Monday, December 12, 2011

Nordic Winner Show

December 12, 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden. The Saluki Ring.
Yaffa and Anna have a fabulous time in the saluki ring. With an entry of 48 salukis which included 27 bitches, Yaffa come home with Best Opposite Sex, Crufts qualification (again), Swedish Champion, Nordic Champion, CACIB and Nordic Winner 2011. Yaffa is also Number One Saluki in Norway for 2011.
What a fabulous end to a fabulous year. Thanks to Anna Storesund for her wonderful handling of our parti saluki.

Stockholm, Sweden Nordic Winner Show

December 11, 2011
OMG! What an incredible day with fabulous results.
Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda is Best Opposite Sex at the large Nordic Winner show held in Stockholm, Sweden. She became the Afghan Hound Nordic Winner 2011 at this show, won the CACIB and qualified for Crufts again.
Amanda has once more finished as Number One Afghan Hound for the year in Norway. Congratulations to Tove and Kjell and Patrick who handled her to these wonderful wins.

Winston Salem, NC

Furniture City KC, Dec 11, 2011 - We had some fun at Furniture City. Lashes adds another point in her title pursuit and Tash picks up his first points towards his Grand Championship. Many thanks to the person who helped with the dog shuffling and who took Lashes in the ring for me for Breed.
Good job!

Tash in Reidsville

November 26, 2011 - Tash runs with Tarifa to complete his qualified courser requirement. It was a beautiful run and he will now be able to work towards his Lure Coursing title as well.
Thank you to Mike McNamer for the fabulous picture.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 19, 2011

Concord, NC - Cassie, Elsto Dixieland Blues, continues to add points in her title pursuit by being Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Opposite Sex in Concord under Judge Anthony DiNardo.

Stord Kennel Club, Norway

November 13, 2011 - Norwegian Ch. Elsto Ata Alanna-Khariz has another great day in the show ring. Best of Breed and Hound Group 2 at the Stord Kennel Club. Congratulations!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ASFA Region 7 Invitational

November 5 & 6th, 2011 - Tarife celebrated her 9th birthday on October 17th but she proved she still has what it takes to make it around a lure coursing field. MAHA hosted the Region 7 invitational at Reidsville and Tarife showed her stuff once again by being Best of Breed on Sunday.
Congratulations to Kirby Overcash and Miles for taking home the ASA trophies by being overall high scoring for both days and winning Best of Breed on Saturday.
Tarife is 6 points short of her ASFA Field Championship. But age sure isn't stopping her!
Congratulations Tarife.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Champion Number 4 for Yaffa's litter!

October 15, 2011 - Another champion for the Silmarillon/Yaffa litter.
Elsto Atash-Khariz finishes his American championship in grand style at Hanover KC in Wilmington, NC, with a 4 point major, Best of Winners and Best of Breed. Congratulations Tash for a wonderful finish. Thanks to all for the very nice comments about our young saluki. Thanks to judge Dierdre Petrie for this win. This makes 4 champions out of this lovely litter.
Lashes was Reserve Winners Bitch.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Amazing Amanda

October 9, 2011 - Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda continues her amazing career by winning Best of Breed, Hound Group 1 and Best in Show 3 at the international Norwegian Kennel Club show in Hamar, Norway. Congratulations to her owners, Tove and Kjell for a fabulous winning day.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Three New Coursing Titles

October 1 and 2, 2011 - AKC Lure Coursing meet at Reidsville produces three new JC (Junior Courser) title holders:

Elsto Atash-Khariz JC- "Tash" - Saluki
Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues JC- "Cassie" - Afghan Hound
Omen Cee Candace Khariz JC- "Lashes" - Saluki

The event was hosted by MAHA - the Mid Atlantic Hound Association. The weather was incredibly windy and the courses were challenging but the dogs had a great time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Moore County KC weekend

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - The weather was rainy and cold and the show was outdoors but there were some good results all the same.
Afghan Hound Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues - "Cassie" - was Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex
Saluki Omen Cee Candace Khariz - "Lashes" - was also Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex.
Thanks to judge Jim Fredricksen

Sunday, Sept 18th, 2011 - It promised to be a little bit better, weather wise, and while the rain did go away, it was still periodically blustery. Almost not worth brushing out the dogs. It was warmer though.
In the Afghan ring, Cassie repeated her win of the day before by going Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. Cassie now has 10 points towards her title.
And in the Saluki ring, Elsto Atash-Khariz - "Tash" - is Winners Dog, BOW, Best of Breed and 3rd in the Bred by Exhibitor Group. Tash needs one major to finish his championship.
Lashes is Winners Bitch, Best Opposite Sex and is now at 7 points Thanks to judge Dana Cline for Sunday's wins.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stavanger, Norway

September 11, 2011 - Norwegian KC International Show.

In the Saluki ring:

Kikki - Elsto Ata Alanna-Khariz - becomes a Norwegian champion at her first eligible show. Kikki is the third to finish from the Allan/Yaffa litter. Congratulations to her owner, Brit.

Affie - Elsto Afareen Khariz - is making quite an impression as a just recent Champion. Today she was Best of Breed, CACIB winner, Hound Group 1 and Best In Show 3. What a fantastic day for Affie.

In the afghan ring:

Amanda - Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda - continues her winning ways with another Best of Breed and Hound Group 2.

Her litter brother Jonas - Elsto Khariz Abracadabra - is Best Opposite Sex to his sister and wins the CACIB.

Fantastic day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Raleigh Kennel Club, NC

September 4, 2011 - Elsta Atash-Khariz (Tash) is Winners Dog under Barbara Dempsey Alderman and his best buddy Lashes is WB, BOW, BOS at the same show. Thanks to the judge for this recognition.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crufts Qualifier - NKK - Bjerke

Sunday - August 21, 2011: It was a great finish to the weekend for Elsto Khariz.

Yaffa - Omen Yaffa to Elsto Khariz - is Best of Breed saluki and Hound Group IV - winning an invitation to Crufts. Judge Kurt Fr Blutecher.

And in the Afghan Ring: Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda is Best of Breed and her brother Elsto Khariz Odin is Best Opposite Sex so both have earned Crufts invitations. Amanda went on to win yet another Group I. BOB judge Juan Carlos Vasconsellos and Group Judge was Knut Fr Blutecher.

Congratulations and a job well done by the junior handlers Anna Storesund and Patrick Oware!!

Yaffa's mother, Am Ch. Omens Ullah Bint Safran Monab and her half sister, Grand Ch. Omens Varda Rose to Sahara, qualified for Crufts at the 2011 Saluki Club of America specialty. Yaffa is helping to keep it in the family! Congratulations to these beautiful bitches.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 New Champions - 3 New Titles

Lier, Norway: August 20, 2011 - We are thrilled to announce that Am Norw Danish Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz JC was the Best Opposite Sex choice of Juan Carlos Vasconsellos, the specialty judge for the Norwegian National Saluki Specialty for 2011. Yaffa has made few ring appearances this year and we have been grateful for the recognition she has received.

The icing on the cake was that Mr. Vasonsellos also decided Yaffa's kids, Elsto Atif-Khariz and Elsto Afareen-Khariz, were deserving of winning the dog and bitch CC at the specialty making them both Norwegian Champions. Since Afareen had won the Swedish CC last week, she now has two new titles....Norwegian and Swedish Champion.

Congratulations to all and thank you to Mr. Vasconsellos for honoring our dogs with these wins.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ronneby Sweden

August 14, 2011 - Yaffa's daughter, Elsto Afareen Khariz, takes both the CC and the CACIB at the Ronneby International under judge Ricky Lochs Romans from Holland. Yaffa is 4th best bitch. Congratulations also to the dog Yaffa will be bred to on her next season, Ch. Dabka's Italy on his Best of Breed at this show.

Tash in Greensboro

August 13, 2011 - Tash - "Elsto Atash-Khariz" - adds 2 more points to his total by going Winners Dog and Best of Winners under judge Mrs. Roberta Campbell. Tash is at 10 points with one major.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Yaffa in Sweden

July 30, 2011 - Congratulations to Yaffa on her recent win in Sweden. Yaffa adds another CABIB to her collection on Saturday at Ranseter International. She requires a CACIB in one more country to complete her International title.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dandi Wins in Orlando!

June 25, 2011 - Dandi (Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine) takes the points and Best of Winners at Central Florida Kennel Club under Ms. Robin K. Riel. Congratulations to Cody and Dandi!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Champion!!

June 12, 2011 - This just in!!! Norwegian Ch. Elsto Khariz Dina has finished her American championship in Chicago. Congratulations to Dina and Rachel Irvin on Dina's new title.

Sighthound Weekend in Norway

The results from the Sighthound Specialty weekend in Norway were very exciting for Elsto and Khariz.

Day One, June 11, 2011, was hosted by the Norwegian Greyhound Club and judged by Bitte Ahrens from Italy.
In Salukis:
After a long absence from the ring, Yaffa, Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz JC, returns to win Best Bitch and Best of Breed. Mamma Yaffa is also BIS 3.
Her daughter, Elsto Afareen-Khariz, wins the CC
Her son, Elsto Atif-Khariz, also wins the CC

In Afghans:
Ch. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda wins Best of Breed and goes on to finish the day by winning Best In Show! Congratulations

Day Two, June 12, 2011, was hosted by the Norwegian Sighthound Club and was judged by Henrik Harling from Sweden.
In Salukis:
Yaffa is Best of Breed again!
Her children also repeat their wins of the day before.

In Afghans:
Ch. Amanda again is Best of Breed and is BIS 2 behind Norway's top winning Greyhound and top winning dog all breeds.

Fantastic showing and congratulations to all!!

Saluki National in Lexington, Kentucky

June 6 through 10, 2011
Little Lashes - Omen Cee Candace Khariz - makes her debut at the Saluki National. In Sweepstakes she placed second behind her sister, Callie, in a large class of 15 to 18 month old bitches.

In the regular 15 to 18 month class, Lashes was fourth in a strong class of lovely bitches.

Thank you to judges Kevin Carlson and Stephen Wailes for these honors.

Yaffa's mom, Ch. Omen Ulla Bint Safran Monab (Beagle) won a very large 10 to 12 year Veteran Bitch class and ended the show by receiving an Award of Merit out of 100 plus champions. What a thrill to see this beautiful bitch shown by her owner to these awards. Thank you to Stephen Wailes.
Beagle showed her brood bitch qualities as well this National by placing 2nd in a gorgeous brood bitch class. Her daughter Yonna won the Novice class and daughter Ariel won an Award of Merit. In addition to these exciting wins, Beagle's daughter Yaffa wows them in Norway. See next blog entry.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mid Atlantic Hound Association

May 14th, 2011 - Elsto Atash-Khariz - pulls out another win by going Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the MAHA show on Saturday.

May 15th, 2011 - And on Sunday, Cody Flowers drops in to pilot her girl Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine (Dandi) to Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. Her sister, Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues (Cassie) is Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Bred By Exhibitor Afghan, keeping it in the family.
Dandi is at 10 points and will be hunting for majors.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Exciting Weekend in Norway

May 7, 2011 - Kristiansand, Norway:
Elsto Ata-Alanna Khariz wins the CC, the international CACIB and is Best of Breed and Group 2. Her handler, Anna Storesund, is also Best Junior Handler. Congratulations!!
Congratulations also to Amanda in the afghan ring. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda adds yet another Best of Breed to her record.
The very handsome Elsto Khariz Magic Alladin finishes his Norwegian Championship shown by his owner AnneLise Wilson. Thanks to judge Bjørg Foss from Sweden for finding the Elsto Khariz dogs to her liking.
What a great day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pommac Coursing

April 22, 2011 - Hurray for Pommac - Elsto Akil-Khariz - (shown above on the left with his owner) on the successful completion of his lure coursing license requirements in Sweden. He ran cleanly with 3 different dogs to qualify for his license and is eager to get started competing. Congratulations to Pommac and his owner, Maria Carlsson!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thrilling Weekend

Danger above

What a thrilling weekend in both the Saluki and Afghan ring and on both sides of the Atlantic!

Piedmont KC, Charlotte, NC on April 10th:
Elsto Atash-Khariz (Tash) is Winners Dog for a 5 point major. Happy Days!!
Lashes (Omen Cee Candace Khariz) is Reserve Winners Bitch.
Elsto Khariz Danger Zone (Danger) is Winners Dog, Best Bred By Exhibitor and Best Opposite Sex.
Thank you Donald Gill for these exciting wins.

And, in Norway........
April 9th: Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda is Best of Breed and Hound Group 2
April 10th: Amanda is Best Opposite Sex and Tash's brother, Elsto Atif-Khariz is CC winner and Best Opposite Sex. (Atif is pictured at the top with his owner Katja)

Thank you to all the judges!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tash and Cassie

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - It's been 4 months since his first show weekend. Elsto Atash-Khariz "Tash" comes back to the ring at Salisbury KC in Concord, NC and walks away with BOW for his first two points. Thank you to Debra Thornton for her very nice touch on a dog and for being so pleasant to show to.

Ms. Thornton also awarded our lovely Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues (Cassie) another point towards her title bringing her to 9 points with one major. Congrats to her owner, Barbara Brewer.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Lashes

March 7, 2011 - One year ago today, Lashes made her entry into the world. She has certainly made her presence felt here at Khariz. She has her best buddy, Tash to play with and her very adored Afghan friend Snow to drive crazy with face kisses.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yaffa and her girls

February 13, 2011 - Mamma Yaffa surrounded two of her beautiful girls. Ata-Alanna (Kikki) on the left and Afareen (Afi) on the right. Both girls require just one more CC at 2 years of age to become champions. Well done Mama Yaffa.

Kikki at Olen, Norway

February 13, 2011 - Kikki is CC winner, Best of Breed and Hound Group 2 at Olen Kennel Club. She was beautifully handled to these wins by Anna Storesund. Congratulations to all! Breed and Group Judge was Eli Marie Klepp.