Southern Counties Championship Show, Hound Day will be on Friday 25th June 2021. Exciting day as it will be the first all-breed championship show since Crufts, March, 2020. Am I excited yes, I will finally have results to put in these notes. Our judge will be Martin Green as our original judge was to be from Finland, unfortunately because of rules there and here she could not come. Hopefully next year. Salukis will be judged at 10 am. There will be no wet weather facilities so everyone is asked to bring their own tent or gazebo. Maximum size 3 metres by 3 metres. I cannot quite envision a sea of tents, umbrellas and gazebos in the area near the rings. I will let you know how that works out next week. In our household we are requesting for sunshine as we are waiting to see what we want for cover after the show.
Sunday, 27th June, the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club are holding their Open Show in the morning and their Limited Show in the afternoon. Hopefully the weather gods will be good to the exhibitors. Open Show judging will start at 9.30 am followed by bitches. Judging will be Mrs Carolyn McCormick Smith. Entry for the show is 41 Salukis making 53 entries. Breakfast will be served from 8.30 am and light refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Lunch will be served upon completion of the Open Show and ahead of the subsequent Rescue Parade, Puppy Walk and Limited Show. Cream Tea will be available throughout the afternoon.
After lunch the Limited Show will be judged by Mrs Susan Rhodes. This will not commence before 1.00 pm. Her entry is 24 making 26 entries.
John Davies will be attending the show with the latest DNA swabs from the newly formed Kennel Club Genetics Centre. It is important for our breed that we have all dog’s information on record, it is not a test, but just a recording which may be used in the future, with owner permission for research.
David Hartley, Chairman of the NSC has sent me the following:
“Following the recent publication of the NSC Yearbook it is clear there are a significant number of Rescued Salukis whose owners’ details have not been forwarded to the Northern Saluki Club for inclusion in the membership. The Northern Saluki Club has in the past offered all rescue owners free membership of the Club for one year. The Saluki Welfare have a concern about releasing the personal information of the rescue owners.
So, if you have rescued a dog or bitch through Saluki Welfare in the last three or four years or more, please would you contact the Chairman of the Northern Saluki Club, David Hartley, using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Riverside, 3 Greenbank, Schoolfields, Earby, Lancs, BB18 6QQ or by telephone no. 01282 842617.”
This will allow you to be registered for your free year’s membership of the Northern Saluki Club.”
What ever you do next weekend we hope you have a wonderful, safe time.