After the lockdown last spring and summer we were all hoping that next year would be better and that we would all be able to get out with our dogs again. As has been well reported Manchester and Boston shows, which were to be held early in 2021, have both been cancelled. My own personal prediction is we will probably not be able to attend a show until the ‘outside shows’ resume. Neither the SGHC nor the NSC have held their 2020 AGMS so I am assuming they will have to find a way to holding one in 2021. Some clubs have held theirs on Zoom, which has been successful. I have been informed that people, not on computers, can join in by dialling into a certain telephone number, they then can hear everything and participate in the discussions. Perhaps this is an option the Clubs could look into. As the NSC championship show is usually in April, I hope they find a way to either have their show then, or later in the year. We can but hope.
This weekend should have been the SGHC Championship Show. Even if the Club had had all the social distancing in place with the COVID cases escalating the show
would have had to be cancelled. Good news is the calendar is still available from Helena Haywood tel. number 01494 874587 or email: email@example.com the magazine from Diana Klein on tel. number 07751 061719 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Welfare will miss the funds they make at the show, which is regrettable, but if you go to their web site: salukiwelfare.org.uk, they have some lovely packs of cards.
The KC Breed Record Supplement has arrived earlier than usual. It is normally for three months but this time it is just for July and August. This was explained by the KC that they are in the process of setting up a new database. For Salukis there were 19 new registered puppies from two litter. Neither of these litters was bred by or are dogs known to the showring. There was one importation, Garamiyas Meridiana Mahzad (IMP SWE). She was born on 7thMarch 2020. Thankfully five more Salukis have passed the NCL clear. They are Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi Of Ilsham, Badavie Don Peppino At Ilsham, Kasaque Raissa, Merenptah Precious Dream and Merenptah Ziba. Stands good for our future so we can totally eliminate this dreadful disease.
Salukis around the world are fortunate to have an up to date well-functioning datable called ‘The Breed Archive Saluki. To join this site you must first set up a membership which allows you free access to your dogs and any other dogs on the site. Some of the items you can view or amend are ownership, health, breeding; both siblings and
Progeny. Show and working titles are also included. This site works very much on the honour system with terms you must accept when you initially join the site. One of those terms is that you agree to respect others accounts. In the past week I have been contacted by three people concerned that someone from this country in going into other people’s accounts and altering information. The affected people are very concerned and feel their status on SA has been violated, and have contacted the ‘host’ of SA giving details of who the offending person is.
Here is a plea - Please respect the rules of Saluki Archives, therefore; do not tamper with other people’s dog’s information on SA, however well meant, unless you have their permission. Simply imagine how aggrieved you would feel if someone altered your Saluki’s details or added/amended photographs without your knowledge or permission, let alone the issue that by adding/amending information, you could make it incorrect by your actions. The action of this person concerns us all.
For those of you who are not familiar with The Breed Archives, google the name and it will come up. You will probably find details of your Saluki there.
here to edit.