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The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Centenary

The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will celebrate its centenary in 2023. The Officers and Committee of the Club invite members in the UK and around the World to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. We propose the following programme of events to mark the centennial year.

Kennel Club lunch

8 February 2023

Breed Club Lunch to be held at the Kennel Club

To celebrate the Club’s 100th anniversary, we will hold a Breed Celebration Lunch at the Kennel Club.

Kennel Club, 10 Clarges Street, London, W1J 8AB

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11 March 2023

Crufts 2023

A toast to mark the centenary at the end of breed judging at Crufts 2023.

Crufts, The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Salukis at a Club show

April 2023

Centenary Open Show & A.G.M

A special centenary Club Open Show will be followed by lunch and the Club’s Annual General Meeting.

Champagne toast
Image credit: Tristan Gassert

April 2023

Northern Saluki Club Championship Show

A toast to celebrate the SGHC centennial during the Northern Saluki Club’s annual Championship Show.

Reading & District Open Show

31 May 2023

Reading & District Open Show

The Judge and Saluki classes at Reading Open Show will be sponsored by the Club to mark the centenary.

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1-4 June 2023

SGHC Centenary Celebration Weekend

Three days of Al Fresco events and food. Proposed schedule:

Thursday 1 June: Southern Counties Championship Show followed by celebratory lunch.

Saturday 3 June: SGHC Centennial Championship Show. Parade of Champions. Evening social event with Middle Eastern buffet and entertainment. ‘Souk’ with Saluki memorabilia.

Sunday 4 June: Lure Coursing and Agility events coupled with Rally Display. Saluki Welfare parade of rescues. Lunchtime BBQ. 

A cream Saluki

September 2023

Centenary Year Outreach Day

Details to be confirmed.

Club Championship Show

October 2023

SGHC Centennial Championship Show

The second SGHC Centennial Championship Show of the year. Breed education Day and lunch. Followed by social evening combined with ‘Saluki of the Year’ event.