John Owen, Hon Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club has informed me that the judge for their upcoming Open Show, which will be held on 29thSeptember is Lesley Fairhall from Australia. The schedule should be available in the next few days with Higham Press, or from John on telephone number 0115 9305473. He will email all the members with internet access.John
Hudson has, kindly been comparing the numbers of entries of Salukis at Championship shows this year with last year. We have had fifteen shows this year up to Leeds but three of these - WELKS, Bath and Leeds - awarded tickets to Salukis for the first time for some years so this makes comparison rather difficult. Last year (2018) the average entry during this period was 44.6 whereas this year it was 42.4 . (Interestingly the average entry over the whole of 2018 was 44.3 .) Taking just the twelve shows this year which gave tickets last year, the average entry goes up a bit to 43.3 . Looking at individual shows it appears that some entries are up a bit from last year and others down a bit - until the three most recent shows where the numbers are well down this year - from an average of 49 to 33. Just a blip? (Thanks John)
Some more new rules have been posted by The Kennel Club. I promise I will not report all changes, and there have been many but I do think these rules are quite important. The following come into affect in 2020:
New and amended Regulations
F(1)20 – Judges and Judging
New sub-paragraphs and amendments to existing regulations
e. A judge must not alter the ownership of a dog in order to allow that dog to be entered for exhibition at a show where that judge is officiating.
f. Judges may not enter, exhibit, prepare a dog for exhibition or handle a dog in the ring at a Show at which they are officiating (vide F(1)29a(9))
p. A judge must request that a dog be withdrawn from competition if the judge has a conflict of interest with the dog and/or its owner.
F(1)29 Disqualification and Forfeit of Awards
a. A dog may be disqualified by the Board from any award, whether an objection has been lodged or not, if proven amongst other things to have been:
(9) Entered or exhibited for competition, or handled in the ring by a Judge of dogs at that Show.
(11) Registered or recorded as owned by the scheduled Judge or any member of his/her immediate household or immediate family within a period of twelve months prior to the Show. This shall not apply to dogs owned by a Judge appointed in an emergency.
(12)Handled at a show, boarded or prepared for exhibition within the previous twelve months by the scheduled Judge or any member of his/her immediate household or immediate family. This shall not apply to a Judge appointed in an emergency.
Code of Best Practice for Judges – supporting statements – Chapter 1
New sub paragraphs
An entry must not be made at any show under a judge of any dog where said judge or any member of his/her immediate household or immediate family has been known to have owned, handled at a show, boarded or prepared such dog for exhibition within 12 months prior to the Show. This regulation shall not apply to judges appointed in an emergency.
j. An entry must not be made at any show under a judge of any dog where said judge has bred the dog. This Regulation shall not apply to judges appointed in an emergency.
k. An exhibitor must not enter or exhibit a dog under a judge which creates a conflict of interest between the dog, exhibitor and/or judge.
Code of Best Practice for Judges – supporting statements Chapter 1
For more Information and detail please refer to the Kennel Club’s website
A few weeks ago I published results in these notes for half year. While those results were corrects for that time, they were not half-yearly results. So what follows are points calculated from results received at the 13thJuly 2019 from qualifying shows. Top Puppy at the half way mark is Classicus Antigone with 5 points. Top Dog award at he the half way mark is Ch Canerikie Catalina with21 points.
Next week I will not be posting any notes to Our Dogs. Michael, myself and a couple of dogs will be travelling to Donauesschingen for the German Singhthound Show. It has been challenging preparing mainly because the French regulations require a car loads of safety items, including, hi-vis jackets, breathalyser kits, dimmers for our lights, those are but a few of what we need. We have purchased a devise so we can sail through those pesky payages. Thankfully the weather forecast is for warm, not hot weather. We went a few years ago, having a great time with ‘apres’ dogshow as much as the shows themselves.
Helena Haywood has asked me to thank everyone for their contribution of photographs for the 2020 SGHC calendar . Right now it is very much work in progress but assures that it will be quite beautiful when it is finished.
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