Int. Ch. Shani Kel Sahoussahaq. Photo by Mia Ejerstad.

The Sobers prefix, owned by Bitte Ahrens of Italy, is today known around the whole world, including the US. The kennel was started in Sweden in the mid-1950s by Bitte’s grandmother Astrid Jonsson, pictured with a group of her first homebred Greyhound champions.
Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
Salukis competing
Salukis

Panda-marked Afghan Hound at a show in Europe.

From the AKC standard for Irish Wolfhound: “…in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed; very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active.”

Int. Ch. Shani Kel Sahoussahaq. Photo by Mia Ejerstad.

The Sobers prefix, owned by Bitte Ahrens of Italy, is today known around the whole world, including the US. The kennel was started in Sweden in the mid-1950s by Bitte’s grandmother Astrid Jonsson, pictured with a group of her first homebred Greyhound champions.
Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
Salukis competing
Salukis

Panda-marked Afghan Hound at a show in Europe.

From the AKC standard for Irish Wolfhound: “…in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed; very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active.”

New and Noteworthy

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY


“The Open Door,” painted by Briton Riviere (1840-1920). The Greyhound is Sir R. Buchanan Jardine’s Long Span, winner of the Waterloo Cup in 1907. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1915 and was presented to the Kennel Club by F. N. Picket, Esq. This life size painting now hangs in the large dining room of the Kennel Club, London.
Perhaps you were like me, not really interested in reading anything except the printed word? I'm pretty old-fashioned in many ways: I still read the daily newspaper at the breakfast table, I enjoy reading the dog newspapers that still arrive in droves by mail, and I usually read myself to sleep with a good book at night — but I have to admit I've changed my habits quite a lot since Sighthound Review went digital. There were several things I liked about the internet already — email! Google!
  • Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
    Best-in-Show judge at Donaueschingen, Gabriel Valdez from Colombia. Photo Grzegorz Gebik.
    News and results from major Sighthound events in the U.S. and abroad. Morris & Essex 2020 Judges Announced
  • Salukis competing
    Salukis
    This year the Fédération Cynologique Internationale held its European Lure Coursing Championship on the weekend of June 20-23 in Estonia. For many enthusiasts this was too far away from central Europe.
  • Although the Sloughi has been in the AKC Hound Group since January 1, 2016, it remains an extremely rare breed in the U.S. In fact, in 2018 the Sloughi was last on AKC's ranking of Most Popular Breeds, coming in as no.

  • John Nost Sartorious (1759-1828). Coursing.
    Greyhound Nation: A Coevolutionary History of England, 1200-1900  By Edmund Russell

Panda-marked Afghan Hound at a show in Europe.
In this the second* of three articles dealing with controversial colors and patterns in various Sighthound breeds, we cover the Afghan Hound, Scottish Deerhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Basenji. Although color seems like a trite characteristic of a breed it is apparently an important point, judging by people's reactions, either pro or con, when the subject of an unusual color comes up. In every breed where I have asked the question there have been accusations of crossbreeding and attempting to breed a new color for profit. I have been chastised by some for even mentioning that these colors exist, for fear it will encourage readers to want one or decide to start breeding them. I prefer to allow people to see the controversy and the colors for themselves and make up their own mind what they want to do.

From the AKC standard for Irish Wolfhound: “…in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed; very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active.”
I have finally come to an age where I can employ these two significant words: “Years ago.” As the story unfolds, I was walking to my ring and found myself behind two gentlemen amiably talking. One of the gentlemen said he was off to finish his Terrier assignment and asked his comrade where he was off to next. “I’m set to judge the Draft Horses next,” he replied.

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