It is with great sadness that I write about the death of Sue Bounds. For the last three years Sue has been battling with cancer, on Christmas Eve she went into hospital for the last time. Sue purchased her first Saluki in 1988 from Diane Merchant Giles. Her name was Shamal Mazraa. Her sire was Ch Classicus Belisarius and her dam Shamal Khaluah. Her second Saluki was from Leslie Wiggins and she was Elaref Chenab. Her sire was Ch Shamal Kharaz and dam Elaref Cinderella. Sue’s first litter was out of Cinerdella bred to our Kasaque Fanuch. She kept three puppies from this litter. I remember her vividly showing ‘Rocky’, whose name fitted him perfectly, perhaps the most stable Saluki one could ask for. After this time Sue acquired a couple of whippets, a border collie and two Afghans, we did not see so much of her in the ring. At the end of 2005, Sue welcomed the smooth, Bedu Delphine of Alsahra into her home. She was bred by Liz Stephens from Int Ch Arab Bahari’s Shaahin Taalli to her top winning bitch, Ch Bedu Bon Juste. Delphine did quite well in the show ring, winning one Challenge Certificate and two RCCS. Later Delphine was bred to Connie De Souza and Heidi Woodgate’s Sufeina Al Ain producing a wonderful litter that are being currently exhibited. Sue’s dream came true when her Ch Alsahra Lalana won Best in Show at The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club under judge Jenny Macro and Best in Show judge Dagmar Pordham Kenis. This litter produced a champion
Bitch and two dogs with a CC each.
The tributes to Sue have been coming in to the social media. Everyone has commented on our loss of a kindly, very sweet person with never a harsh word to anyone, she will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace, Sue. Unfortunately at this time details are not available for her funeral arrangements. Our Commiserations to her husband Glyn, three sons and their partners and her grandchildren. We know her three remaining dogs will be a comfort to Glyn in the future.
Denise Garratt on behalf of the Northern Saluki Club have posted the following : “You are cordially invited to spend
An Evening with Jeff Horswell” A Seminar to explain and discuss the New Judges Competency Framework Guide to being a Dog Show Judge. This will be held at Brinsley Parish Hall Cordy Lane Brinsley Notts NG16 5BY on Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
There will be a talk on the different entry stages of judging with a short question and answer period at the end of the talk.
The price is £5 per person and as tickets will be limited it will be on a first come first served basis.
Tea and Coffee will be available.
Cheques should be made payable to The Northern Saluki Club and sent to Mrs Denise Garratt 23 Nethergreen Eastwood Notts NG16 3DW phone 01773 719641
In last week’s Breed notes I got it wrong, it should have said Three Salukis take 'Dog of the Year 2017' at South of England Ringcraft
Clubs on Finals Night:
Veteran Al Caliphs Djansa owned by Annette and Brian Buckley on 12th
December at Langney and District Ringcraft Club; Yearling Barleymoon Ankaa
owned by Claire Jowitt on 14th December at Eastbourne and District Canine
Society and Junior Canerikie Vivaldi For Stalwart (Jeffrey) owned by
Victoria Martin on 19th December 2017 at Hitchin and District Canine
Society, Hertfordshire. What a lovely way to end the year and surely this
must be a first!
Karen Fisher has sent this notice to all Saluki owners in the UK.
PROPOSED LURE COURSING MEETING IN MARCH 2018
You may have seen the announcement on the UK Sighthound Sport Facebook page that the Kennel Club have agreed to support them sending a team to the European Championships (“EC”) in Denmark 2018. Details of the Championships can be found here: http://www.coursing2018.eu/
For this year only, qualification for participation in the EC is that the sighthound must be registered with the Kennel Club on the Breed Register, have a Lure Coursing License and have participated in two events before May 2018. To gain a License (which is issued by UK Sighthound Sport) the sighthound has to be certified that it can run clean in a muzzle and jacket by a recognized lure coursing club. As there has only been one event that can count towards EC qualification (namely the UK Sighthound Sport’s event last October) there are very few salukis who hold a license. As the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club are one of the supporting Clubs of UK Sighthound and were the only breed club to offer up committee members for UKSS it would be nice if there was a good representation of our breed at the EC. We therefore need to hold a meeting to enable more salukis to qualify. The second qualifying run can be gained at the UK Sighthound Sport’s meeting on 1st April.
I have therefore asked the SGHC to hold a meeting in March 2018 (after Crufts). Through the kind offices of a dear friend a venue has been found in Oxfordshire. This location should be accessible to more people than the small field that has been used by the SGHC for trialing salukis. The costs of the meeting are quite considerable as well as the organization. I therefore need to know how many people would be interested in attending. The event will be open to all KC registered salukis and trials will be scheduled to enable salukis to gain their license prior to the main event. If you are interested in taking part, please send me a private message so that I can gauge how many people are interested.