Earby’s annual Saluki walk a success again

Owners and Salukis line up outside St Peter's Church in Earby for the annual charity event.
Owners and Salukis line up outside St Peter's Church in Earby for the annual charity event.

Earby’s annual Saluki walk has proved popular once more as almost 40 dogs with owners from across the UK joined in with the charity event.

David Hartley, who is Chairman of the Northern Saluki Club, runs the event from St Peter’s Church in Earby and this year a total of £420 was raised for the Saluki Welfare Fund.

Prizes were handed out in the morning for categories including the best six legs (dog and owner), prettiest bitch and most handsome dog, before a quiz and raffle, a talk and the usual five mile walk taking in Kelbrook, Salterforth and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and then the return to Earby for a fish and chip supper.

Mr Hartley said: “We had a good day. Salukis are very beautiful dogs, loyal and affectionate, but you have to be calm and patient with them.

“I’m the Chairman of the Saluki Club which is more for showing them, but I do house them until we can find a new home for them, which can be for all sorts of reasons such as an owner who has died or a marriage break up.”