SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20TH MAY 2022.
Good luck to Lina Hoggren and Jim Allen on their upcoming trip to participate in the International Lure Coursing which is to be held in Finland. They are the only Saluki participants, from the UK. Their journey will take them 5 days. I look forward to reading about their adventures on the way and the actual participation in the trials.
Lena has kindly sent me the following description of the event: “ It all starts on Thursday the 26th of May at 1pm with the registration of dogs and veterinary checks for those competing on the Friday. At 7pm the Opening Ceremony starts where each country's teams are presented, followed by speeches, the European anthem, and flag raising. The breeds are now divided into two classes, CSS for those without FCI show results, and CACIL for those with certain FCI show results. The CSS class will award the title CSS World Winner and the CACIL class will award the title FCI World Champion. The whole UK team will be in the CSS class. CSS competes on Friday, starting at 9am with Afghans in Field 1 and Whippets in Field 2. Deerhounds are following the Afghans and Salukis follows the Whippets. There are 13 Salukis in the CSS class, which will run mixed bitches and dogs. After the first run, the breeds will swap fields. On Saturday and Sunday, CACIL classes will compete and Salukis are running on Sunday. There are 34 Saluki bitches and 19 Saluki dogs competing in CACIL class and they will run separately. (These numbers are lower than usual, the cause is likely because of the dislike of the new division within breeds as well as fuel prices, and perhaps because Finland’s long border with Russia)
Each dog will be judged by 6 different judges during the competition, 3 in the first run and 3 different ones in the second run. The judges are of different nationalities. On Sunday evening is the closing ceremony.”
Last week The Birmingham National Dog Show took place. Judging Salukis for the first time in this country was Arne Foss (from Norway a breeder of Dalmatians and Whippet). DCC, BOB for his second CC went to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s Jay Jp Sea Bird El Panjsher JW (IMP) with RDCC to Ms J Stenson’s Micattura All For me. BCC wet to Joscelyn Duddell & Luke Johnston’s Ch Camerikie Catalina. RBCC was Mary Sanders Parker’s Ch Classicus Olympia. Yet again no puppies.
Best Veteran went to Kathy Williams Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton VW. Best Special Veteran was Lynsey Ince’s Inidiaana Byrlince. Well done all!!
I have been reading a very interesting article in this week’s ‘Our Dogs’ called ”Why the second thigh is not the powerhouse of a Saluki”. “I look but what do I see”. Written by Clair Chryssolor. In the first part of the article Clair writes about her extensive experience in the breed which includes not only coursing her hounds, but also being a qualified coursing judge, plus being a championship show judge. She goes on to elaborate about the different activates she has seen in a variation of sporting dogs. She has used this experience as a point of reference.
The main point I conclude from the article is that all parts of the dog are necessary
for the animal to successfully function. Her conclusions are well made in an interesting article. If anyone has missed this paper with this article, I am quite sure Our Dogs will send it to you or I will.