I was pleased to read that the Kennel Club has managed to secure the transfer of
our Saluki DNA samples along with other breeds from the now closed Animal Health Trust. They are now at the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University. It is sad the AHT had to close down after financial difficulties. They have worked with our breed for many years over different projects. I hope their able and capable staff have managed to secure jobs.
Diana Klein has been working hard on the production of ‘The Saluki’ the magazine of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club. She is hoping to have it ready for distribution about the same time The Saluki Club Championship Show was due to be held, which was about the middle of October. Copies of the Championship Show edition of the magazine can be purchased from Diana. Her email address is email@example.com, or telephone 07751061719
There is still time to enter the UK Sighthound Sport open lure coursing meeting on October 4th. It is being held at the Borrego stud, Moreton-in-Marsh. You do not have to be a member to enter but if you have more then one dog to run, it is cheaper if you join. This meeting is a qualifier for the 2021 European lure coursing Championship which will be held in Hungary. For further information please go to the Club’s website which is www.uksighthoundsport.com
An auction to raise money for the SGHC Centennial is underway. I have heard from Diane Layton-Smith that they are listing the first set of auction items at the beginning of October. They have books, jewellery, art, a figurine and some other Saluki related collectables. They have some non-Saluki related lots which may be of interest. Diane goes on to say they are still accepting items so anyone who has anything to donate should contact her or Helena Haywood. Diane can be contacted on tel. 0208 72927 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Helena at tel. 01494 874587 , e:mail email@example.com For further information SGHC members can view the facebook members page’ or UK Salukis Friends. There is a SGHC Auction and Merchandise Page too. I will be posting updates as they arrive.
The SGHC Calendar should also be available soon. Information on this and how to obtain a copy please contact Helena Haywood. Her contact details are above.