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Silken Windhounds - week 18Updated : 25/04/2017

EASTER Sunday saw the second BSFA meet of the season and another healthy entry for the Silken Windhound. Our hounds put in some good performances during the morning runs and the mid-way leader board looked as if there was a clear winner.      However a change of pairings by one or two owners proved to be...

Silken Windhounds - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

THE LAST few weeks have been hectic, hence no notes. However during this time news has come in that the WSWRC has scheduled in a Silken section to its weekly meets. Held at Taunton Polo Ground, this is a most friendly club and if you are considering racing your Sighthound this is a great place to start.    &n...

Silken Windhounds - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

WELCOME to spring and longer evenings! UKSWC members will have received their third annual newsletter. An interesting read providing a round-up of 2016 as well as some light hearted fun articles. If a member has not received their newsletter do contact the club secretary to let them know. I’m sure you are all with me i...

Silken Windhounds - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

ANOTHER exciting year of Crufts is over, hope everyone had a good time who attended.      Schedules for the ISWS Hundsdeck specialty show are now available, to be held in the beautiful Black Forest region of Germany on May 20-21. The judge for the first show on the Saturday is Helena Arh (Wolkowo) from S...

Silken Windhounds - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

WE WISH everyone taking part at Crufts the very best of luck; remember that you always take the best dog home.      Some notes from the British Sighthound Field Association AGM the other week: The BSFA held its AGM at the very pretty snowdrop covered Hurstbourne Priors. During the annual reports thanks w...

Silken Windhounds - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THIS MONTH sees the 13th birthday of Starcastle Hounds Fire Fly (Fira). Bred by Sussi Stjernborg at Starcastle Hounds, Fira is the UK’s foundation Silken arriving here from Sweden in spring 2005. Fira’s grandmother Kristull Omniscense was the foundation bitch for Starcastle Hounds, and her mother is only one gene...

Silken Windhounds - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

INTERESTING details from Kati in Finland who has been working hard arranging more Silken events alongside other sight hound organisations. The latest event she has been looking at is pack coursing, which will hopefully take place in October. Sadly we are unable to add such events here in the UK but it is exciting to see Silk...

Silken Windhounds - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

IT IS ALWAYS exciting when we have new additions to the Silken Windhound community. This week I would like to extend a warm welcome to three new Silkens who have arrived in the UK since December. Coincidentally the dog and one of the bitches originate from the same kennel. They are however living with different owners, what ...

Silken Windhounds - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Allagante Jubilee of Cairdean (Eve) for earning fifth place from 48 entries in the combined grades 1-3 jumping. Eve also competed in the combined grades 1-3 agility class. Unfortunately she had just five faults, but pleasingly she made all her contacts.      Eve is the only UK Silken w...

Silken Windhounds - week 5Updated : 25/01/2017

IT'S BEEN rather exciting to receive some donations recently for the UK SWC show in July. Thank you to Slouching Hound for their wonderful set of prizes. It looks as if 2017 is hotting up to be another exciting year, so if you are interested in donating a prize please do get in touch.      As a reminder ...

Silken Windhounds - week 4Updated : 18/01/2017

IT HAS been lovely to hear from a few people this week about the recent notes that have been appearing. Thank you for your feedback and interest in the breed. I hope you will continue to learn about this wonderful breed (not that I am biased).      A good source of information and detail is the Silken Wi...

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