The final dog show of 2019, LKA, is not far off. Judging Salukis will be Avril Lancashire (Drishaun Afghan & Whippet). She has an entry of 42. Caroline Pickering has asked everyone to dress appropriately with Christmas motifs on their jumpers and Reindeer horn on their heads. Carline is hoping to make the day a spirited event and would like contributions of drinks. I understand that Hilary Davies and herself will be bringing the mince pies. Helen Haywood will be there with SGHC calendars. If you would like one it might be a good idea to let Helena know as her stocks are probably getting low. Her telephone number is 01494 874587 Or email: Helenahaywood191@btinternet.com
Pam Mottershaw has sent me a report on her wins at the recent KC Jersey Show: She says “Delighted to report a successful day at recent KC Jersey Show where Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa (Jun Ch) was BOB, Hound Group winner and 5th Best in Show. Sydney was later awarded Best Open In Show and the Open Stakes Class. He is co-owned by Stuart and Pamela Mottershaw and Fiona Officer. The judge was Richard Kinsey”
I have also received news from Masha Shaverneva on Altai the amazing agility Saluki: “ I am very proud to report that yesterday Altai won his last required agility class to win out of Grade 1 and is now a Grade 2 agility dog. All moves handler and their dogs start at Grade 1 and progress by winning required number of classes for each grade (a combination of jumping and agility classes). There are 7 grades in total, Grade 7 being the championship level agility.
Once you win out of elementary Grade 1 a handler you stay in Grade 2 for life and all your dogs have to start from Grade 2. This rule also applies to all co-owners, so Susan Rhodes, who co-owns Altai, is is now a Grade 2 agility handler too!
I wasn’t planning a trip to LKA this year as have a hoopers workshop with Altai. It is a new canine sport not unlike agility. However there are no jumps, dog walk and a-frame. Instead there are hoops that dog run though and tunnels and dogs are handled at a greater distance with handlers hardly moving. It is designed as an all inclusive sport which dogs can enjoy regardless of their age and fitness. We have done a beginners course with Altai and it is as addictive as agility.”
I have The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement for July to September 2019. During that period there were 3 littlers registered with a total of 23 puppies. Their affix are Indira with 10 puppies, Classicus with 6 puppies and Chisobee with 7 puppies. There was one Importation, Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine (IMP BEL), He is a dog and he was born on 8th December 2018. His owner is Ms O Chippendale. His origin is Belgium. Two new Champions, Canapus Rodinia At Savuka (IMP NDL) owned by Mrs N Warner & Mr B Hetherington & Classicus Baroque At Ravensett owned by Mr G & Mrs S Littlechild. One Junior Warrant was issued to Classicus Alchemy For Charrioak owned by Mrs H J Davies & Ms C. Harrison.