Christmas time 2019
SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 27THDECEMBER 2019.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR READERS.
I have just received the sad news of the passing of Tony (Anthony) Parnham (Amirah Salukis) after a long battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)
. Tony was always a kind and gentle man who supported the Saluki Club with all his heart. At certain periods when the open shows were well frequented we often met up with the Parnhams. Tony judged quite frequently in the old days and had worked his way up the SGHC list to be considered giving CCS. He, at that point, decided to call it a day.
Daphne and Tony purchased their first Saluki from Don Wieden (Sedeki) and most of their stock came down from those lines. In 1982 they purchased from Kay Perkins a lovely grizzle bitch puppy from Ch Sedeki Haz and Ch Kaus Kezia. This puppy became their first champion. She was Ch Pennywoth Belinda Of Amirah. I know I was a fan of hers as I gave her, her second CC at Windsor Championship Show in 1989. She won her third CC not long after at Bournemouth, judge Diane Merchant Giles.
In December 2000 Daphne & Tony co-owned a cream puppy bitch with Debbie Copperthwaite. She was out of Debbie’s Swedish import, Min Arabi Laziz Al Caliph (IMP) bred to Al Caliphs Suhasini. She won her first CC with BOB in 2004 under judge Roy Goodby and went on to Hound Group 2 at Crufts. Her second CC with BOB was under Judge Jean Watts at WELKS where she went on the won the Hound. In 2005 she won won her third CC under judge Barry Cotterill. She had two further CCs with BOB and ten RCCs
Very dear and close to the heart of Tony and Daphne was the Saluki Welfare, where Tony was a Trustee for many years. At all Club shows, being Northern or SGHC, Daphne and Tony were there with the Saluki Welfare Stand. They set the standard for the wonderful array of items available to purchase for Salukis needing a helping hand.
We are sorry we have not seen Tony and Daphne for some years now. Our thoughts are with Daphne, his wife and their children and grandchildren. Tony's Funeral will be on January 6th 2020 at 11 am.
At Old Cemetary Chapel, Belvedere Lane, Ipswich IP4 4AL.
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to either Battersea Dogs Home or The Woodland Trust can be made via the Funeral Directors
Hannah Balls, Dove House, 291, Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4PP
It is the end of another decade and results are in for the Top Saluki, 2019 which is Jocelyn Duddell, Barry Mansell and Luke Johnston’s Ch Canerikie Catalina. She was also among the top 5 in the Hound Group. Top Puppy went to Natasha Hamilton’s Alshamar Roxane (IMP). Top Breeders has been highly contested this year and only after the results of LKA has it been finalized. Top Breeder is Mary Sanders Parker (Classicus). Congratulations to all the winners.
The last show of 2019 and the decade was LKA, held last Saturday. We were warned that the trek into the NEC would be long and difficult. Except for our dodgy trolley we found little or no problems. Just as an interesting point, the car parked next to ours in the car park left their boot open. We contemplated shutting it but thought maybe the owners were just walking their dogs and would soon be back. After the judging we returned to find the boot to the car still open with the dog bedding, in the back, had not been moved or altered, nor had the car been broken into.
Judging Salukis was Avril Lancashire (Drishaun Afghans).
BCC, BV & BOB went to Katherine Williams’ Ch, Bermuda Ch Ulmarra Tropical Ice At Winton with RBCC to our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque (IMP) JW. DCC for his 1stCC went to Rosalie Brady’s Classicus Azim for Bordercot. He was born on the 20thFebruary 2018 and his breeder is Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Int Ch/Multi Ch Elamir Amar and his dam is Ch Khalils Allegra-Classicus JW, Sh CM (IMP). RDCC went to Peggy Postma & Duncan Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey JW. Best Puppy was Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Caryna Remeny.
Michael and I would like to wish all our readers a HAPPY HOLIDAYS’ We look forward to showing our Salukis and our Parson Russell Terrier in 2020, reporting the news and upcoming events and seeing old friends..
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1/24/2020 06:14:33 pm
This was a sad way to welcome Christmas season, indeed. We all know that Saluki Club will never be the same without Tony. Thus guy has always been selfless as he was helping the organization since the beginning. Tony has accomplished so many things in life already, and I feel bad that he was gone already. I hope that the members of Saluki Club will continue his legacy because I am sure that he has touched so many lives already, and we just have to continue what he has started.
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