Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chipp's Show Debut

Sweden - Chipp, Yaffa's lookalike son, makes his show debut at a match show in his home country of Sweden and he is Best of Breed, Hound Group 1 and Best In Show2. His critique was beautiful: "Exceptional type, head and expression. Good over and underline, well angulated, moving well for his age. Lovely temperament. Promising puppy and shown well."
We are very excited about this great start to Chipp's show career with his owner, Alexandra. Congratulations!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2009 - We'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
May all of you experience much joy with your four legged and two legged family members.
Pictured are some of our Christmas Elves. From the top: Ch. Elsto Khariz Stella by Starlite; Elsto Afareen-Khariz; Elsto Atif-Khariz; and Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dandi Wins Again

December 12, 2009 - Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine heads back to Florida with Cody and is Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex under judge Rita Holloway at Central Florida Kennel Club. Congrats!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Top Afghan Hound 2009

November 29, 2009 - Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda does it again! For the second year in a row, Amanda is Number 1 Afghan Hound in Norway. She also adds Norwegian Winner 2009 to her titles. Congratulations to her owners, Tove and Kjell Kristiansen.

Best of Breed

November 29, 2009 - Cody takes Dandi to a Best of Breed from the classes at Beaufort KC in Savannah, Georgia under Judge Stephen Hubbell. Congratulations to you both!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dandi and Cody win in Florida

November 15, 2009 - Dandi and Cody travel to Florida and win Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. The judge was Brian Harris from New Zealand. Congrats to both!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Danish Champion

November 7, 2009 - Yaffa returns to the ring after being absent since May. Shown in Denmark to Hassi Assenmacher, she wins the CC to complete her Danish title. Congratulations!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yaffa Puppies Are Here

August 8, 2009 - Yaffa and Allan's puppies are born in Norway. 7 total with 4 dogs and 3 bitches in a rainbow of colors. Mom and pups doing well. Pictures can be seen on

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Half Year Standings in Norway

Half Year Standings have been compiled in Norway and we are pleased to announce:

Norw & Swed Ch. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda - Number 1 Afghan Hound

Norw & Am Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz - Number 2 Saluki (Yaffa wasn't shown after May because she was bred and is awaiting a litter)

Congratulations to all!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yaffa and Allan

(photo of Yaffa by Caroline Holstensson - photo of Allan by Linda Frisen)

We are excited to announce that Yaffa - Am & Norw Ch Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz JC has been bred to Allan - Nord & Int Ch Badavie Silmarillon. Please go to the ad on for pictures and details. Puppies expected the beginning of August.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Amanda Amazes

May 30, 2009 - Norw. Ch. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda follows in her mother's pawprints by going Best In Show at the Sighthound Specialty in Hurdal, Norway. Annie (Am. & Norw. Ch. Elsto The Winner Takes It All) was Best In Show at this same venue in 2006. The judge this time was hound authority from the U.S., Joan Goldstein. Amanda was beautifully handled by Camilla to this fabulous win.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What a Weekend!!

May 9, 2008 at Kristiansand International Show in Norway - Yaffa is the CACIB winner, Best of Breed Saluki and Hound Group 2 and Amanda is CACIB winner, Best of Breed Afghan and Hound Group 4. Way to go girls!

In the US at the Mid Atlantic Hound Show - On Saturday (5/9) Cassie (Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues) is Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex and Tripper is RWD. On Sunday (5/10), Dandi (Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine) is Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. Congrats to all.
Pictured from the top: Yaffa with Camilla handling, Dandi with her owner & handler Cody Temple and Cassie with her owner/handler/co-breeder Barbara Brewer

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Norwegian Champion

April 26, 2009 - Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda celebrates her 2nd birthday with her Norwegian Championship. Congrats to her owners, Tove and Kjell!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New American Champion

Hansa finishes his American Championship with Best of Winners at Birmingham KC.
And not to be outdone by her housemate, Cassie is WB and BOS from the Bred By class at her debut in the adult classes.

Congratulations to both.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Show Results

March 21, 2009 - Norwegian KC, Bergen, Norway: Yaffa wins the CACIB, Best Bitch and Best of Breed and then goes on to place 3rd in the Hound Group. Thanks to Camilla of Tell Afghans for handling her in the breed and to Anna Storesund for doing such a good job with her in the group.
Pictured with Camilla and Norwegian judge Knut Fr. Blutecher.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday Madicken!

Int., Am, Nordic Ch. Tells Easy Come Easy Go celebrates her 11th birthday relaxing at home in Norway.
Hugs and kisses from your kids (Sissi, Levi, Rave & Hansa) and grandkids (Cassie, Pearl, Danger, Dandi, Dezzi & Tripper) over here in the U. S.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yaffa in Manger

March 1, 2009 - Yaffa is Best of Breed and Hound Group IV at Nordhordland Kennel Club handled by Elsa's granddaughter, Anna Storesund.
Elsto Khariz Eira wins the CC and Best of Breed.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yaffa in Telemark

February 21, 2009 - Yaffa is Best Opposite Sex, Best Bitch in a field of 20 bitches and wins another CACIB at the International show in Telemark under German judge Hassi Assenmacher. Thanks to Stian Tangjerd for his handling skills! Thanks to Ingunn for the show picture.

And in the U.S., Cassie wins another Hound Group at a fun match in Alabama.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cassie Best In Match Puppy AGAIN!

January 17, 2009 - Cassie is Best In Match Puppy at the Tuscaloosa KC. Judge was Sheila Smith. Great job Barbara and Cassie!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cassie Wins!

January 10. 2009 - Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues is BOB and Hound Group I at the Golden Triangle Kennel Club of Mississippi match show.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Amanda Number 1 Afghan Hound for 2008

Photo by Tell

Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda finishes 2008 as the number 1 Afghan Hound in Norway. Amanda is not yet 2 years old but has proven she is a worthy competitor. Congratulations to her owners, Kjell and Tove Kristiansen. Amanda is shown above with Camilla of Tell Afghans, breeder of Amanda's grandmother.

Yaffa Number 4 Saluki for 2008

Despite showing only half a year in Norway, Yaffa, Am. & Norw. Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz, has ended 2008 as the number 4 Saluki in Norway. Well done, Yaffa!