We are just back from a holiday in the States visiting with family and friends. On the returning flight I was interested to see that there was a film called “Queen of the Desert” based on the life of Gertrude Bell. She was one of the women mentioned in Brian Duggan’s book “Saluki The Desert Hound and the English Travellers. Many animals had parts in the film, lots of camels, sheep and horses but no Salukis. To my mind this was a terrible omission.
Our son has a smooth Saluki, which he acquired through an American rescue scheme. Sam is a very attractive, well made, fawn smooth. He was suppose to have come from a family living in Kuwait so had first hand knowledge of desert living. One day, while we were in the States it became quite warm. Sam had had a run around, so was even warmer. It was interesting to see him find shelter and proceed to dig a hole to lay in. Personally we know that Salukis are big time diggers but maybe this the origin of the trait.
The National, Birmingham Dog Show was held during our absence. Judging Salukis was Miss Jenny Startup. BCC,BOB for her 3rd and qualifying CC was Denise Garratt and Sue Oakey’s Caryna Neferti JW ShCM. She was born on the 7th June 2014 and her owners are her breeders. Her sire is Ch Jorjengo Mirzam of Fernlark and her dam, Ch Carina Meilichia. RBCC went to Josh Duddell and Brian Mansell’s Ch Jasmine of Canerikie (imp) JW. DCC for his 2nd CC went to Mr & Mrs Goulden’s Ali’Fu’Ad of Fernlark (imp) with RDCC to Marie Bryce Smith’s Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk. Best Puppy was Buzz Faber’s Sufeina Against the Odds and Best Veteran went to Kathy Webb’s Ch Al Caliphs Nuray. Well done all.
Breed Record Supplement for January to March 16 has arrived. There were three Saluki litters registered making up 27 new puppies. I am not familiar with any of the breeders of the dogs nor the dogs. I would love to see copies of their pedigrees but not sure that they are available to the public.
Seven new importations: They are Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (imp Fra) She was born on 18th October 2015 and her breeder is JL Lemouzy. She is owned by Michael and myself.
Canapus Icarus (Imp Nld) Dog, born on 18th September 2015. His breeder is Mr FS Van Der Drift. Owned by Mr R Heap
Canapus Impala (Imp Ndl) dog born 18th October 2015. His breeder is Mr FS
Van Der Drift Owned by Mrs J Mahon.
Canapus Shamal (imp Nld): Born on 8th July 2012. He breeder is Mr FS Van Der Drift. He is owned by Mrs J Mahon
El-Ubaid’s Vision Kerma Belle (imp Nld) she was born on 17th August 2015.
Her breeder is Mr S R Bruynder and his owner is Mrs AF Cole.
Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (imp Rus) He was born on 2nd November 2015
He was bred by Ms E Potemkina and owned by Mrs J Glaister.
Vidana Amira Berega Turi (Imp Rus) He was born on 2nd November 2015
She was bred by Ms E Potemkina and owned by Miss J Phillips.
A Championship Certificate has been awarded to Anasha Al Noushafarin owned by Mrs D Layton-Smith. Caryna Neferti has been awarded her Junior Warrant and Show Certificate of Merits to Caryna Neferti.