This coming weekend Salukis will have two championship shows to attend. The host is Darlington Championship Show with an entry of 45 for judge Fran Mitchell. This will be her first-time awarding CCs for Salukis. Before judging the Salukis she will be judging 46 Wire-Haired Dachunds, commencing at 9am. The second show with CCs is the Northern Saluki Club to be judged by John Walton Haddon. This show, the NSC, will commence judging at 9am in ring 15. The plan is judging for dogs (males) may have been completed by the time the Ms Mitchell is ready to judge. This way exhibitors will not be kept waiting till late afternoon for judging to start. Let us hope the plan works out. With all our new systems everything is a bit of trial and error. Tents and gazebos are allowed at this show though in the plan it looks like there will be plenty of cover if you choose not to use them, though, the society states there will be no provisions for wet weather and to bring your own chairs.
Last Friday Richmond Championship Show was held at their usual venue of Loseley Park. The rings were set out so there was a gazebo for the judge and stewards at one end. Thankfully after a gloomy start the drizzle ceased and the weather was fine for showing. The rings themselves definitely could have used some manicuring. Our judge, on more than one occasion, had to ask an exhibitor to move to another spot as the ground was rough. Judging Salukis was breed specialist Lisa Hudson (Glenoak Salukis). BCC, BOB went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny making her up a champion. This makes Remeny the 7thchampion on the distaff line. She was born on the 17th February and her breeder is Denise Garratt. Her sire is Caryna Eris and her dam Ch Caryna Neferti.. RBCC went to Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Olympia. DCC for his second CC went to Tricia & Michelle Ulyatt’s Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze JW with the RDCC to his stablemate, Fernlark L’Aunisien in Cornhaze Sh CM owned by the Ulyatts. Best Puppy was our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque.
In last week’s Breed Notes I wrote of the passing of Mrs Ann Birrell with some of her involvements in the world of dogs. I omitted to put in that she was one of the founder members of South Eastern Hound Club. She was the Club’s president up until recently when she became the Club’s patron. Marie Bryce-Smith was telling me she was supposed to judge the first Open Show for the Club but was asked at that time to judge at LKA, for her first appointment with CCS. The Club kindly released her from her contract. Rest in Peace, Ann.