Keith and Diana Searle with far right Mr Jeff Bunney, Chairman of the Afghan Hound Association taken at the recent AHA Ch Show at Ryton-on-Dunsmore. Keith and Diana Searle leave now for a new life in Australia. They have played a major part running numerous Lure Coursing Events with Gary Peskett and his wife spanning a great number of years.
Their loss to this country will be felt and especially with their keen interest with the Afghan Hound Racing at Ellesmere Port. We wish them every happiness and success and look forward to their news in due course
The 2005 calendar featuring well-known men and their dogs in the ‘Afghan Hound World’ has been a resounding success. Many were ordered before they were even printed, writes Shirley Carr.
We arrived at the Afghan Hound Association Championship show laden down with boxes. Before we had set up our table people were coming along to collect their orders or buy the calendars. It was non-stop all day; we sold all 250 copies and went home with empty boxes. The calendars have gone to Australia, America, Sweden and Holland. Enquiries are still coming in from all over the world.
One has been put on e-bay and at the time of writing this, the latest bid was £29 with three days left to bid. All the money raised, which will be in excess of £2000 is for Afghan Hound Rescue. Many people have been extremely complimentary about the calendar. It is very tasteful and the setting for the photographs is delightful.
It is a top quality publication, with outstanding photography and artwork, thanks to David Paton and Jan Fielder. James Wellbeloved very kindly sponsored the calendar, which has helped to make this venture so successful which in turn will benefit any Afghan Hound in need of a home or veterinary treatment.