There is little to report regarding Saluki related activities at this time so if you have any items of interest, I would be pleased to receive it. We are now entering the final stages of 2023 with just one more show, which is LKA which will be held next weekend. Judging will be Miss Liz McKnight with an entry of 40 dogs. It’s going to be a long day as Salukis are the 4th breed after 83 other dogs in assorted breeds in the same designated ring. Hopefully the weather conditions will not cause any problems. I remember the year Jenny Macro judged LKA and I think she had only 5 dogs that actually made it to the NEC as the conditions were so atrocious. Good luck to all those attending.
Current Leader for Brood Bitch on The James Wellbeloved/Our Dogs leader board is Ch Noushzad Claudia Classicus. Top Puppy sponsored by Pro Plan/Our Dogs is Caryna Stephano to Abayomi and Top Dog sponsored by Arden Grange/Our Dogs is Ch Jay Jp Sea Bird El Panjsher JW. Well done to you all.
Looking for Saluki orientated Christmas presents? Calendars 2024 are available at LKA or they can be ordered from the Club Secretary on 07907 056903 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is the same as last year £10.00, with posting within UK it is £12.70. Jeannette Glaister has posted the latest book auction. All monies raised will go towards the final event of the centenary celebrations, which will take place next year. There are some very rare books this time. The auction will close on December 15th in time for a special Christmas present. The books are “The Saluki” Coursing Hound of the East by Gail Goodman. Starting bid for this is £150.00. “The Complete Saluki by Di and Ken Allan. Bidding to start at £10.00. Michael Lyne “Sporting Artist “ Donated by Phyllida ooke, A small damage on the corner to the back cover. “Saluki Hound of the Bedouin” by Julia Johnson. “Saluki Companion of Kings” by Vera Watkins donated by Chris Ormsby. “All about Gazehounds” by Joanna Russell, donated by Phyllida Cooke. “The Superiority of Dogs over many of Those who wear Clothes” by Hon al-Marsuban. Donated b Chris Ormsby. This is a very rare book so this has a reserve. Starting price £85.00. “Gazehounds, The Search for Truth” by Constance Miller. “Hounds in Leach” The dog in 18thand 19th Century Sculpture. Donated by Chris Ormsby. Five copies of the “Saluki Book of Champions’ donated by Oonagh Preece.
For further information please contact the secretary as above.
Starting on the Tuesday 8th December until the Sunday 15th December is the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships held in Orlando Florida. Sun bathing and dog showing, a combination which sounds fantastic. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday appear to be all-breed championship shows. Specialty Shows will be held on Friday, For Salukis it will be the Central Florida Association of Saluki Hounds, judged by Ms Mary Lynn Elliott. The AKC Kennel Club will be holding their show for Hounds on Saturday. Sunday will be additions groups plus Best in Show. On Sunday is ‘Meet the Breeds’ which is the same as or ‘Discover Dogs’.