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Saluki Congress 2008, 26.6.-2.7.2008, Mustiala, Finland
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  • Presentations added to the Congress website
    You are now able to read the the seminar presentations of Sir Terence Clark, Brian Duggan, Hamad Alghanem and ms. Karin Hedberg and the Saluki Health Panel with among others MaryDee Sist from the Congress website under Presentations. 
  • Result links to the events added to the Congress website
    From program-page you can now find links to results of the Congress week events; the three different shows, the lure-coursing competition and the track racing competition. 
  • Photogalleries added to the Congress website
    Many of our visitors took photos of the Congress weeks shows, racing and lurecoursing competitions. We have now built a page of its own for these photos so others can enjoy these also. Please see "gallery" on the menu to see the links!
  • Guestbook opened to the Congress website
    Please feel free to leave your note to our guestbook and tell us how you enjoyed the Saluki World Congress in Finland!
  • An extra presentation for Saturday evening!
    Deena Talbot and Irene Holt will talk about Salukis in the Indian Art as well as Salukis and their history in India. The presentation includes fascinating pictures. Place: Pub Iso-Piippu, Mustiala. Exact time will be announced later.

  • A sightseeing tour in Helsinki
    A sightseeing tour of Helsinki is unfortunately canceled due to not having enough sign ups for the tour.

  • Due to unfortunate circumstances both JoAnn van Arsdale and Espen Engh will be unable to attend the seminars. The lecture of JoAnn van Arsdale (Saluki Health) will be replaced by a panel consisting of among others DVM, President and Director of the Saluki Health Research, Inc. MaryDee Sist from the USA. And the lecture of Espen Engh (Saluki types and trends around the world) will be held by Ms. Lena Ståhlhandske from Australia/Sweden.

  • Unfortunately Mary Beth Rogers has had to cancel her part of the history presentation due to unforeseen family obligations. Brian Duggan will instead give the presentation on Saluki history himself.

  • Enrol in the Evening Banquet
    The Congress Evening Banquet will be held on Sunday June 29 in Mustiala. The party will take place in a traditional Finnish barn! You are welcome to party together with other saluki-lovers in a Finnish country-side style: Buffet, Dance, Entertainment and much more! Cover charge 10 euros for advance bookings (15 euros if booked on the spot). Advance bookings by June 8 to jappinen.pirjo@luukku.com.

  • New Lecturer
    We have received an additional lecturer to the seminars: PhD, Docent Hannes Lohi. Please read more from PhD Hannes Lohi's canine genetic program in the University of Helsinki, Finland from "Genetic studies for dogs and "Academy Award to Hannes Lohi for canine research".

  • Art exhibitions
    During the Seminars there will be two interesting exhibitions in Mustiala. One showing the art of printmaker Päivi Somppi (http://www.artti.net/somppi/) who has made the Auringonkehrä that is used in the Congress logo. In addition there will be a Saluki Art exhibition that will show drawings, paintings and much more created by the members of the Finnish Saluki Club.

  • Advertise in the Congress Publication
    Please note that we have prolonged the deadline for the advertisements to the Congress publication. The new deadline is March 31. Don't miss this great opportunity to advertise at very reasonable cost in a Saluki-Publication that will be circulated around the world: Europe, America, Asia, Australia... This publication will be noticed by all true Saluki-lovers. More information on how to advertise: http://www.saluki.fi/congress/publication.html.

  • Want some extra copies of the Congress Publication?
    The Participants of the Congress will receive one copy of the Congress publication. In addition there will be few copies for sale. In case you want to order extra copies you may preorder them from Marja Blomqvist (marja.blomqvist@luukku.com) by April 30.

  • Preorder Congress t-shirts
    The deadline for ordering the Congress t-shirts has also been prolonged to March 31. Please find ordering details as well as other sales articles:http://www.saluki.fi/congress/sales.html.

  • Due to unfortunate technical problems it may be possible that some of the queries sent to us regarding the Congress has not been replied to. In case you have sent questions to us and have not received an answer by now, please resend your email to kongressi@saluki.fi. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  • Annika Kutilainen has been forced to cancel her presentation.

  • The information about Lure Coursing and Racing competitions is added.

  • The Accommodation- and Sales-pages have been updated.

  • Link to the congress registration form is now available at the Registration-page!

  • Please Please see the sales articles at the Sales-page.

  • If you are interested to book your advertisement for the Congress publication, please look at the advice at the Publication-page.

  • There is a change for the Speakers. Säde Hohteri will talk about saluki movement and conformation.