How disappointing to be in another lockdown. This one is supposed to end
on a certain date so hopefully the virus will have taken notice and we can have a period of freedom of movement. Dog shows will probably not start up again until the outdoor shows. Meanwhile the show societies, by then, will have figured a plan of how to run them safely. Crufts as we know it, I doubt it, but maybe there will be a different type of show, outdoors in a beautiful estate. As there is no agreement with the UK and the EU, as of yet, on the status of animal movements, the concept of dogs coming from the Continent is still in the balance. To compound all the doom and gloom, buy your summer garden and veggie seeds now. If the UK exits the EU without a deal, seeds may be unavailable as they mostly come from Holland.
Just a couple of updates from last week’s Breed Notes. Dianne Merchant Giles passed away in 2003. The year Kharaz won the Hound Group at Crufts under Terry Thorn it was 1986 and the breed judge was Catherine Sutton, not as I printed.
Our Dogs is now working on their ‘Annual 2021’. As we have not had the opportunity to exhibit our dogs this year, this is an opportunity for owners, breeders, exhibitors to show their dogs off in the UK and all over the world. It is a truly unique publication of quality, the layout of the adverts are dazzling to view. For further. Information please contact Kerry on 0161 709 4566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week I was delighted to receive a copy of ‘The Saluki’ the magazine of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club. As one would expect from the publication it is beautifully presented and of the highest quality. Filled with interest articles and adverts. The first article was written by Anna Freegard, archivist for the Club. With the Club’s Centennial in 2023 not far off, she looks back at an earlier milestone of the Club, it’s 75thanniversary. One of the interesting points she makes is that many of the owners of the dogs are still around and showing. I will continue my review of the magazine in the weeks that follow. For obtaining a copy contact the editor Diana Klein on email email@example.com tel. 07751 061719
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