SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 20THNOVEMBER 2020.
Glad to hear good news during week one of our ‘lockdown’. Let us all hope
that the vaccines, which have been proven quite successful up to this moment in time, remain so. With the weather becoming more miserable as winter progresses
it is more depressing to be stuck at home, not being able to meet up this year for Christmas get togethers. Optimistically, I am posting a list of judges for 2021.
I shall start with Crufts as we know that Manchester and Boston are cancelled.
11/3 Crufts, Adele Walton Haddon; 10/4 Hound Assoc of Scotland, Dr RM James;
11/4 A.M. SGHC Limited Show, Susan Rhodes, P.M. SGHC AGM; 18/ 4 Northern Saluki Club Championship Show, Dr John Hudson; 24/4 WELKS, Margaret Fulcher;
6/5 Birmingham National, Avril Davies; 21/5 SKC, Jonathan Horswell; 28/5 Bath, Claire Boggia; 4/6 Southern Counties Championship Show, Bernard Barjot; 10/6 3-Counties Championship Show, Jenny Dove; 20/6 SGHC Open Show, Carolyn McCormick Smith; 25/6 Blackpool, Dr. AP Sergerseven; 2/7 Windsor. Maggie Holder; 9/7 East of England, Ben Reynolds-Frost; 17/7 Hound Association, TBA; 24/7 Leeds Rachel Wray; 8/8 Paignton, Jill Peak; 14/8 Bournemouth, Espen Engh;
20/8 Welsh KC, Karin Hedberg; 28/8 Driffield, Gavin Robertson; 3/9 City of Birmingham, Mike Caple;10/9 Richmond TBA; 19/9 Darlington TBA; 26/9 Northern Saluki Club Open Show, Jimmi Johnston White; 8/10 South Wales, Karen Fisher;
17/10 SGHC Championship Show, Denise Rogers; 28/10 Midland Counties, Kathy Webb; 11/12 Ladies Kennel Association, Elizabeth McKnight.
Mary Parker has kindly sent me through an update from The Kennel Club: “New breed judges will need to register with the KC, they will be able to once the computer system is up and running- they will be able to add their detail to ‘Find A Judge’, but can still just be on a breed club list. However, not many societies will use them so it will be in their interest to sign up from next year”
In last week’s ‘Our Dogs’ in the section entitled ‘;50 Years in Dogs’ highlighted was Linda Aldous. For 50 years it was Afghans until recently when she jumped ship, importing a young Saluki male which she has been doing quite well with.
Continuing with my review of “The Saluki” Championship Show edition 2020. Masha Shaverneva has written an article entitle ‘Salukis and agility’. Altai is her first Saluki previously she was an Afghan person. She purchased Qazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi, a black tri smooth male with intention of showing him. This did not work out for various reason which she explains., so she tried something new, agility, which has completely taken over both of their lives. The article goes into great depth explaining the progress Altai has in the sport. The article is assisted by beautiful photographs.
I will continue to review the articles on a weekly basis.