11th February 2022
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 11TH FEBRUARY 2022
Two more judges for 2022 have now been announced Scottish Kennel Club will be judged by Jenny Startup and Richmond Championship Show by Neil Stanmore (awaiting KC confirmation).
Apologies for errors in last week’s notes, bitch CC winner at Manchester Championship Show was Nicolefarhi Del Borghino owned by Lynn Ward.
The KC Breed Record Supplement arrived this week. It is the Breed Records for July to September 2021. There were 34 puppies registered from 4 litters. One Importation, El-Ubaid’s Agapanthus Sumerians (IMP DNK) from Denmark. He was born 14th August 2020. Breeder B.W.J. V/D Mosel. There was one export pedigree for Ruweis Malikah to USA.
For the year 2020 there were 79 Salukis registered with the KC. This quarter (3rd quarter) there were 35 registered. This makes it 94 so far this year with one more quarter to go.
On the roll of honour two more Salukis have been tested clear of NCL. They are Mumtaz Selene and Zxylasahlaam Gea’rr
Juliette’s Cunliffe wrote in her column ‘Juliette’s World’, dated 28th January 2022, about “Art Deco dogs-a great style”. In her first paragraphs she described Art Deco as the following:” ART DECO began in the first decades of the 20th Century, primary as a reaction against it’s Parisian predecessor Art Nouveau, which had long flowing, floral lines. Artists and designers were now beginning to use clean, straight lines and bold colours.” She goes on to say “in the era of Art Deco, everything was streamlined and certain breeds of dog, particularly Sight Hounds with their elegantly sleek lines, were frequently included in artists’ works.” Ms Cunliffe used illustrations of different sighthounds, mainly Borzois, Greyhounds and Salukis. The illustration that caught my eye was an advertisement by Jean Patou from 1927 depicting a Saluki with a woman wearing sportswear. Ms Cunliffe goes on to say that: “Amongst other things, he designed sportswear for women using jersey which was easier to move in for the modern woman of the ‘20s”.
The German equivalent for this period was called Jugendstil. Some years ago Michael and myself were fortunate to purchase, at Crufts, a statue in this style made by Rosenthal of a woman dressed in athlete clothes of the time running with a Saluki. The story goes that these statues were made for the 1936 Olympics. It is a style that I very much like. In fact, during ‘lockdown’ I have toyed with a piece, (a lamp) very much in the style of that time.
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