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Italian Greyhounds - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

THE WEEKEND before Crufts sees the IGC host its first event of the year. The club’s first open show of 2017 takes place at Baginton Village Hall where Mary Knight will be judging the breed after the completion of the AGM. Awaiting Mary is an entry of 54 dogs making 69 entries which is a lovely number for this breed spe...

Italian Greyhounds - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

THE REGISTRATION figures for the last quarter of 2016 have been released by The Kennel Club. Between October through to December last year, 74 Italian Greyhound puppies were registered from 19 litters. Two IGs were imported during this quarter, one from America and one from France, so the total number of IGs registered in qu...

Italian Greyhounds - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

BY THE time you read these notes, Crufts will only be three weeks away. I am sure this phrase is said every year but I will say it again – where has the time gone? It really does not feel like 12 months have passed since we were all leaving the NEC after Crufts 2016. The entries for Crufts seemed to be upon us before w...

Italian Greyhounds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

MUCH DISCUSSION is currently circulating in the show world regarding the development programmes that are in place for upcoming judges. The strengths of existing structures and potential improvements which could be introduced to support judges wishing to progress up judging lists are being examined. At present, individuals ne...

Italian Greyhounds - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

THE FIRST trip of the year to Staffordshire Showground is when Manchester opens its doors to exhibitors during mid-January. The show schedules classes for Italian Greyhounds without CCs but, in 2019, when the society becomes one of the ten all-breed CC general championship shows, IGs will be gaining CCs at this popular show....

Italian Greyhounds - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

BY THE time you read these notes, the entries for Crufts will have closed. It hardly seems a year since we were at Crufts 2016 and, before we know it, exhibitors and visitors from home and overseas will be stepping into the famous halls with their green carpeted rings and Crufts 2017 will be here.      W...

Italian Greyhounds - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

THE CHRISTMAS decorations are down, the January detoxes have begun and the first all-breed championship show of 2017 has been and gone. The new year kicks off with Boston where classes are scheduled for most breeds although many are without CCs. The society has supported Italian Greyhounds with classes for three years now, i...

Italian Greyhounds - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

WHILE some of us were overindulging over the Christmas break, other exhibitors were flying the flag for Italian Greyhounds on the open show circuit. At Luton, Chris Henshall enjoyed a successful day with Gemolli The Sorcerer who won BOB under Barry Day before going on to win the group under Jonathan Daltrey. What a lovely wa...

Italian Greyhounds - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

HERE WE are in 2017! I hope you all had a lovely festive break and are now feeling refreshed and ready for the new year and all that it has in store.      Just before Christmas, the latest issue of the Italian Greyhound Club’s bulletin was emailed to members. Edited once again by Jill Mellis, the...

Italian Greyhounds - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

THIS IS the last column and Dog World paper of 2016 so it is the right time to look back at this year and the breed’s top winners for the season. Once again, the breed has enjoyed successes at group level with wins in both the adult (Ch/Am Gr Ch Artmeis Voici Valente of Regallust at City of Birmingham) and puppy groups...

Italian Greyhounds - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

THE LKA is one of the favourite shows on the circuit. Not only does it signify the beginning of the festive season, the show also offers an array of trade stands where exhibitors can buy almost anything they need to keep their canine companions happy over the Christmas period. End of show-season parties are often held around...

Italian Greyhounds - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

I AM SAD to report of the death of Eleanor Lister who died on Nov 30. Aged 91 years old, Eleanor died peacefully after a short illness. Eleanor was well known throughout the Italian Greyhound community, supporting the IG Club especially when her daughter, Helen, was secretary and chairman of the club.    &n...

Italian Greyhounds - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE BREED Records Supplement for the third quarter of 2016 has been released by The Kennel Club. Once again, the number of Italian Greyhounds registered during this latest quarter is an increase on the same period of 2015. The 2016/2015 comparative figures are as follows: Q1 – 73/43; Q2 – 79/61 in 2015; Q3 &ndash...

Italian Greyhounds - week 48Updated : 28/11/2016

THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas is now on. Cards need to be written and posted, presents need to be bought and wrapped, and the Christmas decorations need to be hauled down from the loft ready to be assembled for the new festive season. Every year, we all pledge to be more organised but, every year, plans do not quite go as sched...

Italian Greyhounds - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE IGC’s November open show is the penultimate event of the 2016 season, which is marked in most IG exhibitor’s calendars. The show was held at Baginton Village Hall, which has been in the press recently regarding burglaries in the car park and within the hall. Consequently, the officers and committee of the IGC...

Italian Greyhounds - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

LAST YEAR, a breeder of Italian Greyhounds was prosecuted for her illegal breeding practices, a case which was reported on in both the canine press as well as on the Italian Greyhound Rescue Charity’s website. In the month just gone, a further development regarding this case took place in court where Susan Thomas of th...

Italian Greyhounds - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

THE PENULTIMATE championship show of the year is Midland Counties where we travel to Stafford Showground which almost becomes a second home for exhibitors during the show season.      Italian Greyhounds were judged in the main hall this year where a good sized ring awaited us, albeit slightly cool as w...

Italian Greyhounds - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

IT IS THAT time of year when the canine press annual publications are being compiled and exhibitors are busy getting their copy together ready to meet the respective deadlines. In addition to the likes of the all-breed annuals, such as Dog World’s publication, there are breed specific books which are popular reads for ...

Italian Greyhounds - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

IT IS THAT time of year when the firework displays get underway. Unfortunately, nowadays the fireworks are not exclusively released on Bonfire Night. More often than not, they are let off for weeks before and after Bonfire Night and, just as you think that the noise is all over, the firework season restarts in December when ...

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