5th November 2021
Sharon Dalgleish, Chairman of UK Sighthound has sent me the following:
“UK Sighthound Sport sent a team of 20 sighthounds including 3 Salukis who had all qualified to run at the European Championships in Ronostrand, Netherlands between 19th and 24th October. The Team did well gaining three podium positions with our Standard Whippet Dog and our Ibizan Hound and our Saluki bitch, Lynn Ward’s Nicole Farhi Del Borghino gained 5th place on the podium. The first British Saluki to gain this achievement. Natasha Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxane gained 7th position. Uk Sighthound Sport are truly proud of these brilliant girls.
Uk Sighthound Sport welcome all Salukis from all walks of life to come along to our trials day on 3rd March 2022 at Moreton in the Marsh. Why not come along and have a go? More details to come”
We have also heard from Natasha Hamilton regarding this very exciting event: “FCI European Coursing Championships was held in Ronostrand in The Netherlands Oct 20-24. Of the salukis that qualified to represent Team UK we had 3 who could make the journey! Competing against the top salukis in Europe we are proud to say that the UK made it on the podium: Nicole Farhi del Borghino (Imp Ita) owned by Lynn Ward finished 5th out of 60 bitches with a spectacular score of 521/600pts, only 3 pts separating her from 2nd on 524.
Our two other salukis also did us proud: Alishamar Roxane JW (Imp Bel) owned by Natasha Hamilton missed out on the podium by a point with a 7th place finish (518pts), and Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine owned by Oxana Chippendale did really well in terrible weather (488pts) representing the boys.
Although, not a salukis, a special well done goes to the other UK podium placements: Tinto 4th Whippet dog owned by Sharon Dalgleish and Iko owned by Robyn Sayles who placed 5th in Ibizan Podenco.
On a National level we recently had the last Championship meet of the year, the UK National Championship - 3 Oct @ Stratford Upon Avon Race Course1st LCC and British Champion 2021 Natasha Hamiltons Alishamar Roxane JW
2nd Lina Hoggren Liljeros’ Garamiyas Meridiana Mahzad
3rd Oxana Chippendales Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine
4th Karen Fishers Ruweis Mahnisa
5th Lynn Ward’s Nicole Farhi Del Borghino. We would love to have more salukis qualify for future events. It’s a great experience to watch them fly and have the time of their lives! Come give it a go at the next UK Sighthound Sport meeting 6th March 2022 - see their Facebook page or https://uksighthoundsport.com/”
Helen Haywood has sent me the following: “It came to my attention yesterday, 25th October, that the incorrect date for the Hound Day at Crufts is in the SGHC 2022 Calendar. The date was taken from the KC 'Find a Judge' facility on their web site for Adele Walton-Haddon our judge. It still says Thursday 10th March, if you care to look. I have since been made aware that there are other incorrect dates for some All- Breed shows. It does not say on the page that the dates quoted are for the first day of a show with multiple days, however I now understand that to be the case.
My apologies to all concerned for any misinformation.
Please be assured, I will be writing a very strong letter to those concerned for managing this facility on the KC website.
(In last week’s notes I omitted part of Helena’s e-mail address it should have been
firstname.lastname@example.org My apologies if this caused any inconvenience.)
Pamela Mottershaw has sent a message to report that at the recent KC of Jersey CH Show their saluki, Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa ( Jun Ch Jd ) was BOB and Hound Group winner, thus gaining a Jersey CC and later chosen RBIS, by Judge , David Cavill. This qualifies Sydney for CI DOG OF THE YEAR contest.
The Breed Record Supplement has arrived. About three months late as this one is the records for April to June 2021. There were three Salukis that go on our roll of honour for having been tested clear from NCL. They are Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak, Charrioak Sheerzam and Yalameh Shasmeen At Monardie (IMP DEU). There were 22 registrations in the second quarter for this year. Last year there were 9. Early days for looking at the statistics for 2021.
There were three litter with 17 puppies registered for this quarter. Ms P Andrews had a litter of two, Mr K A Collins had a litter of seven and Mr CJ Foster had a litter of eight. The dam of Mr Foster’s litter had 3 asterisks by her name. These asterisks
are referred to the bottom of the page where it says: “Where asterisks are shown
after the registered name, this identifies a dog or either impure or unverified origins. The dam of this litter came from Hamad’s Arabian Saluki Centre in Abu Dhabi. So, we must assume that Abu Dhabi does not have a formal kennel club registration procedure. The asterisks were explained to me by one of the readers of these notes that: “Three stars means that the parents is of questionable origin. Not necessarily impure but just not properly identified as pure on the paperwork the KC received from the country they were bred in,
Two stars means the progeny is nearer being qualified as purebred. One star is one more generation known towards being considered ‘clear purebred’. Registration. Then with three generations down the line the stars are dropped as there are three generation pedigrees then available”
Three importations, Impala Zia Dexter The Gambler (IMP USA) dog, born 5th November 2020, Breeders Mesdames S Reigle-Paul & L A Snider Owner Mrs J Glaister. Origin USA. Mayya Angel Divina (IMP ITA). Bitch, Born 21st February 2017 Breeder Ms T Benedetti, Owners Ms L Mohammad. Origin Italy. Qathfah Dahr Damyar (IMP NOR) Dog born 6th October 2020, Breeders Bente Waldal & Linn Mari Sorgard, owner Ms J Hepburn, Origin Norway
Next week I shall post the judges I have for 2023.
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