• Date: 20/10/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: ELAINE STANMORE Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 22/11/2019

Saluki Or Gazelle Hound Club

Breed: Saluki

SALUKI CLUB CH SHOW 20TH OCTOBER 2019 

It was an honour to judge the Saluki Club Championship Show. My appointment was brought forward from next year when Frank Farrar, (Sedeki), our judge elect for this year, was sadly unable to judge. I was very pleased to have such a lovely entry. Many thanks to the committee for a very friendly show, to my stewards and all the sporting exhibitors. Last but not least, thank you for the lovely cake. 

 

 Temperaments were very good, and all were well presented. I was very fortunate to be able to find quite a number of both dogs and bitches to whom I would have been happy to award a CC.  It was also nice to see such promising youngsters starting out on their show careers. As always, it was a privilege to judge the veterans and to see how youthful well cared for Salukis remain as they grow older. 

 

There is no doubt that there have been changes in the breed relatively recently.  We seem to be losing the beautiful Saluki expression, which almost seems to melt and comes from the bright, large, oval eye. There are some very narrow heads, and front angulation is not always as good as it was, we also see more Salukis with short toes. 

 

I was looking for sound, flowing movement and, although it was an excellent, non slip surface, indoor floors are always a lot less forgiving than grass, so this was a deciding factor in my placings. 

 

I was very pleased with both my unbeaten line ups and felt that there was no shortage of future Champions. I will follow their careers with interest. 

 

MINOR PUPPY DOG (2) 

1st De Souza’s Caryna Taivoa. Dark grizzle who is a lovely shape. Beautiful head and expression, excellent front angulation and feet, deep brisket, moderate quarters and a long tail. Still needs to settle moving but very promising. 

2nd Ward’s Caryna Manantena at Backtor. Black fringed fawn, also having a very nice head and good shoulders, needs to fill out in front and is a little more angulated behind than his brother and not quite as together at this stage. 

 

PUPPY  DOG(3)  

1ST Chippendale’s Imhotep  Rears Natural  Jasmine (Imp BEL) Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show Cream, with a very nice head, expression and  pigmentation, good fringing already , nice feet, good shoulder and upper arm, moderate quarters, needs to fine down and settle moving. Quite reminiscent of past Salukis from English kennels and I think he will end up a very nice dog.  

2nd Caryna Taivoa 

3rd Aldous and Glaister’s Jay JP Sea Bird El Panjsher (Imp JPN) Finely built cream with a nice head and expression, little straight in front, possibly because he has gone up on his legs and now needs to fill out throughout, being a bit narrow at present, nice moderate quarters. 

 

JUNIOR DOG  (2,1) 

1st Martin’s Mumtaz Pallas for Stalwart Tri with a nice overall outline, good feet, deep brisket and moved well. Hope his coat will improve in time. 

 

YEARLING DOG (4,1) 

1ST Walton Haddon’s Badavi Don Peppino at Ilsham (Imp SWE) Most attractive parti who looks such a classic Saluki.  Lovely head, well set ears and silky fringing, long, strong neck flowing into well placed shoulders, excellent feet, good topline with rise over the loin, moderate quarters and moved very well.  I think he could mature into something special. 

2nd Brady’s Classicus Azim for Bordercot. Deer Grizzle, another lovely young dog, with a nice head and expression, flowing outline and good quarters. Not quite as good up and down as first, moving a little loose in front. 

3rd Clanford and Sorrento’s Canapus Fortuna. Cream with a nice front although feet a bit small, good topline and quarters and moved well. 

 

NOVICE DOG (1) 

1ST Clanford and Sorrento’s Canapus Fortuna. 

  

POST GRADUATE DOG (9,3) 

1ST Ulyatt’s Fernlark Legend of Cornhaze JW. Most attractive dark grizzle dog with a beautiful head and expression, very good front and feet, deep brisket, moderate quarters sweeping down to low hocks, moved very well. 

2nd Harkett’s Canapus Kashmere of Flytesfield (Imp NLD) Lovely black and cream who was rather distracted by something outside of the ring, but couldn’t be overlooked. Has a lovely head and expression, outline and angulation.  Especially liked his movement as it was so light and lifting as well as being very sound.  

3rd Hoggren’s Garamiyas Rostam (Imp SWE) Very attractive golden cream with a nice head and expression and long silky fringing, nice front although a little short in toes, very deep brisket and good quarters a little unsettled moving. 

 

LIMIT DOG (9,2) 

1st Walton- Haddon’s Amal Hayati Ohdedar El Azizi Fuadi of Ilsham JW.CC and Best opposite Sex in Show.  Most lovely golden fawn and white who looked really super today. Beautiful head, framed with silky fringing, well set ears, and those large, bright oval eyes with such a typical, gentle,  farseeing expression, long neck which flows so well into good shoulder angulation, good upper arm, straight forelegs with good pasterns and feet. Deep brisket. Very well balanced in first and second thigh and bend of stifle and has low hocks.  His movement was completely  sound and true as well as being light and flowing . 

2nd Goss’s Classicus Baryshnikov. Another top quality dog in this very strong class of Champion potential males.  Black and rich tan with a beautiful head and expression, lovely outline, long neck, good shoulder, upper arm and good feet, very nice quarters.  Moved well. 

3rd Postma and Smith’s Fernlark Odyssey, Lovely Irish marked black fringed fawn. Has a lovely head and expression, good shoulder and upper arm angulation, deep brisket, good quarters, and moved very well.  I really loved his type and colouring, but at only two years old I feel that he could just fine down a little. 

 

OPEN (5) 

1ST Owen’s Caryna Khepri  Black tri who really looked lovely today. Has a very nice head and expression, long neck flowing into good shoulders, just a nice width of chest, straight forelegs, slight slope to pasterns and good feet, deep brisket and moderate quarters. He is a lovely mover, being sound and true and light on his feet. 

2nd Stephen’s Alsahra Aslan Bedu. I have always liked this grizzle dog, has a lovely head, long neck into good shoulders and topline, deep brisket and moderate quarters, moved well but not quite as good as I have seen him in the past and I just didn’t feel he was on top form today. 

3rd Cotterill’s Miskanda the Grey Gatsby.  Grizzle dog, who is so lovely standing, really liked his head and expression,he has good front angulation,  very deep brisket , flowing outline and good quarters.  I would just like stronger pasterns as he was very unsteady in front movement. 

   

CHAMPION DOG (4,1) 

1ST Glaister’s Ch Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi JW ShCM (Imp RUS)  Beautiful tri who has lots of quality. Lovely head and expression, good shoulder and upper arm angulation, just a nice width of chest, straight forelegs with good feet and pasterns, flowing outline with rise over the loin, moderate quarters, moved very well, especially in profile. 

2nd Buckley’s Ch Hisilome’s Kareef ShCM (Imp SWE). Very sound cream dog, has a very nice head and expression, good front, deep brisket with a good spring of rib and moderate quarters.  His movement is very true and I think it would be the same whatever the surface. 

3rd Littlechild’s Ch Classicus Baroque at Ravensett.  Lovely dog with striking black, rich tan and white colouring. He has a lovely head, good front angulation and feet, very deep brisket, good topline and quarters. Not moving quite as well behind today as I thought he could.  These were three very nice dogs with little to separate them. 

 

VETERAN DOG (1) 

1st McCormick Smith’s Anasazi Red Kite Best Opposite Sex Veteran in Show 7-10 Years  Shaded fawn of lovely type, has a very nice head and expression, long neck, good shoulder and upper arm angulatuion, deep brisket, good topline and quarters and moved very well. 

 

SPECIAL VETERAN  DOG (7,3) 

1st De Souza’s Ch Sufeina Jebel Ali RCC Best Veteran in Show I have always loved this beautiful black tri dog, now 11 years old his quality still shines on, and he looked fantastic for his age. He has a beautiful head and gentle expression, lovely shoulder and upper arm angulation, strong sloping pasterns and good feet, deep brisket with a good spring of rib, moderate quarters with balanced first and second thigh. His movement was really sound and he was so light and lifting. 

2nd Jowitt’s Tasia Mystique under Barleymoon.  Youthful golden fawn who I haven’t seen for some time, as always he was very happy to be in the ring. Has a lovely head and expression, nice outline and feet and moved well. 

3rd Monk’s Kasaque Niagra. Another handsome gentleman carrying his years very lightly. A shaded fawn, he has a very nice head and expression, long neck and good overall angulation. Moved very well. 

 

MINOR PUPPY BITCH  (1) 

1st Garratt and Oakey’s Caryna Remeny.  Best Puppy in Show.  Beautiful tri puppy, has a really lovely head and expression, long neck, excellent shoulder and upper arm angulation, good feet, deep brisket, lovely topline and quarters, moved very well.  

PUPPY BITCH (1) 

1st Garratt and Oakey’s  Caryna Esperanza. Lovely cream puppy who is also beautifully made, has a lovely head and expression, long neck, same excellent front angulation, deep brisket, flowing topline with rise over the loin, good spring of rib, moderate quarters and moved well. 

 

JUNIOR BITCH (3) 

1ST Layton-Smith’s Velourias Pris Von Schmidt.  Extremely pretty, graceful  and feminine grizzle with white markings. Has a lovely head and expression, long neck flowing into good shoulders, good feet, very nice topline and quarters and moved well. 

2nd Hamilton’s Alishamar Roxane. Another very attractive bitch, a striking dark grizzle with a lovely head and expression, nice quarters and moved well. I would just prefer better upper arm angulation at this stage. 

3rd Freegard’s  Mumtaz Asteria. Cream, with a nice head and expression, long neck into good front angulation, good depth and spring of rib. For me she is a little heavy at the moment and a bit long in back and loin which made her topline dip. Still only very young so these things can change. 

 

YEARLING BITCH (4) 

1ST Davies, Harrison and Sanders-Parker’s Classicus Alchemy for Charrioak JW  RCC Reserve Best in Show  I thought that this beautiful black and tan was a really outstanding youngster, of such quality. She has a lovely head and expression, long neck into excellent front angulation, lovely topline, deep brisket and strong moderately angulated quarters. She moved very well and has a lovely combination of femininity and just enough substance.  

2nd Littlechild’s Dabka’s Vincenca at Ravensett. This lovely cream bitch was unlucky to meet the first. She is also very well made, with a lovely head, very good forehand angulation, good feet, flowing topline and moderate quarters, moved very well. 

3rd Ward’s Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (Imp ITA) Very beautiful dark grizzle, has the most lovely eyes with black eyeliner. At the moment she needs to drop in brisket and is a little long in the second thigh which affected her movement. Needs to mature and develop now. 

 

NOVICE  BITCH (2) 

1st Ward’s Nicolefarhi Del Borghino 

2nd Haywood’s Yalameh Shasmeen at Monardie (Imp DEU) Pretty and feminine, finely built deer grizzle, with quite a narrow head. Has a nice neck and shoulders, good topline and deep brisket. She is nice over the croup with a long tail. Balance of front and hind  angulation could be better which affected her movement.  

 

POST GRADUATE BITCH  (9,3) 

1ST Anderson’s Canapus Violante (imp NLD) Black and cream who looked really lovely today. Has a beautiful head, lovely front angulation and feet, deep brisket carried well back, sweeping up to a neat tuck up, nice topline and moderate quarters. Moved very well and looked lovely going around the ring. 

2nd Harkett’s Canapus Ravindra of Flytesfield (Imp NLD) Another really beautiful bitch, a black fringed fawn, she has a lovely head and her typical, gentle dignified expression, and large bright oval eyes, are what so many Salukis used to have. Long neck flows into good shoulders and front, her brisket is deep and she has a nice topline and strong, moderate quarters. Moved very well. 

3rd Farris, Cosentini, Dann and Ireson’s Jazalle Arwyn.  Loved this extremely pretty black fringed fawn, who is so feminine, another with a lovely head and expression, long neck into good forehand angulation, deep brisket, good topline and quarters, moved well in front but hind action was close today. 

 

LIMIT  BITCH (9,1) 

Probably the most difficult class of the day.  So much potential in these bitches,and I am sure that many will gain their titles in future,  but I didn’t really feel that any moved as well as they could have.  Some that I had judged and liked before, either did not look their best on the day or looked as if they would rather be elsewhere, so it was a question of compromise in the end. 

1st Freegard’s Jazalle Athena for Mumtaz.  Black fringed fawn with a lovely expression. This bitch commands attention as she holds herself so proudly in a line up and has such nice flowing lines from nose to tail. I loved her type, but being hypercritical her movement was a little close today and I did not feel that I was seeing her at her very best as she was a little out of coat and fringing. 

 2nd Warner and Hetherington’s Canapus Vesper at Savuka (Imp NLD) Lovely black and silver with a beautiful head and such a dignified expression, lovely outline, long neck, good shoulder and upper arm, deep brisket, very nice quarters, moved well, but was just a little close behind. 

3rd Ireson, Dann, Farris  and Consentini, Jazalle Anneqa. Have always liked this beautiful cream who is such a lovely shape.  Very nice head and expression, lovely fringing, long neck, good front and hind angulation. Unfortunately, another who was a little unsettled moving.  

  

OPEN (4,1) 

1ST Davies and Harrison’s Charrioak Sheerzam JW.  Very well balanced cream bitch of top quality. She has a lovely body and overall angulation, beautiful head and expression, deep brisket, flowing topline to well set tail. Moved really well. 

2nd Cole’s Voice of my Heart Neshema Tova (Imp ISR) Very attractive grizzle, with a pretty head and lovely expression, very nice outline and quarters, just a little straight in front, moved well. 

3rd Hepburn’s Iftikar Wistoyo Indu Ra’Ra (IMP AUS) Most attractive red and white parti, liked her head and expression, neck and shoulders, deep brisket and good spring of rib. Could be a little more harmonious in balance of front and rear angulation 

 CHAMPION BITCH (4,1) Three Beautiful bitches.  

1st Warner and Hetherington’s Ch Canapus Rodinia at Savuka (Imp NLD) CC Best In Show. Outstanding pale cream bitch who fits the standard so well.  Has a beautiful head and expression, silky coat and fringing, strong neck flowing into her well laid shoulders, good upper arm angulation, straight forelegs with slight slope to pasterns and good feet. Deep brisket, carried well back, balanced length of loin, good topline, low set tail and gentle slope to pelvis, leading to moderate, strong, quarters. Her movement was light, lifting and sound. In a slow maturing breed, she is coming to her best at 4 years old and was very worthy of top honours today. 

2nd Quick’s Ch Noushzad Caliana at Jorjenjo (Imp GER) Another really beautiful bitch, most elegant parti with lovely confirmation who is so feminine and graceful. Has a lovely head and gentle expression, lovely front and hind angulation, good topline, deep brisket. Moved very well. 

3rd Sanders- Parker’s. Ch Classicus Brittania.JW ShCM Have also always admired this tri bitch, has such a lovely head and expression, and is so well constructed with a flowing outline, excellent front and hind angulation and deep brisket with good spring of rib. Moved very well, but for some reason was leaning back standing today. 

 

VETERAN BITCH (4,1) 

1ST Jowitt’s Canapus Mistral under Barleymoon.(Imp NLD)  Best Veteran in Show 7-10 years. Very shapely shaded fawn who looked lovely today. Has a lovely head, flowing outline and good overall angulation, correct feet and good depth of brisket. As always, her movement was very sound and she was light and flowing in profile. 

2nd Lipton’s Glenoak  Kallie Kalishyar JW. Cream of very nice shape. Lovely head and expression, very good shoulder, upper arm and feet, deep brisket, good quarters and moved well. 

3rd Dann and Ireson’s Jazirat Safiyyah. Black and tan completing a trio of lovely bitches. She has a very nice head and expression, good shoulder and upper arm, good feet, deep brisket, moderate quarters and moved well. 

 

SPECIAL VETERAN BITCH (2) 

1ST Layton-Smith’s  Ch Anasha Al Noushafarin (Imp AUT) ShCM.  Gave this beautiful bitch the RCC at Crufts in 2014. I clearly remember how struck I was by her when she walked into the ring and now can still see exactly why, she has such a beautiful head and expression and such lovely flowing conformation with excellent angulation and depth of brisket and so well balanced in body. Her movement is so true and free. Had the hardest choice of the day having to choose between two such favourites of mine for BVIS. 

2nd Dann’s  Jazirat Ra’Anna  Black and silver who is such a lovely happy girl, very nice head and expression and in very good coat and  body condition for her age. 

 

ELAINE STANMORE (JUDGE)