The Sighthound club of Slovenia was established on the 18th October 1993 as an individual breed club with the aim to cater for the sighthound population in terms of breeding monitoring to event organisation.
The members diligently started working and the very next year and organised the 1st Sighthound speciality show as a part of the international CACIB Ljubljana 1994. Besides organising the dog shows, club started with other activities, such as club gatherings, breeding examinations and annual Christmas/New Year dinners.
In 1996 the club organised a second speciality for sighthounds in Kodeljevo as a part of the international CACIB Ljubljana dog show.
In 1997 the third speciality show for sighthounds was organised, also under the CACIB LJUBLJANA, with the CAC title award. Simultaneously with the dog show, the promotion of the lure coursing was presented.
The speciality sighthound shows have become traditional events for sighthound enthusiasts, which can also be seen in the rising number of entries to the September shows. In 2005 the lure coursing was officially organised as a competition.
Organised EIWC exhibition and congress in Kranjska Gora, under the auspices of the European Association of Irish Wolfhounds.
As part of the European Dog Show, the club organized and held a special exhibition for sighthounds by Lake Velenje. More than 300 sighthounds participated in the exhibition.
Under the auspices of the FCI, the club organised the Eurosighthound and attracted almost 400 sighthounds to Planica. The location, atmosphere and excellent organization helped ensure that the event was not spoiled even by the changeable weather.
We proudly celebrated our 30th anniversary in Postojna with a special exhibition and international coursing, which together counted for the title of Beauty&Performance Winner. On this occasion, the club magazine Hrti was also published, dedicated to the club’s anniversary and achievements.
The club is one of the most active in Slovenia and Europe, as it organizes both national and international competitions under its auspices: breeding inspections, special CAC exhibitions, national CACL and international CACIL coursings, as well as special special exhibitions.
In recent years, the autumn competition in Beauty and Work has been a regular feature – a combination of Saturday’s special exhibition and Sunday’s CACIL coursing. Every year, the club also organizes spring and autumn breeding inspection.
We also do not neglect social gatherings such as club picnics, lure coursing training sessions and traditional Christmas coursing training and New Year dinner. From time to time, the club also publishes the club magazine HRTI. The activity of the club and its members is also reflected in the annual number of litters of sighthounds in Slovenia and the growing number of members in the club and visitors to our events.