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There are some very interesting activities coming up for Salukis. John Owen, Hon Sec of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following
“The AGM of the Northern Saluki Club will be held at 1:30pm in Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6BB on Sunday 15th March 2020. This meeting will be preceded by a committee meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM and will be very welcome.
Nominations for committee members or items for the AGM agenda should be received by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting.
The NSC are holding a Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) on the 28th March 2020 at Tankersley, nr Barnsley and Sheffield. There will also be a Multiple Choice exam available in the afternoon (MCE). If you would like to attend please contact Hilary Davies ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further details and to register.
The Northern Saluki Club Championship Show will be held on the 19th April 2020 at Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The judge will Dr J Hudson, new this year will be two classes for Champion Dog and Champion Bitch in addition to all the classes normally available. There will be 3 Knightellington Memorial Stakes classes during the lunch break to be judged by Ms A Defaye, an experienced judge seeking to increase her experience of Salukis. The Schedules will be available from Dog Biz in the next couple of weeks.
Later in the year our Open Show will be on the 27th September 2020 at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6B. This will be judged by Mr J Johnston-White. Further details will be available later in the year.
The details of our fun walk during the summer and held in Earby will be circulate when they become available.
In addition please note that if you wish to make a claim for points trophies based on the points your dog or bitch has accrued over the course of 2019 show results please submit a claim to Hilary Davies as soon as possible. The details of this are available on the website www.nothernsalukiclub.co.uk”
Gay Robertson has sent me information regarding a lure trial. We have had great fun with our Salukis attending, so I do hope a few more people will take advantage of the day and come out and have a trial with their hounds. Gay writes: “Owners of registered pedigree Salukis (KC or FCI) are invited to a lure coursing trials meeting organised by UK Sighthound Sport on Sunday, February 23 at Borrego Stud, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. GL56 9TB. The course is on grass (green, no mud!) with a drag lure, considered safer than the closed circuit type. Complete novices are welcome to "have a go" as well as the more experienced who would like to get their hounds licenced to run at the three Championship meetings held by this club each year. These licences are recognised by the FCI as well as the Kennel Club, enabling owners to enter European lure meetings as well as UK ones. The club has sent a small team to the European Lure Coursing Championships for the last two years, where English dogs have proved competitive.
This should be a fun meeting. You will need to bring your own refreshments although bacon and sausage rolls will be available first thing and there is a cafe half a mile down the road, open from 10.30 a.m. Please let the Secretary know if you are planning to come: email@example.com. More information about the club and forthcoming meetings at uksighthoundsport.com
We would love to have more Salukis at our meetings and hope very much that some sporting owners will join us for trials (it is not necessary to join the club to run). And if anyone knows any owners of rare/unrecognised breed sighthounds like Galgos, Azawakh, Chart Polski, please would you pass on the invitation.”
Every Sunday there is the opportunity to give your Saluki a run at a very safe venue, The Bicester Schooling Track. There seems to be a few Salukis that are attending and having a great time. The Greyhounds run from 9am to 11am and after that Salukis are welcomed. I understand that there is food available to purchase. The charge for running your dogs is £5.00 and they can run in singles or pairs. For further information please ring 07850 3751
Manchester Championship Show was held last weekend starting the 2020 season. Judging Salukis at championship level for the first time was Hector Heathcote. BCC, BOB went to last year’s top winning Saluki, Ch Canerikie Cataline owned by the Duddell, Mansell, Johnston partnership. RBCC went to Alexandra Cole’s Cesaria Z Gibesovy Zahradky (IMP). DCC went to the Goulden’s Ch Fernlark By Design JW with the RDCC to Linda Aldous & Jeannette Glaister’s Jay Jp Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP). Best Puppy was Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny and Best Veteran was Katherine Williams Ch/Ber Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice at Winton. Well done all!!
Congratulations to Denise Garratt. life has just become more busier as she has retired from the day job.
It has been most refreshing this week to be able to publish items other then shows and show wins. Please keep the news coming in. I would also like to thank everyone who have sent their best wishes while I have been ill and then recuperating from surgery. Pleased that is all behind me and I am now trying to regain my fitness.