I went to the race meets this weekend and had a great time. SORCA (Southern Oregon Racing and Coursing Association) is a small club trying to get established and everyone is so nice. I took pictures both days and enjoyed visiting with people I haven’t seen in awhile. It was a little sad that Paisley couldn’t participate – she loves to run – but it isn’t safe for her to race after her accident.
I love seeing the hounds run!
As you can see they certainly enjoy it. These beautiful dogs are Salukis and came all the way from Redding, CA.
The dogs ranged in size from these little Italian Greyhounds…
all the way up to these guys.
They thundered down the field. It was very impressive watching them – they are Scottish Deerhounds.
This little girl is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and it was her first time running in competition. She was a little confused and was looking for her mommy.
She had it figured out by the second day.
This group of Whippets was a lot of fun to watch – they were very evenly matched and really pushed themselves.
The Silken Windhounds were my favorite to watch. They are about the size of a whippet and were created using the whippet, borzoi, and sheltie! Quite the combination.
You can really see the sheltie influence in this little girl’s face.
The weather was beautiful and fun was had by all – not a bad weekend!
You can visit my photo website to see all of the pictures from the weekend.
great pictures! I especially like the one of the lost ridgeback.
Silken Windhounds! Who knew? And I didn’t know Ridgebacks are used for coursing, either. Thanks for sharing, and great photos!
Never heard of a Silken Windhound — you sure can see the Sheltie influence!
I just met some of those Salukis at the Fiber Fair we had down here in Weaverville. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t those ones because they were getting up there in age.
The Scottish Deerhounds are something! When I worked at the kennel I took care of one and she was beautiful. Trouble was her owners had a hard time keeping her from chasing…. Deer. 😉
Do the silkens yap??? Love the pics….you rock sista!
Thanks! Nope, no yapping with the Windhounds. Their temperament is more like the Borzoi and Whippet with the bidability of the Sheltie. You can read more about the breed here – http://www.allagantesilkens.com/id74.html This is the gal that ones the dogs in the last running picture.