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
The members diligently started working and the very next
year and organised the 1st Sighthound
speciality show as a part of the international CACIB
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
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.
Today the club is one of the most active ones not only in
Slovenia but in Europe as well, organising national and
international events, breeding examinations, speciality
CAC shows, national CACL and international CACIL coursings
and also special shows such as the EIWC
congress in 2008 in Kranjska gora and the FCI
Euro Sighthound Show in Planica in 2019.
For the last few years, the autumn Beauty and Performance
event has been a fixture in club's calendar, comprising
Saturday's Specialty Show and Sunday's CACIL coursing.
Every year, the club also organizes the annual spring and
autumn breeding examination and measurement of breeds that
is required for obtaining the coursing license.
Let us not forget about the socialising of members at the
club picnics, lure coursing trainings, and Christmas / New
Year dinners. Occasionally, the club also publishes our
own magazine HRTI.SI.
How active the club is can be see in the yearly litters
of sighthounds in Slovenia, rising number of club members
and attendance of the club's events.
Sighthound Club of Slovenia is undoubtedly one of the most
active kennel clubs in Slovenia and is known as a great
organizer of events across Europe.