Monday, December 29, 2008

Breeding Plans for Yaffa in 2009

We are very excited to announce breeding plans for Yaffa. She will be bred to the incomparable Multi Ch. Badavie Silmarillon during 2009. Silmarillon (Allan) has been number 1 stud dog in Sweden for 2008, 2007 & 2006 in addition to being number 1 male or in the top ten.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rave in Reidsville

Photo by Lisa of K-9 Photography

October 19, 2008 - Rave, Elsto Khariz Dancin N The Dark, wins a 5pt major and Best of Breed at MAHA in Reidsville, NC. She has also completed her SC requirements. We are proud of you Rave!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hansa Does it Again

December 14, 2008 - Hansa picks up another point at Brandon KC of Mississippi leaving him one to go for his title. Congrats to Barbara and Hansa!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Best In Field Number 5

Photos by Lisa of K-9 Photography

November 29, 2008 - Tarife does it again! Best In Field Number 5 at MAHA in Reidsville, NC. We are so proud of our cream courser.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hansa Getting Closer

November 22, 2008 - Best of Winners for Hansa at Montgomery KC
November 8, 2008 - Huntsville KC, AL - Hansa is Best of Winners and Best of Breed. Judge was Jerry Watson. Way to go, Hansa and Barbara!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pearl at Match Show

November 2, 2008 - Anuttara On The Half Shell - Sissi's daughter "Pearl" - is Best of Breed Puppy and Senior Puppy Hound Group 2 at the Pascoe County Kennel Club Match in Florida with her owner, Amy Wendling. Amy bred and owns Pearl's very handsome sire, Micah. Good job Pearl and Amy.

ASFA Trial - Rocky Mount, NC

November 2, 2008 - Tarife runs to Best of Breed on Sunday in Rocky Mount, working towards her ASFA LC title.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cassie's Show Debut

October 4, 2008 - Cassie (Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues), makes her match show debut at Birmingham KC with her owner, Barbara Brewer. She goes all the way to the top by winning Best Puppy In Match. Thanks to judge, Dr. Morton Goldfarb.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


September 13, 2008 - Rogaland KC International Show - Yaffa gains another leg in her quest for her International title at Rogaland KC in Stavanger, Norway.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yaffa on Saluki Online

Yaffa makes her debut on
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Drammen International Show - Norway

August 16, 2008 - What a day for Yaffa!
American Ch. & now Norwegian Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz finishes her Norwegian title in 3 straight shows. Today she won the CC; she won the CACIB towards her International title; she qualified for Crufts 2009 and she was Best of Breed and Group IV! Thank you Lotta Brun(Spain), saluki breed judge and Mark Cocozza(England), Group judge.
August 17, 2008 - Norwegian Saluki Specialty - Judge Alan Ewles. Yaffa is 2nd Best Bitch in the largest saluki entry ever in Norway - and in a field of 42 saluki bitches.
What a thrilling weekend!
Thanks to Cody Temple, Yaffa's co-breeder, for her wonderful handling skills.
Thank you to Ingunn Solberg Eriksson for taking these lovely pictures.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Yaffa Goes Hiking

Yaffa out in the beautiful terrain of Norway.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Yaffa in Norway

August 2 and August 3, 2008 - Yaffa makes her show debut in Norway by winning back to back CCs in Nesbyen. The judges were Marija Kavcic from Slovenia and Gunnar Nymann from Denmark. Go Yaffa!
Photo by Kristian Viken

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Yaffa in Sweden

Our darling Yaffa has shown herself very well in Sweden. At the World Show on July 5th she received an Excellent Rating and critique and placed third in a strong open class beating 5 champion bitches.
She also received Excellent ratings at the Saluki Specialty and the Swedish Sighthound Specialty the following weekend.
Please tune in to the Elsto blog (link on the left) to follow the results of the Elsto Khariz Afghans in Sweden (Neo/Annie kids).

Monday, June 9, 2008

SCOA Brood Bitch 2008

Saluki Club of America - June 7, 2008 - Mama Beagle and the spotted sisters win the Brood Bitch Class at the National in a strong field of beautiful bitches and their get. Thank you to judge Karen Fisher of Ruweis Salukis for appreciating the girls!


June 8, 2008 - Yaffa finishes at Asheville KC under Keke Kahn with Best of Breed. Yaffa will now be heading for Sweden and the World Show. She'll be spending some time in Scandinavia with Cody Temple, her co-breeder and Elsa Storesund, her co-owner. Say "hello" if you see them over there.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Best In Field Number Four!

May 25, 2008 - Tarifa wins her 4th Best In Field at MAHA AKC Lure Coursing Sunday. Tarifa has been away from the coursing field for 6 months and it was thrilling to see that she hasn't lost her enthusiasm for chasing the "bunny".

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mid Atlantic Hound Association

May 10-th and 11th, 2008 - Hansa (Snowdicken Sunshine Kharizelsto) wins back to back majors at the MAHA weekend in Raleigh, NC. Big congratulations to his owners, Barbara Brewer and Ken Caruso and big thanks to his handler, Cody Temple. Hansa has 3 majors and needs just 3 points to finish.
(Our favorite photographer, Scotty Temple, took this lovely picture of Hansa)

Monday, March 31, 2008

New Champion for Elsto Khariz

March 30, 2008 - Stella finishes her Norwegian championship in grand style by winning the CAC, BOB over champion bitches and her first CACIB towards her FCI International title. Way to go, Stella! Norw. Ch. Elsto Khariz Stella By Starlite.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Puppies were born March 28, 2008 - 4 females and 2 males in shades of blue and brindle. Pictures of litter are updated regularly on

Monday, March 10, 2008

Specialty Best of Breed

Congratulations to Micah, Ch. Anutara Covrsation Sumrwind, on his Best of Breed at the 2008 Richmond Afghan Hound Club Specialty. Shown here cozying up to his owner and handler, Amy Wendling.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Breeding at Khariz

Khariz & Elsto are expecting puppies March 31, 2008. The sire is the beautifully moving Am. Ch. Anutara Cvrsation Sumrwind - MICAH pictured above and the dam is
Am. and Norw. Ch. Elsto Jambalaya Khariz Repriz - SISSI pictured below.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Major in Florida

January 26, 2008 - Yaffa is Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex for her second major under Ms. Dany Canino at the Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers' Association in Ocala. Yaffa needs one more point to finish.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Champion

Winston-Salem, NC, December 9, 2007 - Tarifa finishes with Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for her final major under Eugene Blake. She is now DC Abu Baqr's Ellah Tarife, SC.

Winston-Salem, NC

December 7, 2007 - Yaffa is Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex under Barbara Dempsey Alderman for 2 more points bringing her to 11 pts with one major.

Field Championship

November 24, 2007 - Tarifa completes her Field Championship and the next day is Best of Breed and wins her 3rd Best In Field.

Rave, Elsto Khariz Dancin N The Dark, wins 5 pts toward her LC FC her first weekend in open. Rave is pictured running with her father, Snow, who finished his Senior Courser title.

Greater Monroe KC

November 17, 2007 - Yaffa is Winners Bitch for 2 points under Donald Gill bringing her to 9 pts with one major.

AKC 2007 National Lure Coursing Championship

October, 2007 - Tarifa is Best of Breed at the 2007 National Lure Coursing Championship held in Reidsville, NC.

Best In Field

July 21, & 22, 2007 - Back to back Best in Field at MAHA Lure Coursing trials in Rocky Mount, NC for Abu Baqr's Ellah Tarife (Tarifa) for two 5 point majors.

Saluki Club of America

June, 2007 - Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz (Yaffa) is Reserve Winners Bitch from the American Bred class out of an entry of nearly 200 bitches. Beautifully handled by her co-breeder, Cody Temple.