Sadly, I must post the passing of Jean-Louis Grunheid, the original owner of the Arab Bahari prefix. Thank you to Jean-David Laplance for sending me the following:
“Noted Sighthound Specialist Jean-Louis Grünheid has left us. Residing in Paris, Jean-Louis had been in ill health for a short time.
A noted Saluki (Arab Bahari) and Italian Greyhound (Manoir Des Ombreuses) breeder, his kennel affix had produced champions around the world. As an F.C.I. judge, Jean-Louis officiated at many events on five Continents.
A gifted writer, he authored several books and articles. Later in his career, he was a secretary for the noted Académie Française member, Henri Troyat. He was an artist in the true sense of the word with his representations of Middle Eastern images adorning homes around the globe. Later in life, he expanded his artwork to include photography.
He is noted for his participation in a government project to reintroduce the Azawakh into southern Algeria which created the atmosphere for his direction to exemplify Arab life, culture and images which influenced his artwork and articles for major canine publications.
A sought-after conversationalist, Jean-Louis loved to have lively discussions upon many attributes of life. He gave seminars on sighthounds and many other topics.
The Hound World has lost a brilliant spokesperson. He was 72 years old.
Update on The SGHC 2024 calendars, they will be available at LKA. Those not attending the show can order one from Lynn Ward on email email@example.com
Thank you to Jacki Bloomfield for the following: “On 18 November Humberside Hound Association held their Open Show, with the 4 Saluki classes being sponsored by SGHC as part of their Centenary Year. Our judge was Lynda Ward (Backtor) and all Salukis entered presented for judging. Best of Breed went to Bloomfields Caryna Hyperion (breeder Garratt & Oakey), Reserve Best of Breed, Best Veteran and Veteran Group 4 went to Bloomfields Glenoak Laquan (breeder Hudson) and Best Puppy was Davies homebred Zafaraniyeh Dashte Margo. Glenoak Laquan and Caryna Hyperion also won the AV Brace class. Many thanks to SGHC for their sponsorship, Lynda Ward our judge and Humberside Hound Association for a very well run show.”
Crufts is now open for entries though there is still time to qualify, if you have not already, as of yet. Manchester will be the last opportunity as Boston has relocated to the East of England date which will be on 6th July. Judging Salukis will be Frank Kane
The RKC has posted CHANGES TO PARTNERSHIP SHOW REGULATIONS IN AN EFFORT TO BOOST ENTRIES
The Kennel Club Board has agreed a recommendation that for a two-year trial period starting from 1 January 2024, the regulations that prevent judges both officiating at one show and exhibiting at a partnership show will be removed, in a continued effort to boost entries and encourage the rising number of partnerships shows. The new changes, which will come into effect on 1 January 2024. More information on this can be found on the RKC’s web site.