There are two whippets still remaining here – Dollie who is 11 ½ and Dolce who is 4. They both gracefully hold up the couch ends and are the house dogs. Dollie staggers still from her herniated disc that she had about three years ago but walks along which is more than I would have expected when she first was taken to emergency. Dolce actually watches after Dollie and they are inseparable.
The Salukis now number four with Drachma being the oldest at 7 and Kumar at 5, Arrow at 2 and Shahira, Kumar’s daughter turned 1 in November. Bzantium had a really good year in 2011 with their Salukis co-owned/co-bred with Marilyn La Brache Brown, Dadaelis Salukis.
Multiple SBIS Am Grand Ch and Can Ch Dadaelis Bzantium Ritu Kumar, JC had a great year with limited showing. He was BOB at the Pacific Saluki Specialty, Canadian Saluki Club, BOB at the WWHA ASA supported entry, Award of Merit, Willamete Valley Saluki club Specialty Show, Award of Merit at the Arizona Specialty show, and Best Stud dog at the Saluki Club of America national show over 6 other entries, and Best Stud dog at the Willamete Valley Saluki Specialty show.
His son BISS Canadian Champion, “Mussa” was WD, BW,BOB at the All Hound Show and ends the year with 13pts and 3 majors. He also was BOB at the Canadian Aristrocratic Hound Assoc show. I co-own him with Kathy Jones and Claire Lane.
A daughter from his first litter, “Kalini,” Ch Dadaelis BzantiumZo’Mar Kalini finished her Ch this year with 3 majors.
From his second litter, son Samir (a Kumar mini me) and Shahira did very well from the Puppy classes. Samir was BOB from the puppy class at the Del Valle KC and won 2 majors in California in all breed shows. He has 7 points and 2 majors. Shahira was WB at the Saluki Club of Canada show and Best Puppy in Sweepstakes. Best Puppy at the WVSC. She has a 3pt major in the US towards her AKC CH also.
Arrow, a cream male that Chris and I co-own together, was WD at WVSC and Gig Harbor KC giving him 10 pts and 2 majors.
-submitted by Susie Manthou