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2009

 

December 13:
Multi BIS Int Nord Sl Ch NV-07 WW-09 DKV-09 Shiraz California Dreamin’ was invited to compete with the top dogs from around the World in the Eukanuba World Challenge…and compete he did! Harley was selected Runner-Up World Challenge Winner under esteemed judge Frank Sabella! Congratulations, Nicklas and Ingunn, on an incredible accomplishment!!!!


Photo: Tom Nutting


December 12:
It was a VERY exciting time for Shiraz Salukis at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship show! Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver “Eve” was selected Best of Breed and Best Bred by Exhibitor under judge Joan Anselm, and litter brother, Harley, was selected Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a Major! What a thrill to win these honors from among the top Salukis in the Nation!


Photo: Holloway


December 6:
Ch. Shiraz California Dreamin’ “Harley” was shown at the Malibu Kennel Club Show and won Best of Breed under judge Kent Delaney and Group 1st under judge Joe Walton. This was quite an accomplishment as most of the top Hounds in the nation were competing at this venue in preparation for the upcoming AKC Eukanuba National Championship show!  Congratulations, proud owners-handlers Nicklas and Ingunn Eriksson!


Photo: Holloway


November 7th-8th
In Denmark, two big allbreed shows were held this weekend, with a total amount of 7000 dogs. On the first day Harley, Multi BIS Int Nord Sl Ch NV-07 WW-09 Shiraz California Dreamin' won BOB and was group first under Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel, from Germany. Dk S Ch Qirmizi Hadiye al Feisal won the CACIB and is now international champion as well.

On Sunday, at the Danish Winner show Coco, Int Nord Fin Ch Qirmizi Hermione and Harley won BOS and BOB under Lotte Jørgensen, from Denmark and achieved the new title Danish Winner 2009 (DKV-09). Lotte Jørgensen later gave Harley the group and in the Best in Show-final, judged by Ferelith Somerfield, from England Harley went Best in Show!!!!! This was Harley's ninth allbreed BIS in 2009.


Photo: Lotte Kristensen


Harley and Ch Qirmizi Hermione DKV-09


November 1st
At the big allbreed show in Växjö, Sweden today, Multi BIS Int Nord Sl Ch NV-07 WW-09 Shiraz California Dreamin'  won the breed and a strong group under Per Iversen. In a fantastic BIS-final, with all the top winners, judge Ove Germundsson, from Sweden awarded Harley the most prestigious ribbon: Best in Show!!!!! The entry was almost 4800.


October 31:
Eve was again awarded Best of Breed at the San Gabrial Valley Kennel Club show under judge James White.


October 25:
At the Kennel Club of Riverside, Eve was again awarded Best of Breed under sighthound specialist judge Dennis Gallant. Shiraz Khasaad was awarded Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex! Special thanks to Mike for another great job of handling in the breed ring!


October 24:
At the Kennel Club of Riverside, Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver “Eve” was awarded Best of Breed under sighthound specialist judge Anne Gallant. Shiraz Khadaan was also awarded Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex. Congratulations, proud owner-handler, Kathy Hawk!


Photo: Bergman


October 18:
At the prestigious Del Valle Kennel Club Show, Shiraz Khasaad was awarded Winners Dog under sighthound specialist judge Dana Cline!


Photo: Holloway


October 10 and 11
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver “Eve” was awarded Best of Breed at the Black Mountain Kennel Club shows under judges Dany Canino and Judy Webb. Shiraz Khasaad was also awarded Winners Dog and Best of Winners under Mrs. Webb.


October 10:
Shiraz Dance the Dream “Ginger” was awarded Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex to achieve her AKC Championship at the Cabrillo Kennel Club Show under judge Ralph Ambrosia. Congratulations, proud owner-handler, Kathy Hawk!!!!!


October 9th and 10th
At the World Dog Show in Bratislava, Slovakia Multi BIS Int Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin'  won the winner title, WW-09 under Espen Engh from Norway. The day after he won the breed and became new Slovakic champion. He was also group second under Mchael Canalizo from USA.

 


October 4th
Harley, Multi BIS Int Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won his 12th Best in Show this weekend. This time with Ingunn in the other end of the leash. It was an international allbreed show in Sundsvall and the breed was judged by Jurate Butkiene, from Lithuania. She also judged the group, while Annika Ulltveit-Moe, from Sweden judged the BIS final. The entry was 2800 dogs.


Photo by Tells


September 27:
Shiraz Dance the Dream “Ginger” was selected Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex under judge Dr. Daniel Dowling at the Burbank Kennel Club Show. Congratulations, proud owner-handler, Kathy Hawk!


Photo: Kit


September 26:
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver “Eve” was selected Best of Breed and Shiraz Khasaad also won Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Burbank Kennel Club Show under judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna! Kudos to Mike for stepping in and showing Khasaad so well in the Breed ring!


September 6th
Harley, Swe Dan Norw Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won another allbreed Best in Show today in Högbo, Sweden. Judges were Richard Paquette, Canada in breed and BIS and Gerard Jipping, from Holland in the group. The entry was over 3100. This was Harley's 11th BIS and his seventh this year.

 


August 29th
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver won Best of Breed at the prestigious Santa Barbara Kennel Club show under Hound authority, Eric White! We're very proud of our Eve!

 


August 23rd
BIS/MBISS Ch. Enchanted Shiraz Dreamcatcher, JC ("Sedona") was awarded Best of Breed at the Mensona Kennel Club Show under Judge Ray Filburn, Jr. Mr. Filburn also awarded Sedona's daughter, Shiraz KhanD'lyla, her first MAJOR points by winning Winners Bitch and Best of Winners.....AND littermate Shiraz Kharish was awarded Winners Dog! It was an exciting day for Sedona and her lovely SedonaKhans! Special congratulations to Cindy Taylor and Brian Barth.....D'lyla's proud handlers and owners!!!

In Sweden, at the allbreed show in Stockholm, Swe Dan Norw Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won the breed and was group first under Nina Karlsdotter, from Sweden. The Best in Show final was judged by Leif-Herman Wilberg from Norway, who gave Harley BIS-1. This was Harley's 10th allbreed BIS!!!


August 22nd
Shiraz Kharish was awarded Winners Dog at the Mensona Kennel Club Show under Judge Patricia Gellerman.


August 15th and 16th
We had huge success this weekend as Swe Dan Norw Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won the breed and the group in Nyköping allbreed show on Saturday and the breed and the group in Norrköping allbreed show on Sunday. As the BIS-final was arranged on Sunday for both the shows, Harley couldn't be in both and stayed in Norrköping, were he was runner-up in Show. The entry was 3500 dogs!!!


August 9th
This was a very exciting day for Shiraz! At the South Bay Kennel Club Show Judge Anne Bolus awarded our Eve (Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver) Best of Breed and Hound Group 1st from among many of the number 1 Hounds in the country! And in addition to that, Shiraz Khasaad also won Winners Dog AND Best of Opposite Sex over top ten special competition! We're VERY proud of our Sedona puppies!


Photo: Holloway
Eve BOB and Khasaad BOS


Photo: Holloway
Eve group first

The same day, in Sweden Harley, Swe Dan Norw Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won his ninth allbreed show BIS and his fifth BIS this year! At the beautiful show venue in Ronneby, he was BOB and group first under Mary Jane Eather, from Australia. In the very exciting Best in Show final, Wera Hübenthal, from Norway awarded him BIS! There were 2900 dogs entered and Harley is currently number one all breeds in Sweden.


Harley BOB


Harley on his way to Best in Show!
Photo: Jessica Snäcka


Harley BIS


August 8th
On Saturday, at the allbreed show in Askersund Harley won the breed and was group third under Dimitris Antonopolous, from Greece.


July 26th
The 2009 American Saluki Association Celebration was held today in conjunction with the Lompoc Valley Kennel Club, and it was a very exciting day for Shiraz! The Judge was Sighthound Speciality Ms. Jocelyne Gagne from Canada. Ms. Gagne awarded Shiraz Kharish Winners Dog for a 5-point MAJOR! Proud mother, Sedona, also did quite well. Sedona won the Veteran Bitch class and went on to receive Ms. Gagne's first Award of Merit! Sedona also won the Brood Bitch class represented by Kharish and her son from her Globetrotter litter, Ch. Shiraz Every Girl's Dream. What an exciting day!'

Our special "thanks" go to Suzanne Forsyth, Darin Collins, and Anne Bearden for showing everyone so beautifully!


Photo: Cook
Kharish 5 point major


Photo: Cook
Sedona AOM


Photo: Cook
Sedona's progeny

On Sunday at Ransäter INT allbreed show in Sweden, MultiBIS Swe Dan Norw Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won his 8th allbreed Best in Show. He was judged in the breed by Per Iversen, from Norway. The group was judged by George Kostopolous, from Greece and BIS by Dr. Göran Bodegård, from Sweden. There were 3200 dogs entered at this show.

 


July 24th
At the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty show in Lompoc, Breeder-Judge Mrs. Cathy Smith from Australia awarded littermates, Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver and Ch. Shiraz Every Girl's Dream ("Kaz"), Awards of Merit. Sedona also went on to win the Veteran and Brood Bitch classes this day. Thank you, Darin Collins, for showing our Kaz so beautifully!


Photo: Holloway
Eve and Kaz AOMs

 


July 23rd
At the Saluki Club of America Western Regional in Lompoc, Breeder-Judge Ms. Tracy Larkin Cox from South Africa awarded Sedona an Award of Merit from the Veteran Bitch class! She also went on to win the Brood Bitch class as well. Special "thanks" to Cindy Taylor for handling Sedona so beautifully!


Photo: Cook


July 11th
Harley, Multi Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won Best in Show second at Tvååker international in an entry of 3800 dogs. The breed was judged by Ove Germundsson and the group by Åke Cronander. Carl-Gunnar Stafberg judged Best in Show. Congratulations to Nicklas Eriksson for his expert handling and conditioning of Harley, and to Ingunn Solberg Eriksson for her skillful assistance and GREAT photos!

 


July 5th
In Darmstadt, Germany, Shiraz Khahala completed her German Youth Championship under judge Andre van den Brock. Congratulations to Lydia Licha and Ute Lennartz, Mata Salamata Salukis, on Khahala’s stellar perfomance!

 


June 28th
On a very, very hot day in Borås, Sweden, at the Kennel Club's all-breed show Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won Best of Breed under judge Knut Fr. Blütecher from Norway, who later gave "Harley" Best in group. Harley then went on to win Best in Show over 3400 dogs under judge Sari Brewster Tietjen from the U.S.! Congratulations, Nikki and Ingunn!!!! We're VERY proud of you!!!!

June 28th was a very good day indeed for Shiraz Salukis! Here in the U.S. we had a little brag to share. Shiraz Kharish was awarded Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed at the Mount Bachelor Kennel Club show under judge Luane Williams. At this same show, Mrs. Williams also awarded Shiraz Angelic Dream (Angie), who was beautifully shown by Thais Anderson, Winners Bitch! Congratulations, Jak, Kathy, and Thais Anderson!

 


June 21st
Shiraz Kharish was awarded a major Reserve Winners Dog at the Clackamas Kennel Club under breeder-judge Yvette Alley.

 


June 20th
Shiraz Kharish and his litter sister, Shiraz Khassandra, were both awarded major Reserve wins at the Clackamas Kennel Club under sighthound specialist judge Rosemarie Crandall! Congratulations to Jak, Kathy, and Thais Anderson!

 


June 19th
Shiraz Khassandra (Khassie) won Best in Sweepstakes at the Willamette Valley Saluki Club Specialty. The Sweepstakes judge was sighthound specialist Charles Bagnell. Khassandra was beautifully handled to this win by Kathy Anderson. Congratulations, Jak, Kathy, and Thais Anderson on your excellent care and conditioning of our lovely Khassie!

 


June 14th
At the all-breed show in Avesta, Sweden, Ch. Shiraz California Dreamin' (Harley) was Best of Breed under judge Henrik Johansson from Sweden. Leif Lehman-Jørgensen from Denmark placed Harley fourth in the Sighthound group. Congratulations, Nikki and Ingunn!!!!

And here in the U.S., Harley's litter brother, Shiraz Every Girl's Dream (Kaz) completed his AKC Championship by wining Best of Breed at the Bahia Kennel Club Show under sighthound specialist judge Mrs. Lee Canalizo! Kaz is now Ch. Shiraz Every Girl's Dream! We're very proud of our handsome Kaz!


Photo: Bergman

 


June 13th
Shiraz Every Girl's Dream (Kaz) was awarded Winners Dog by Saluki specialist judge Mr. Eugene Blake. At the same show, Kaz' litter sister Shiraz Dance the Dream (Ginger) was awarded Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed under Mr. Blake. And even more exciting to report was that Ginger, in her first appearance in the Hound group which was filled with many of the top hounds in the country, won a Group 4 under Mr. Blake! Congratulations to Ginger's fabulous owner/handler Kathy Hawk! We're VERY proud of you!


Photo: Bergman

 


June 7th
Int Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won Best in Show at the Swedish Kennel Club Show in Norrköping, Sweden, under judge Martin Croeser from South-Africa (breed and group) and Soile Bister (BIS) from Finland. Huge congratulations, Nikki and Ingunn!!!

 


June 4th
Today Cindy Taylor and Brian Barth's Shiraz KhanD'lyla (aka D'lightful D'lyla) won her first AKC Championship point under judge Mr. Richard Beauchamp in Vallejo, CA. Congratulations to Cindy and Brian on their expert handling (Cindy) and conditioning (Cindy and Brian) of D'lyla!

 


May 24th
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver (Eve) was awarded Best of Breed over top ten special competition at the San Fernando Kennel Club show under judge Mr. Terry Stacy. Mr. Stacy also awarded Shiraz Kharish Winners Dog! We're very proud of our Sedona puppies!


Photo: Bergman

 


May 23rd
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver (Eve) was awarded Best of Breed over top ten special competition at the Antelope Valley Kennel Club Show by judge Donald Sturz, Jr. Mr. Sturz also awarded our Shiraz Kharish Winners Dog and Best of Winners! Our thanks to Eve's special friend, Anne Bearden (Ahsanu Salukis) for expertly stepping in to handle Eve in the Best of Breed competition! Later on that day, Eve went on to win a Group 2 from among many of the top hounds in the country under judge Mr. Terry Stacy! What an exciting day!

 


May 17th
Ch. Shiraz Dreamweaver (Eve) was awarded her first leg of her AKC Junior Courser certificate. She ran the lure beautifully! We're hopeful she'll receive her AKC Junior Courser title later this year.

 


May 16th
Ch. Shiraz California Dreamin' (Harley) won another breed this weekend in Sweden under judge Agneta Kappers from Sweden. Harley was also group second under judge Magnus Hagsted from Sweden. This show was an all-breed show in Hässleholm.

 


May 10th
At the national all-breed show in Larv, Sweden, Int Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' won Best of Breed and the Sighthound group under judge Elisabeth Janzon from Sweden. Qirmizi Hamimah was BOS, with CC. Congratulations, Nikki and Ingunn!!!

 


May 3rd
Shiraz Kharish was awarded Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex over top ten special competition at the Rio Hondo Kennel Club Show under sighthound specialist judge Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark. Shiraz Dance the Dream was also selected Reserve Winners Bitch by Mrs. Stenmark.

 


May 2nd
Shiraz Kharish was awarded Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed over top ten special competition at the Rio Hondo Kennel Club Show under sighthound specialist judge Ms. Christy Nelson. We're VERY proud of our young Aga Khan/Sedona boy!

 


May 1st
On the East Coast of the U.S., Shiraz Salukis continues to be proudly represented by Jennifer Rimerman's (Allihan Salukis) Ch. Shiraz Invincible Dream (Max). At the Garden State Saluki Club Specialty Show, Max was awarded an Award of Merit from among many of the top Salukis in the U.S by sighthound specialist judge Steve Kelly. Congratulations, Jennifer and Leslie Potts, on a fabulous job of presenting and conditioning Max! We're very proud of all of you!

 


April 24th
Ch. Shiraz Invincible Dream (Max) was awarded Best of Breed over many of the top Salukis in the U.S. at the Wilmington Kennel Club Show by judge Mr. Donovan Thompson. Congratulations, proud owner Jennifer Rimerman and handler Leslie Potts!

 


April 12th
In Sweden at the international all-breed show, Int Nord Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' (Harley) won the Best of Breed under judge Helen Furber from Australia. Harley also won the Sighthound group under Marie Christine Delabelle from Belgium and was Best in Show second under judge Natalija Nekrosiene from Lithuania. The entry was more than 4200 dogs! HUGE Congratulations to Nikki and Ingunn!

Here in the U.S. our Shiraz Kharish was awarded Reserve Winners Dog at a major entry at the Western Hound Association Show by judge Ms. Robin Riel. We're very proud of our young Aga Khan/Sedona boy!

 


April 11th
In Stockholm, Sweden, the prestigious Champion of Champion competition was held this evening, where only the top winners in each group are invited to compete. Harley progressed all the way to the final round, where he was second, only beaten by Sweden's Dog of The Year 2008
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HUGE congratulations to Nikki and Ingunn!!!

 


April 10th
Shiraz Salukis enjoyed great successes at the San Angeles Saluki Specialty today! In the morning, sighthound specialist judge Mr. Thomas Powers awarded our red Aga Khan/Sedona boy, Shiraz Khasaad, Best in Sweepstakes....and his litter sister, Shiraz Khaliya, Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes! What a thrill!

Later in the day, sighthound specialist judge Dr. Goran Bodegard from Sweden awarded Shiraz Khasaad Reserve Winners Dog by winning the Bred by Exhibitor Class at the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty Show! Shiraz Kharish also won his puppy class and Shiraz Khaliya also placed in the Bred by Exhibitor class. Our most exciting news of the day was when Dr. Bodegard awarded Shiraz Dance the Dream (Ginger) Winners Bitch and Best of Winners! Huge congratulations to Kathy Hawk on a superb job of handling and conditioning Ginger! You both looked wonderful!!!!

 


March 15th
Shiraz Dance the Dream (Ginger) was awarded Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Del Sur Kennel Club show under judge Mr. Kenneth Tippe! Congratulations, Kathy and Randy Hawk!

 


February 21st
Shiraz Khasaad was awarded Winners Dog for his first point toward his AKC Championship at the Silver Bay Kennel Club show under sighthound specialist judge Dr. Eric Liebes. We're very proud of our 11-month old red boy!

 


February 16th
Shiraz Khasaad was chosen Best in Sweepstakes at the Central Arizona Saluki Association Specialty Show under judge Mrs. Nancy Perrell. In the regular Specialty classes, Khasaad placed 4th in the Bred by exhibitor class under breeder-judge Yvette Alley. Ms. Alley also awarded Shiraz Dance the Dream (Ginger) Reserve Winners Bitch! Congratulations, Kathy and Randy Hawk!

Sedona, along with her Aga Khan puppies, Khasaad and Khadaan, won the Brood Bitch class for the third consecutive day!

 


February 14th
Shiraz Khadaan was awarded Best Puppy at the American Saluki Association Desert Match under breeder-judge Ms. Melody Odekirk (Noble Salukis). Congratulations, Kathy and Randy Hawk!

At the Central Arizona Saluki Specialty BIS/MBISS Ch. Enchanted Shiraz Dreamcatcher, JC (Sedona) was selected Best of Opposite Sex by sighthound specialist judge Mr. Steven Kass. Keeping it all in the 'family', Best of Breed was awarded by Mr. Kass to Sedona's brother from the Storm/Giselle repeat breeding, Ch. Enchanted Keeping the Flame (Lion). Congratulations, proud owner and expert handler, Robin Green! Sedona also is shown winning Best Brood Bitch with Khasaad and Khadaan. Thank you, Anne Bearden and Kathy Hawk, for assisting in showing everyone!

 


February 7th
Ch. Shiraz Invincible Dream (Max) proudly represented Shiraz Salukis at the Empire Saluki Club Specialty in New Jersey by winning an Award of Merit from among many of the top Salukis in the nation under breeder-judge Mr. David Miller. Congratulations, proud owner Jennifer Rimerman (Allihan Salukis) and handler Leslie Potts!

 


January 25th
Qirmizi Global Intrigue (Mattie), our sweet Storm/Bianca daughter, "officially" completed her AKC Championship by winning Winners Bitch, Best of Winners AND Best of Breed over special competition under sighthound specialist judge Mrs. Nancy Liebes. This corrected our previous error in tabulating Mattie's AKC Championship points! What a way to finish!!!! Congratulations to Mattie's proud breeders, Nicklas and Ingunn Eriksson (Qirmizi Salukis, Sweden)!


January 5th-6th
What a fantastic start of the year for Harley!!! S N Dk Ch NV-07 Shiraz California Dreamin' was Best of Breed and Group 1st under Claudio de Giuliani from Italy. He was also Best in Show under Rony Doedijns from Holland! Int Dk S Ch NordV-04 BerlinerSieger-05 KbhV-06 Qirmizi Farah Keife "Keife" was best of opposite sex. There were 3500 dogs entered! Congratulations, Nikki and Ingunn!!!

 


January 4th
At the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Show, our 10-month old Sedona/Aga Khan girl, Shiraz Khaliya, was awarded Best Saluki Puppy by judge Mr. Ekarat Sangkurakup and then went on to win a Puppy Hound Group 4th placement under judge Ms. Charlotte LeVecque! We're VERY proud of our "Princess Khaliya"!