Our condolences to Joss Duddell on the passing of her long-time partner Barry Mansell who died on 4thJanuary 2022. From what I have read he was in the hospital awaiting for an operation. The Canerikie prefix has been well known for the quality Deerhounds they have bred and exhibited though I do understand they have had Salukis in past years from Daxlore. In partnership with Luke Johnston, they have made up three champions, they are Jasmine of Canerikie, Canerikie Catalina, and Fernlark Schussboomer. Vikki Martin made up Canerikie Vivaldi for Stalwart JW
Sadly, I must write about the passing of Anapavlova (Buzz) Faber. Buzz has not been in the best of health in the last years, which I have contributed to her beloved Rosey being stolen. After a home invasion then weeks of looking for Rosey, culminating with a ransom demand certainly takes the strain on an elderly woman’s mental and physical health. Thankfully Rosey was recovered and in the end, Buzz went to stay in a residential home where she was well looked after.
Buzz was a very interesting person. Her grandfather was a ‘Bird’ of Birds’ Custard fame. They lived a life of grandeur with the beautiful estate on the hill on the Isle of Wright. It was a great holiday home for Buzz and all her siblings. Her parents were the Harms Cooke well known breeders of Great Danes using the ‘Timellie’ affix. Sylvia, Buzz’s older sister carried on using the family affix for her Pointers and Salukis. The early part of Buzz’s life was very exciting going off with her husband and a brood of children to live in Scotland, Australia and Canada. While in Canada Buzz’ husband came down with an aggressive form of cancer, they decided it was time to return to England, though those ties remained in Canada as their three daughters and one son stayed on there.
I first met Buzz at Helen Baker’s house (Comptonwood). Helen was off on her travels and Buzz was housesitting. There we started a long friendship. Buzz had always wanted a Saluki so for her first one she contacted Chris Ormsby to see if she had any Saluki puppies available as she had recently had a litter from Ch Yazid Burydown Vasara (circa 1971). Her puppies were all sold so she suggested Buzz attend a Club show where she met Ernie Tebbs (Almanza). That started a long relationship with the Almanzas which Buzz always remained true to that type.
In 1995 we mated Ch Kasaque Eve to Ch Mumtaz Moon Magic. Buzz asked us if she could have a puppy if there was one available. She particularly wanted a cream. From that litter came Ch Kasaque Huntress of Sufeina. She was very successful both in the showring and on the coursing field. Tress, as she was commonly know produced two litters. It was from the second litter to Fin. Nor. UK Ch El Hamrah Mehrab Khalif that she found great success. Sufeina Pastel, owned by Buzz and Phantom, owned by June Minns became Champions. Pastel’s offsprings from Ch Nefisa Baz, namely Sufeina Zarita and Sufeina Jebel Ali also became champions. Buzz had one more litter to Ch Baghdad Karim who are all now in good homes.
Besides her passion for Salukis and Whippets Buzz’s other great interest was horses. As a young child she competed at ‘the pony club’. Her fondness for them remained in that all her dogs were named after race horses. Her son Jeffery has taken on this passion with working at the highest standards with thoroughbred racing horses. He is at this time an ‘agent’ in Australia. His daughter is following in his footsteps. I was reminded of a storyregarding Buzz’s life. Every summer Buzz returned to Canada to help out with her daughter’s family business. They had combined harvesters which in early summer went to Texas to help with the harvesting. As the summer progressed so did the harvesting working their way up through the States, finishing back in Canada. Buzz’s job was to look after the children, dogs and run the ‘chuck wagon for all the hungry worker. Buzz’s life wan never without an adventure.
RIP Buzz, Condolences to her family both here in the UK and those throughout the world.
In last week’s notes I wrote about my concerns regarding the loss of Open Shows and how this will affect the training of up coming judges. The KC has asked to Breed Clubs to support Open Shows with an effort to encourage people to attend. I am pleased to report some of these shows which are (SGHC supported) South Eastern Hound Club, Hound Club of East Anglia, and S.W.E.C.A in 2022. (NSC) Lichfield and South Yorkshire Hound Club. As I hear of any upcoming classes I will post them. Please if you can support your local shows if for no other reason, they can support our up and coming judges.
Last weekend Boston Championship Show was held. While there were no CCs on offer for Salukis there were classes. BOB and Hound Group 2 went to Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Caryna Esperanza. BP and Puppy Hound Group 4 went to Connie De Souza, Lottie De Souza and Heidi Woodgate’s Luachmhar Jalil. Well done all.
Final results are in for Top Dog which is Rosalie Brady’s Ch Classicus Asim For Bordercot. Top Puppy is Jeannette Glaister’s Impala Zia Dexter The Gambler.
John Owen Secretary of the NSC has sent the following: “Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully 2022 will be better than 2021, despite still being troubled by the ongoing pandemic.
Unlike last year, I do need to remind you that your subscription to the club is now due. If you pay by bank transfer and may have changed any of your personal information you can email the completed form and I will check your records.
Please remember to update any changes of email address. This is the fastest way to contact everyone. I still have delivery failures when sending club emails to all. So if you do change email addresses please let me know.
Thankfully the Club held two Championship Shows and our Open Show in 2021. The planned shows for 2022 are a return to our normal programme. The NSC Championship Show is due to be held on Sunday the 3rd April 2022. This
is earlier than some years due to the late Easter. It will be at our normal location Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross. The main show will be judged by Mrs L Stephen and the special classes by Ms A De Faye.
Hopefully the schedules for this will be available before too long online at Higham Press. Please enter online if possible. There will only be a limited number of printed schedules available. They will not be sent out in a general mailing. If you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact me by email or phone with your address details. Although I will accept postal entries the administration is significantly helped if you enter online.
Our Open Show will be at Shirland Village Hall, nr Alfreton, Derbyshire on the 25th September 2022 with Mrs S Littlechild as judge.
The Club AGM will be held in March and is planned for Sunday the 20th March 2022. We hope to have a face-to-face meeting at Shirland Village Hall, nr Alfreton, Derbyshire. However, we may need to organise a Zoom meeting for the AGM instead depending on the circumstances and rules in place nearer the time. This will provisionally start at 2:00pm, and will have been preceded by a committee meeting. Full details of the AGM will be circulated nearer the date. However, there are a number of vacancies for committee members and if you are interested in becoming more involved with the club, please consider offering your time. We are also looking for someone who would like to become the Northern Saluki Club Trophy Steward. They can be a member of the committee if they wish, but this is not essential. If you wish to join the AGM, you will need to be a fully paid-up member in 2022.”