I was surprised and delighted to receive a copy of the Breed Record Supplement
come flying through my door. It is for the Breed Records for April to June 2022. Information available in these records has changed in that there were no records of CCs winners, new champions, just litter registration data, changes of name and transfers of ownership. There were 38 puppies from seven litters. Of those seven litters, at least fours I recognize and would hope to see in the show ring. Looking at the statistics In 2021 there were 22 Salukis registered for the second quarter at the KC compared to this year there have been 38 registrations for the same period. This should definitely be a boost to our entries in the coming years. Reading these notes if anyone is looking for a list of puppies available, please contact the SGHC secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or for the Northern Saluki contact John on email@example.com.
Speaking to Kathy Williams at the SGHC Championship Show she informed me that she had lost her lovely Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton VW. They attended the South Wales KC show on the Sunday before. Her girl was fine but during the week she started to limp. Kathy took her to the vets who x-rayed her, finding out that she was riddled with cancer. Kathy had no choice but to let her go. This little bitch had an amazing career winning her first CC from Espen Engh at the SGHC Champ Show and her last RCC at South Wales also placing well this year in Hound Group veteran classes at Championship Shows. Our sympathy to Kathy and her mum. Thankfully they have her daughter to comfort they and keep the family flags flying.
Last Sunday the SGHC held their Championship Show. Thankfully the champ show is more than just a ‘dog show’. It is a chance to get together, celebrate past successes, share new ones and have an opportunity to shop for Saluki related items. Entering the KC building we were greeted with “The Saluki 2022”. The Saluki Club magazine.
Joint editors Ann Shimmin and Kathy Webb have produced 98 pages of interest both visually and written. The theme of the magazine is The SGHC Centennial, rightfully so. There are articles, photos from the past intertwined with present activities and adverts. The editors have worked very hard putting the magazine together but right now they are putting their feet up for one month before they start working on the Centennial issue which will be coming out in the summer 2023. If you would like to contribute or/and place an advert for the Centennial edition please contact one of the joint editors, Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org (tel. 01624 620715) or Kathy at email@example.com (tel. 01737 353279). Subscription price is £12.00. For further information please contact one of the joint editors.
Other stands or tables were, Saluki Welfare with a table load of goodies raising funds for Salukis in need. The Market Place table had the SGHC centennial merchandise which is available to purchase. There was a huge table loaded with goodies for the Club’s raffle and two trade stands, one with Barley Leads with their beautiful hand-crafted leatherwork and the other was JOS Pets with bedding and disinfectants. The 2023 Centennial Calendar made it’s debut with photos from the last 100 years. Not only are they vital in keeping the dates but they record the last 100 years in unique photos.
Calendars are still available from the Club’s secretary, Michelle Ulyatt on telephone 07907 056903 or email her. It all made for a memorable day.
Judging the show was Janette Cotterill. DCC, BOB went to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s newly crowned Jay JP Sea Bird El Panjsher JW (IMP JPN) with the RDCC to Mrs G Scarth’s Lunar Eclipse Radley Neshama Tova (IMP ISRAEL) NAF. BCC for her third and her crowning glory went to Andrea Ireson, Ruth Dann, Terry Farris and Mike Cosentini’s Jazalle Aneeqa. Her breeders are her exhibitors. She was born on the 13th December 2016. Her sire is Tasia Mystique Under Barleymoon and her dam, Jazirat Safiyyah. RBCC went to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Ch Caryna Remeny. Best Puppy was Mary Sanders Parker’s Classicus Felicitas with the Best of Opposite Sex Puppy to Oxana Chippendale’s Flytesfield Hyddwn. Best Veteran was Marie Bryce Smith’s Ch Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk.