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O5/08/11: ASHLEY FINISHES!
FARAR'S KALIL, our "Ashley," has had an extraordinary 2010:
June 20, Best in Veteran Sweepstakes, Saluki Club of America National Specialty, Jeannie Rhodes (Marrakesh Salukis) judging;
August 15, 3 points and BOW, Greater Racine KC, under Ms.Sharon R. Sakson;
November 20, WD, BOW, BOS for 3 points, Chicagoland Hound Association under Prof. Douglas C. Taylor, and THEN:
Bred-By Hound Group 4th place, Mr. Stanley Matsumoto.
Shahanshah Sand Pebble, BOW, 1990 SCOA National Specialty, Cynthia Madigan Boissevain, judge (above left); vacationing near Detour Beach, Michigan (left); after judging sweeps at the Northern Cascades Saluki Fanciers show, Seattle, August 2012 (above right).
Salukis exclusively since 1975
Introducing Amrika Shahanshah Sinai--WD, BOS for three points at the Chicagoland Hound Association's show November 21, 2010, Ms. Gretchen Bernardi judging! Sinai, just 12 months old, was RWD behind Ashley the previous day.
Sinai in the American Bred Dog class, Lexington, 2011. He went third place, in the class from which the Winners Dog was selected. Photos by Turley.
Sinai wins Best in Sweepstakes at the Huron Valley Saluki Specialty show, Monroe, MI, July 8, 2011. Thanks to Frances Zeller, Placitas, NM for this nice win!
Amrika Shahanshah Sinai & sister Amrika Shahanshah Sahara
pick up points at Elgin KC, Aug. 27 and 28, and Kenosha KC Sept. 11! Sinai: BOW under Carol Duffy and Christine Calcinari for one point each day at Elgin KC, then BOW for one more point under Karen C. Wilson at Kenosha KC. Sahara earned her first point as Winners Bitch, same day!
Amrika Shahanshah Sahara, now launched on her show career. She went RWB (9 bitches, 3 point major) at the Edwardsville, KC show 12/03/11.
Shahanshah Cimmarron Nair Al Saif, "Nair," took a three point major/BOW under Francine Scwartz, Chicagoland Hound Association, November 19, 2011!
And on December 3, Sinai and sister Sahara captured RWD and RWB to three point majors under Carol Esterkin, Edwardsville KC.
Shahanshah Cimmarron Nair Al Saif, "Nair" (Ch. Farar's Kalil x Cimmarron Tamazur Tara), pictured at home (above, about 2 years old) and at the CHA show (right, at 17 months old).
.Amrika Shahanshah Sinai and Amrika Shahanshah Sahara take the majors at Badger Kennel Club, May 6, 2012, Sari Brewster Tiejen judging. Sahara was WB for the 3 point major, and Sinai took BOW for his 3 points! He now has 8 points, both majors.
Sahara also got a good look in the Open Bitch class at the SCOA National, June 8, 2012 (left), under Janet L. Adam. She made the cut in a large class!
June 7&8, 2012: Shahanshah Cimmarron Nair Al Saif, our "Nair," takes Reserve Winners Dog at the 2012 Saluki Club of America National Specialty show, Janet Littell Adam judging! Nair's sister, Rania, took first in American Bred Bitches (an entry of 5) the next day.Thank you, Mrs. Adam!
We are certainly proud of these achievements!
Shahanshah Cimmarron Nair Al Saif, RWD June 7, 2012, SCOA National Specialty.
Shahanshah Cimmarron Mira Rania, 1st in American Bred Bitches, June 8, 2012, SCOA National Specialty.
August 11, 2012: Shahanshah Cimmarron Mira Rania takes a three point major at the Cudahy KC show, Dennis Schmidt judging. She then added one more point at the Kenosha KC show the next day.
It's official: exciting litter at Shahanshah born June 7, 2015!
A long-awaited and carefully planned breeding combining the old American lines behind Shahanshah, the Bani Dawsari Saudi line (Elizabeth Dawsari), El Baz Saudi, and the superb athleticism and Sinai bedouinTarabin foundation of the Midbar Salukis (Gail Goodman) has been successful. The babies arrived June 7, 2015! Truly a litter worth waiting for.
Serious inquiries from prospective performance/show homes invited.
Dam: Ch. SHAHANSHAH CIMMARRON MIRA RANIA, Ch. Farar's Kalil x Cimmarron Tamazur Tara
Sire: Malachi (litter brother of Ezekiel, CC, CM, BIF at the 2013 Grand Course). Malachi is sired by Midbar Or M'Bustan Ha Galil, and his dam is El Baz Leila (American born of pure Saudi descent).
Malachi (left) was bred by Charlotte Wrather and is owned by Steve Downs, Frazier Park, CA.
Nair takes Winners Dog, Best of Winners for 4 points under Mr. David Miller, Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Show, July 6, 2013!
Amrika Shahanshah Sinai finished his championship at the Heart of Iowa KC show in April, 2014 under Roger Hartinger, who awarded him his final 2 points and BOS!
And sister Amrika Shahanshah Sahara finished her championship with back-to-back 3 point majors at Hawkeye KC, Iowa City, IA June 21/22!
Nair captures Winners Dog, Best of Winners for 5 points under David Miller, Missouri Rhineland KC, June 2, 2014! Nair is pictured moving in the Open Dog Class at the 2014 SCOA National Specialty in St. Louis. He is now 2 points away from his championship.
Photo by Mark Denson, DesertRain Photography
Shahanshah Cimmarron Nair Al Saif FINISHED
his championship 09/06/14, under Mrs. Marilyn Spacht at the Kenosha KC show! He began working on his Grand Championship title the next day, going BOS over 2 specials for his first 2 GCH points under Ms. Sandra Anderson (R).
How the West Was Won!
Nair and Rania went West to the Los Lunas, New Mexico cluster Oct. 9-12, 2014, and fought it out for major points!
Nair notched *17* Grand Champion points, including THREE back-to-back-to-back BOS/Select Dog 5 point majors, in those four days!
Sister Rania was WB/BOW the last day of the cluster for a 5 point major! She now has 10 points, both majors, on her championship title!
Nair went Select Dog for two GCH points under Mr. Elizardo Valadez on Thursday, Oct. 9; BOS under Mr. John Wade for five GCH points Friday Oct. 10 (pictured above); BOS under Mr. Jack H Ireland for five GCH points PLUS third in a large Owner Handler Hound Group under Mr. Nelson R Huber, Saturday, Oct. 11; and Select Dog for another 5 points Sunday, Oct 12 under Mr. Huber. Nair's BOS awards were to a top ten saluki bitch.
Rania iced the final day with her 5 point BOW major, and I am thankful to Daphane Lowe for showing her in Best of Breed while I handled Nair.
Rania is now Ch. Shahanshah Cimmarron Mira Rania! Our beautiful girl finished her championship on January 23, 2015, at the Chain O' Lakes KC, under John P. Wade. She also took the Winners Bitch point the day before under James G. Reynolds.
The Malachi-Rania litter arrived June 7, 2015 and is growing up! Congratulations to new owners Terri Droneburg and Betty Providenti!
We are working on a separate page for these lovely littermates, so check back often!
Nair was officially recorded a GRAND CHAMPION as of December 7, 2014!
Ch. Shahanshah Cimmarron Mira Rania
Shahanshah Mirage wins Best Puppy in Sweepstakes from the 9-12 Month Bitch class, SCOA supported entry, Mississippi Valley KC show, June 5, 2016!
Thank you judge Diana Farmer!
As of July, 2016, Shahanshah Salukis is in Beautiful New Mexico!
We are pleased to be able to immerse ourselves and the hounds in the great Southwest, and look forward to new steps in the show rings and open field!
Midbar Kishuf Ood takes RWD and then *WD* on a two 5-point major weekend at Valencia Valley KC, October 15 an 16, 2016!
Details to follow on a page we are creating for Ood!
We are in the process of updating the website after a couple of years!
So much has happened...the Nair/Rania pups have grown up and some have left home, a few have started showing!
There was a second litter born in 2017, by Ch, Amrika Shahanshah Sinai x Ch. Shahanshah Cimmarron Mira Rania and from the litter we have S. Chaco Canyon and S. Theodora Aliya. More on them on their pages presently.
The pups we retained from the Nair x Typhoon litter, Wolfie, Papageno, Sarastro, and Constanze, are thriving, and Wolfie and Papageno have their first three point wins last year, 2019! Another brother in Colorado is now searching for majors and a sister, S. Pamina Al Qadim, is currently (as of September 22, 2020) ranked number 1 in ASFA lure coursing!
Shahanshah Mirage, sister of Typhoon from the 2015 litter, has 15 points and one major so we are looking for that last major, difficult to do in the year of the covid pandemic, 2020. Another litter sister, S. Tempest, has 6 points in very limited showing, including a fabulous 5 point win out East! We have litter plans for Mirage as well as for Theodora in the next two years, and hope to include that information on separate pages for them soon.