While countries around the Mediterranean are boiling hot, we in the UK are not. The Hound Association had to announce that their show would be totally under cover because of rain and high winds predictions. I gather those predictions came true. Judging at the Hound Show was Fran Hanney-Mitchell. Her DCC, BOB went to Linda Aldous &Jeannette Glaister’s Ch Jay Jp Sea Bird El Pansher (IMP) JW with the RDCC & Best Veteran to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Al Caliphs Anjal Bey. BCC, for her 3rd CC was Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Felicitas. This bitch has had a great puppy career now in just a few shows is a champion. She was born on 5th January 2022 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Ch Classicus Octavius and her dam, Ch Classicus Britannia JW Sh CM. RBCC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Esperanze. Best Puppy was Caryna Stephano to Abayomi owned by Miss Freya Cannon. Well done all.
Schedules are now available for South Eastern Hound Club Premier Open Show which will be held on Sunday 3d September. There is an excellent classification of Saluki classes with Ms Nicola Warner judging. The SGHC is sponsoring rosettes and the Bryce Smith’s are donating £5.00 for BOB and Best Puppy. There are numerous other classes to enter. The event takes place at Hickstead All England Jumping Course, West Sussex BN6 9. Schedules and further information are available on Fossedata. Postal entries close on Monday 7th August and on-line entries until midnight on Sunday 13th August.
After the Saluki judging there will be the traditional annual picnic which has always been a highlight of the day. To co-ordinate donations for the picnic please contact Marie on 01342 327573.