24th June 2022
David Hatley, Chairman of the NSC has sent a message that John Owen, Hon Sec of NSC will be going into the hospital this week for an operation on his second knee. We wish John good luck on his operation and the same for his recovery.
We have received the overdue copy of the Breed Records Supplement. This issue is about 6 months late making it the Breed Records for October to December 2021. So, I feel very much like I am printing old information. In the last quarter of 2021, there were 6 litters registered comprising of 41 puppies. The only breeding recognizable to me is the Mumtaz litter of 7 puppies. There were three Importations; Azalea Tawalla (IMP CZE), b, black & tan, born 13/1/21 Owner Mrs D Morris-Oneill. El-Ubaid’s Bedouin Al Kalifa (IMP NDL) b, black & Silver, born 16/01/21 Owner Mr S Fletcher & Miss J Merryweather . El-Ubaid’s Buckingham Palace Doucai (IMP NLD) d, born 16/1/21 owner Mrs A E Cole. One Export Pedigree for Mumtaz Shahmir.
So, for the year 2021 there were 138 registered with the Kennel Club. In 2020 there were 79 Saluki registered for the year as opposed to this year’s figure. One more ‘clear’ for the NCL tests is Noushzad Caliaa At Jorjenjo (IMP DEU).
Some new judges have been announced by the KC, all for 2023. Bath, will be judged by Mark Cocozza. This show is in close proximity in distance and dates for the Centennial. WELKS, is Ann Macdonald, South Wales is Edith Newton, and Midland Counties is Kathy Webb.
Some of the rules for competing in the European Sighthound Lure Coursing Championship (CACIL) have now been changed. Without going into too much detail, one of the big changes is they now have a two-tier system. To compete in the top group, you must have a very good or excellent from a FCI CACIB show. Your second qualification can come from a national show if you win a CAC, Excellent or a Very Good. These winnings must be done under two different judges. Winning in the UK does not qualify you for competing in the top system. We, luckily have three intrepid ladies in our breed who were willing to take on the challenge of qualifying their dogs for the higher level of competition. That entailed entering FCI shows on the Continent to qualify for the grading. (I assume they could have done it in Ireland too) So congratulations to Natasha Hamilton with Arti, Oxana Grigorenko with Jazz and Lynn Ward with Nicole for qualifying their dogs, forever. Next year is Sweden without doubt we will have these dogs representing us.
Oxana has written the following regarding their adventures: “Initially it was Jeannette Glaister idea to go to EDS in Paris. She was planning to hire a coach and get about 30 people in. The people start gradually pulling out for various reasons until it became unviable and the whole trip was cancelled. However, Natasha and I decided not to cancel our plans and just go alone anyway, it was too good opportunity to miss when Paris is not that far away.
Nearer the time Natasha found that on Easter weekend Luxembourg was hosting a two days large IDS at CACIB level. We both decided it would be a good opportunity to attend both Luxembourg and the Paris show with short break in France in between.” Both dogs did very well, Natasha’s Arti gained her Luxembourg championship title and Jazz won 2nd Open male with Excellent grading in Luxembourg and at the European Dog Show in Paris won 2nd Open male with Excellent again so now that both dogs have earned 2X ‘excellent’ they are now qualified to run al CACIL Coursing events anywhere in Europe.
They are back in France again at a two day show near Douau this time w
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