Salukis exclusively since 1975
On May 31, 1979, Rodha and Shahil (see Generation 1) presented us with our first homebred litter of 8 puppies in red, cream and white parti, and one red parti bitch. While finishing college, I showed and finished my pick girl, Rima, who became Ch. Shahanshah Rima of Canem-Dei (not quite knowing how the "kennel name thing" worked, I figured she was my pick and "of" Canem-Dei lines). Her exquisite sister, Ch. Shahanshah Rasafa, was shown and retained by us, then later went to Jan Robinson in Oklahoma who loved her dearly but unfortuantely did not breed her correctly. An impressive red dog who became Ch. Shahanshah Radan of Zarif, CD was chosen at 8 weeks of age by Owen and Arnita "Sam" Prussing, Zarif Salukis, Shawnee Mission, Kansas (the Prussings owned Kaja, the sole son of Mimi's BIS Ch. Taj, and Radan's grandsire). Radan quickly finished his championship and went on to sire the BOB winner of the Saluki Club of Canada's 1983 National, Ch. Zarif Laun Kishta. Littermates of Kishta's won several high placements at the 1981 SCOA National Specialty, the first time it was held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Shahanshah Roshil of Dark Sun, a willowy red and white parti bitch, was owned and shown by Sue Jones, Kansas City, although never finished--a shame, as she fairly dripped the "Old Family" red parti bitch look!
Rima (in front), and Rasafa, about 8 months old. Rasafa had that rare "look of eagles" from a young age! She reminds me of Knightellington Victory. Although Rima produced wonderfully well for us in Generation 3, Rasafa is the only "do over" I wish I could have!
Baby Rasafa, about 6 weeks old.
Ch. Shahanshah Rasafa, 2 years old.
Ch. Shahanshah Radan of Zarif, CD, pictured left at about ten months old while still in the classes; below is his BISS son out of Ch. Kharma Vixen of Zarif, Ch. Zarif Laun Kishta.
Rima in Baltimore, early 1980s...
...and Long Island, New York.
The lovely Miss Rima, Baltimore days. Probably the best portrait shot I ever took with an SLR camera!
Showing Roshil at the SCOA National, about 1985.