SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 22NDJANUARY 2021
Time progresses, we are 6 weeks into our third lockdown. I have heard from David Hartley, chairman of the Northern Saluki Club. David has let me know that John Owen, Hon Sec of the Northern Saluki Club is recovering well from his knee operation. The physio and the doctors are pleased with his progress. He is doing so well that he shall soon have knee two done as well. John would like the readership to know he is available in his capacity as Secretary to help with dealings regarding the Club. He can be reached either through the NSC website or on telephone number 0115 9305473
For many years we have been receiving a copy of the Our Dogs Annual. For those of you that have never had the pleasure of seeing one, they are the ‘Vogue’ of the dog world. Even this year, in the most difficult of circumstance one could possible imagine, they have produced a magazine of 480 pages of exquisite photos and articles. Of course, the first thing one looks for is their own breed and to see if any Saluki adverts are there. Last year for the first time that I can remember there were two. This year there are four, all beautifully presented as one would for our breed. The advertisers are Debbie Copperthwaite, Nicolas Eriksson (Sweden), Karin Hedberg(Sweden) and Michael and myself. Congratulations to the Our Dogs team for pulling the genie out of the hat and pulling this fantastic magazine together. I might say the same to all the advertisers and writers of articles who have contributed.
Congratulations to Denise Garatt, Sharon Oakey and Mr & Mrs Owen’s new Virtual Champion, Glenoak Lunah from Caryna. Lunah was awarded her third virtual challenge certificate by judge, Julie Edwards.
There is a new ruling from the Kennel Club about Grandfather Rights regarding judging. Stuart Smith of Bondor Afghans has written “grandfather rights’ are a term coined from the rights of black American who were allowed to vote if their grandfather could, making it impossible due to slavery.” He goes on “I really wish the KC hadn’t used this term, especially given that the saying cause offence.” For further information on the grandfather rights for judging, please contact the Kennel Club’s web site.
Speaking of the Kennel Club, it would be good if they could use their voice to see if they can influence DEFRA on the new arrangements for international travel with our dogs. This new AHC, we need to have, in order to travel is long winded and expensive both for the vets, who need to fix sick animals not spend all their time filling in unnecessary legal documents. We had a perfectly good system that worked, it did not need fixing. I suppose in a lesser way this goes hand in hand with the problems of Northern Ireland.
I would love to hear from some of my readers, someone must have had an embarrassing situation at a dog show.