13th September 2019
Deidre Ashmore has kindly let me know of the passing of Iris Moore (Shondel Salukis). “ Iris died on 16th July 2019 after battling cancer and other health problems for many years. She was 79. Her optimism during her latter years of extreme ill health was quite remarkable by anyone's standards, and up until the very end she viewed her life positively and endured every health problem with fortitude and courage.
She bred only six litters of Salukis but as you will know Iris had great success in the show ring. In later years she was much involved with re-homing ex-racing Greyhounds and her very last dogs were ex-racing Greyhounds. Iris was a supporter of Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare to whom any donations in her name should be sent. Iris is survived by her husband Geoff, her children Sally and Jon and 4 grandsons.”
Iris was a familiar person around the show ring in the 1970s and 1980s. She made up one champion, that was Ch.Shondel Benedetta. She was sired by Geldara Belgard of Shondel and her dam was Mumtaz Opal of Shondel. We send our sympathy to her family
Pam Mottershaw has sent news that their Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa Jun Ch had success at the Guernsey KC Autumn Show taking the Hound Group under judge Rachel Barney. Later he was BIS 4 under judge Sue Bird. Sydney is owned by Pamela and Stuart Mottershaw and Fiona Officer.
The SGHC had announced that Frank Farrar has had to withdraw from judging the SGHC Championship Show. He is very disappointed but because of problems at home he cannot get away. Carolyn McCormick Smith announced that the next person on the judging list would now be asked to move up. There has been a further announcement from Carolyn: “Unfortunately, the KC has told us there is no time to get approval for Ian Veal to judge the Championship Show next month, nor even for the next possible person on the ballot. However, they have advised us that Elaine Stanmore, who was elected to judge in 2020 would be acceptable to them (she has already been approved for 2020). Elaine has very kindly agreed to bring her appointment forward to 2019. Subject to KC approval Elaine Stanmore will judge the 2019 Championship Show. She is helping the Club out of a difficult situation so I hope you will give her a good entry.”
Last Sunday SEHC held their annual late summer/early autumn show in brilliant sunshine. There was a good entry for judge Lyn Hewson. She chose for her BOB, Lindsay Harkett’s Canapus Kashmere of Flytesfield. RBOB and Best Veteran went to Katherine Williams’s Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton. Best Puppy went to Linda Aldous and Jeannette Glaister’s, Jay JP Sea-Bird El Panjsher (Imp Jap). After judging there was the traditional bring and share picnic arranged by Marie Bryce-Smith. Everyone enjoyed themselves over good food between darting off in all direction to attend different stake’s classes. It was lovely seeing Don and Pauline Everton attending. I understand that Pauline has had to endure surgery lately so has been unable to get around as well as she would have liked.
Friday, Richmond Championship Show was held. There was a new arrangement for the rings and tenting which many people have commented on most favourably. It was lovely to see at the ringside Ann Birrell, Tess and Tim Abbott. Congratulations to Tessa on her special birthday. Judging Salukis was Cecelia Andersson, giving Challenge Certificates for the first time. She chose for her BOB Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Al Caliphs Anjal Bey with the RDCC going to Lindsay Harkett’s Canapus Kashmere of Flytesfield. BCC for her second CC went to Hilary Davies & Christine Harrison’s Charrioak Sherrzam JW. RBCC went to the Ireson Dann, Farris & Cosentini’s Jazalle Aneeqa. Best Puppy was Natasha Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxane who only on the Puppy Hound Group. Best Veteran and 4thin Veteran Hound Group went to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali. Post judging we had a few moments to sit and chat with the Buckleys. It was really nice to see them at the show as Annette has not been very well of late.
We returned to the showground on Saturday to watch the terriers and working breeds. It was very nice to see Barbara Biggs showing her Parson Russell Terriers and winning a RCC with her young bitch. Barbara said she still has one Saluki left from Pauline and Don Everton’s breeding.
All those attending the Northern Saluki Open Show please remember to return the trophies you won last year.
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