Our sympathy to Peggy Postma on the passing of her husband Duncan Smith.
There are no word that can that can console at this difficult time but our thoughts are with you.
At the SGHC AGM the results of the ballots for judges at the Club’s shows was announced. Judging at the 2025 Championship shows will be Lorraine Fitzgerald and Ian Veal. Jeannette Glaister was elected unopposed to judge the 2024 Open Show and Heidi Woodgate was elected to judge the 2024 Limited Show. At the meeting it was also discussed changing the Club rule 19d which states “judges for the Club’s Championship Show must be Breed Specialists etc.” Not surprising with so many of our judges retiring plus the doubling of our CCs each year we are running out of judges. So, it has been suggested that next year the AGM ballot members to see if we can, as I preciously mentioned, alter this criterion to include “Hound Specialists”.
Anna Freegard, Show Contact for the SGHC Centennial show, has posted the following “We have a number of very special and generous gifts as prizes coming up in the June Championship Show. We are so grateful to the people who have donated these items: Best In Show will win a special ceramic Teapot from Helen Williams. The Best Puppy in Show will win a portrait from respected artist Gabriele Schroeter. A set of Special Rosettes have been sourced and donated by Clair Cryssolor. Sara Williams donates a brooch in memory of her mother Joan McLeish for Best Cream in Show.
Class winners will receive an SGHC Centennial mug filled with dog treats from Jenny Macro. The Saluki Magazine is providing Pastries and Fizz in the morning. The rosette for Best in Show is sponsored by Jeannette Glaister. The Best Puppy in Show rosette is sponsored in Memory of Liz Metcalfe, by Elaine Stanmore, who has also sponsored Reserve Best in Show in Memory of Anne McIntosh. Best Veteran in Show rosette is sponsored by the Freegard family. The Committee looks forward to seeing everyone at the special show.” Here is a reminder that there will be a raffle at the show so please bring raffle prizes.
Entries for the SGHC June show are 73 dogs making 77 entries. 10 NFC.
The Book Ferret has posted information on a new book by Antony Johnston entitled “The Dog Sitter Detective”. On the cover is a Salukis. It goes on to say” Meet Gwinny, an unlikely bloodhound and her four-legged friends determined to dig up the truth. Penniless GwinnyTuffel is delighted to attend her good friend Tina’s upmarket wedding. But when the big day ends with a dead body and not a happily-ever-after, Gwinny is left with a situation as crooked as a Dog’s hind leg.
When her friend is accused of murder, Gwinny takes it upon herself to sniff out the true culprit. With a collection of larger-than-life suspects and two pedigree Salukis in tow, she is set to have a ruff time of it.” This book is available from the Book Ferret, due out on the 18th May 2023. Sounds like a fun read
Last week Birmingham National Dog show was held. Judging Salukis was Ann Barrett. DCC, BOB went to Ms J Stenson’s Ch Micattura All For Me with the RDCC to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s CH JP Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP) JW. BCC for her first CC went to Diane Layton Smith’s Velourias Dee Dee Vine. She was born on 19th February 2021. Her owner is her breeder. Her sire is Elviis Al Noushafarin Velourias (IMP AUT) and her dam, Ch Velourias Viva Vivienne Sh CM with the RBCC to Natasha Hamilton’s Lux Ch Alishamar Roxane (IMP BEL) JW LC. Best Puppy was Miss Freya Cannon’s Caryna Stephano to Abayomi. Best Veteran went to Liana Phillips Ch Vidana Amira S Berga Turi (IMP RUS) ShCM
Congratulations to Alan Bloomfield’s Caryna Hyperion on passing his KC Silver Award.
Any Comments or thoughts on the KCs new plan commencing from the beginning of July that if you have won 2 Challenge Certificates and 5 RCCS, all under different judges you can now qualify as a champion?
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 12th MAY 2023
Another early dead-line for the Breed Notes. We hope everyone enjoys watching the
splendour of the Coronation and celebrating the crowing of the new King.
Sitting at the SGHC AGM in the back of the room, it appears that I have missed some vital information. Next Year, 2024, the SGHC will have two Championship Show with two sets of CC’s plus an Open and a Limited show. The Committee will be very busy.
Pam Mottershaw has contacted me to pass on that “Irish Ch Ulmarra Naa has recently gained his Jersey Champion Title, taking his 3rd CC from Judge Patsy Hollings. He and his companion, Persia were awarded Best Brace in SHOW, so qualifying for CI DOG OF THE YEAR event to be held in February 2024.
Both hounds are owned by Stuart and Pamela Mottershaw and Fiona Officer.
Sydney was bred by Lynda Dunn, now living in Australia.”
UK Sighthound Sport will be holding a Trial’s Day on the 3rd June 2023 in Newhaven Derbyshire. If you would like to take your KC registered dog out to see what lure trialing is all about. this is the day to do so. In order to run competitively you will need a licence, this day is where to begin. In the evening there will be a BBQ and camping for those who would like to participate. On Sunday, The Summer Championships will take place at the same location. Online entries are open until the 21st May. For further information visit www.uksighthoundsport.com.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held from May 6 to 9 May this year. Every year, the New York City-based Westminster Kennel Club hold the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It is the second-oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., after the Kentucky Derby. The event would be for a total of one week from 6th April 2023. The venue is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park in Queens, New York City. Westminster Dog Show will have live television coverage of all breed judging go to Westminster web site for Times. Remember to check time between UK & US
• 8th May The starting of the 147th annual Westminster dog show where the events such as First HOUNDS, Salukis as well / nonsporting, toy, herding breeds, and group judging are organized.
• 9th May Start with the 2nd day of the Westminster dog show where events like working, sporting, terrier breeds and group judging followed by the best in the show will be held.
Last week WELKS held their championship show. Judging Salukis was Mrs Anne Macdonald. BCC, BOB was Ch Micattura All I Breathe of Mahziba owned by Ms C E Knowles with the RBCC to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Remeny. DCC for his second CC wet to Adele Walton Haddon’s Badavie Don Peppino at Ilsham (IMP SWE) with the RDCC to Ms J Stenson’s Ch Micattura All for Me. Best Puppy was Mr M, Cannon & Miss F & Miss D Wickstead’s Caryna Stephano to Abayome. Best Veteran was Ch Caryna Neferti JW Sh CM owned by Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey. Well done all!