Photo by Ricky Bentley of Deerhounds BlogSpot fame.
Why not give lure coursing a go in 2013. There's a lot going on world wide lorazepam so please let us know about forthcoming events.
In the UK there's the British Sighthound Field Association which is open to pedigree hound dogs with 2013 meetings held on:
Open to all dogs is All Dogs Lure Racing with events to be held in Buckinghamshire in 2013. Open to Lurchers is the National Lurcher and Racing Club with events held throughout the UK. There's many more too. And here's a video in the forum concerning an event held already in the Netherlands. Hope to see your hounds enjoying themselves in the field this year.
It's that time of year again to get ready for Crufts. Good Luck everyone! There are over 25,000 dogs coming.
So what's on?
Thursday is Hound and Terrier day. The Scottish Deerhounds are on in Ring 26 in Hall 5. The Judge is Miss Sue Finnett (Hyndsight) and there are 87 dogs entered.
Friday is Toy and Utility.
Saturday is Gundog.
Sunday is Working and Pastoral.
If you want to visit the stands.
At their Crufts debut is The Big Dog Bed Company in Hall 3 Stand 2a. They will be selling their extra large foam dog beds with waterproof, antibacterial covers. You can choose from six fabric types and over 35 colours. Made to Measure is also available.
Troon and Linda van Drunen are celebrating their 15th year at Crufts. They are in Hall 1 Stand 138 with their great leather collar and leads.
Honey's Real Dog Food is in Hall 1 Stand 99
JR Whippet Rescue is in Hall 4 Stand 194.
Sue Driver Fine Arts is in Hall 5 Stand 10.
and Ali Morton will be welcoming people at the Royal Canine stand in Hall 3 Stand 74.
For a full list of stands click here.
If you can't be there.
Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) after her great run at Crufts sends her best wishes. She won't be there, as she's decided to take it a bit easier now, but she hopes everyone has a great time.
If you're looking for an Open show geared up to Scottish Deerhounds look no further than Chichester and District Canine Society. There are four deerhound classes Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate and Open and a Deerhound Judge - Liza Faircloth (Calbraidh). The deerhounds will also be in an outdoor ring if weather permits. A strong entry can only help secure deerhound open classes for the future so show your support by entering your Deerhound, look here for further details.
The show is on 27th January 2013 in Bognor Regis and postal entries close 7th January 2013 and online entries from Fosse Data close 15th January 2013.
UPDATE 23rd January - the get together is going ahead as planned.
After the show Jean and David Gilhooly (Nobys Deerhounds) will be hosting a get together for the deerhound exhibitors at their home which is fairly local to the event (maps available at the show). There is ample secure ground for the deerhounds to unwind after the show and food will also be available.