Monday, December 13, 2010

Lashes' First Points

December 11,2010: Lashes picks up her first points and her first major at the Forsyth KC in Winston-Salem, NC. Paula Nykiel awarded her Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 4 points. And Tash makes his first appearance in the ring and is Reserve to a 4 point major.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AKC National Lure Coursing Championship

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We had a wonderful weekend at the 2010 AKC National Lure Coursing Championship in Reidsville, NC. It was cold but oh, so exciting to see so many wonderful runners. Tarifa was Best of Breed on Sunday and was high scoring Dual Champion Saluki for the weekend. Unfortunately, due to an injury incurred on Sunday, she was unable to compete for Best in Event Saluki. Tarifa had taken home the title in 2007, the last time the event was held in our area. We are so proud of her.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Busy Weekend for Elsto Khariz

November 13 & 14, 2010: It's been a busy and successful weekend for Elsto Khariz hounds in Norway and the U.S.

Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda is Best of Breed Afghan Hound, Group 1 and BIS2 in Kongsberg, Norway

Elsto Ata Alanna-Khariz (Kikki) wins her first CC in Stord, Norway, defeating two champion Saluki bitches to 2nd Best Bitch.

Elsto Atash-Khariz (Kikki's littermate) officially starts his lure coursing career by successfully completing his first JC run.

Congratulations to all!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy 9th Birthday, Sissi

November 7, 2010 - American & Norwegian Ch. Elsto Jambalaya Khariz Repriz JC - "Sissi" celebrates her 9th birthday today. She is still as beautiful as ever! I love you Sissi!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Best in Field Number 6

October 30, 2010 - Tarifa pulls another Best In Field at the ASFA trials at Rocky Mount, NC. Wow! Thanks to Jim Anthony, Leigh Littleton and Dean Wright for this win. Congratulations to my darling veteran. Shown here with Leigh Littleton.

Tash (14 months old) was test dog and proves his enthusiasm for the lure and little Lashes, only 7 months old, runs the entire course at practice. We're hoping for two more committed coursers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Regional Invitational ASFA

October 23 & 24, 2010 - Our veteran saluki, DC Abu Baqr's Ellah Tarife SC, shines in the Region 8 Ivitational for the American Sighthound Field Association. She is Best of Breed Saturday and Sunday and walks away with the ASA ASE Perpetual Trophy for 2010. The hosting club was SHOT in Williamsburg, VA. The judges for this event were James Anthony of Florida, Tom Cigolli of West Virginia, Ian Davies of Maryland and Pete Lowe of Colorado. It was a beautifully run event with perfect weather. Congratulations to all the winners. Steve Surfman took some wonderful pictures which will be posted here when available.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lure Coursing Best of Breed

October 2 and 3, 2010: Tarifa continues to prove she can still run even though she is in the Veterans Class. Back to back Best of Breeds at the AKC MAHA trials in Rocky Mount, NC. Way to go, girl!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Best of Breed for Cassie at Pinehurst

Sept. 19, 2010 Moore County KC - Cassie has a fabulous day at Pinehurst, NC! Winners Bitch for a major, Best of Winners and then she tops it off with Best of Breed. Thanks to judge Virginia Lynn and congrats to her owner, Barbara Brewer.

Lashes' Show Debut

Sept 18 & 19 Pinehurst, NC: At 6 months of age, Lashes goes to her first shows at Moore County KC. She wins Reserve to majors on both Saturday and Sunday. What a nice beginning for our little saluki.


Prescott, AZ, Sept 18, 2010: New Champion Jorogz' Elsto Khariz-Za, "Diva", finishes with Best of Winners for a 4 point major. Congratulations to her owners, John, Greg and Michael. Diva is shown above getting a more personal congratulations from Michael.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Elsto-Afareen Khariz

Saturday, Sept 11, 2010: Affie wins the Kennel Club CC at Stavanger Kennel Club in Norway. This is her second CC and she needs one more to finish her title after she reaches 2 years of age. Affie is Yaffa's beautiful tri color parti daughter. Congratulations to Anna Storesund also, who piloted her to this wonderful win.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Double Header for Danger and a Single for Cassie in Raleigh

September 4 & 5, 2010 - Elsto Khariz Danger Zone makes a start on his championship title by winning back to back Winners Dog at Raleigh, NC. Thank you to judges Celeste Gonzalez and Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna.

Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues is Winners Bitch, Best of Winners under Celeste Gonzalez on Saturday. Thanks again Celeste Gonazalez

Monday, August 23, 2010

Greely, Colorado

August 21, 2010 - Diva, Jorogz' Elsto Khariz-Za, continues her winning ways in Greely, Colorado with Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex over specials. She needs just one major to finish.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nesbyen, Norway

Thanks to photographers: Paul Wilson (Amanda), Paul Wilson (Alladin Moving), Ella Christensen (Alladin Stacked)

July 31 and August 1, 2010 - It was a wonderful weekend at Nesbyen, Norway!
Cody Temple Flowers returns to Norway for a visit and is reunited with Elsto Khariz Amanda in the ring. Cody pilots her to Best of Breed and Hound Group 2.

Elsto Khariz The Magic Alladin wins a double header at Nesbyen with his owner Anne Lise. CC winner Saturday and Sunday. Congratulations to all. (Alladin and Anne Lise pictured above)
The judges were: Breed on Saturday Rita Reyniers and Group H. Bierwolf. Breed on Sunday was H. Bierwolf.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yaffa's Kids

July 25, 2010 - Karmøy, Norway - Wonderful day for Yaffa's youngsters. Elsto Atif-Khariz wins his second CC and Best Opposite Sex.
His sister, Elsto Afareen-Khariz wins her first CC, Best of Breed (over a Champion) and is 3rd in the Hound Group.
Wonderfully handled by Anna Storesund. Great job!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Diva Wins Again!

July 18, 2010 - Diva adds to her point total by winning two more points at the Nebraska KC under judge Eugene Blake. The day before she was Reserve to a major under Robert Stein.
This brings her to 10 points with one major.
Congratulations, Diva!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Congratulations to Diva!

July 2, 2010 - Rocky Mountain Hound Association of Colorado - Diva (Jorogz' Elsto Khariz-Za) is Winners Bitch and Best of Winners under Afghan Hound breeder judge Mr. Lou Guerrero for two points.

July 3, 2010 - She repeats her win under Mrs. Judy Webb at the Buckhorn Valley KC show the following day for another two points.

Congratulations to her owners, Michael, John and Greg on these latest wins.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Elsto Khariz Odin - New Champion

June 19, 2010 - One more champion for Annie and Neo. Elsto Khariz Odin finishes his championship in grand style with a Best of Breed and a Hound Group 1. Thanks to judge Åke Cronander from Sweden and a big congratulations to his owner, Jorunn Kirkbak, who handled him to his wins.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Welcome Lashes!

Khariz proudly presents the newest member of our household. Omen Cee Candace Khariz, otherwise known as Lashes, comes to North Carolina. Thank you Cyndy Cowie Noah for my littlest angel.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Double Best of Breed

May 22 and 23, 2010 - AKC Lure Coursing with Mid Atlantic Hound Association - It's been a while since Tarife has competed on the lure coursing field and last October she became a Veteran but the girl proves she still has what it takes. Back to back Best of Breed showing the young dogs how it is done. The second Best of Breed was run during a thunderstorm...but that didn't stop Tarifa. You've got lots of heart little girl!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Elsto ATIF-Khariz Makes Good!

May 9, 2010: On the day after he turns 9 months old, Atif wins his first CC at an International show in a strong saluki entry in Kristiansand, Norway. The judge was Diago Rimalho from Portugal. This is the first of Yaffa and Allan's kids to win a CC as they aren't eleigible to win before they are 9 months old. What a great beginning to his show career. Beautifully handled by Anna Storesund.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Diva Wins a 4 Point Major

Scottsdale, AZ - March 7, 2010: "Diva" (Jorogz' Elsto Khariz-Za) is Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex (over Ch) at the Superstition Kennel Club for a 4 point major in the rain. Congratulations! to her owners, Michael Schember, John Roger Morton and Greg Byfield. Diva is litter sister to Hansa (Ch. Snowdicken Sunshine KharizElsto) and Ch. Elsto Khariz Stella by Starlite. Diva has just recently begun her show career and we wish her many more successes in the ring. Her brother and father, Snow, are shown below.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lure Coursing Success!

February 21, 2010 - Both Snow and Hansa pick up ASFA points at lure coursing in Cartersville, GA. It's been a while since the boys have been out and running but Hansa shows he's still got it with Best of Breed, beating his Dad. Good work!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Atif and Kikki

Pictured are: Top - Elsto Afareen-Khariz with Kikki behind her; Bottom - Elsto Atif-Khariz.

February 14, 2010 - Atif (Elsto Atif-Khariz) and Kikki (Elsto Ata Alanna-Khariz) debut at the Ølen Hundeklubb in Ølen, Norway and they did very well for their first time out. Kikki is Best of Breed Puppy and Puppy Group One and Atif is Best Opposite Sex Puppy. Nice beginning guys! Thanks to Anna Storesund and Elsa Storesund for their handling skills and congratulations to Kikki's owner, Brit. Great job!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Best of Breed

January 30, 2010 - Dandi (Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine) steps into the ring for the first time in 2010 and is Best of Winners and Best of Breed at the Charleston KC show in Ladson, SC. Thanks to judge, Pat Trotter and congratulations to her owner and handler, Cody Temple.