• Slovenia is the first country to gain recognition for the Breed of Silken Windhounds.
  • Slovenian, ISWS and many performance Champions now exist.
  • Hungary allow Silkens to be exhibited at FCI shows through the Slovenian Side Registry.
  • March 2011 - United Kennel Club (UKC) in America added Silken Windhounds to their registry.
  • May 2012 - United Kingdom host first Silken Event - The UK Silken Rally, Kent
  • UK Silken Rally & Fun Show raises in excess of £360 for local Charity
  • July 2012 - The number of Silkens in the United Kingdom reaches 30 and more
  • August 2012.  The Hound Association hosting a Hound Parade at their Annual Show.  Representatives from the Silken Windhound breed invited to participate. To view images click here to go to our dedicated page.
  • UKSWC Members support Jillys Jolly Jaunt at various locations throughout the UK
  • UK member appointed as ISWS European representative for a 2 year term commencing from 2013
  • ISWS accept UKSWC's application to host the UK's first Silken Windhound Speciality Show in July 2013
  • July 2013 - UKSWC 1st ISWS Specialty Show held, Kent
  • June 2014 - UKSWC represent at 'Greet the Breed', Dogs Live, Kent
  • June 2014 - UKSWC 2nd Annual Specialty Show held, Kent
  • Change of ISWS European representative from January 2015. A second UK member appointed for this position
  • July 2015 - UKSWC host two Specialty Shows as well as annual Track Event over the one weekend, this time in Scotland.
  • Aug 2015 - UK Silkens invited to partake in a short league under BSFA
  • Feb 2016 - BSFA vote to allow Silkens to officially run at their meets  
  • July 2016 - UKSWC Annual Specialty Shows 5 & 6 held, Lincs.  Performance Day in Newmarket on Straight Grass Track
  • Dec 2016 Official Dog Publications agree to covering silken windhounds in Breed Notes
  • March 2017 - a second UK member joins the ISWS Board of Directors
  • July 2017 - another successful Show and Performance weekend
  • Feb 2020 - BSFA motion that Silkens may now compete for BIF 
  • July 2021 - UKSWC host annual Track event now incorporating ISWS Dash programme
  • Aug 2021 - British Flyball Association recognise silken windhounds as a breed
  • June 2022 - Switzerland move to recognise silken windhounds 
  • Aug 2022 - UKSWC presents the first (Benched) Rally hosted by Paignton & District Fanciers Association





      1st UK Silken Windhound Handbook
      Edition 1

      Published Spring 2012

      An insight into the Silken Windhounds in the UK.
      Chronological Timelines of the Silken Windhound journey since inception.
      Information on the ISWS and the Breed Standard
      Interview with Francie Stull
      UK and EU Pictorial Directory
      Over 70 pages

      Sorry - Handbooks are not available at the present time.
      An updated edition is being considered - watch this space
      Requests for this Handbook far outreached our expectations,
      selling nationally and internationally.  
      Feedback received has been extremely positive.