PHARAOH HOUNDS – APRIL
Well, can’t believe one month has already passed since Crufts; I’m sure you’ve all seen the results, so once again, congratulations to all in the cards, especially the overseas exhibitors who go the ‘extra mile’ and a real treat to see their hounds too. It was nice to get our showing done early on in the day and then let the dogs rest while we went browsing the stands and watching some other breed judging. Now we feel the show season proper can get under way!
The next time out for the breed is at WELKS on Sunday 28th April with Mrs Sheila Simm (Ezhar) doing the honours (no entry figures available yet). The SKC entry has now closed, and this should prove a worthwhile trip as we have another breed specialist in charge – Mr Malcolm Gibson. Malcolm’s interest in Pharaohs is long-standing as back in 1975, he co-owned with Elizabeth Waugh of Tarnach Pharaohs & Dobermanns, ‘Tarnach Golden Impala’, who gained his title in 1979. They also had Rameses of Tarnach, imported from Malta in 1989. He served on the PHC committee for many years and was ultimately the Chairman. At the PHC champ show in June, current Chairman Mrs Marie Richmond (Naqada) is the judge, so I think the breed specialists are getting an airing this year! Entry for the club show is on Fosse Data and closes 4th May online, 27th April by post.
Alina Svaldenyte has ventured out for the start of this season’s Lure Coursing events with her two Pharaohs and is gathering in the rosettes. If anyone is interested in this (runaway!) sport, more information and event dates can be found online – British Sighthound Field Association and UK Sighthound Sport. For both organisations, your dogs will need to do trial runs first to see if they are suitable for actual competition.
Good luck if you’re out and about at any Open shows, do let me have any results if you’re not shy about it. Only one I can mention at the moment and that is Res. Best AVNSC Hound at Herts & Essex Open with Kurriera Krystal Amethyst.