It was nice to hear from Jacki & Alan Bloomfield with the following “Because of the cost of Championship Shows and the price of fuel to get there, we decided to concentrate on our local open shows this year and we're delighted to report that Glenoak Laquan has achieved his Show Certificate of Excellence. Laquan's breeders are John and Lisa Hudson and his breeding is Caryna Khepri x Ch Glenoak Kamala.” Well done to them.
Further congratulation to Natasha Hamilton’s and her multi-faceted Artie (Luz Ch Alishamar Roxane JW) on becoming a Lure Coursing Champion. Lure coursing has become a very popular activity for sighthounds. Working titles are available in most breeds so it is a shame that the Kennel Club has not managed to recognize this activity. The dogs certainly love it, you can see their enthusiasm when you arrive at a coursing field. We need to keep lobbying the KC, which hopefully in time. will accept lure coursing as the legitimist activity, which it is.
I have been doing a little research looking at the entries at Championship shows from January 2022 until the end of July 2022. Interestingly there have been 8 shows with ‘breed specialist’ and 7 shows with non-specialist. The top three shows, which all had breed specialists were Crufts (76 entries), Southern Counties Championship Show. (56 entries) and Northern Saluki Club (54 entries). Bottom three were Three Counties (14 entries), Hound Association of Scotland (17 entries) Blackpool (18 entries). All three of the bottom shows were judged by non-specialists. The average for the year is 35.5 dogs at shows. While this
may make dire reading I remain optimistic for our breed as there have been some recent litters. If a proportion of these puppies make their way into the show ring, we shall have a chance for increased entries. This year puppy classes and junior classes have had little or no entries.
The Magazine Team are currently working on the next edition of ‘The Saluki’ which will be available at SGHC Championship Show in October 2022. An integral part of The Saluki magazines over the years has been adverts featuring a variety of saluki life events plus successes in various disciplines. All adverts will be very welcome for the next edition. However, those that are required in the first instance are the ‘Insert’ adverts which are on offer for all of those awarded 1st and 2nd places at SGHC Championship Show 2021/Limit Show 2022/Open Show 2022. Over the years the Insert Photos have formed an integral part of the presentation of critiques - plus a pictorial record of saluki successes at SGHC Club Shows. It is our hope that as many exhibitors as possible will wish to continue this tradition. However, because they form part of the editorial process – in order to ensure your pictures are featured – it would be appreciated if Critique Insert photos could be provided as soon as possible.
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