Stoneleigh
Village Hall, Warwickshire. The topics and speakers are: Holistic and
Natural Feeding-by Neil Garrod:Neil
Garrod is an expert on holistically
feeding and is well respected in this field he will make a presentational how
natural feeding can be of significant benefit to dogs.Eye Conformation
Problems and the New Certificate for the Eye Scheme Presentation by Ian
Mason, Chief Panellist of the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme which will look at eye
confirmation problems especially for those high-profile breeds and the
introduction of the new BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme Certificate.Mate Select and
Kennel Club Initiatives to Assist Breeders Bill Lambert is the manager of
the Kennel Club Health Breeder Services Department and he will give a
presentation on kennel club initiatives to assist breeders including insight
into the mate select and other kennel club online services Petlog
Anita Tabrett will give a
presentation about the Petlog service. Tickets are £10 per person and includes
lunch and refreshments.Any enquiries, or completed booking forms (see
attached), should be directed towards Mrs J Sheppard, 29 Frome Road Trowbridge
Wilts BA14 0DE. Phone (01225) 753960 e-mail Jackie@whissgig.co.uk
It is with great sadness that I must
report that Denise Courtney has lost her battle with cancer. I am sure there will be many tributes to her
in the following weeks as I only knew her mainly as the very efficient
secretary for Bournemouth show and a regular judge at Championship Shows for
Salukis. She in fact was suppose to
judge us at Windsor this past summer.
The Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London
is holding an exhibition of Bronzes until the 9th December. Diana Allan has contacted me to let me know
that she has heard there is a Saluki in the exhibition made by Benvenuto
Cellini. It is a bronze relief. I am not sure if it is the same one that is
in Hope and David Water’s book “The Saluki in History, Art and Sport. Hopefully we will get a chance to
exhibition and I can inform the readership.
A couple of days ago we visited with
Geoff Banyard. He has asked that we pass
on a big thank you to all that have sent him messages and cards. He and the dogs are coping.
All is going well with the
arrangements for Southern Counties Championship Show . We hope to have an update, with added
information, on our plans for the day, in the not too distant future. As the show is just three weeks off from the
summer solstice with the long expanse of daylight we hope everyone will stay
well into the evening. We promise a day
not to forget. Unfortunately that is
exactly the opposite of what has happened in the Saluki Club Championship Show
Catalogue. The show secretary has not
included our event . So as a reminder
the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be supporting the entry at SCCS on
Saturday 1st June 2013. Our
judge will be breed specialist Dagmar Heintzenberg Friesleben. After the
judging there will be a catered barbeque with music by the Subtitles (http://thesubtitles.co.uk). Any questions please contact
myself on tel. 01635 268269 or email me at the address below.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 9TH
Gloria Cook has sent the following: “There are times when dog showing
seems like insanity! We decided to go to Dublin for the day to The Bull
Breeds Championship Show. Doesn't sound like it but it is an all breed championship
show. At 3 30 in the morning, we awoke
in Belfast harbour , aboard the ferry, to discover we were alone. The boat was
like the Marie Celeste, our car with 4 dogs in it, was looking lonely and alone
on the car deck. How could we have slept through the usual chaos of
disembarkation? Did anyone think it was strange that dogs were left in an
orange car? No one around! The dock gates were closed and we had to get
security to let us out! I began to think it was all madness. Eventually we made
it to our ring,at the National Centre at Clogram, was tastefully carpeted in
bright purple. It was very comfortable to run on and luckily I was wearing a
purple blouse, so I matched perfectly. Our judge was from Dublin, we were so
pleased when Poppy was awarded her 7th Green Star making her an Irish
Champion.Our journey home was uneventful. It was probably all worth the
Midland Counties Championship Show was held last Sunday. Judging Salukis was Jerry RobertsonBCC, BOB
was Buzz Faber’s Ch sufeina Zarita Sh CM with the RBCC to Lisa & John
Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW. DCC was
awarded to Marie Bryce-Smith’s Ch Fargaze Persian Punch of Saruk with RDCC to
Clair Chryssolor’s Anasazi Early Dusk. Best
Puppy was Liz Stephen’s Alsahra Aslaw Bedu and Best Breeder went to
Hudson. Well done all!!
WEEKENDING 2ND NOVEMBER 2012.
Dogs will be
held on the 10th and 11th of November. Anji Jackson-Main is looking after the Club’s
stand and would appreciate any assistance she can get on those days. She has stated that one need not stay very
long, only a few hours. If you have some time available, please contact her on
email email@example.com or 0771 7724257. KC will arrange free entry,
free refreshments and snacks.
Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club held their annual Championship Show, at the Kennel
Club Building. There were the usual Club
stands plus Diana Allan’s Silent Auction.
She had a wonderful array of items to be sold to the highest bidders with
the takings to be used for the Anniversary celebration, next year. . When
I walked by, bidding seemed to be brisk. Diana asked me to thank everyone for
their contributions both in items donated and purchased. In total Diana made £418.00. Daphne Parnham has also
contacted me and
would like to thank everyone who supported the Welfare Stall both at the
Northern Saluki Club Open Show and at the SGHC Championship Show. At the NSC Open Show the stall takings were
£44.00 at the SGHC show £300.00. Daphne
says it was a worthwhile contribution to Welfare.
The sale of Anniversary
mugs went very well and by
lunch time I was completely sold out.
Thank you to all those people who purchased mugs and even a bigger thank
you to those who said they really liked them.
For all those people that did not get a chance to purchase mugs, there
may be a second chance or there may be a chance to purchase a different
Anniversary mug. Also I would like to
thank all those people who purchased mugs to support classes at Southern
Counties Championship Show next year.
Our plans for SCCS seem to be growing with new ideas coming forth all
the time. In the spring (to be sent with
the AGM information) we will be sending out more information about the day plus
local ideas of what to do around the Newbury area
Anji Jackson Main
has sent the following regarding
the archives : “ June Applebees archival exhibition was the first of yearly
displays to be held at Saluki Club Shows. . Although it was small and “site
specific” it did show essential photos
of June and her hounds and displayed her hand drawn book and numerous Dogs World
advertisements from the 1940s -50s.This yearly archival exhibitions will
enable all those interested in Salukis to have
visual knowledge of our breed and celebrate it’s development in this
country. It is one way, of several, that our breed history can be shared and reflected
upon. If any Saluki enthusiasts have any ideas regarding collaborating on
future exhibitions, please feel free to contact me or Anji Jackson-Main, the Saluki
and Gazelle Hound Club Archivist firstname.lastname@example.org”
Saluki” (official publication of the Club) was not available at the show
because the printer made an error in delivery dates. All has been organised now as we received
ours today, through the post. I must say
it is one of the most beautiful and interesting issues and certainly the whole
team should be congratulated for that. A
few highlights are the wonderful and interesting article on the late Ernie
Tebbs. Two other pieces I must comment
on are one, Jewellery for the discerning Saluki and collectable art
pieces. Diana Duckenfield’s layouts are
a true work of art. Magazines can be
purchased from Jimmi Johnston-White at www.salukimagazine.co.uk or telephone Jimmi
on 0208 8533197
break we were treated to a glass of bubbly and a piece of cake courtesy of Oz (
Nefisa Bushrah of Saruk). He has now decided
to hang up his show boots after a fantastic career.
at the show
were Mrs Sharon Kinney (USA), for the dogs and Mrs Rosemary Lewis, bitches,
with Best in Show judge Mrs Margaret Fulcher.
BOB, BIS was Laurence & Kim Scowen’s Fernlark Drambuie for his
second CC. RCC went to Marie
Bryce-Smith’s Ch Nefisa Bushrah of Saruk JW.
BCC, RBIS, was awarded to Sheryl Steer, & Larraine & John
Fitzgerald’s Glenoak Kira of Fernlark.
She was born on 11th April 2010 and her breeders are Mrs L
& Dr J Hudson. Her sire is Ch
Fernlark Alsace JW and dam, Ch Kasra Tahira Glenoak JW. RBCC went to Buzz Faber’s Ch Sufeina Zarita
Sh CM. Best Puppy was Andrea Ireson
& Diana Allan’s Jazirat Shakilah. Best
Veteran was Don & Pauline Everton’s Ch Kasra Nadirah, Best Smooth was Kevin
Carter’s Hanaa Har Kala Rachi of Clearwing (imp), Best Breeder went to the Hudson’s.
It was a
lovely well run
show but it just went on too long. The
bitches started a half hour after the dogs and did not finish for at least one
and a half hour after the dogs. I really
think this needs rethinking. We had
hoped to stay for the “Grizzle Class which was after BOB but left at 5.30 pm as
we, along with most others, felt that we had to leave. It is always a concern
having dogs at home and a journey to undertake, when a show continues into the
evening, it becomes something of a problem. There were only about 15 people
left in the whole room. The Flat Coated
Retrievers in the next room had long gone.
and photos of
the show can be seen on the Club’s website www.salukiclub.co.uk. Lorraine Fitzgerald has now taken over as
webmaster and is busy updating the site.
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 19TH OCTOBER 2012.
It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Jan Banyard of Darquell Salukis
and Whippets on Sunday 14th October. Last May she was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and last few
months have been incredibly difficult for her and her family. Our thoughts are with Geoff and her two children.
We shall print details of the funeral as soon as we know them
Nicola Quadling has sent the following regarding the SGHC Championship
show which will be held on Sunday 21 October 2012 at Stoneleigh. The entries are as follows: Total entry 176;
dogs 71; bitches 84, stakes after BIS 21 and 24 not for competition. Judging starts with the dogs at 10.00am and bitches
at 10.30am. The show opens at 9.00am; please be reminded that exhibitors dogs are not permitted into the hall until
after this time. There will be full catering at the show by AJ Catering and their food is reasonably priced. They will
be offering breakfast baps, tea, coffee, main meals including trays of chunky chips, pastries and muffins etc. Disabled
parking is limited and strictly controlled by the venue and all cars must have a valid blue badge. If you have a passenger
with limited mobility that you need to drop off, please contact the Show Secretary to arrange this, as this facility is also
limited. The usual club stalls will be at the show along with a few trade stands. Please support the Welfare stall
run by Tony & Daphne Parnham and the raffle stall where gifts are always welcome. The raffle at this show will go
towards raising funds for the club's special 90th anniversary events. We hope you all enjoy your day at the show.
Should you have any queries, please contact the Show Management Team: Nicola Quadling on 020 8590 8457 or Brendan G
Austin on 01932 788040.
Yesterday South Wales Championship Show was held. Judging us was Mrs Shirley Rawlings. Her BCC,BOB
was Ch Caryna Meilishia Sh CM owned by the Garratt, Oakey and Smith partnership. RBCC went to our own Ch Kasaque Miracle.
DCC for his second CC was Glenoak Kiyan JW owned by DR JA & Mrs EJ Hudson with the RDCC to Mrs D Copperthwaite’s
Ch Al Caliphs Zobeyni JW. Best Puppy was Jazirat Safiyyah owned by Lady Ruth Dann. Best Breeder and 1st in
Hound Breeders Group was “Hudson”
Saluki Breed Notes Weekend 12th October 2012
It is with great sadness that I must relate the death of Mrs Hilary
Cornock on Monday 1st October.
She died at home with her family around her. She has not been well for a while but did
manage to live long enough to see her daughter Anna married. Anna has sent the following details:
Hillary's funeral will be on Wednesday 17th October at 1pm
Teresa's Catholic church New Road Princes Risborough HP2 0JW and afterwards at
Chequers Lea Butlers Cross, Aylesbury HP17 0XH Please let
Ann or Alex
know Tel Alex 01296 623073, Anna 01494880417 or Anna's mobile 07814264217
Clair Chryssolor has sent me
a critique from
the paper regarding the judging from Perthshire
Show. The judge, Hazel Deans described
the saluki as having well knuckled feet, neck into nice arched topline without
being humped and well bent stifles. What was she judging? I think we should send this lady a copy of the
“Breed Standards” to understand where the arch should be, to understand more
about Saluki feet and recognise that
humps come with an alternative animal from the desert, called a Camel.
Austin has sent in the following: ”To commemorate the 90th Anniversary
of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, the Officers and Committee would like to
invite you to a Year of Celebrations.
Show and Birthday Tea Party will be held at
Steventon Village Hall on Sunday 24th February. We have agreed
with your judge Carolyn McCormick Smith not to have a break between judging
dogs and bitch so that in the afternoon we can get together for our 90th Birthday
club was formed on 8th February 1923, so it seems
fitting that members and guests come together on this day to celebrate our 90th birthday.
details will appear in the Schedule due out at the end of the year.The Celebration Weekend starts on Saturday 20th July
with our first ever Saluki Classic, at the Holiday Inn, Rugby. This
will be followed by a Gala Dinner and Presentation in the
accommodation can be arranged with dogs in your rooms in the
hotel. Rooms are available for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the
special price of £40.00 per double room - bed and breakfast, with a £10.00
supplement per dog. There are also a few Executive rooms at £55.00. There is a
limited number of rooms, so we advise that you book early using the code
X3D. Please telephone the Holiday Inn direct on 01788 824 800. You will need to
have either a credit or debit card available, but the amount will not be taken
from your account until you check out. Rooms are available at this rate until 1st July
or until the allocation is taken. On Sunday 21st July
we will hold our Celebration Championship
Show in our marquee in the grounds of the Holiday
Inn, Rugby, with an
optional BBQ lunch. We hope this will be a very relaxing and enjoyable day.
the support of the Kennel Club our Open Show and Saluki
Welfare Day, will be held on 27th October at the Kennel Club
Buildings, Stoneleigh. The Open Show will follow its normal format in Ring One.
Ring Two will have a Companion Dog Show on behalf of the
Saluki Welfare Fund. We hope this will be a party gathering of all Salukis from
the show fraternity, welfare and rescue organisations and pet dogs.
you want to discuss any of the above events or if you would like to sponsor
Rosettes for any of these shows then please visit the Show Managers table at
the Championship Show on 21st October or contact Brendan Austin
on 01932 788 040 or email@example.com Other events are
planned and details will follow through the Breed Notes when available.”
Coming back to this
current year the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be holding their
Championship Show 2012, on Sunday 21st October at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Judging dogs will
be Mrs Sharon Kinney (USA) with bitches being judged by Mrs Rosemary
Lewis. Best in Show judge is Mrs
Margaret Fulcher. Diana Allan will be
holding a very exciting Silent Auction with proceed to go to the 90th
Anniversary celebration. I will be
selling bone china “mugs”.which incorporate Ken Allan’s artwork, especially
produced to commemorate the 90th Anniversary. They will make
wonderful Christmas gifts!
BREEDNOTES WEEKENDING 29TH SEPTEMBER 2012
It is with
great sadness that I must report the death of Sue
Cronin. Well know for her Whippets, she
recently acquired her first Saluki from Buzz Faber. She was doing very well in the show ring with
Sufeina Jebel Ali JW, Sh CM until she became ill with a brain tumour.
In the last
couple of weeks, two of our favourite Championship Shows
have been held. Michael and I both love
the countryside in the area where those shows are held. The first of the two was Darlington with
breed specialist Jane Pyatt judging. Her
DCC, BOB for his third CC was Mr & Mrs A Bloomfield’s Glenoak Jabari JW, Sh
CM. He was born on the 24th
May 2008 and his breeders are Dr JA & Mrs EJ Hudson. His sire is Kasra Najib and dam Ch Glenoak
Ishaara. RDCC went to Mr P & Mrs EA
Shimmin’s Ch Hisilome’s I Am Iceman Med Cranstal (imp). BCC for her first CC was Mr A Rawson’s Mumtaz
Monsoon. She was born on 27th
August 2005 and her breeder is Mrs Z Rawson.
Her sire is Ch Nefisa Bushrah of Saruk JW and dam Ch Mumtaz
Desdemona. RBCC and BR was Mrs M Parker
& Ms L Aldous’ Khalils Allegra-Classicus (imp). Best Veteran went to Mrs D Garratt & Miss
S Oakey’s Caryna Calisto. Well done
Championship Show was judged by Mr Keith Prior of South
Africa. I believe he did reside here
originally and was well known for his Borzois. For his DCC, BOB he chose Mrs C
Chryssolor’s Anasazi Early Dusk JW, Sh CM, for his first CC. He was born on 10th March 2010 and
his owner is his breeder. His sire is Ch
Tadj Mahal Emraniizan (imp) Sh CM and his dam Abu Baqr’s Gazal Galiya for
Anasazi (imp). RDCC was Mrs J & Mrs
A Glaister & Mrs M Parker’s Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM. BCC went to Dr J A Hudson & Mrs EJ
Hudson’s Ch Glenoak Kamala JW with RBCC to Steer, Fitzgerald, Cook &
Burtenshaw’s Kirman Dafnia at Fernlark (imp) JW. Best Puppy was Ms E Graham’s Faaris Ya’soub
Al Djiibaajah. Once again well done
BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 21ST September 2012
We have received the following
note from Jeannette Glaister “ Alan along
with Classicus Cassander JW Sh CM along with myself, attended Border Counties Hound Club Open Show on Sunday 9th
September at their new venue in Morecambe. The weather was kind to us so being outside in good sized rings was a bonus. Dexter won
BOB under judge Ariane Forrester and then went on to get BIS under Whippet judge Mick Howgate. Alan and I was absolutely thrilled
and even though it had been a very long day it was a good journey home.”
A couple of additional names
for judges, 2013. Michael Williams will be judging Paignton. Judging the SGHC
supported entry show for the 90th anniversary of the Club which will be held at Southern Counties Championship
show is the Saluki breed specialist Dagmar Hintzenberg-Freisleben.
There will be Heart
testing at the Mastiff Association’s Open Show
on 23rd September 2012. The
Mastiff Association has invited Emily Dutton BVM&S Cert VC MRCVS, a veterinary cardiologist, to attend our Open Show to
carry out heart examinations on our dogs. The procedure is called ‘auscultation’ and involves your dog
to with a stethoscope in a confidential environment. A certificate will be issued to all dogs participating (please ensure
you bring KC documents and your registered vet’s name/address). Should a murmur be detected, Emily will advise
on the next
course of action. This may involve performing an echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) and/or ECG at an appropriate centre at
a later date. This can be discussed confidentially. The Mastiff Association is pleased to encourage health testing within the breed wherever possible. This is the first time
we have invited a cardiologist to one of our