We were unable to attend the SGHC Championship Show this year so I am very grateful that Helena Haywood has written the following report about the show:
“Report on SGHC Championship Show 2019
Our judge for the day was Elaine Stanmore who kindly agreed to bring her engagement forward a year after Frank Farrar was sadly unable to attend.
For her winning line up, Elaine chose BIS and Bitch CC – Nicola Warner & Berni Hetherington’s Ch. Canapus Rodinia at Savuka.
Reserve Bitch CC went to Hilary Davies, Christine Harrison & Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak.
Dog CC winner was Adele Walton Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham
Reserve Dog CC and Best Veteran went to Connie De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali
Best Puppy - Caryna Remeny owned by Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey.
There was a fabulous array of stalls ranging from Barley leads and Jeanette Fortnum’s knitted items to a huge raffle, and the Silent Auction with funds raised going towards the Centenary Celebrations being planned for 2023.
Both the Club’s 2020 Calendar and the Illustrated Breed Standard were launched on the day. The Calendar can now be bought by contacting Helena (see below), and The Illustrated Breed Standard by contacting the Club Secretary.
It was also the 50thAnniversary edition of ‘The Saluki’ the Club magazine and the last edition edited by Kathy Webb before she hands over to Diana Klein.
This was celebrated with a special cake and fizz.
Unfortunately, the telephone number printed in the 2020 Club Calendar advert is wrong, so should you have missed buying one Helena Haywood can be contacted on 01494 874587, the e mail address is correct.
During the lunch break our President, Don Everton thanked Kathy for her contributions over the years and also held a minutes silence for Eileen Pether (Askalam), Jimmy Cowie, Nick Tovey (Tirzah), Eric Stansfield (Ishieya), Bill Ivens (Jamjan), Owen Davies (Lusaki), Iris Moore (Shondel) and Wally Reynolds who have passed away over the last year.
The Club also distributed canapes (made by Vicky Martin), cake (made by baker extraordinaire Caroline Pickering) and bubbles after judging.”
In Jillian Knight Messenger’s Afghan Breed notes of last week she mentioned that some Afghan are scented. This was a term I have not heard for many years and perhaps never in this country. In the States, some people claim to have ‘scented hounds’. This is a sweet smell on the top of their heads that Salukis omit after having a bath. I have been told it smells like rosewater. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has had experiences with scenting on the Salukis.