2018 National Specialty

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba
In conjunction with the Manitoba Canine Association shows

Judge: Karin Hedberg, Kashmani Salukis, Sweden
Sweepstakes: Tena Warshaw, Tucson, Arizona

Nancy Kovall, Specialty Chair | houndgirl@hotmail.ca

Other events in conjunction with the specialty:

Manitoba Hound Club Specialty
Saturday, August 18
Judge: Johan Becerra-Hernandez, San Juan, PR

Saluki Club Booster, at the all-breed show
Sunday, August 19
Judge: Thora Brown

Manitoba Gazehound Association Lure Coursing

Thursday, August 16
Judge: Christine Gilles

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Specialty: Karin Hedberg, Sweden

My first dog was a silver coloured Dwarf Poodle bitch, born 1961. I had my first contacts with Salukis in the late 1960s. I bought my first Saluki in 1971 and bred my first Saluki litter in 1977 (prefix “Kashmani”). I have bred and owned several national and international show champions, and most of them have also enjoyed and placed well at lure coursing. Many of the Salukis I bred were used for breeding by other breeders. I am presently owned by three Saluki ladies, 2, 5 and 14 years old. I’m showing the two youngest ones with good results and hope to be able to breed one or two more litters now when I am retired from work. Since 1995 I have also owned and bred a number of litters of Shetland sheepdogs, including one homebred Champion dog. One Sheltie bitch lives in our pack right now. I have also owned a Whippet.

My first judging appointment ever was at the Swedish Saluki Club Northern Section’s Open Show, in 1989. I was licensed to judge Salukis at National/International (FCI) championship show level by the Swedish KC in 2002. In 2009 I was licensed to judge all breeds in FCI groups 10 (Sighthounds). I also judge several breeds in FCI Groups 1 (Sheepdogs and cattle dogs) and 5 (Spitz and primitive types, including the so-called Mediterranean breeds), and am presently studying additional breeds, now also in FCI Group 9 (Companion and Toy Dogs).

I have judged Salukis (and other breeds) at national and FCI international championship level in Sweden, Norway and Finland, including the prestigious Skokloster Championship Summer Show (2008) in Sweden. I have also judged outside the Nordic countries several times: for instance, in USA (AKC Lompoc/”Santa Barbara” 2004), in Belgium (Brussels Dog show 2008), in the UK (KC Championship Show Richmond 2009, Northern Saluki Club Championship Show 2015), in Austria (Tull’n 2011) and several times in Germany (VDH CACIB Bundessieger Dortmund 2012, Saluki CAC Jahresausstellung Gelsenkirchen 2014, CACIB & CAC Nürnberg January 2017, and other shows), the French Saluki Club Championship Specialty FALAPA 2016, Sighthound & Sheltie Championship Specialties in Czech Republic 2016, Saluki Club Inc (NSW) in Sydnew, Australia May 2017. Forthcoming judging assignments include the Finnish Saluki Specialties in June 2017, Group 1 breeds at another Finnish specialty in August 2017 and Group 1 & 10 breeds at double CACIB shows in Brussels, Belgium, December 2017.

I am married to Mr Jonny Hedberg, lure coursing judge and Swedish delegate in the FCI Commission for Sighthound Races. During the years, both of us have served in various functions on various Saluki/Sighthound/Kennel Club committees.

Sweepstakes: Tena Warshaw, United States

In 1976, I joined our local 4-H dog project, training and showing the family Boxer(s). Salukis came into my life in 1978, and I haven’t been without at least one since. After 4-H I moved into AKC conformation and became completely hooked on the whole “dog world”. Eventually I became adept enough at handling that I began to take on ‘client’ dogs, with some success. I’ve shown several breeds to titles, handled a Scottish Deerhound to a top-10 ranking, won a couple of groups from the classes, and had a lovely specialty BOS win with my own German Shorthair bitch.

Saluki specific: I’ve owned a few, been owned by all of them, shown a bunch (mostly mine and/or my sister’s, but some were owned by others), finished most of them, bred/co-bred sparingly (less than a handful of litters, though one of those was all-champion), and am trying to spend more time coursing.

Judging: I started out judging conformation/showmanship for 4-H, then was also asked to do many all-breed matches (every group, at least once, Best in Match on multiple occasions, and Junior Showmanship). I have been blessed to have been asked to judged Saluki Sweepstakes in Arizona, California, Florida and Oregon. I’ve also judged a German Shorthaired Pointer sweepstakes.

My husband and I currently have two Salukis, both smooth, and are beginning the search for a bigger piece of property so they can have more room to run.

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