I’d like to thank the Sloughi Club of the UK for the wonderful opportunity and invitation to judge the 20th anniversary show. It was a wonderful event attended by 13 lovely dogs, and their lively owners. The weather cooperated perfectly and it was not too hot, giving the dogs a good opportunity to show well in an outdoor venue.
Class 1-Veteran Dog:
1st was Lizanthe al Zakuri, ShCM
A pleasing black mantle male clearly aging well that has not coarseness with age; correct head profile, true/honest mover from all viewpoints with corresponding front and rear angulation. Correct depth of chest.
2nd was Croat. Ch. Farouk Farid Of Love Of Arab Beauty, a lovely 9 year old with much bone and correct height, excellent temperament. Could have benefited from shorter loin.
Class 2: Veteran Bitches
1st was Falconcrag Daiouni Of Thiefside with correct profile, head planes and ear set; pleasing length of neck that blended well onto correct, flat bladed shoulders, producing exceptional movement, once she decided she was enjoying herself!
2nd was Lizanthe al Zahara with a lovely expression and beautiful dark eye; she moved well but could have used a bit more neck to present a more pleasing picture of proportions.
Class 4: Junior Dog
1st Xandu Khan Schuru-each-Schams has a lot going for him and pressed hard for Best Male. He is a lovely example of breed type with a correct headpiece with proper headpiece/expression and dark eye. Neck is well set on good shoulders, but front assembly and movement needs to mature. Rear assembly moved to near perfection and was in excellent condition. On this day he did not use himself to his best advantage, but will no doubt be a top contender in the future.
Class 5: Limit Dog/Bitch
1st was Magida Sabiih al Sahra at Thiefside, a feminine Sloughia from head to tail, but with enough strength to do the job for which she was bred. Soft expression, keen on her handler, with strong, elegant neck blending into shoulders that were not overly straight, which made for pleasing, effortless, ground-covering gait. Rear angulation was moderate with well let down hocks. Angulation of front and rear worked in perfect harmony so that movement was the sum of all parts.
2nd was Ibtihaj Of Love Of Arab Beauty which possessed a lovely temperament, and was very focused on her handler; good length of neck was evident as was conditioning.
Class 6: Open Dog (sand):
1st was Multi Ch. Sahsheer Sandara, a handsome sand male of excellent quality and type of correct moderate size; excellent proportions of body to leg length. Honest/sound mover from any angle.
2nd was Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge, ShCM, that was nearly identical to the class winner; also of excellent quality, but on a slightly larger frame. Well proportioned also, but in this case, size made the difference.
Class 7: Open Dog/Brindle:
Class 8: Open Dog: Black Mantle
Lizanthe Al Zakuri, ShCM
Class 9: Open Bitch (Sand)
1st was Int. Ch Sandara Shiana Khali with correct head, bite and a lovely expression. She possessed lovely breed type; a sound mover with style and purpose. Was in beautiful condition.
2nd was Int. Bel. Dut. Ch Falconcrag Sahsheer who has a nice head, was a good mover; could have used a bit more length of neck and loin for perfection.
Class 10: Open Bitch: Brindle:
Class 11: Open Bitch: Black Mantle
1st Lizanthe Al Zulika was the first place entry and was more refined in type; good mover on the go around. Good head, excellent temperament as well.
Best Dog was Lizanthe al Zakuri. His maturity in terms of conditioning and overall physique gave him the award on this day.
Reserve Best Dog went to Xandu Khan Schuru-Esch-Schrams, who pressed the Best Dog, in every way possible. I think he will be a big winner when he settles into himself and uses himself to his best advantage. He is a lovely, spirited dog that oozes breed type.
Best Bitch was Magida Sabiih Al Sahra at Thiefside who ruled the ring the minute she entered it. As said earlier, she is the essence of breed type, and nothing further can be said.
Reserve Best Bitch was Int Ch Sahsheer Shiana Khali who was especially lovely headed and moved well on the go around.
Best in Show was Magida Sabiih Al Sahra at Thiefside
Reserve Best in Show was Lizanthe Al Zakuri
Beat Opposite Sex in Show was Lizanthe al Zukuri
Best Veteran in Show was
Lizanthe al Zukari
Class 12: Best Progeny Dog or Bitch:
Int. Ch. Sahsheer Shiana Khali
Class 13: Bred by Exhibitor Dog/Bitch
Lizanthe al Zakuri
Class 14: Not Bred by Exhibitor Dog/Bitch
1st place: Int. Ch. Sahsheer Shiana Khali
2nd place: Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge, ShCM
Class 15: Canine Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog/Bitch
1st place: Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge, ShCM
Nancy Lovelady (USA)
The Sloughi Club Open Show 17th July 2018
Many thanks to the club for what was a most enjoyable judging appointment. I really enjoyed my morning with you all and was impressed with your hospitality and warm welcome. I wish the club and the breed well for the future.
Veteran Dog 2 (1)
1 Hudson’s Croa Ch. Farouk Farid of Love Arab Beauty at Glencathra (Imp Fra) 8 year old sand dog in lovely condition, masculine in outlook and has an air about him, well made throughout moved and showed well.
Vereran Bitch 3 (1)
1 Davis’s Int. Bel. Dutch Ch. Falconcrag Sahsheer 8 year old girl again in lovely condition feminine head dark eye, balanced angulation and sound steady mover.
2 Cox’s Falconcrag Gazia at Papyrus at 10 years old this bitch thought the showing lark was a bit beneath her today she is a nice overall shape in good condition but I think at home on the sofa is what she prefers, bless her.
Puppy Dog or Bitch 1
1 Clark’s Magida Sabiih Al Sahra at Thiefside (Imp) lovely puppy bitch who shows so much promise for the future nice size lovely head eye and ears, good reach of neck, good ribbing and balanced quarters, in excellent coat, body and condition, really liked her. BP and Res BB.
Junior Dog or Bitch 1
1 Clark’s Magida Sabiih Al Sahra at Thiefside (Imp)
Limit Dog 2 (1)
1 Hudson’s Croa Ch. Farouk Farid of Love Arab Beauty at Glencathra (Imp Fra)
Open Dog (Sand) 2
Two lovely dogs, different but both a lot to like.
1 Atkinson’s Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge ShCM really was taken with this dog today masculine dog with a great head and expression, strong neck leading onto correct shoulder and topline, good ribbing, balanced quarters and a sound mover, impressive with a primitive look about him, my BIS winner today.
2 Smith’s Multi Int. Ch.Sahsheer Sandara whilst litter brother to the winner he is somewhat different in overall balance, somewhat heavier throughout but still retains houndiness about him he is a lovely dog to go over always puts in a great performance and has been a great ambassador for the breed Res Best Dog and Res BIS.
Open Dog (Brindle) 0
Open Dog (Black Mantle) 1
1 Porteous-Thompson’s Lizanthe Al Zakuri ShCM tall masculine upstanding dog who was in lovely condition, masculine head well balanced fore and aft and moved and showed in a decisive manner.
Open Bitch (Sand) 4
1 No Owners name given Int. Bel. Dut. Ch. Sahsheer Shiana Khali really feminine bitch good head and ears, good neck leading to correct front and topline, balanced hindquarters a lovely typy bitch who moved soundly and showed well, my Best Bitch.
2 Hudson’s Ibtihaj of Love Arab Beauty Glencathra (Imp Fra) nice feminine bitch liked her overall balance not as tidy in hind movement going away as 1.
3 Davis’s Int Bel. Dutch Ch Falconcrag Saheer
Open Bitch (Brindle) 0
Open Bitch (Black Mantle) 1
1 Porteous –Thompson”s Lizanthe Al Zulika feminine bitch in lovely condition, nice head and eye well proportioned body and an easy mover.
Progeny Dog or Bitch 3 (2)
1 Davis’s Int Bel Dutch Ch. Falconcrag Sahsheer Well this bitch certainly proved her worth being the dam of BIS, Res BIS and Best Bitch. Says it all really, congratulations.
Bred By Exhibitor Dog or Bitch 1
1 Porteous-Thompson’s Lizanthe Al Zakuri
Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog or Bitch 2
1 Atkinson’s Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge ShCM
2 Davis’s Int Bel Dutch Ch Falconcrag Sahsheer
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog or Bitch 1
Atkinson’s Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge ShCM
Results of the Sloughi Club's Open Show held in conjuction with the Hound Association. I would like to thank the officers and committee for the invitation to judge their Club Open Show. Also the very sporting exhibitors. I was made very welcome and enjoyed my day even though the weather tried to upset things.
VD 3 (2) 1st Hudson's Croa Ch Farouk Farid Of Love Arab at Glencathra (Imp Fra) Upstanding and very together at just over 7 looking in his prime. Strong jawed and correct in head. Neckarched into well laidback shoulder. Topline held on the move BV
VB 4 (3) 1st Clark's Falconcrag Daiouni of Thiefside. Very feminine, with a pretty head. Good in shoulder, depth and quarters. Stood on excellent feet. Moved well behind. A little loose in front.
PD/B, JD/B, PGD. 0
LD 4 (1) 1st Marston- Pollock's Sahsheer D'Jarra at Falconcrag. Masc in head with correct eye and ear placement. Lovely arched neck and well placed shoulders. Correct in front, great depth of chest into well shaped underline, then his lovely quarters which he used on his flowing movement. BD & BIS.
2nd Atkinson & Godfrey's Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge. Litter brother to 1st and a lot of the same comments apply. Handsome in profile just lost out in movement.
3rd Page's Lii zanthe Zayn Amir. Heavier built but still in the standard. A fine looking dog.
OD 2 !st Smith's Sahsheer Sandara ,Handsome headed with lovely reach of neck. Excellent laydack of shoulder. Good front and depth of chest into a lovely tuck up. Movement was lovely to watch and I was spliiting hairs between him and the best dog but they are litter brothers. RBD What a fantastic litter this is.
2nd Collins and Baker's Doocloone Dammar Obi of Indira. Vweery attractive in head withshaded mask. Good front and feet. topline and quarters . Moved O K.
PG 2 (1) 1st Hudson's Ibtihaj of Love Arab Beauty Glencathra (Imp Fra) Beautiful headed, elegant neck. Wel laidback in shoulder and correct in front. Good depth of chest flowed into ger correct tuck up. Just right in hindquarters Beautiful on the move BB & RBIS.
OB 2 (1) 1st,Chapman-Dames Int Ch Sahsheer Shiana Khali. A beautiful Headed litter sister to my winning dogs. A lovely outline, Correct in quarters front and back. Excellent in movement.. RBB
GCDS/D or B. Atkinson & Godfrey's Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge.
Progeny D/B Davies' Int, Bel, Dutch CH Falconcrag Sahsheer. A beautiful girl at 8 years and mother to the winning dogs etc. She has passed on all her qualities . She moved well coming and going
Judge Barbara Henry.
1: Nr 3 D’Jalal-Mansour at Doocloone d’al Mahdi (Imp Fra)
A proper male Sloughi with correct movement, sound and of good type, ears carried correctly
2: Nr 8 Falconcrag Gazia at Papyrus
Good type bitch, correct body and angulation, female expression, ears carried folded back – a pity.
3: Nr 15 Falconcrag Shukira of Lizanthe
Very light in build, lacking substance in my opinion, chest not very deep, ears carried folded back.
Post grad dog
1 Nr 2: Sahsheer Ishara at Longhedge
Nice standing – lines and head correct, good body. Unfortunately front movement paddling and crossing
1 Nr 14 Lizanthe Zayn Amir
Head a bit heavy, lacking elegance. Well muscled. Front movement rather high stepping. In Continental terms ‘very good’ at most.
1 Nr 12 Ch Farouk Farid of Love Akab Beauty at Glencathra (Imp Fra) Res BIS
Crème coloured, correct silhouette, ears rather low set. Well balanced. Correct angulation.
2: Nr 17 Lizanthe al Zakuri
Crème, black mantle, very elegantly built for a male, matching head, especially elegant in muzzle, croup rather strongly slanting
3: Nr 7 Doocloone Dammar Obi of Indira
Black masked cream, good type, lacking in movement.
Post Grad Bitch
1: Nr 5 Jdya at Doocloone (ImpLMO) – sorry, no notes
1 Nr 6 Falconcrag Daiouni of Thiefside Res BB
Sound in build and consequently in movement. Ears folded, not hanging free.
2 Nr 13 Ibithaj of Love Arab Beauty Clencathra (Imp Fra)
Lovely standing but rear action just not correct in the least.
3 Nr 19 Lizanthe al Zulika Black mantled brindle, very fine head and fine long muzzle, ears laid back, rather long in format, completely straight in topline, movement a bit erratic.
1 Nr 11 Sahsheer Shiana Khali Best Bitch
Cream coloured bitch, elegant female, nice head but ears carried folded back. Nice lines, movement OK.
2 Nr 16 Lizanthe al Zahrana
Tall, cream coloured, well muscled. Head very fine, ears carried half folded. Rear movement not really correct.
Any other Colour than Sand – dog or bitch
1 Nr 4 Doocloone Dounia Fareedat
Elegant black mantle, good head, well carried ears, most typical overall in this class.
2 Nr 19 Lizanthe al Zulika as above
3 Nr 18 Lizanthe al Zamir
Light grey brindle – a very unusual colour, rather narrow chest, viewed from the front, but deep. Tall and longish in outline with head matching the hyper-elegant type. Ears folded. Movement not really typical of the breed.
Judge: Gabrielle Schroeter.