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South Cotswolds Whippet Racing Club are holding The Hill Challenge this year at Wickwar, South Glocestershire, UK on Saturday the 16th October. Open to all breeds and entry is £6. Thank you Vanessa Lucas for sending in the information and entry form (please click for download). Looks like it will be a good well organised event.

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Note: Deadline for entries extended- now closing on Monday 16/08/2010. See the Fosse Data website.

It's South East Hound Club Open Show on the 5th September at Hickstead (click for map) - entries close online on the 12th August and can be found on the Fosse Data website. The deerhound judge is Rosie Sharp (Ashtonbrook).
It's always a lovely show and after the judging there is a picnic, a great chance for a catch up and to meet new members. All enquires about the picnic and offers of food etc. can be directed to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Liza on 01628 520123.

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The UK Deerhound club are accepting member submissions for their annual calendar.

THE DEERHOUND CLUB

Calendar 2011

THE 2011 CALENDAR WILL FEATURE THE FOUR SEASONS

We need quality colour Deerhound photographs that would be appropriate.

We would love to see your pictures, especially action shots

Email your pics to
JOAN WRAGG
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or
JOYCE BOND
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DEADLINE: - 26 JULY 2010

Please make your submissions directly to the email addresses above. The Deerhound Club flyer for the calender is here.

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The UK Deerhound Club are running an education day, this time in Scotland on Sunday the 12th of September 2010. Geilston Hall. Cardross G82 5PA (click for map).

Proposed programme:

9.30

Registration and Coffee

 

10.00 [prompt]

History of the Deerhound

Dr Marjory McKinnon

11.00

My way of Living with Deerhounds

Mr Rod Gillie

12.00

Group Quiz

run by Mrs Eve Hamilton, followed by

Lunch

Please let us know well in advance of any special dietary requirements

 

2.00

The Deerhound Standard as I understand it

Mrs Jean Blandford

3.00

Question time.  Panel of 3

Chairman: Mrs Jean Blandford

Questions in advance would be appreciated.

Mrs Eve Hamilton

Mrs Nell MacBean

Dr Ann MacNeill PhD MBA MSc LLB DipLP, who will answer questions on dogs and criminal law in Scotland

 

Please contact either:

  • Mrs Jean Blandford 18 Kilmartin Argyll. PA31 8RN. Telephone 01546 510327
  • Mrs Nell McBean Killoeter Cottage, The Red Rd,  Cardross. G82 5HH. Telephone 01389 841337 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UK Deerhound Club Members £10. Non members £12.

Please let us know before 5th September 2010 if you want to join us.

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Movie fans and forum regulars will be well aware of the release of the latest Robin Hood movie. The film features an all-star cast and one rising star of particular interest to us in the form of a large grey dog, Megan.

Megan Denton-Miller - Picture courtesy of Alasdair Denton-Miller
Megan Denton-Miller - Picture courtesy of Alasdair Denton-Miller

I was surprised to find her a laid back and relaxed hound, despite her recent movie success. Her new found fame seems to rest comfortably on her withers. To this interviewer Meg seems a consummate professional and dedicated thespian, but I'll let you decide. The full transcript of our interview follows.

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