Happy holiday from Michael, myself and all our hounds. Just in case I miss the next deadline for these notes we wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
I have heard from Debbie Copperthwaite that at the end of November her, Ch Noushzad Caliph went BIS at Horsham DCS Open Show - Judge was Jacky Cutler.
LKA, the special show we all look forward to, as the finale of the show year, was special for a different reason this year. On the Sunday Salukis were exhibited, the Birmingham area was having a snowstorm. Some exhibitors did manage to attend as did the judge. I spoke to her husband early on Sunday morning and he said Jenny had decided to travel the day before, thankfully. She was staying at a hotel about 4 miles away so was hopeful that she would get there. Seeing photo of the NEC, the entry to the show was depleted because of the weather.
Judging Salukis was breed specialist Jenny Macro (Nefisa). Her DCC, BOB and Hound Group 4 was Jeannette & Alan Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with RDCC to Adele Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham (Imp) BCC for her third and qualifying CC went to Diane Layton-Smith’s Velourias Viva Vivienne Sh CM. She was born on the 12th October 2014 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Ch Baghdad Karim (imp Aus)Sh CM and her dam is Ch Anasha Al Noushararin (IMP AUS) Sh CM. RBCC went to L Phillips & H Wiseman’s Vidana Amira S Berega Turi (IMP RUS). Best Puppy was Anna & Ben Freegard’s Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz. Best Veteran was Ch Classicus Cassander.