2017 National Specialty

Saturday, October 28, 2017 
In conjunction with the Trillium Kennel Club, Lindsay, ON

Judge: Paul Shimmin, U.K.
Sweepstakes: Lea Anne Broseus, U.S.

Dee Laurie-Beaumont, Specialty Chair | dee@laurie-beaumont.com

Other events in conjunction with the specialty
All Hound Specialty
3 All-Breed Shows
Don’t forget to bring your Hallowe’en costume for Saturday!

HOST HOTEL – Admiral Inn
1754 Ontario 7 west, Lindsay, ON K9V 4R2
Phone: (705) 328-1743

We have reserved 20 rooms for your group checking in October 26, 2017, and checking out October 29, 2017. The group number is 161014. We have reserved these rooms until July 31, 2017 at the rate of $110 plus tax which includes the pet fee. Please note our rooms rates include a complimentary breakfast and we also have a restaurant on site.


Paul Shimmin, United Kingdom

We purchased our first Saluki in 1977 and our foundation bitch in 1979. Having registered our Cranstal affix with The KC in 1981 we bred our first litter in 1984. We bred three further litters (with a total of 20 puppies), with our final litter being born in 2003. From those litters we made up six champions and we have also campaigned to his title an import from the Swedish Hisilome’s kennel, sired by Ch. Cranstal Quantum. Currently we are showing two Hisilome’s youngsters, both with Quantum at grandsire and imported from Sweden.

My first judging appointment in Salukis was Northern Saluki Club Open Show in 1987, awarding my first set of CCs in1994 at Southern Counties with an entry of 100 dogs. I have awarded CCs on a further six occasions in the UK, including judging the bitch entry at Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club 90th Anniversary Show in 2013 and I am the designated judge for Northern Saluki Club Championship Show in 2016. I have also judged the Swedish Skokloster Show 2010 and Swedish Saluki Club Championship Show 2012.

For me ‘fit for purpose’ is of prime importance for a breed whose hunting skills have been honed over millennia in a very harsh environment. To fulfill this function effectively Salukis must retain the moderate type that has been prized over the years and which produces a hound with great stamina that is balanced when viewed both standing and on the move. The desired light and lifting movement forms an integral part of the elegant and classic Saluki of the 21st century.

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