At last week’s SGHC Championship show there was lots to celebrate. Adele Haddon was celebrating her birthday with a delicious looking cake made by Caroline Pickering. Denise Rogers also had a birthday to toast. Annette and Brian Buckey were celebrating their 56th year wedding anniversary. Everywhere we looked little groups were raising a glass. Congratulations to the Committee for their well run show with a convivial atmosphere. Of course I must also thank Royal Canin for their generous support.
Helen Haywood has sent the following regarding the Welfare stand at the show:
“We would like to thank everyone who either donated, patronised the Tombola or bought goods at the Welfare Stall at the SGHC Championship Show last Sunday, 22nd October.
We took 30 Calendars to the show and sold them all, but if anyone still wishes to purchase one, they should e-mail Alison Crane on email@example.com . Payment of £10 which includes postage and packing can be made by either BACS Transfer or cheque, just tell Alison how you will be paying. I understand that they are also available on ebay.
I was able to bank £611 for Welfare funds, which given that we have just had a vets bill for one hound in foster for over £1,000 is very welcome.
My thanks for their assistance, go to my granddaughter Grace and our Southern Warden, Jacqueline O'Curry.”
Many of the winners at the SGHC show donated their bags of Royal Canin dog food to the dogs in Scotland that are in need. Sylvia Pass has picked them up and thanks everyone for their thoughts. Sylvia has said the puppies are now doing well and looking for their forever homes. The older yearlings she hopes to rehome, but in the meantime would like to find foster homes for them. Anyone wanting further information, can contact me.
Brian Buckley has had his operation on his knee and I have heard from Annette that after the op he came back on ward and let them all know that he was hungry. I would say that is a good sign. We wish him a speedy recovery.
I have also heard that Bo Forssberg (Khlails Salukis) is having to go into hospital for an operation. We wish him good luck.
In ‘Our Dogs’ of last week (27th October 2017) there was an article entitled “Lure Coursing: what ‘s it all about?” by Sharon Dalgleish. In this article Sharon has explained what she envisions as the future for UK Sighthound Sport. Firstly they would like to get the sport of lure coursing recognized by the Kennel Club just as the Gundogs have with their ‘field work’. Someplace down the line ‘titles,’ as they do in the States, Canada and Australia, could be attached to dog’s names when they achieve the point qualifications for the titles. One of the pluses of lure coursing is you do not have to be a show dog or be show quality, just registered with the Kennel Club.
UKSS does not seem intent on holding lots of meetings throughout the year. They want the dogs to do their ground work with their breed club lure coursing events and come together for ‘big events.’ The SGHC has been holding lure coursing meetings throughout 2017 which could compliment this bigger event. I spoke to Cecilia Andersson about this and she said she has some plans for future events. I must state at this point that these events are only open to members of the Club.
In Sharon’s final statement she says” UKSS is working towards obtaining recognition of Lure Coursing by the UK Kennel Club and it is hoped that in future, dogs will gain titles recognized by the KC and be eligible to compete alongside other Europeran Countries at the European Championships. …Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see talented hounds represent the UK in Denmark in 2018.”
In 2018 the Swedish Saluki Club will be holding their 50th birthday. To celebrate this they are holding a ‘Gala’ weekend. The Provisional program included discussions on movement, Reports from the Swedish Saluki Club on the state of the breed and discussions on health topics. There will be a presentation from the Abu Dhabi Saluki Center. Another presentation entitled ‘down memory lane plus highlights from the Saluki breed history over the past 50 years.
On Friday 27 & Saturday 28th July, there will two days of official dogs shows with Cacs. Judges will be Shuichi Suda from Japan and Deric Aube from the States. On Sunday there will be an additional show at Stromscholm which is about 30 kms from Vilsta.
On the Friday evening there will be a joint dinner at Vilsta with Arabic theme! Pre-registration and payment is required to participate.
On Monday & Tuesday there will be International lure coursing trial with CAC & CACIL
For more information about dates, places and judges look at www.vklcb.svvklc.se
Artists are invited to come and show/sell their art in place during the weekend! For more information look at www.ostra.svvk.se
The World Dog Show will be taking place is Leipzig, Germany with a massive entry of over 31,000 dogs. They are purported to be the biggest show in the World. Salukis are exhibited on Sunday 12th November and are classified in Group 10. They have an entry of 150. If anyone is going from here, good luck and would love to hear about their trip.