HAPPY EASTER, PASSOVER, RAMADAN
Congratulation to Maya Monk-Schenk’s Al Zubeyda Mahabbah (IMP FRA) for not only winning a 2nd in her Limit Class at Crufts, but for being very clever. Sascha, as she is more fondly known, gained a first in level 4 scenting with 100%, ahead of the spaniels and other detection dogs. Level 4 is very difficult because distractions like dog urine, seat, coffee or dirty clothes scents are also used near the target odours. Maya explained that Sasha works very carefully while spaniels and other detection dogs rush in and miss soe hides.
News regarding UK Sighthound Sports. Firstly, we would like to wish Sharon Dalgleish best of luck in her upcoming move to Spain. She was a founder member of UK Sighthound Sport also Chairman of the Club until the last AGM. She has been a true campaigner in trying to convince the KC to accept our sport for running hounds. Last Sunday, in cold wet conditions UKSS held their spring championships. Unfortunately, we could not attend as the girls will be girls at this time of the year. There was a small but hardy turnout for Salukis. Winning the trophy for Top Hound at Crufts and also BOB Saluki on the day was Natasha Hamilton’s LU Ch Alishamar Roxane (IMP BEL) JW LC, 2nd Lina Liljeros’s Garamiyas Meridiana Mahzad, 3rd Annette Schafer’s Tin Soldier, 4th Oxana Grigorenko’s Imhotep Rears Natural Jasmine. 5th Lynn Ward’s Nicolefarhi Del Borghino. All five of the above dogs are now qualified to run in the World Coursing Championships in Kristianstad, Sweden from the 29th to 2nd July. Good luck to those that are going. Two new Salukis have qualified for the ‘license’ they are Oxana’s Ringo (Flytesfield Hyddwn) and Monique and Darren Thomas’ Ari ( Mumtaz Aramis)
Recently, I received the Breed Records Supplement for October to December 2022. There were three litters registered with a total of 16 puppies. Two of the litters I am familiar with, the third not. There was one importation, Shahdad Darya Dinazad (IMP DEU). She was born on 22nd January 2022. Breeder is L. Bramante, her sire is Mehr’noush Malou Al Djiibaajah, dam, Red Hawks’s Mahzala Delisha. Owners are Mr DJ & Mrs J A Steel, origin Germany.
There was one Export Pedigree to Germany for Caryna Elara. On roll of honour 4 new dogs have passed Clear for NCL, they are Alishamar Roxane ((MP BEL), Barleymoon Ankaa, Jap JP Sea Bird El Panjsher (IMP JPN) Gazal Sarbaz Har Kala Rachi (IMP BEL) For the year 2022 there were 91 Salukis registered compared to 138 in 2021.