SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 12TH MAY 2017.
I have just heard that Joan Davies (Lusaki Salukis) has died. I will put a short obituary in next week’s breed Notes
Mary Parker has sent the following: “Supplement seven of The Saluki Book of British Champions, is now sold out. If however, I get twenty or more prepaid orders I will then do a second print run. Please contact me at Classicussalukis@aol.com if you are interested.”
Mrs Nina Neswadba of Showhunters Salukis will be judging Saluki at the Welsh Kennel Club. This is her first assignment judging in this country and is very much looking forward to it. She has kindly sent me a copy of her relevant CV.
“As a child I grew up with hunting dogs owned by my grandmother. But already as a young girl I knew there was only one breed for me, when I found a black and white photography of two black and tan salukis in an old cytology book in my grandmother´s library. From that moment the choice was made, as I fallen in love with the breed, Saluki. As a young adult, when my studies were finished, I started to work as a teacher at a secondary schooI. Then I bought my first Saluki, followed very soon by several other males. During the years I owned a couple of males, that I showed and went coursings with them, until a few years later I decided to go into breeding as well and bred in 2011 my first litter.
The fascination of the breed was always deeply profound and I was focusing on becoming a judge. In 2008 I passed my exams for Saluki, Azawakh and Afghan hounds. After a couple of years of learning and working I became a judge of group 10. My profession as a teacher is also one of the reasons, why I became a Junior handling judge as well. Judging is a great responsibility for me and due to my work at school and being there for my family including my dogs, I´m unfortunately not able to take each appointment I´m asked for.
Now I have judged in several countries including:
Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, and USA.
It´s always a big honour to judge a show, and I´m grateful and full of respect towards every human and dog who enters the ring to ask for my opinion. I feel honestly bounded to this breed and I am truly honored for being invited to judge for my very first time in UK this August.”
The Police are now saying if you see a dog locked in a car in hot weather, take a picture of the dog and the car. If someone is with you, get them to bring up the weather for your area on their phone so you can screen shot the temp, then break the car window. This way, you will not be charged with criminal damage and it gives the police photo evidence to take the dog owners to court.
The hunt for Rosie Faber continues. Please keep an eye out for Buzz’s missing Saluki Bitch. Also be very vigilant with your own dogs as the situation with dogs going missing/stolen is extremely high. There are some excellent CCTVs on the market now at reasonable price that are very effective and not difficult to install.
I have received a letter from Jeanna Jaques regarding the availability to source names of Saluki owners. I am including some excerpts. She writes “that it would be prudent to remove their addresses and telephone numbers from the Kennel Club’s list of judges. This is a list available on the world wide web at the Kennel Club’s website or simply by googling ‘Judges List’. It is a strange list as there are people on it who have said they no longer wish to judge. If you remember some time ago I wrote to all the Saluki owners on that list informing them, but very few bothered to write to the Kennel Club requesting deletion of their home addresses and phone numbers/ The Kennel Club even informs the whole world when judges are next judging and therefore will not be at home”
Letters have been sent to all members of the SGHC regarding the upcoming Special General Meetings. Both these meetings are very important for all members, if at all possible, to attend. Tea and coffee will be available but it would be advisable to bring a packed lunch. The future of our ‘Club’ is at stake. The meetings will commence at 11am. If by chance you have not received a copy of the meetings and are a member of the Club please contact Dr John Hudson on 01954 230016 or email Hudson@glenoak.or.uk.